Kim Helmus © The Green Temple

Kim Helmus © The Green Temple

Kim Helmus

Kim is an elaborative motivational speaker and trainer and she loves to build bridges between psychology and other fields of interest such as spirituality and science. She has been working as a psychologist in psychiatric settings for more than ten years providing therapy for people with psychological struggles like PTSD, psychosis, anxiety and depression. She teaches and lectures at a master psychology program in Amsterdam and other settings about different psychology related subjects. She noticed from her own experience that there are still a lot of misconceptions and judgements connected to psychiatric diagnoses. In 2012 she traveled the world to study how to increase acceptance and reduce judgements resulting in a movie, various research articles and the foundation of the NGO "Wat Doe Jij?" (What Do You Do?). At last, Kim is a Yoga Alliance certified yoga teacher and mindfulness practitioner.

Category: Inspirational Speakers, Business Trainers
Theme: Psychology

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Acceptance and commitment therapy at work

Why do we suffer? And why, as we're living in one of the wealthiest countries in the world, are more and more people being diagnosed with depression, burn-out and ADHD? For the past decades western mental health care was focussed on reducing symptoms and suffering. But strangely enough we are starting to realize that the struggle against the struggle can increase the suffering.. In this workshop using accessible and fun explanations, videos and techniques about psychology we'll learn more about this process. We'll be able to answer the questions posed above and we'll learn how to live a rich full and meaningful life all the while coping with the difficulties that life brings us. This workshop can be offered with the focus on 'work', 'relationships' or other life areas. 


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 How to decrease (self) judgements

When a started my work as a psychologist I noticed the health care system uses labels in order to categorize people: personality disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety disorder, etcetera. The system explains the need for these labels as a way to understand the main problem in the client. But are these labels really needed? Are they helping people recover from their symptoms? Or are they causing more harm then good? For some people a diagnosis can help and create understanding, but unfortunately a lot of people feel shame, guild and misunderstanding when they're being 'put into a box'. Society still holds a lot of prejudges about mental health problems. A few years ago I traveled the world in search of means to create more understanding and acceptance around mental problems and labels. The name of this project is ‘Wat doe jij?’ and can be translated as ‘What do you do?’. In this FUN! (well researched and effective! www.watdoejij.org) workshop the 20 min Wat Doe Jij?  documentary will be shown and tools will be offered to reduce (self)judgement about psychological struggles. You'll leave the workshop feeling more acceptance in your body, connection with your fellow human beings and less judgements towards yourself and others. 


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Conscious talk

Talk on psychology and spirituality

Dive into the psychological mechanics of the brain, emotions, thoughts or personality. You will explore tools for change and how to build bridges.

With each subject you'll find deeper understanding in what it is, how it works and how we can influence it. Expect dynamic talks with fun exercises to broaden your world. 

Duration: 30 mins - 1,5 hrs

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