On June 18, 2023 the Netherlands Institute of Core Energetics celebrated the transition of leadership. Anna Timmermans, the founder and director for 18 years, stepped out of individual leadership and we stepped into a collective one.
For over a year there has been a process of creating a circle that is from now on holding the school. This circle and its members (Anna Timmermans, Bert Stek, Evelien Bus, Klaus Stinshoff, Nuno Salema and Riet Mellink) represent a new paradigm of leadership, each of them bringing their own unique qualities, creating diversity and expressing a multitude of perspectives in the process of leading the institute. At the same time, the circle as a whole invokes the qualities of unity and integrity.
It is the intention of the circle to represent and uphold the principles of cooperation, trust, spirituality and mutual support that can benefit and inspire the Core community.
The Netherlands Institute of Core Energetics and the members of the circle are committed to support the development and expansion of Core Energetics by creating a thriving community of teachers, students and alumni that invest in their personal process and can support others in their individual and collective processes, facing the challenges the world is experiencing in our current times.
Anna is stepping down as sole director of the institute. She will continue to be involved in the academic content of the professional training, will continue teaching and supervising the third and fourth years, and teach workshops internationally.
Bert works as finance director for a construction company. Because this work mostly brings him ‘into his head’, he did the professional training from 2008 to 2012 with the intention to be able to integrate body, mind and feelings more. He will be responsible for the financial and organizational management of the Institute.
Evelien graduated as a Core therapist in 2017. She loves to combine Core Energetics with more subtle energy work (sensing energy). In the circle she holds the spiritual pillar of the school. She is responsible for the internal communication and she leads the student council. She assists in the group supervision weekends for the third and fourth year. Her intention is to bring clarity, joy and spiritual alignment into the school.
Klaus is a medical doctor and a psychotherapist. He trained with John Pierrakos and has his Core Energetics practice since 1991 in Berlin. He is also trained in Psycho-Oncology and Sexual-Medicine. Since 1999 he gives international workshops with Anna. In the circle he is involved in the Post Graduate Training and is keeper of the institutes philosophy.
Nuno is a clinical psychologist and has experience in working with creative expression in corporate situations as well as health care. He graduated from NICE in 2018. Nuno is passionate about supporting the evolution of Core Energetics and together with Anna he will be responsible for the academic content and the organization of the professional training.
Riet worked as an art teacher and producer/programmer/coach for site-specific art festivals. In 2012 she started professional training at NICE. From 2016 she has a practice as a Core Energetic therapist in Amsterdam. She will coordinate and teach at the Transformation Training of the institute as well as teach in the first two years of the professional training.