Being Serious Playful

“Being Seriously Playful”

A 6 day international Children Focusing training in English

Teachers: René Veugelers (CC for Children Focusing) & Harriët Teeuw (CC in training for Children Focusing). They all experience the ‘seriously playful energy’ in themselves and in their work with children.


Dates & times:

We’ll start with dinner 5.30 pm on Monday evening, July 13th and finish after lunch 1 pm on Sunday July the 19th. Morning sessions will be from 9.15 am to 12.15 pm each day and afternoon sessions from 3 pm to 6 pm. In the evenings there will be some entertainment and other free possibilities. To register, or if you have any questions on the program or dates,

contact René: or look at his website:

Location: Nijeholtpade is a small, quiet village, tucked away in the rural province of Friesland, 15 km above Heerenveen in the spacious countryside of northern Holland.

The venue is “De Bron” a retreat and conference center: see:

There are plenty of opportunities in the local area for canoeing, walking, biking and sight seeing.


Early bird                                           € 595,-    plus room and board

January 1st till may 30th                      € 690, –  plus room and board

After June 1st                                    € 750, –  plus room and board

 There will be a € 125 administration charge for cancellation.

After may 1st all fees are nonrefundable ~ except in the case of an unavoidable emergency.

Room and board: (De Bron offers full board, so all vegetarian meals are included in the price )

The room and board fee is payable on or before June 1st  and depends on your preference;

  1. Dorms are available for €65 per night. Total for 6 nights:  €390
  2. Double rooms, with ensuite shower & wc. for €80 per night. Total for 6 nights: €480
  3. Single rooms with ensuite are €95 per night (and limited in number) Total: €570

If you have any questions about room and board … please contact Harriët:


From Amsterdam ~ Schiphol airport is a two hour train journey to the nearest town of Wolvega, which is a 10 min car ride from the venue. You can arrive at the venue after 2pm on Monday 13th of July, there will be a shuttle service provided from the train station to the venue from 2 pm to 5 pm. If you have any questions about traveling: please contact Harriët:


All training sessions are offered in English. As this is not our mother tongue we will take an easy going approach and choose our words carefully!

Scholarships: We offer the possibility of two reduced price scholarship places on the course.

Please contact René and fill in the application form if you wish to apply for either of these.

Hopefully we will see, meet and great each other in Nijeholtpade,

if you have any other question call René 0031(0)113 551930 or email: