Geestelijke verzorging online met Els van de Schoot - Begeleiding bij levensvragen, zingeving en spiritualiteit
Do you feel uninspired?
Lost as to the meaning of your life?
Are there problems that you can't find a satisfying perspective on?
Are you stuck in a moral dilemma?
Or do you have questions about spirituality?
Geestelijke verzorger Els Arial van de Schoot - begeleiding bij levensvragen, zingeving en spiritualiteit

I'm Els Arial van de Schoot

and I offer professional guidance with life questions

Spiritual Caregiver

As a spiritual caregiver, I am specialized in guiding you during moments when you find yourself confronted with questions that life has raised for you. Together we explore meaning, spirituality, philosophy, life attitude and the art of living so that you can find new perspectives and answers.

Geestelijke verzorging online met Els van de Schoot - Begeleiding bij levensvragen, zingeving en spiritualiteit
Find a more meaningful life attitude so that you can embrace living (again)

what clients say:


Usually, I don't easily talk with people, but with Arial I do. She helps me to find more hope and positivity.


Anonymous - Man, ca. 35 years, sessions on finding happiness and meaning in life


Arial does a really good job, I have benefited greatly from the profound conversations. I respect her for being such a good listener, she really has the patience of an angel! And I liked getting to know her. She is perfect for this profession.


Anonymous - Woman, ca. 50 years, sessions on all kinds of life themes such as fear, love, trauma, faith and establishing healthy habits


I really had the need to tell my stories to someone. Thank you, Arial!


Anonymous - Woman, ca. 60 years, sessions on dealing with others, fears and the past

What professionals say:

review voor geestelijke verzorging online met geestelijk verzorger Els van de Schoot


Arial is a real 'gem' with her depth, wisdom, freshness and love.


She offers her reflections and a space full of patient soft attention in which you can explore your theme.


Bahar Farshchi Jamshidabady - 39 years, Body focused creative therapist

marie-josé van bolhuis' review van geestelijke verzorgning online met Els van de Schoot (humanistisch en interreligieus geestelijk verzorgster)


I can recommend Els Arial van de Schoot as a committed spiritual caregiver. She combines an open-minded genuine interest with a lot of experience in online work.

With her to-the-point questions and calm radiance, she knows how to stimulate people to examine their life questions and thus gain more insight into the road they want to take. 


Marie-José van Bolhuis - Spiritual care-giver at psychiatry organisation GGZ NHN

vanessa's review van geestelijke verzorgning online met Els van de Schoot (humanistisch en interreligieus geestelijk verzorgster)


I have experienced Arial as an inspiring and expert discussion partner. I found it very valuable to  express my thoughts on a theme or situation. In addition to a listening ear, she gave tips and advice to start working with.

Arial doesn't judge; she thinks along and gives a different perspective, which enabled me to give new meaning to situations. 


Vanessa - Guidance counselor

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How can the sessions benefit you?


  • Being heard
  • Searching together for answers to your questions
  • New perspectives on problems in your life
  • Developing and deepening your own philosophy and spirituality
  • More self-knowledge & increased ability to reflect
  • Tapping into your strengths and sources of inspiration
  • Developing your own resilience and intelligence to deal with future life questions
  • A happier and more inspired and meaningful life
online geestelijke verzorging sessie boeken voor particulieren bij vrijgevestigd interlevensbeschouwlijk geestelijk verzorger Els Arial van de Schoot - digitaal humanistisch raadsvrouw

The benefits of my online practice

1 On 1 audio- or video call


  • Easy: No travel time and via a software that suits you like Zoom, WhatsApp or Skype
  • Comfortable: call from your own safe living room
  • Freedom: call while you are walking through nature or while on vacation
  • Cheaper: no travel costs for you & at a lower rate because I have no consultation room costs
  • Effective: Research at the a Dutch mental health organization shows that clients are slightly more satisfied with online treatment than face-to-face treatment (source: MindDistrict)

Pricing

Intake (30 minutes)


€0,-

Consult (45 minutes)

early bird rate till August 1st 2020


€60,- | General

€37,- | Western welfare  / students

€10,- | Lower income countries (e.g. India)

Consult (45 minutes)

normal rate from August 1st onward


€75,- | General

€47,- | Western welfare  / students

€15,- | Lower income countries (e.g. India)


Free

Discover what I can do for you during the free intake session.
+ Get more clarity on your problem 

wat is mijn passie, wat wil ik qua werk, problemen in relaties, vervullende liefdesrelatie vinden, ik vind mezelf niets waard, meer willen ontspannen, minder stress, zorgen om het lijden in de

Which kind of questions can I help you with?


  • 'I don't know what work I want to do, what I want to dedicate myself to, what my passion is.'
  • 'I have problems in my relationships. I wish we could all get along. And I wish I could have a fulfilling love relationship.'
  • 'I barely have any self-confidence. I think I'm worthless.'
  • 'I would like to find out how to relax more in life... in stead of all that stress!'
  • 'I worry a lot about all the suffering in the world. I wonder if I work hard enough to help.'
  • 'I don't know what I'm doing it for anymore. Sometimes I think I want to die.'
  • 'I have to make a difficult decision and I don't know what to choose!'
  • 'My religious background has left me with feelings of guilt.'
  • 'I'm not sure if God exists and that bothers me.'
  • 'Something bad happened to me and I don't know how to cope...'
Vrijgevestigd geestelijk verzorger Els Arial van de Schoot - Interlevensbeschouwlijk / interfaith en humanistische geestelijk verzorging

Some more about Els

I respect your tradition and philopshy of life

I have been trained as an interfaith spiritual caregiver and am therefore somewhat knowledgeble about all important religions and philophies of life. In our conversations, I will adept to your specific tradition and/or philosophy. Yet I also have my own roots; in humanism, agnosticism and a love of philosophy, science, yoga and free-spirited spirituality.

University education and 7 years of work experience

At the moment I am finishing my training as a spiritual caregiver at the Free University of Amsterdam. I also followed a master's in Care Ethics and a bachelor's in Humanistics at the Univeristy for Humanstic Studies. I have about 7 years of experience in life coaching, guiding meditations, and giving workshops.

Spiritual Care: a profession with a long history

Traditionally, spiritual caregivers have been pastors, imams, pandits, humanist counselors and other wise figures whom people could ask for advice. In the last century, a shift occurred. Spiritual caregivers are now also independent professionals who are no longer paid by their spiritual institution such as the church, but who work for hospitals, care homes, prisons, psychiatry, the army ... or for themselves as self-employed, independent spiritual caregivers, out there for anyone who struggles with life.

Geestelijke verzorging online met Els van de Schoot - Begeleiding bij levensvragen, zingeving en spiritualiteit
Develop a life attitude that feels good to you
geestelijke verzorging past bij jou als je van een goed gesprek houdt, worstelt met het leven en nieuwe perspectieven kan gebruiken

Spiritual care is a good match for you if...


  • You can appreciate a good conversation
  • You like to reflect and look for deeper understanding
  • You currently struggle with something in life
  • You need some nudges into the right direction to find a more inspired life attitude


Arial has such a sweet energy. That's why I feel safe to share my memories, poems, thoughts and traumas with her.


Anonymous - Woman, ca. 70 years, sessions on overcoming a traumatic past


A real 'plus', I would say, is that when video calling with Arial, I always get good video quality. Whereas with other coaches, I often get blurry and unstable video. With Arial, I get a clear and peaceful picture.


Anonymous - Woman, ca. 60 years, sessions on developing assertiveness and dealing with fears


Sometimes there is so much chaos in my mind. Arial radiates calmness and helps me to distill the essence and find clarity. I feel understood and stimulated to develop myself.


Anonymous - Woman, ca. 30 years, sessions on recovering after depression, creating a vision for the future, and living assertively and in connection.


Pricing

Intake (30 minutes)


€0,-

Consult (45 minutes)

early bird rate till August 1st 2020


€60,- | General

€37,- | Western welfare  / students

€10,- | Lower income countries (e.g. India)

Consult (45 minutes)

normal rate from August 1st onward


€75,- | General

€47,- | Western welfare  / students

€15,- | Lower income countries (e.g. India)


Free

Discover what I can do for you during the free intake session.
+ Get more clarity on your problem