Testimonials

TESTIMONIALS

After discussing my question, Ineke suggested working with music and singing. It surprised me how quickly my emotions came and how intensely I experienced everything, even for a first session. Ineke knows how to offer the right words and atmosphere to create a safe space for self-investigation. Not everything can and should be put into words and that is what is so pleasant about this way of working.

Katrien, individual client, 2019

Joanna with a really great workshop script helped me and my friend to find the best way to cooperate, find ourselves in the project we run and create a concrete plan for its future. Her expertise, creativity and patience in helping us understand and interpret hidden mind-gems were priceless. I would like to highly recommend Joanna but also the method of Expressive Arts itself as it is a mind-opening perspective and a long-term improvement of what we see inside of us and around. Thank you so much!

Magda, Move Your Thoughts (Berlin), 2019

I was delighted to see my research group thriving during an amazing EXA workshop organized by Yohaku. Joanna and Ineke led us through engaging activities that made the team members get to know each other better and sparkled tons of new energy. I highly recommend Yohaku to any organization that values creative problem solving through teamwork, as we do at GQFI.

dr Michal P. Heller, leader of Gravity, Quantum Fields and Information group at Albert Einstein Institute, 2019

The prototyping weekend was not really what I expected and at the same time: it matched my best expectation, to live the experience. This is what I especially liked: that the body was invited to live the experience. Whether it was by dancing, playing music, painting… For me, it showed what was really alive in me and opened perspectives for further exploration. And I also had a great time doing this with like-minded people. Ineke and Joanna created a safe space where all of this was possible. They offered us just enough structure to let things happen. And gently they hosted what happened. Their reflections and questions helped to deepen the experience.

Joke Jonckiere, participant of the U-Lab Prototyping weekend, 2018

Joanna is an open-minded coach, inspiring person and an excellent artist who conducted the coaching sessions with great sensitivity to my feelings, needs, and fears. She was an amazing guide on my writing and creativity blockades. Thanks to her support, I realized which aspects of my work, attitudes, and strategies support a creative process and I became more aware of the different aspects of my work and role of the creativity in it. With a gentle push from Joanna, I discovered new paths and directions of my development. The sessions were all about experimenting, trusting your intuition, emotions and switching off the judgmental voice of your internal critic. The exercises proposed by Joanna are great tools that allow discovering different sources of creativity and motivation to create.

Anna, individual client, 2018