After the workshop I was taken by a lot of happiness. The exercises were very powerful! And the trust you immediately give to others in the group made me feel more open towards new friendships. It was a group of people assisting each other in opening up their hearts and embracing their emotions
EMOTIONAL RELEASE WORKSHOPS
UNDERSTANDING & EXPRESSING EMOTIONS
Group Workshops ~ Individual Therapy ~ Online BodyWork Classes
Spiritual workshop Amsterdam
Emotional Release Sessions are more than Therapy! We use an expressive and practical body-oriented approach to help release tension and connect with emotions to solve your issue, combining Western and Eastern therapy and spirituality. We are psychologists offering sessions together since 2012 in English, Dutch and Italian in Amsterdam, worldwide and online.
Each Emotional Release Workshop offers practical tools that you can also apply in daily life
Involving Body & Voice
We work with Bioenergetics, OSHO active meditations, voice liberation, screaming, shaking, meditative & creative exercises and breathwork!
Exploring & Expressing
Become aware of how you feel and release tensions and emotional blockages
We create a safe space of support, the experience of sharing with others and the opportunity to make new friends!
Choose Your Workshop and Start!
The workshop was intimate and inspiring. I was so angry, and I could finally find a way to express it. After that, everything changed: I felt love, relaxed and open. It was a surprise for me! I felt so much love for others in the group as well.
I would describe this workshop as a loving and safe environment, touching and opening up to one’s experience and learning to be human and relax in it. The bodywork helped me to come closer to myself and how I really feel.
Elna(45) South Africa
A Big Thank you for your work, creativity, devotion and patience, it was wonderful! At the beginning I was very nervous to open up in front of unknown people. It was challenging but the feeling of confidence came up more and more. After the workshop I am feeling very sensitive and I have more empathy for myself. I had a great experience. I strongly recommend this workshop. Thank you again!
It was an intense experience. I couldn’t imagine all those exercises had so much power! I never worked with my body and sometimes I had some difficulties to listen to my breath and my physical being. I liked the last exercise about receiving love and every day these words are driving me and I feel stronger.
The Workshop was heart-touching and awesome – the best gift I gave to myself! It helped me to overcome fear and provided life tools to take with me into the world. It was an intense day, well spent, and you walk away feeling liberated and well equipped to move forward with confidence in life.
Charmaine(55) South Africa
I loved the workshop! It was impressive, a mixture of different sensations/emotions: Liberating, intense, physical, intimate, relaxing and extremely powerful. I have to say I unexpectedly changed mind approach on a current personal matter that has been troubling me since few months. The workshop helped me processing the dynamics in a way I had not tried before.
Thank you very much again for this wonderful experience. I gained new insights about myself and I came to a place of peace. I felt a lot of love and peace after the workshop. The group and the setting made me feel safe to open up and to be myself. I associate being vulnerable with a positive experience and feeling now. I really enjoyed all exercises. We were all bonding and with love and trust facing our wounds together. Thank you so much. I am deeply grateful.
The duration of the workshop was good and the location is amazing! My favorite exercise was the one in which we expressed love, it was so emotional. Overall, I had a very good experience, I liked the guidance and when I wasn’t feeling good you were able to help me so good. Thank you!
I loved the fact that a group consisting of some people that were apprehensive in the beginning opened up so much and started to express themselves to such an extent that even silence didn’t feel awkward anymore. The support by Somesh and Tessa was really good in that, they complemented one another in a perfect way to guide the group dynamic so that everyone was able to get as much as possible out of the workshop.
Aart(36) The Netherlands
It was really intense time. I came there in the perfect moment of my life and your work helped me in my process. I liked the exercise in which we were sitting in front of other person and telling about emotions, it was really difficult but I loved it. Releasing the anger was also very good. You are caring, experienced and most of all, authentic. Thank you 🙂
It was a great experience, it was for me the second time and it was different than the first one. It is an experience that helps me in being more conscious about my emotions and less scared. If I have to compare my first and my second time, I can say that I lived the second one with more calm and with an open heart and less fear. And, in opening my heart to this amazing and sweet group, I have learned that inside all of us there is a wonderful universe that needs to be respected and loved and that I want to do that for myself and to others.
It has been a recharging experience because I don’t get the chance or the opportunity to talk about my emotions to my friends, partners, family etc. The exercises helped me in understanding what my feelings actually are and how to accept them.
It was a pleasure and a really useful day of deep connection and listening, my participation to this workshop. I really loved the structure and the way you set it in the different parts of the day. Connecting in the morning, explosion in the afternoon, deepening and reconstruction at the end. It was really following the day and the energy! Beautiful! You helped each of us with your experience, your knowledge, your creativity and your real gift, your heart. I really love you guys for this!
The workshop was amazing! I have never had such a great experience in my life and now I really feel free and able to express who I am and what I really want from my life. I really loved the fact to be there for an entire day with unknown people sharing my deepest feelings. I realized that I am not the only one suffering and this opportunity was perfect to understand that there can be a light at the end of the tunnel and I can finally be happy and free. I definitely will join the next workshops, this way is really helpful for me to overcome my problems.
I have a lot of resistance to these type of workshops as they put me more into overwhelm, which leads to the desire to escape. But here I was able to stay present, connect to those around me and felt comfortable. So, pleasantly surprised. I appreciated the container held by Somesh and Tessa and the dynamics of the group were nice. I definitely experienced a release of held emotions. I also had the best sleep in a really really long time. I actually rested.
It was a pretty good experience. It is a great step for me towards expressing my emotions better. I liked best to express feelings through making sounds without having to explain.
Edward(30) The Netherlands
It was a very positive experience for me. I could “read” inside myself, make some order and relax. I was able to experience the feelings of others and understand which ones touched me the most. I realized which feelings were more difficult for me to express. I understood that for me it’s easier to express and experience sadness and joy, but not easy at all to do the same with anger and fear.
At the beginning I was pretty skeptical because I never had an experience like that. It has been a mix of fear, curiosity and doubt . There was no need to wear any mask or defense because I went there for myself and I didn’t care about to appear, my only intention was to be in contact with my emotions and other people, and I was glad to see that it was a common intention. At the end of the day I honestly felt full of relaxing energy, my soul and body were warm, and as a sleepless person I can say that I slept like a “stone”. My conclusion is that it’s an experience that I recommend and I’ll do it again for sure again!
It was really intense and demanding. However, I enjoyed the workshop very much! It had a beneficial influence on many aspects of my life. Moreover, it was nice to listen to other people’s experience. Some have similar experiences to mine, others do not. I found both things very interesting and instructive. I discovered many things I didn’t know about myself and I do think there are still many aspects of my emotions I do not know. Thank you!
I’m pleased to have attended – I looked forward to this workshop for a number of reasons : to place myself and my own perception of what is going on in my head and body in reality with other people and to see if there is a recognition with others. To express anger in a physical and safe way was for me the best exercise.
The individual emotional release sessions are a great way to let go of what is stuck in the system. Somesh and Tessa offer such loving support, that’s incredible. Every time again they were there with great ways of helping me. Thank you very much Somesh and Tessa.
Bram(36) The Netherlands
Thanks the emotional release sessions, I’m doing very well at the moment. I regularly do the exercises that you’ve given me and your therapy has helped me a lot. I’ve also given your information to my company doctor to forward others to you. I am working full time again and have taken up all my tasks again. Thanks a lot!
Ronald(53) The Netherlands
I have to say that both of the times I attended this workshop, I was quite astonished how late it was when leaving the place. It is a very nice sensation of flowing time! I felt the exercises made-to-measure: a good balance between more confrontational (and therefore more uncomfortable) ones and less confrontational ones. I am really glad I have joined both the workshops and definitely looking forward to the next one!
The location is very nice, warm and I always feel protected. At the beginning I was sure would be hard for me to have another strong experience at the third emotional release workshop but I was wrong because I was able to get connected with myself in the same way as the other times.
I was able to release what I was feeling! For me this was a good experience, I was able to let go and release my emotions. It was liberating and inspiring. I loved it because it was a beautiful and active workshop and I also loved the music and the togetherness. The way (Tessa and Somesh) have guided us is great! They are natural and honest. I felt refreshed after the day, I felt more space in my body and I felt more energized, free and present. It was perfect for me and I achieved what I wanted.
Daan(35) The Netherlands
The location is perfect for the workshop, I really liked. I found very hard to let some emotions be expressed by voice, but after that I was surprise by the fact that I was able to get rid of a lot of shame around my sadness. Thank you!
It was a great experience for me, especially realize that everyone carries some emotional burden made feel accepted. I felt a connection that allowed me to share my personal story. The main exercise was a rare opportunity for me to genuinely express any emotions I felt without being bothered by anything outside of myself. In addition to this, I found it great to have the chance- feel safe to- and be encouraged to speak out any issue. It was good to have also extra opportunities at the end for evaluation and expressing issues that came up.
Liselotte(26) The Netherlands
It was very deep and moving. Going outside my comfort-zone was, indeed, very challenging. I understand that I have much more to release than I think! I liked the moments with talking and sharing both in the group and with one partner. For me it was hard to express in a direct way my negative emotions, I am not used to it because I have the tendency to keep them inside instead of releasing them. However, now I can understand how useful it is.
It was an interesting experience. I felt a nice connection with the team and for the most part of the workshop I felt very ‘present’. I thought there was a nice balance of bioenergetic exercises, meditation and emotional exercises, and the dance at the end was very reviving and in my opinion a perfect way to end the workshop. I also think that the therapists did a good job at keeping a balance between showing us that we can express/disclose as much as we want (or don’t want) but also ‘pushing us’ in a positive way to let go of some resistances.
I found the sharing exercise in groups of 2/3 a great learning experience. I see the advantage in doing this with a group of strangers learning that they also struggle, although their expressed emotions and heartbreaking stories were quite intense to witness. The free expression exercise was a bit difficult but I loved doing it in the end.
Marianne(25) The Netherlands
It was a very intense afternoon and I found sharing experiences and pain with the group very valuable and memorable. I would like to work more with this group and see how we can all progress on solving our emotional traumas and personal issues together. It is always cathartic to know that you are not alone in suffering and that there are many others in similar situations and dealing with similar issues to yourself. This helps bring perspective and a sense of belonging, which is very supportive and beneficial. I hope the others felt the same way. The workshop ended on a very positive and affirming note and I found this very beautiful
I had a great experience overall and for many reasons. It was a great and respectful group of people and, it is my impression, everyone felt respected and safe to open up with the group. Condition extremely necessary given the work being performed. The activities was various and a good mix of heavier and lighter ones on which I enjoyed taking part, or felt challenged just right. Also very beneficial was to see how people feel and are dealing with similar issues and emotions
The expressive ercise was very liberating, but also the 1to1 sharing and the circle where everyone was talking about him/herself, it was my first chance to talk about myself to someone I didn’t know. There were no exercises I didn’t like. It’s been very good. I had a wonderful Sunday, I felt very happy and relieved.
I was glad to meet so many people who were nervous at first like me but then really opened up to trusting each other and being with each other and it was good to find out about their problems and I saw myself in many of those people, I think we had some similar problems. And then the exercises flowed quite naturally. I would go again for sure.
Dusan(23) Czech Republic
It was good to hear and listen (!) all the different stories. I personally got triggered while a lady was talking in the beginning. I just felt my tears dropping and pain released. It was clearly related to my 1st separation. The workshop was worth every minute. *:) happy
I really appreciated the kindness and honesty of Somesh & Tessa, they helped me to understand in a concise way how my mental patterns were working and the nature of emotional wounds which for a long time made me feel generally unsatisfied and blocked in many situations. I am more aware of my inner dynamics and feel strong enough to find my way, now. The focus on the body and other exercises where also very good to start having healthier thoughts and to be more genuinely in touch with my emotions.
My experience was beautiful. I didn’t know what to expect from my own emotions, and what would come up. I opened up and I understood myself more. Everyone was committed to their own feelings and was not judging, which made me feel comfortable- while being out of my comfort zone. Honesty is valuable and I learn more and more how I can be honest with myself. In the future I want to work on these elements and remind myself that I have the freedom to express my emotions. After the Workshop, I felt content and proud of myself. I felt I made a step in a direction towards more freedom, and easyness with life. Now I am healthy and energetic and am grateful for the experience.
In the beginning I was a bit nervous, because I didn’t know what to expect and everything was new. But when I got to know the people and the process, I became really relaxed and I felt that I could trust everyone. That was the moment when I opened up and weren’t afraid to share my deepest struggles to the group. The guidance and support from both of you, Somesh and Tessa, was really helpful and on point. There were definitely some very hard moments, like the catharsis for example, but at the same time very relieving and mind opening. There were also moments full of joy and happiness. It totally help me to be more content, to clear my mind, to be more present and to be happy with what I am. Thank you for everything!
Come and Try it for yourself!
You will be involved in a tailor-made process that fits your needs and:
- learn exercises to release aggression and anger management through scream and boxing therapy, cathartic sessions like shaking the body, gibberish and Osho active meditations
- deal with fear, anxiety and low-self esteem and become confident through bioenergetics and empowering exercises like voice-liberation and breathwork
- deal with depression and feeling sad and lonely by recognizing suppressed emotions from childhood, learning to cry, self-holding, meditation and relaxation
- solve relationship issues and social anxiety by learning communication skills and relationship exercises and participating in our group activities during classes and workshops
- become happy again and express joy without shame or inhibition in your own authentic way!