Workshop Dealing with Pressure & Stress (Online)

Friday November 6, 2020 from 9:30 AM to Friday November 13, 2020 12:30 PM

Deadlines, growing responsibilities, the amount of work as such, other people claiming your attention, creating time for networking, building on a future career, having a private life… 
Proceeding your career, it’s inevitable you will need to learn how to deal with pressure, and the stress it may cause. Although the external stress factors may be similar, and the way humans react to stressful situations shows patterns, we all do have our unique ways to react.  And we need to find out how to deal with it personally.

This practical, hands on workshop is set up as a ‘laboratory’ in which you will analyze, research and explore what brings you stress and pressure, how it shows up in you, and what you can do to reduce it and deal with it. You will learn from others, share knowledge and experience. Active participation. Practical exploration in exercises. 

After the workshop you will have increased insight in what causes you stress and a feeling of pressure, what your favourite ways are to react on it, and you will have learned, tried out and chosen for yourself a couple of tools that can directly be applied in practice. 

Exercises are based on neuroscientific research (Leadership Embodiment, Wendy Palmer), practical wisdom from martial arts and holistic health (Aikido, mindfulness, Qi Gong), tacit embodied knowledge from the theatre (Ariëlle’s original profession), biology (Anouk’s original field of study), and science on personal leadership (Covey, Spiral Dynamics Integral, Integral Theory/Wilber).


  •  Mapping general, objective stress and pressure factors in science today
  •  Theoretical background of stress, the brain and the body
  •  Exploring personal stress factors and reactions, real live situations
  •  Finding resources and tools for preventing and reducing pressure and stress
  •  Making a personal action plan for coping with pressure and stress -   the program will be adjusted in relation to the needs of the participants

Your trainers
Anouk Brack is an international expert in leadership development, certified Leadership Embodiment trainer, mindfulness practioner, public speaker, author of the Dutch books “Verborgen dimensies van leiderschap’ and ‘Leiderschap in verandering’, and once graduated as a biologist at WUR. She has 20+ years of experience working as coach and trainer for many organizations, focussing on integral leadership development. She combines western science with eastern wisdom and creates practical tools and exercises for taking on purposeful leadership

Ariëlle Brouwer is a senior level coach and trainer, certified Spiral Dynamics Integral practioner, Qi Gong teacher, Leadership Embodiment practioner, and former theatre artist. She has developed many training programs for universities and companies on topics of personal & professional development, leadership, gender and cultural differences, presentation and communication skills. Ariëlle is a master in SelfChange and invented the Human Reality Lab as a framework for experiential, embodied learning.

Additionally, there will be a tech host to manage the technical side of the online course.

Part 1: November 6,  2020 from 09.30 till 12.30
Part 2: November 13, 2020 from 09.30 till 12.30

Before the course you will receive some questions to prepare yourself. In between the course days, you will apply some of the learned tools or insights in practice. If you subscribe, you are expected to attend both course days.

The number of participants is limited, so register quickly via email:


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