Jeannette Dijkstra. Breaking The Secret.
At the age of 12 my guest today, Jeannette Dijkstra, was raped at a campsite. A life ruled by this trauma lay ahead. Jeannette managed to grow up and had a good job in the OR in an academic hospital. At the age of 40 she started her training as a therapist, with a transpersonal specialization. More and more her own traumatic experience became important, but no therapist could ever help her
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Now, most often, Jeannette’s clients are victims of sexual abuse and she continues to search for good trauma training. Jeannette was very lucky to find a good teacher and recently she finished her study as a trauma-sexologist.
In This Episode
- Traumasexuality: Men abused as boys, men between victim and perpetrator, Peter John Schouten
- Jeannette’s website