Frequently Asked Questions (and answers):
I feel very bad. Is this book for me?
Dear you, how very annoying that you’r going through this! Remember that you’re not alone: I've been through this situation myself. This book is definitely for you! However, it is important that the book is never a substitute for a great psychologist or coach, someone to talk to. This is also mentioned in the book, asking for professional help was one of the first steps for me! Your GP can refer you, and you can also take a look at the national mental health organisation for professional, psychological and psychosocial help.
For NL it’s mindkorrelatie.nl, UK mind.org.uk, USA nami.org/help and in Australia beyondblue.org.au. Find a helpline in your country on Find a Helpline.
I'm not depressed, but I'm not feeling well. Is this book for me?
Of course! I often get enthusiastic reactions to the book from people who use it when they suffer from unwanted feelings. They really use the book to recover! And even friends and colleagues who feel good about themselves draw inspiration from it. In short: if it appeals to you, give it to yourself.
I have PTSD / Long-term depression / HSP, is this book for me...?
People ask me: is this book also for me because I have .... (e.g. PTSD / long-term depression / Autism / ADD /HSP and many others). And although every person and feeling is different, I’ll tell you: if the book appeals to you, it is for you! I made the book for myself (depression, anxiety, burn-out, I've had all the labels), but found that a lot of the same principles work to make you feel better mentally no matter what you 'have'. And by now thousands of people are dealing with multiple depressions, PTSD, autism, HSP, traumas.. and they send me super sweet messages and ‘thank you’ because it works. Finally, a word from the professionals: the book is recommended and used by psychologists, the MIND Foundation (the institute for mental health in the Netherlands) recommended the book to its 130,000 members, DSM girls (Netherlands) also in their blog, and the book received a 10 (out of 10) from HooggevoeligHeelGewoon (NL organisation) . (and this is just the tip of the iceberg.)