Workshops

WORKSHOPS

IWCE WORKSHOPS FOR MEMBERS

One year of change

Between panic and palsy: being a physician in pandemic times


On June 18th 2021, Dr. Eva Schaffrath who is an anesthesiologist at Maastricht University Hospital wants to share her personal experiences and impressions looking back at the year of change.


Whilst the pandemic gets into its second year of restricting our lives. It’s worthwhile to look back how everything began, how changes occurred fast and slow, impacted our lives and the lives of our loved ones.

Dr. Eva Schaffrath is an anesthesiologist at de University hospital of Maastricht and wants to share her personal experiences and impressions looking back to the year of change.


Sharing her Story:
- Who am I and what do I normally do?
- Gathering of the storm, getting prepared, all hands on deck and for chaos to routine in the hospital!
- An International perspective: We and they, between globalisation and nationalism?
The world gets smaller! What’s the core and what remains: feeling at ease with the Dutch health system and mentality.


Sharing your Story:
in Breakout rooms we discuss Eva’s story and questions like What was the biggest change through corona and how did you manage it then and now?
- What will be the first thing to do for you, when Corona is over?


Looking forwards to inspiring discussions and impressions, we hope to see you on
Friday June 18th at 9:30am in the Zoom Call.


If you want to sign up for this event, please send an email to info@iwce.nl. You will receive an email with the link to this Zoom  meeting.

Health Behavior Change

This 90 min workshop is exclusively for IWCE members and will be taking place online on the 28th of June 2021 from 9:30 to 11:00 am. 


Have you been trying to live healthier but just aren’t quite getting there?
Then this workshop is for you!


Registered Psychologist and published author Dr. Anna Ehmsen will share insights from the science of health behavior change that will help you put intention into action!


You’ll learn how to:
• Define your Health Goal (lose weight, eat healthy, exercise more…)
• Form Healthy Habits
• Take action
• Stay motivated in the long-term


Dr. Anna Ehmsen is a registered psychologist in private practice. Anna grew up as an expat child, has been an expat partner and lived in 7 countries over a 14-year period, so that she understands the issues around expat life. She’s passionate about helping expats live well using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Positive Psychology and Mindfulness.


RSVP: Send an email to info@theexpatpsychologist.com as soon as possible to secure your place for this amazing workshop.


If you want to learn more about Anna, find her online at www.theexpatpsychologist.com and on social media www.instagram.com/expatpsychologist.

Sleep Well

Eat well workshop banner with a picture of the host, Nicole Cullinan and healthy food

Sleep Well is our next workshop hosted by Nicole Cullinan - Friday 28 May at 10.00.


EDUCATION - ATTITUDE – BALANCE


Are you looking to improve your sleep?

Do you want to learn how to set the scene for a good night’s rest?

Do you want answers and expert guidance to know why you can't sleep well and how to solve your sleep puzzle?


Nicole has 20 years’ experience in the field of Alternative healthcare as a Homeopath and Functional medicine practitioner. She offers a unique, compassionate, and grounded perspective on Selfcare. She helps her clients decode the deluge of diet and nutrition information out there so that they can make informed decisions about their health and experience lasting health transformations. 


This workshop IS for you if

  • You suffer from insomnia or other sleep disturbances

  • You have a chronic health problem that you think may be sleep-related

  • You want to improve your sleep and don’t know where to start

  • You have tried many sleep remedies and are still searching for the best approach

  • You are interested in health and wellness


This workshop is NOT for you if

  • You sleep like a baby :)
  • You are happy to take a sleeping pill every night


Workshop participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about the overall benefits of healthy sleep habits

  • Discover how timing can make all the difference

  • Gain insight into why your daytime habits can impact your ability to sleep well at night

  • Discover the difference between inflammation and weight gain
  • Gain insight into why organic is the ‘cleanest’ produce
  • Learn from and with other participants
  • Create a healthy ‘sleep hygiene’ plan


Send an email to nicole@wellnessplaceint.com if you are interested in joining the ‘Sleep well’ workshop or if you would like more info about consulting with her or her other workshops.


If you want to learn more about Nicole, find her online at wellnessplaceint.com and on social media Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn YouTube.


Eat Well

Eat well workshop banner with a picture of the host, Nicole Cullinan and healthy food

Eat Well is our next workshop hosted by Nicole Cullinan - Saturday 20 March at 15.00 - The Spring Equinox


EDUCATION - ATTITUDE – BALANCE

“I have found that eating ‘well’ is about holistic education, a grounded attitude, balanced sustainable approach.” - Nicole


Are you looking to live and eat more consciously?

Do you want to regain vitality, to look and feel amazing (at any age)?

Do you want answers and expert guidance to know what is a healthy diet for YOU?


Nicole has 20 years’ experience in the field of Alternative healthcare as a Homeopath and Functional medicine practitioner. She offers a unique, compassionate, and grounded perspective on Selfcare. She helps her clients decode the deluge of diet and nutrition information out there so that they can make informed decisions about their health and experience lasting health transformations. 


This workshop IS for you if

  • You have a chronic health problem that you think may be food related
  • You want to improve your diet and don’t know where to start
  • You have tried many diets and are still searching for the best approach
  • You are interested in health and wellness


This workshop is NOT for you if

  • You want rapid weight loss without being open to making lifestyle changes
  • You are looking for the latest in fad and extreme diets


Workshop participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Complete a 3-day diary and get feedback from Nicole
  • Learn about the benefits of a ‘Rainbow, Biodiverse, Mediterranean’ Diet
  • Understand how to design your meals based on a ‘Balanced plate’
  • Discover the difference between inflammation and weight gain
  • Gain insight into why organic is the ‘cleanest’ produce
  • Learn from and with other participants
  • Create a healthy diet action plan


Send an email to nicole@wellnessplaceint.com if you are interested in joining the ‘Eat well’ workshop or if you would like more info about the next upcoming workshop ‘Sleep well’.


If you want to learn more about Nicole, find her online at wellnessplaceint.com and on social media Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn YouTube.


Wine tasting

IWCE online wine tasting

IWCE Wine Tasting- Saturday February 20th at 17:00

An online wine tasting for our members, hosted by Anja Vonderhoff from wijncampus.nl.

As a very experienced vinologist, sommelier and wine teacher Anja will share her knowledge with us. She will give a presentation through Zoom about 4 different wines and also concentrates on the combination of wine with cheese and even chocolate.

You will be able to taste these wines at home and at the same time socialize and chat with other members. By the way, Partners are also welcome to join.


You will receive a Tasting kit that includes 4 small bottles and 3 bites of cheeses and chocolate.

A Tasting kit for 1 person costs €20,- . When you order 2 kits we can offer a discount and you pay €30,- for the 2.

Tasting kit can be picked up 2 days before the event. Details about the pick-up point will be sent to you after registration.

The online event will start at 17:00. Presentation about the wines will last about 60 minutes and there will be a fun Kahoot Quiz at the end.

For more information and registration, please send an email before February 10th to treasurer@iwce.nl.

Include in this mail: Your Name; email and number of kits.


To organize this event we need a minimum of 20 participants.

So sign in with other members and/or with your partner to learn, enjoy great wines, socialize and have a fun afternoon in a safe environment.

By ZOOM (Link will be shared with the participants) 

Creative writing

Writing workshop hosted by Meagan Macvie

An opportunity to connect online, learn writing techniques, and express your creativity.
Published author and IWCE member Meagan Macvie will host a one-week virtual Creative Writing Workshop starting February 1. Workshop participants will meet on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (Feb 1, 3, and 5) from noon to 13:30 via Zoom. This is a special trial class, so spots are limited to six participants. Interested? Email meaganmac@gmail.com to RSVP. The first six members to send an RSVP email will be enrolled and receive a confirmation email.
Workshop participants will have the opportunity to:

  • Connect during the quarantine.
  • Express yourself through writing.
  • Learn writing techniques.
  • Write, share your work, and practice giving and receiving feedback.


The workshop will take place over three days, so be sure you can attend all days. RSVPs that arrive
after the first six will be kept on a list for a possible future workshop in the order received. If your
schedule doesn’t allow you to attend but you are interested, please email to be added to the list for
a future workshop.


MEAGAN MACVIE is a writer, teacher, and communications professional from the United States. Her
2017 novel, The Ocean in My Ears, is set in her hometown in Alaska. In their starred review, Kirkus
Reviews called her novel an “unforgettable journey to adulthood” and named the book to their list of
Best Teen Historical Fiction. Meagan moved with her husband, daughter, and dog to Heeze in 2019.
Find her online at meaganmacvie.com and on social media as @meaganmacvie.

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