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Start making yourself a priority

If you're highly dependent on other people's approval, we could say you're addicted to love. Hence the term love junkie. We don't mean love in the romantic sense of the word but in relation to matters such as attention, respect, being liked, and liking someone. This comes at a price for a love junkie. You don't really dare to say what you think and find it difficult to set boundaries. You put others before yourself, give them everything and yourself nothing. Last of all: you often receive little thanks in return. Do you want to change and no longer feel insecure? Boost your self-esteem!

  • Theme: Personal effectiveness
  • Duration: 2 hours
  • Spread out over 2-6 weeks
  • Boost your confidence and self-esteem

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Do you need to be liked by others? Do you sometimes lose yourself in both private and work situations as a result? If so, this learning journey is just what you need. You want to embark on this learning journey because you, just like everyone else, sometimes have to cope with stressful situations and want to learn to cope with your insecurities. Situations when your feelings get the upper hand. Situations when you do not behave as you'd like, in which you become angry, irritated, or just miserable. If you can't let go of the emotion, worry, or constantly blame yourself, you can really struggle. It demands a great deal of (negative) energy too. If this is the case, it's time to do something about it. And you can. You can get a grip on your emotions. Everyone experiences emotions, whether or not we're used to showing them. Do you want to feel less insecure and appear more self-confident? RET (Rational Effectiveness Training) is a very effective method for helping you do so.


You now have an impression of the learning journey. Would you like to continue learning? Do you want to give yourself a boost? Then let's get started.

Meet the master

Our online courses are written by our "masters." Each one of them is an expert in their field, and they all have many years of experience. Among them you'll find trainers, psychologists, coaches, authors, etc.

Marcel van Bronswijk is the master behind this learning journey. After training as a RET Supervisor at the Albert Ellis Institute in New York he is a proven expert in the field of Rational Effectiveness Training.

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