7 Ways To Start Healing After A Toxic Relationship

7 Practices to jump start your healing process.

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"But today the way I play the game has got to change, oh yeah 

Now I'm gonna get myself happy
I think there's something you should know 

I think it's time I stopped the show
There's something deep inside of me 

There's someone I forgot to be"

Freedom 90, George Michael


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1-On-1 is for you when:

  • You are drowning in a toxic relationship — think radioactive-nasty. It confuses the hell out of you. It scares you, leaves you exhausted to the bone. It makes you doubt your sanity.
  • You just got rid of such a soul-draining relationship. But the nasty stuff is not over yet. You realise you're dealing with the fall-out. And it's harder than you imagined.
  • You don't know how to say no, so now it's time for boundaries. And for that you need a healthy dose of self-esteem, confidence, self-acceptance and self-love.
  • You've been through some really rough times and you feel (a bit) lost and overwhelmed. You could use some help in getting traction in your life again.
  • You stress yourself out and it sucks the life and joy out of you.
  • You love the Woo and want to add some —practical— spirituality in your life.

Instant Coach is for you when:

  • You have a question, issue or situation and you're in doubt as how to handle it. You mail me or send me a message and I'll get back to you with help, support and guidance by voice clip
  • You feel panic, confusion and/or overwhelm and you could use some help and guidance.
  • Your life feel like a roller coaster ride and you sure could use some guidance this very moment.
  • You like flexibility and Instant Coach gives you access and support when you need it.
  • If you are busy or for some reason cannot get access to 1-On-1 sessions.
  • When you like to have access now and don't have to schedule an appointment.

What can you expect from working with me?

Working with me in whatever format, will give you more confidence, more clarity and it will start and speed up your healing process.

Here are some of the benefits you'll get when doing the work:

  • recognise the signs of a toxic person and/or relationship
  • get out of a toxic or bad relationship
  • see through manipulative and toxic games
  • deal with the after-effects of emotionally abusive relationships
  • deal with moments or cycles of intense confusion
  • deal better with stress, so you feel calmer
  • regain your self-confidence and general sense of self
  • tune in to your values
  • understand what you want and don't want
  • create boundaries
  • see and believe what is true for you
  • move out of overwhelm and onto a new path
  • take better care of yourself
  • accept yourself and what is happening
  • to start dreaming again
  • to start healing after an abusive relationship or big-impact life change

My clients who have been on this journey have felt more joy and been more adventurous once they did the work and changed their situation.

They dared to dream again and start over. They started to heal and they learned how to overcome life hurdles.

My special potion of mentoring and coaching combines kindness, intuition and improvisation with a dash of humour and a spoonful of practical woo.

When we work together, I make it my priority to provide you with a safe cocoon so you can unravel and then re-build yourself. So you can recover and heal.


What My Clients Say About Me

  • “Christel, you are a beautiful woman. You inspire, motivate and you gave me an a-ha moment with a star. And that star shone bright in my world for the rest of the day. It seems that nothing is the same any longer. I want to thank you for this lovely gift you gave me today.”

    Madelon KunstOlhos d’Água, Portugal
  • “Christel is a wise woman who listens with her whole heart. She intuitively identified my stressful approach to exercise and the impact it was having on my overall health and wellbeing. I praise Christel for teaching me the importance of hormonal balance for women. Thank you Christel – you opened a whole new doorway to my awareness and understanding of women’s wellbeing.”

    Özlem BelSidney, Australia
  • “Wandering through my past fears and analysing my dreams, I discovered a new me. I gained power to confront myself, the world and my relationships with a different conscience. Knowing that we can change so much within ourselves with some simple tools, is very powerful. It can be hard to go within, but it’s certainly worth it. Christel’s guidance made it possible to reach the answers within me.”

    Lavi PalmaFaro, Portugal
  • “Coaching with Christel is fun, therapeutic and enlightening. My sessions with her have helped me navigate a period of change in my life and become more self aware and at peace with who I am. This made me feel more comfortable in my skin and in my relationships in work and outside. She is sensitve, honest, authentic, non judgemental and helps you tease out the person within. Her approach not only helps you to examine yourself as a person but also find ways to cope with life situations in a real and practical manner.”

    Nichola StephensLondon, Uk
  • “I met Christel when I was going through a  hard time in every aspects of my life. Christel coached me through a big life transition and I couldn’t have managed these changes without her help. I can  say that I am in a totally different place right now and I wouldn’t be where I am now without her help. She has been incredibly supportive, compassionate, non-judgemental and always with creative ideas. I am calmer and more at peace with myself. Christel has been a wonderful influence in my life.”

    Leman AydemirLondon, Uk &
    World Traveller
  • “The way that Christel works with the tarot and destiny cards is natural, engaging and highly intuitive. She connects with my energy and clearly explains the monthly and yearly influences that the cards reveal. And every single time, without fail, it has been spot on. Having a sense of what’s on the cards from Christel is like having a beautiful guiding light explaining what you feel and face at that point in time so that you can make the best decisions for you.”

    Alison O’LearyWales, UK
  • “I absolutely love how simple Christel made this experience for me. Having it in writing with space to journal about the cards is a genius idea! The voice recordings made it more personal and was another way to take it all in. So I have the pictures, the write up and the recordings which are perfectly consistent. She turned it around super quickly! Lastly, my favourite part is where she wrote messages specific to me and related to each card. If you’d like to see a glimpse into the energy available to you in the coming year, I highly recommend Christel, she is truly talented at the Tarot! And a multi-talented coach!”

    Wendy HolthausSan Francisco, USA
  • “I’ve been using Christel’s Destiny Card reports for the last four years and each time they totally relate to what’s happening in my life. When it’s my birthday, I look forward to having a peek into what’s ahead for me. I use these reports to guide me through the year and to prepare for any challenges or issues that may come my way. The little book you get is really extensive. I also love the space to write down my notes, reminders and to journal about how these cards influenced me. It’s also very helpful when Christel goes over your cards with you as this gives you more clarity and better understanding of the cards.”

    Donna de KramerQuarteira, Portugal

About Christel

I’m a Life Coach & Mentor. Wayfinder. Toxic Relationship Coach. Self-Care Advocate. 
I help women spot, get out, deal with the aftermath and heal from toxic relationships.
I love adding some Practical Woo to my own blend of mentoring and coaching. 
I was born and raised in Antwerp, Belgium and have lived in Algarve, Portugal for the last 29 years. 
I serve you in English, Dutch/Flemish and Portuguese.