As he started to develop his coaching business with these tools, Merlijn found the struggles with his body weren’t over and he ended up in hospital with two collapsed lungs. However using the Access Consciousness tools, Merlijn was able to have a miraculous recovery completely avoiding the ER department, even at a time where in his own internal thought process he had to choose to live or die.
Since then Merlijn’s forte has been facilitating body movement, energy management and confidence classes using the Access Consciousness tools, allowing him to take tension out of bodies naturally, allow rigid and deep judgments to change and empower his clients to navigate the energies surrounding their daily life with ease. He believes that when you practice energetic management whether that’s within business meetings, monetary transactions, talking with friends or working out; having a way to manage the energies you are aware of consciously or unconsciously will allow you to have an easier life.
Merlijn while naturally androgenous spent most of his early life exploring his masculine side, however as he explored more he realized he didn’t feel the need to separate between masculine and feminine. Dressing up and exploring a more feminine side was something he enjoyed, he hadn’t pursued it further until encouraged by his friends in his late teens. After doing some casual drag gigs, he successfully auditioned for the drag musical theatre show Le Cage aux Folles which instilled his love for the art. Recently, he has added Magic Merlot as his Drag Persona into his coaching practice to sprinkle a less serious and more experimental creative outlet to his practice. Using her bubbly and playful attitude has allowed Merlijn to not hold back and encourage his clients to let out their wild side without judgment. “It’s not directly about male and female, it’s about including all of you as a being with a body.”
Success for Merlijn is a change that is sustainable or an awareness that allows you to make a different choice. From the 1000s of clients Merlijn has had, change is inevitable. His clients have changed depression, long lasting body pain, healed old and acute injuries and many have also learned to love and receive their body and their life.
You can explore what Merlijn has to offer in a variety of ways including free content available on his website, live and online classes facilitated in english and dutch and private sessions.