Karina Grijzen (1972)

psychologist, shamanistic energy healer
Qigong & Tai Chi teacher, Tarot consultant
student of life


The psychological development a person goes through in his/her life is of great interest to me. In particular, Carl Jung’s perspective on the individuation process, to become one’s “true self,” serves as a guide in my work. 

So I started as a teacher at a private school for state exams. Passing exams is a true initiation into adulthood. I continued my career in education as an educational developer and manager in democratic education. 

Own practice

Between the age of 40 and 50, I worked as a Jungian psychotherapist at my own practice. At the same time, I pursued further studies for shamanistic energy healer. I added this form of therapy to the practice. Helping people break free from old pain and trauma was central to my work.

Qigong & Tai Chi

For over 20 years I have practiced various styles of Qigong & Tai Chi. In 2006 I started teaching. I practice Wisdom Qigong, Taoist Qigong, Wudan Qigong, Golden Flower Tai Chi, and Wudan Tai Chi. I see practicing Qigong and Tai Chi as training to improve physical health and come to your “true self,” the path of individuation. 


Passing on the ancient knowledge of Qigong & Tai Chi, giving Tarot consultations en energy work is currently my work. When I’m not working I study Chinese medicine and I create art & text. 

Karina’s school voor Qigong & Tai Chi : www.ardite.org
Tarot consult by Karina : www.ardite.nl
Oefenpraktijk voor Chinese geneeskunde | Tuina therapie : www.forconsciousliving.nl
Lotusbloemen blog : www.lotusbloemen.blogspot.com

Studies & training
  • Master in education and developmental psychology, Rijksuniversiteit Leiden.
  • Jungian counselling, Jungian learning analysis, Jungian study groups, dream analysis, active imagination, creative therapy.
  • Energy healing therapy, chakra work. Initiation in Inca shamanic work. Initiation in Qi group healing. Parapsychology.
  • Journalism.
  • Tai Chi, Qigong, Meditation, Iaido with Chinese and Western teachers.
  • Buddhism, Taoism.
  • Chinese medicine, Tuina therapy.
  • The teachings of Jeffey Yuen, Taoist master.

My complete CV can be found at LinkedIn.

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