Marina Riemslagh (PhD) is coach, trainer, supervisor, author and founder of Live The Connection. She has spent the past twenty-five years in guidance, research, teaching with practical experience in the field of stress and stress behaviour. She researched the influence of stress on our behaviour, our well-being, our relationships and our health. From her many trainings and her private practice she developed 'Live The Connection' and 'The ABC of de-stressing' to de-stress in an independent, healthy, effective, fast and easy way.
The book 'De-stressing yourself in less than five minutes', learn 'The ABC of de-stressing', is available at the better bookstores, , Bol.com en Amazon.
In this interview with the founder of Live The Connection you will hear how the method originated and what drives Marina to bring this method into the world.
This video will soon be translated in English!
Some more questions for Marina...
What is your motivation for developing Live The Connection? How have you yourself been changed by Live The Connection?
My drive and motivation to develop Live The Connection comes from my realisation that many people are suffering not only in the present but also from the past, and that there is a real urgent need to take action that is both quick and powerfull. People are not only touched by daily stress such as conflict or grief or lack of social contact, but also from stress caused by things that they experienced years ago, in their youth or childhood.
In my research and PhD thesis (that I defended in 2011) I learned how stress works in the brain and discovered a method to remove the effects of stress in a fast and easy way. I want to make this accessible to everyone because it works so powerfully and everybody can apply it; children, grown-ups, healthy and sick people.
Thanks to Live The Connection I have become calmer, more loving and more focused. I can now commit myself more to what I find important. Today my health is also very good, which was not always the case.
Live The Connection is a powerful method: you know that in all circumstances you can help yourself. There is no dead-end road anymore. By Live The Connection all your opportunities remain open.
Can you tell me about your work experience that contributed to the development of Live The Connection?
Looking back, I can say that all of my work experience has contributed to Live The Connection. My first educational training was as a nurse, so I have always been interested in what happens in the body.
I then worked 14 years in psychiatry, so I know the suffering that springs from the circumstances of life, and the traumas that can have an influence on us. The hopelessness some people find themselves in has always encouraged me to find solutions that they will be able to apply themselves.
I have also had a thorough spiritual training and went on to work as a spiritual counsellor. Because I myself had problems with major irritations, I was able to use my own case to put all aspects of my counselling to the test. That is why Live The Connection contains the best elements of all methods I have applied myself. It is so much more than it’s different elements. It is also really new and more powerful than ever.
Of course, I also wanted to see if I could validate my statements about the power of this method. On EEG (recordings of the electric activity of the brain) the effects of ‘The ABC of De-stressing’ were visible immediately. The results of working with someone who was extremely irritated for one hour, were simply spectacular.