Karina Grijzen – den Oudsten MSc.

Psychologist, energy healer, Qigong-teacher

In 1972 I was born in Scheveningen. At the age of 16 I read Jung’s theories for the first time, his vision on spirituality, personal growth and the subconscious appealed to me. At Leiden University I obtained my master’s degree in developmental and educational psychology.

Education

Until 2010 I worked in democratic and private education, first as a teacher, later as education developer and finally as director of an online learning facility for school dropouts.

Therapist & Qigong teacher

I have been teaching Qigong since 2006.
Since 2010 I work as a Jungian counselor and energetic therapist in my practice. www.ardite.nl

Qigong

Sports and exercise have been part of my life since my adolescence. During stretching exercises I start to feel energy flowing. I stand by a tree in the forest and feel the Qi flowing again. I have no idea what it is, but it feels special and nice. For as long as I remember I can see Qi in people, animals and all living things, now I can feel it flowing too.

Around my 30th I discovered Zhineng Qigong. As a result of unprocessed psychological trauma, I was exhausted and out of balance. I started practising daily. My body became more supple and healthy again, and my organs started to function better. In addition, I chose Jungian psycho-analysis to overcome the trauma and old pain. Emotional ballast and redundant thoughts I lost, there was peace in mind and body.

Teachers

My meeting with grandmaster Feng is both one of my most precious and at the same time special experiences. Grandmaster Feng has worked together with grandmaster dr Pang Ming, and is one of the founders of Zhineng Qigong. His training and transmission of knowledge are a great gift. Among other things I have learned the Self Awareness method from him as well as learning to work with healing Qi.

Master Yuantong Liu teaches me the deeper layers in the exercises and working with the group healing field. I am very grateful to him for the personal talks, his wisdom and transmissions. Master Yuantong Liu was trained by Grandmaster Dr. Pang Ming.

Education in Zhineng Qigong

Zhineng Qigong level 1, 2002.
Taiji ball, Luke Chan, 2005.
Level 2, Luke Chan, 2006.
Private lessons, Mark Sluijter, 2007-2009.
Level 1 in China, master Yuangtong Liu, 2011.
Level 2, 3, Zhigong Institute, 2012.
Self Awareness Method grandmaster Feng, 2013.
Level 1, 2, 3, Core Improvement Method, master Yuantong Liu, 2013-2016.
Masterclass, master Yuantong Liu, 2015-2016.
Assistant to master Yuantong Liu oa exercises, theory and organizing the group healing field, 2017.

Studies

Master’s degree in educational and developmental psychology – Leiden University
Jungian psychoanalysis
Energetic therapy
Initiation into Inca shamanism by Dona Marquesa
Tibetan Buddhism
Meditation
Wudang Taichi
Iaido

Mission 

Spreading the knowledge and exercises of qigong to everyone. Doing scientific research on the psychological changes, such as awareness and individuation, resulting from the practice of qigong.

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