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Valerie Van Kerckhove

Workshop: Your Mind is a Team: the Chihuahua Framework of Mental Health and Behaviour

By Valerie Van Kerckhove

Brussels: 27 November 2019

You walk into a store in search of a perfect brain. The clerk recommends its award-winning product, which has: an alarm feature to keep you safe, an automation feature to keep you functioning, a pot to cook up ideas and a central command feature. 

Later, you return to the store. The alarm system rings non-stop. The automation feature is stuck on “watch tv and drink beer.” That fancy pot is spewing depressive gunk everywhere. The command feature doesn’t work! The clerk points to the contract: No Refund. You only get one brain. But he does hand you an instruction manual.

If you have a brain, are you interested in:

If so, join us! Learn how to work with your brain, not against it, for a healthier and happier mind.

According to the WHO, one in four people in the world will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives.

About Valerie

Valerie Van Kerckhove has been one of those statistics. She has maintained an interest in mental health ever since. Unfortunately, the guidelines she found were often confusing, spanning the whole range from therapy and exercise, to cold showers and throwing all your stuff away. That’s why one day, she decided to research every topic with a connection to mental health: Neuroscience. Behavioural science. Psychology. Life coaching. Education. Sleep. Nutrition. Exercise science. Meditation. Minimalism and more. To gain more insight, she tested everything on herself.

What emerged is a surprisingly simple model that anybody can pick up and use; her own small contribution to the fight against mental illness.

Practical Information

When Wednesday, 27 November 2019 from 18h45-21h00

Where? Timesmore Boulevard St Michel 47, 1040 Brussels - Map

How much? A contribution of €15 to cover expenses including materials, drinks, snacks, etc.

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  1. Andy W
  2. Jeffrey B
  3. Valerie VK
  4. Helene B
  5. Ruth F
  6. Luci M
  7. Meghan K
  8. Christine P
  9. Luise S
  10. Ettrick S
  11. Élode T
  12. Gergana L
  13. Diana Z
  14. + Guest
  15. Peter W
  16. Julia G
  17. Elena J
  18. Benedicte VN *
  19. Anita S *

  20. Kathy B **
  21. Emanuele VK **
  22. Colette V **
  23. Petya S **
  24. Dalia J **
  25. Petya S **
  26. Yulia D **
  27. Lisa K **
  28. Julie G **
  29. Rozina S **
  30. Allisha A **
  31. Em G **
  32. Zlatimira **



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** Registered as "Interested" on Facebook which, in practice, means they probably won't come. But we appreciate their enthusiasm and support nonetheless.


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