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Bellevue, Washington, USA
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Antoinetta Vogels is an author and workshop leader who was born in 1947 post-World War II Holland. She has lived in the U.S. for 17 years, 8 of which she has spent in the Seattle, Washington area. For 18 years, she played bassoon professionally for several acclaimed classical orchestras in the Netherlands before starting a family.
While she looked forward to becoming a mother to her lovely daughter, who was soon followed by yet another lovely daughter, having her first child also marked a starting point of severe insomnia.
After trying to get back to normal sleep patterns by following well-meaning advice, she gradually embarked upon an inner journey to figure out what was the underlying cause of this predicament that would end up plaguing her for more than 25 years. Through continuous introspection and self-observation, she identified behavior patterns that ultimately led to developing her Sense of Self theory. Her mission is to share how a healthy sense of self is a critical asset for each individual, for the world at large, and for world peace.
Antoinetta offers educational techniques to restore one's sense of self. "A healthy sense of self is the backbone of the human psyche. Without it, a person skips his or her own life altogether."