Courses

The ABC Treehouse sheltered a huge variety of courses and workshops, during my tenure as director from January 2006 to December 2011.  All of the presenters were independent, and their drive and engenuity were impressive. Some of them were just starting their businesses, and we worked together to make sure that booking, promotion, and financial arrangements supported their start-up process.  Many were ongoing or repeating courses.
All course content created by, and descriptive text written by,  course presenters.

ENGLISH LANGUAGE PRACTICE GROUP
English Language Practice Groupis an informal and inexpensive way to increase knowledge and build confidence inusing English-speaking, reading & writing! Led by anexperienced, native speaking TEFL instructor, the weekly two hour sessions will follow a series of themes, allowing participants to pick and choose the sessions which interest  them most.

DUTCH & SUCH
NickWalker
http://www.dutchandsuch.nl/
You know that in Holland ‘koffie’ is the single most important substance at work, but  you would also like to know what’s being said during meetings.If this sounds familiar then this is the Dutch course for you.

CASTILIAN (SPANISH) LESSONS & CONVERSATION
JuanCarlos
www.unlimitedeurope.org
Stichting Unlimited Europe Amsterdam offers courses and conversation in Castilian (Spanish) with trained, experienced native speakers.

 ITALIAN LESSONS & CONVERSATION
www.unlimitedeurope.org
Italian Lessons for beginners (A1 of the Common European Framework) uses communicative techniques and fun material to encourage students to speak in Italian. Conversation Group (for intermediate/advanced).

KNOCK-KNOCK: HOW TO WRITE FUNNY
So, can you learn to write funny in one afternoon? Actually, no. That’s why this workshop is two afternoons. You’ll watch funny film clips, hear humorous stories, and enjoy Rob & Lisa’s all-you-can-eat cookie buffet. We can’t promise that writing funnier will make you more sexually attractive. But we CAN promise you’ll learn 15 killer techniques for making writing more fun. And we WON’T embarrass you by making you perform. Can’t decide? Call 062 502 0817 and we’ll tell you why you’re already funny.

COPYWRITING: THE ONE-DAY INTENSIVE
Amsterdam Writing Workshops
www.amsterdamwriting.com
This full-day workshop is for those interested in the challenge of writing copy—whether for advertising, PR firms, corporations, NGO’s, newspapers, magazines, or multimedia. The goal is to give you the facts and the feedback you need to advance in your work.

COMPASS PROGRAM WORKSHOP 1: FOCUS ON QUALITIES
Interactive Coaching for Professional Women
A series of workshops for women who want to experience professional coaching in an inspiring and motivational group environment, where the exchange of ideas and practices are encouraged for the benefit of developing both professionally and socially.

LITTLE WORDS: HOW TO WRITE FOR CHILDREN
Amsterdam Writing Workshops
www.amsterdamwriting.com
Many adults are still attached to the characters they knew as children: Winnie-the-Pooh and The Cat in the Hat, The Little Prince and Jip & Janneke…. This workshop will give you the information and the forum you need to bring your idea to the next level. Beginners and non-native English speakers are welcome.

THE NOVEL
Amsterdam Writing Workshops
www.amsterdamwriting.com
Writing a novel is often a marathon experience; the challenges are in starting, in “keeping the faith”—and, of course, in finishing.The weekend is meant to provide an overview of what it takes to complete a novel.

RAISING CHILDREN IN THE NETHERLANDS
Julia Dunlap
Raising children while living in the Netherlands can bring new issues into an already challenging venture. This seminar, designed for both multi-cultural families and non-Dutch families raising their children here in the Netherlands for at least 1-2 years, will provide an opportunity to hear how others have dealt with situations that you may be facing while raising your pre-school and school aged children here.

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP: ART AS THERAPY
Willis Perutka-James
A series of 1 & 2 day workshops designed for those interested in various aspects of counseling-psychotherapy. Art as Therapy: . . . messy hands.Experiential process using a range of creative-expressive mediums.

WRITING WHAT YOU KNOW: TRANSFORMING EXPERIENCE INTO WORDS
Lisa Friedman
Stories, reports, articles, novels—everything we write draws on experience in some way. In this two-day workshop, we’ll find out how to craft real life into brilliant writing—both fiction and non-fiction. All levels, non-native English speakers welcome

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP: INTRO TO THERAPEUTIC PLAY SKILLS
Willis Perutka-James
A series of 1 & 2 day workshops designed for those interested in various aspects of counseling-psychotherapy. Intro to Therapeutic Play Skills: Supporting Children living with Life Threatening Illness. Exploration of skills and theory underpinning to support children.

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP: LESBIGAY IDENTITY
Willis Perutka-James
A series of 1 & 2 day workshops designed for those interested in various aspects of counseling-psychotherapy. LesBiGay Identity: Talking Slant – An exploration of racial identity as part of Lesbian, Bisexual and Gay self-identity through processes of ‘coming-out’.

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP: INTRO TO TRANSACTIONAL ANALYSIS
Willis Perutka-James
A series of 1 & 2 day workshops designed for those interested in various aspects of counseling-psychotherapy. Intro to Transactional Analysis: Understanding Self – theory and experiential session based on the understanding of Ego-sates as constructs of the Self.

ART CLASSES FOR CHILDREN (4-16YR)
Carina Claassens
I will teach your children for a whole hour how to be a creative painter, get their hands dirty and work with ceramics, make a beautiful scrapbook, or any other number of activities to be creative and have fun. All materials are included, and lessons will be continuing during the school holidays (depending on demand, minimum of 4 students) Parents are of course welcome to join as well!

BREASTFEEDING WORKSHOP
www.sunflowerbabies.nlDesigned for first-time mums, this workshop offers you the opportunity to explore the issues surrounding breastfeeding. Whether you have already decided to breast feed or you are not too sure what to do, this is the workshop for you.

AMSTERDAM WRITING WORKSHOPS PRESENTS: SIMPLY WRITING – THE PROFESSIONAL’S APPROACH TO JUST GETTING IT ON THE PAGE
Lisa Friedman
www.amsterdamwriting.com
What obstacles do you experience to writing? How can you structure your life in order to keep writing? How, exactly, do you finish a piece of writing? At Simply Writing, we’ll define ways of making writing a more natural process; more time-efficient; and more fun. If you’re a beginning writer, you’ll receive guidelines for getting started. If you’re already writing, we’ll pinpoint how to become more productive.  Presented to you by Amsterdam Writing Workshops.

THE DIAMOND WITHIN!
Katharina Brinckmeier
In a safe and warm atmosphere we will go on an inner journey to find out what your inner diamond is about, what is holding us back to shine and how we can transform to just be … The Diamond within!

AMSTERDAM WRITING WORKSHOPS PRESENTS: THE ESSAY
www.amsterdamwriting.com
In this two-day workshop, we’ll practice the art of essay-writing. We’ll define how writing essays is similar to—and different from—structuring traditional stories. And, perhaps most important, we’ll make a significant start in turning each participant’s essay ideas into a finished piece that communicates with grace and insight.

AMSTERDAM WRITING WORKSHOPS PRESENTS: THE ART OF REVISION
www.amsterdamwriting.com
“Writing is rewriting,” the adage tells us. During these two afternoons, we’ll learn how enlightened writers edit their work. We’ll practice revising short, existing texts. Given the overlap of fiction and nonfiction, we’ll learn professional revision techniques that apply to both.

AWCA HAVING A BABY IN HOLLAND SEMINAR
www.awca.nl/amsterdam
Pregnant or considering becoming pregnant while in the Netherlands? Contemplating where you’ll deliver, pain relief, having a midwife vs. an obstetrician, etc? Come hear personal stories from women who have been through the experience, as well as information about delivering a baby in Holland from a Dutch midwife, a Dutch kraamzorg provider and other specialists.

LEARN HOW TO ACCURATELY SELF MUSCLE TEST AND LEARN AN ENERGETIC CODE TO EASE YOURSELF WHEN LIFE HANDS YOU #&&@!!
Ever been in a situation and not known what to do? Have you ever been faced with options you can’t weigh with any confidence? Have you ever wondered what is the best thing to do in any given situation? Learn how to use self muscle testing to discover what are the right answers for you.

BABY SIGNS: COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR BABY BEFORE THEY CAN SPEAK!
The first company in the Netherlands which aims at improving communication between parents/care-workers and child through sign language

WHAT IS A TRANCE?
An introductory talk and demonstration of various kinds of trance by Dennis Wier, Director of the Trance Institute in Bruetten, Switzerland, and author of the book “Trance, From Magic to Technology”.

KABBALAH CENTER
The KabbalahCenter offers two events:
2PM-6:30PM: “The Power of Kabbalah”, 2nd day of a two-day intensive seminar.
7:30PM: Rosh Chodesh Aries – Kabbalistic meditation & lecture for the coming month.

PUBLIC SPEAKING WORKSHOP: HOW TO IMPROVE YOUR SPEAKING SKILLS.
Martyn Claybrough
www.the-speaker.info/
This interactive seminar will focus on public speaking skills, the common pitfalls and how to overcome them. The evening will be packed with tips and advice, there will be something for everyone. My style of working is Educational, warm and humorous, with an intuitive grasp of the audiences needs.

MAMA AND BABY YOGA COURSE
Susan Nicolas
www.yogaadvaita.org/amsterdam
For Mamas with Babies who are pre-walking (from 2 months to about one year)…no prior yoga experience is required for either.

NVGP WORKSHOP
NVGP Maliebaan
Group Psychotherapy and Group Dynamics

THE YOGA COMMUNITY
Susan Nicolas
www.amsterdam.yoga108.org
On-going, drop-in hatha yoga classes based on the practice of basic yoga postures as well as sun-salutations, breathing exercises, and meditation. Please wear whatever you feel comfortable stretching in; yoga mats, cushions and towels are provided but you can bring your own if you’d like to. Classes are taught in English in the Sivananda Hatha yoga tradition.

CREATING LASTING LOVE SEMINAR
www.kabbalahcentre.co.uk
Come and find out how each of us can benefit from applying the 4,000 years old Kabbalistic technology to create & rejuvenate our most important relationships.

PHOTOGRAPHY FOR BEGINNERS
Patricia Ribas
www.patriciaribas.com
In this workshop we will be dealing with the basic elements of photography such as light, composition and angle of view, as well as the most important features of a camera and hoe to take the best out of it. This course is specially designed for people with very little or no knowledge of Photography.

DUTCH FOR EXPATS
www.dutchforexpats.com
Dutch for Expats language school will continue their popular Dutch classes at beginning and intermediate levels in the ABC Treehouse. New courses starting mid-September on weekday mornings and evenings.

AWCA – INFANT/CHILD CPR AND FIRST AID WORKSHOP
Willeke van der Molen, an experienced Dutch CPR instructor, will lead this course, covering the most common injuries requiring first aid, as well as infant/child CPR. Willeke has given many such speakers to English speaking groups in Amsterdam and “graduates” of her course feel much more prepared to deal with any medical emergency that might arise.

ACCESS – BASIC FIRST AID WORKSHOP
www.access-nl.org
Need basic information on First Aid? Would you like to know what to do in case of an emergency situation? This interactive course will discuss several treatment procedures and give clear-cut demonstrations on how to handle minor accidents. With Shelly La France-Phillips, Advanced Nurse Practitioner

OH CARDS WORKSHOP WITH MORITZ EGETMEYER
Audrey Weingberg
www.creativetherapy.nl / www.oh-cards.com
Since their first publication in 1981 The OH Cards have become a widely acclaimed tool for personal and interpersonal work. Printed and sold in 20 different languages and in many more counties than that, they flow around the world much like a net of groundwater, supplying a resource to professionals of any teaching or healing denomination as well as countless interested private persons.

ACCESS – INTRODUCTION TO DUTCH INCOME TAX
www.access-nl.org
Do you have difficulty on processing your income tax returns? Or are you new to the Netherlands and as an employee, would like assistance concerning your taxes? Then this workshop is ideal for you to join. You will learn how to fill out your tax return, provided with tips, and you will also have the opportunity to ask your own specific questions with Dutch tax issues you’ve run into.

THE AMSTERDAM WRITING WORKSHOPS PRESENTS: WRITING NONFICTION
Lisa Friedman
www.amsterdamwriting.com
At this new 2-day workshop, we’ll explore:

finding focus
how to conduct research
interviewing techniques
structuring nonfiction prose.
Beginners and non-native speakers welcome
Guest speaker: author Pete Jordan; taught by: Lisa Friedman

WEIGHT LOSS AND HEALTH WORKSHOP
Deborah Campbell
www.backintraining.com
A unique, fun and innovative workshop that will assist you in the creation of long-term health and weight loss changes.

ACCESS: BUYING A HOUSE AND MORTGAGES INTHE NETHERLANDS
Jun2008
www:http://www.access-nl.org/our_services/workshop.htm
Buying a house in a foreign country can be very scary – especially when you don’t understand the language or how it works. This workshop is a must if you are thinking of buying and want to understand how it works.

MAXTERDAM – 3DSMAX, HOSTED BY CRIS ROBSEN
CrisRobson
http://www.3d-palace.com
Maxterdam-or3ds Max in Amsterdam – is a two day live teaching seminar hosted  by Cris Robson for 3d-palace.com in the heart of the Netherlands in Europe.This popular learning  event started in 2005 and ran yearly during the warm summer months as an opportunity both to learn useful new techniques and also away of socialising with your fellow artists.

WORKSHOP FOOD!
Hennie Knapen
www.hennieknapen.nl
FOOD! is an entertaining interactive workshop. In two hours you learn everything your body needs. You will learn about your own eating and feeding habits and their effect on your body and your vitality. You also will discover the simplicity of improving your lifestyle.

THE POWER OF SPONTANEOUS WRITING
Tine van Wijk , Gestaltcentrum De Walvis , Willem de Zwijgerlaan 125, 1056 JK Amsterdam
www.tinevanwijk.nl / www.elderpower.nl
Not your head but your hand will do the work if you keep it moving Don’t worry about spelling, grammar, punctuation or losing control Don’t think, your writing does not have to be logical Go for the unknown, take risks and be free.

“FRAGMENTS OF AN UNKNOWN TEACHING”: INTRODUCTORY TALKS
Elare , Anna Altenby
www.elare.nl
“If your world is all that you have, you have nothing; if the world is all that you have, you have everything.” Patrizio Paoletti

These talks will introduce you to a system of organized ideas that offers a path for your self-development. The talks will be held by Gianni Bernardi and Anna Altenby and will last for approximately forty five minutes.

THE JOHN ADAMS INSTITUTE PRESENTS: AMERICAN LITERATURE COURSE
Dr Eleonore van Notten
The John Adams Institute offers an annual course in American literature. The theme for the 2008-2009 season is “The Eighties.” The Eighties were not only the decade of Margaret Thatcher and Ronald Reagan, but also of punk, pop, AIDS and Prozac—all of which feature in the texts we’ll read.

WORKSHOP: THINK GLOBALLY, TALK LOCALLY – EMPLOYEE COMMUNICATION
Marc Wright, Simply Communicate
marcwrightworkshop.eventbrite.com / nl.iabc.com
‘Think Global, Talk Local’ is a guide to the work of Trompenaars and Hofstede – pioneers in the understanding of cross-cultural communication. Supported by examples from working for international companies such as Tetra Pak and BA, Marc Wright’s presentation is highly interactive and amusing as well as instructive.

MOVE, EATAND PLAY – THE ULTIMATE HEALTH AND WELLNESS PROGRAM
Debbie Campbell
www.backintraining.com
Do you…want to lose weight, eat the right foods, exercise with volition or simply live a healthier life?

A 2-day intensive workshop where you will learn how to; lose weight quickly and effectively, boost energy levels, manage your diet for long-term results, increase your fitness, and most importantly, have FUN in the process!

JO PARFITT’S CAREER WORKSHOPS… A CAREER IN YOUR SUITCASE
Jo Parfitt
www.expatrollercoaster.com
Based on the book, now in its third edition, A Career in Your Suitcase, this workshop gives students the opportunity to explore the first steps toward creating a career that works wherever they may live.

JO PARFITT’S WRITING WORKSHOPS… DEFINITE ARTICLES
Jo Parfitt
www.expatrollercoaster.com
Find out how to construct an article that publications will want to publish. What to put in, what to leave out and how to hone your piece for the publications. Just right if you want to write articles to promote your business or to earn some money and raise your profile as a serious writer.

EAT RIGHT
Debbie Campbel
Do you tend to overeat or binge on sugary foods? Do you struggle to choose the ‘right’ food at mealtimes? Come along to this fun and interactive workshop to find out how to choose eat the RIGHT foods all the time.

COS NOORD-HOLLAND WELCOMES YOU TO THE MASTER CLASS IMPROVING MATERNAL HEALTH
COS Noord-Holland
www.cosnoordholland.nl
WHY Maternal health deserves more attention and action! Every minute a woman dies as a result of pregnancy or childbirth. 99% of these women live in developing countries. COS Noord-Holland invites professionals on mother and child care from Afghanistan, India and Ethiopia. These professionals will present the Master class ‘Improving Maternal Health’ in cooperation with Oxfam Novib, Cordaid and NCDO.

WORDFAST – TRANSLATION SOFTWARE TRAINING FOR BEGINNERS
Ineke Touber
This hands-on workshop covers beginning to intermediate Wordfast functions including the following:
Installation; Translation and terminology functions; Work process and file management; Basic set-up options; Licensing; Basic translation memory and glossary management/maintenance

PARENTING WITH LOVE AND LOGIC
Marit van Tuinen
www.loveandlogic.com
“Kids don’t come with an owners manual… But I found one, it’s Parenting with Love and Logic.” If you want to raise children who are self-confident, motivated, and ready for the real world, take advantage of the win-win approach to parenting. Early Childhood Parenting Made Fun! A five-week course.

FIT AND HEALTHY IN 2009
Debbie Campbell
”This year I will get fit, lose 5kg and eat healthy food.”
Does this sound familiar? Millions of people start the year with the best of intentions, only to find that motivation disappears and willpower is just not strong enough to get the results they want. As 2008 draws to a close, find out how to make Health and Fitness a priority in your life starting NOW – why wait until next year?! Weight loss, improved fitness, increased vitality, more energy, toned and trim figure…

JO PARFITT’S WRITING WORKSHOPS… HOW TO MAKE THE PERFECT PITCH
Jo Parfitt
www.expatrollercoaster.com
Once you are confident that you could write the kind of article publications will want to print, then you are ready to learn how to place and sell your work. Serious writers need googleability and a clippings folder. This course will show you how to do both.

EARLY CHILDHOOD PARENTING MADE FUN
Marit van Tuinen
‘If you want to raise children who are self-confident, motivated, and ready for the real world, take advantage of the win-win approach to parenting. Your children will win because the’ll learn responsibility and the logic of life by solving their own problems. And you will win because you’ll establish healty control without resorting to anger, threats, nagging, or exhausting powerstruggles. A five week course.

“BOOK NIGHT” 2009 – WRITING CLINIC & MINI WRITING WORKSHOP
Lisa Friedman
www.amsterdamwriting.com
Writing Clinic 18:00-20:00: Can’t get started? No structure? No plot in mind? Writing problems abound—but help is at hand….
Mini Writing Workshop: Finding Time to Write.

What stops most people from writing? Not enough time. This one-hour workshop can be your kick-start to writing.

BEGINNERS MEDITATION WEEKEND INTENSIVE
www.yoga108.org
Open to anyone wanting to learn about meditation, including benefits, techniques, and how to establish a dedicated daily practice. Daily meditation practice brings peace of mind, inner joy and inner peace. By increasing control over your mind, every practice brings you closer to your own Self, the center of your being filled with joy, wisdom and bliss.

THE AMSTERDAM WRITING WORKSHOPS PRESENTS WRITING FOR THE WEB: A PROFESSIONAL HOW-TO
Lisa Friedman
www.amsterdamwriting.com
“Write short. Keep it simple.” The standard directions make Web-writing sound easy. But in practice, Web-writing can be complex. In Writing for the Web, we’ll learn to create quality Web content. The goal: increase your marketability as a Web-writer in one intensive session!

THE AMSTERDAM CREATIVE WRITING WEEKEND
Amal Chatterjee
A weekend of workshops in Prose and Poetry in the heart of Amsterdam. Two and a half days of workshops and sessions led by experienced writers and teachers of writing that will help you get your writing on track. Led by Amal Chatterjee, Novelist, historian and Fiction Tutor at the University of Oxford (UK) & Jane Draycott, Award-winning Poet and Poetry Tutor at the University of Oxford (UK).

CONFLICT MANAGEMENT: A WORKSHOP IN THREE SESSIONS
The Yoga Community,  Susan Nicolas
www.amsterdam.yoga108.org
Learn ways to manage personal and professional conflicts, empowering yourself & creating lasting, peaceful relationships.

THE SENSATIONS OF POETRY
The Amsterdam Writing Workshops
www.amsterdamwriting.com
Poetry is the synthesis of sensation; it is a place where the effects of the physical and historical world can be diminished or magnified by calling attention to specific sights, scents, and sounds. In this workshop, we will use experiential and analytical methods to unlock the senses that are tamed and sometimes defeated by everyday life. We will re-shape our impressions—and find their best expression on the page.

FINDING INNER PEACE THROUGH MEDITATION
KMC Holland
Every class includes meditation as well as practical explanations on how to cultivate positive and peaceful minds based on Buddhist teachings. Suitable for all levels of experience, everyone is welcome. It is a drop in class, you do not need to attend the entire 7 week series and no advanced booking is necessary.

CONFLICT MANAGEMENT
Elodie van Sytzama
www.newresolution.nl
Conflict Management, a workshop in three sessions. Learn ways to manage personal and professional conflicts, empowering yourself & creating lasting, peaceful relationships.

THE AMSTERDAM WRITING WORKSHOPS PRESENTS THE SHORT STORY: A TWO-DAY WORKSHOP
Lisa Friedman
www.amsterdamwriting.com
Writing a short story is a wonderfully intricate process; we make hundreds—if not thousands—of creative decisions in the course of telling a single tale. In this workshop, we’ll find ways of focusing those many decisions into what works for you as a storyteller.

MINDFULNESS YOGA
Marieke Westerveld
This Bilingual Yoga Class is taught in the tradition of Mindfulness Yoga, a complete system for personal transformation – physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual, and can be practiced by anyone of any age or condition.

IMPROVING WOMEN’S HEALTH: NATUROPATHIC HORMONE BALANCING
Kristy Vermeulen, ND, Bsc
www.dr.kristyvermeulen.com
Many common complaints that women visit a doctor about can be traced back to an underlying hormonal imbalance. This lecture covers the signs, symptoms, causes and treatment options of these imbalances. It will provide information on how you can use naturopathic medicine to treat various hormonal related conditions, thus increasing your overall health and well-being.

YOUR FUTURE
Anne Galloway of power-to-change , Jane Stephenson of knowboundaries
Are you stuck in a rut? Does your life lack direction and focus? Do you wish you could stop procrastinating and take action? Then join our inspirational 3 hour workshop and learn how to get from where you are to where you want to be.

THE PIONEER INTRODUCTION
Alan Dixon
www.theimaginationworks.net
Resident in Holland? Want to be running your own business in 2010? Don’t know where to start? The Pioneer Introduction is for people who are ready to make their business concept a reality. It will provide you with the tools needed to feel confident about turning your dream into the life you want to be living in Holland.

IMPROVING DIGESTIVE HEALTH – NATUROPATHIC TREATMENT OPTIONS
Kristy Vermeulen, ND, Bsc
www.dr.kristyvermeulen.com
Many common complaints that people visit a doctor about can be traced back to poor digestion. It is estimated that 70% of the population suffers from digestive complaints. This lecture covers the signs, symptoms, causes and treatment options of these digestive imbalances. It will provide information on how you can use naturopathic medicine to treat various digestive concerns, thus increasing your overall health and wellbeing.

“WHY CAN’T EVERYONE BEHAVE NORMALLY…LIKE ME?”
Anja Schuetz
www.yellowumbrella.eu / www.yellowumbrellanews.wordpress.com
DE-STRESS YOUR RELATIONSHIPS by learning to understand different personality types

SPRING DETOX: NATUROPATHIC WORKSHOP
Kristy Vermeulen, ND, Bsc
www.dr.kristyvermeulen.com
Feeling sluggish and slow? Spring is a season of growth and renewal, when our bodies and minds awaken from their winter slumber. Now is the time to cleanse and revitalize.

BOOSTING FERTILITY AND PRECONCEPTION HEALTH FOR A HEALTHY PREGNANCY: NATUROPATHIC TREATMENT PROGRAMS
Kristy Vermeulen, ND, Bsc
www.dr.kristyvermeulen.com
It is estimated that one in seven couples have problems conceiving a child and that in many of these cases no cause can be determined. It is In these cases that Naturopathic medicine can make a considerable difference.

PIMP YOUR BROODJE!
Julie Wall
www.juliewellness.com
In today’s stressful workplace we often don’t make time for a healthy lunch. Yet, it is extremely important to supply your body with highly nutritious foods to provide optimum energy, concentration, vitality, alertness and focus for your day. Breakout of the bread and cheese rut!

IMPROVING IMMUNE HEALTH: NATUROPATHIC TREATMENT OPTIONS
Kristy Vermeulen, ND, Bsc
www.dr.kristyvermeulen.com
The ability to stay well depends on the strength of your immune system. The immune system is one of the most complex and fascinating systems of the human body, with its prime function being to protect the body against infection and disease.

IMPROVING WOMEN’S HEALTH: NATUROPATHIC HORMONE BALANCING
Kristy Vermeulen, ND, Bsc
www.dr.kristyvermeulen.com
Many common complaints that women visit a doctor about can be traced back to an underlying hormonal imbalance. This lecture covers the signs, symptoms, causes and treatment options of these imbalances.

ENGLISH IMPROVEMENT COURSE
John Logan
Do you hesitate to speak up in an English language setting, although you have the basics and know you’d improve with practice? Are you finding yourself with more and more international clients, and wish you felt confident when doing business with them? Flexible classes and private lessons, tailored to your needs, for learners aged 12 to adult.

STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD! A PERSONAL BRANDING WORKSHOP
Anne Galloway of power-to-change , Jane Stephenson of knowboundaries
Do you want to Get noticed? Get promoted? Get more clients? Stand out from the crowd!

SINFULLY SIMPLE: SMOOTHIES & SALADS
Julie Wall , Lauren Windsor
In today’s stressful workplace we often don’t make time for a healthy lunch. Yet, it is extremely important to supply your body with highly nutritious foods to provide optimum energy, concentration, vitality, alertness and focus for your day.

GETTING PREGNANT: NATURAL WAYS TO INCREASE FERTILITY
Kristy Vermeulen, ND, Bsc
www.dr.kristyvermeulen.com
This presentation will not only cover infertility, its possible causes and naturopathic treatments but also preconception health. Preconception health care involves encouraging an healthy state of both parents and their sperm and eggs before conception is achieved. It is a way to increase fertility, reduce the risks of birth defects, and maximize the baby’s chances for a healthy life.

ABC URBAN ARTS FESTIVAL – KNIT A SPARKLING BRACELET!
In this workshop I will teach you a very decorative pattern for a shiny and sparkling bracelet in the colors silver and gold. Knitting skills (cast on&off, basic stitch and purl stitch) are required. You will learn to increase and decrease stitches.

MOLLY CRABAPPLE BRINGS “DR. SKETCHY” TO THE ABC TREEHOUSE!
mollycrabapple.com/
Caberet will meet art school when Molly Crabapple leads a Dr. Sketchy workshop at the ABC Treehouse as part of the ABC Urban Arts Festival.

ABC URBAN ARTS FESTIVAL – CROCHET CRASH COURSE
Malia Mather
www.abc.nl/blog/?p=14118 / www.penelopecraft.com
Knitting, Crocheting, and all sorts of other ‘yarn arts’ have ceased to be the domain of our grandmothers – not that grandma isn’t doing it anymore, but men and women of all ages have started picking up their hooks and creating crocheted…well, everything. In this one-hour workshop, Malia Mather will show you how to cast on, crochet a few rows, and cast off – the basic you need to get started!

ABC URBAN ARTS FESTIVAL – URBAN PAPER CRAFTING
www.matthijskamstra.nl/blog / www.3eyedbear.com
In this workshop, artists Matthijs [MCK] Kamstra and 3EYEDBEAR/Maarten Janssens, members of STRAAT PAPIER HOLLAND KLIK, will help you build your own colourful paper creature or object.

ABC URBAN ARTS FESTIVAL – MIXED MEDIA WITH PAPER & CLOTH
Ginni Fleck
www.DIYTextileSchool.nl
Let’s have fun together learning mixed media and surface design techniques with recycled paper and textiles. We will explore many ways to layer the surface with diverse media, adhesives and application techniques. We’ll complete an art journal cover and you’ll leave with the pattern to finish the journal at home.

ABC URBAN ARTS FESTIVAL – URBAN PAPER CRAFTING
www.abc.nl/blog/?p=14118 / www.matthijskamstra.nl/blog / www.3eyedbear.com
In this workshop, artists Matthijs [MCK] Kamstra and 3EYEDBEAR/Maarten Janssens, members of STRAAT PAPIER HOLLAND KLIK, will help you build your own colourful paper creature or object.

ABC URBAN ARTS FESTIVAL – INKS & MASKS
“An illustration workshop in mask design. Marie-Louise Plum will give a short talk on the use of masks in her art, then lead you in mask drawing on pre-prepared masks. You’ll then spend time interacting whilst wearing your masks in a series of improvisation games.

VOTING ASSISTANCE WORKSHOP FOR AMERICAN ORGANIZATIONS OVERSEAS
The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) will be holding Voting Assistance Workshops on Tuesday June 29, 2010, from 13h00—15h00, at the ABC Treehouse in Amsterdam. Entry is free and Consul General Julie Ruterbories will be opening with a few remarks.

HOW TO LOSE WEIGHT AND FEEL GREAT!
Kristy Vermeulen, ND, Bsc
www.dr.kristyvermeulen.com
Weight gain is becoming more and more common around the world. In the Netherlands, half of the population is overweight. This lecture will explain the causes of weight gain, including the roles of nutrition, diet, lifestyle and hormonal imbalances. Natural treatment programs will also be discussed to not only prevent weight gain, but to help you lose weight and feel great.

THE SECRET TO A HEALTHY FALL AND WINTER – NUTRITION, EXERCISE AND VITAMIN D
Kristy Vermeulen, ND, Bsc
www.dr.kristyvermeulen.com
During this 30 minute presentation I will discuss healthy nutrition for the fall and winter, daily exercises that you can do throughout the colder and rainier months, as well as the importance of Vitamin D – the sunshine vitamin. Come join me for this lecture and learn how you can live a healthier, happier winter.

CHINESE LANGUAGE COURSE
www.taalcursuschinees.nl
Our Chinese courses are designed for anyone, for example students and young professionals, who want to develop a basic knowledge of the Chinese language. This is a good investment for an internship or job in China, or for (future) business relationships with China, or for people who have a personal interest in the Chinese language and culture.

“HALLO TARZAN” ONE-YEAR ANNIVERSARY
www.thefabulousfactor.com / www.themanwhisperer.com /www.whatwomenwonttellmen.com
Come join us for an inspiring and exciting day of learning, laughing and connecting.

10:00- 12:30 What’s Next? An inspiring thought provoking morning to figure out what else you can do with your time, talents and untapped potential.
1:30-4:00 Become a Man Whisperer How is it that our relationships with men- or lack of them- are some of the greatest sources of stress and confusion in our lives, you ask? It’s simple. Men and women are fundamentally different.

STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD! A PERSONAL BRANDING WORKSHOP
Nov 2010
Anne Galloway of power-to-change , Jane Stephenson of knowboundaries
This workshop will help you highlight your talents and develop a strong personal image you can use to help sell yourself at an interview, apply in your advertising and marketing material, and on your social networking media.

WORKSHOP – BURNOUT RECOVERY – HOW TO NATURALLY RESTORE AND SUPPORT THE ADRENAL GLANDS
Kristy Vermeulen, ND, Bsc
www.dr.kristyvermeulen.com
Burnout occurs when the adrenal glands become fatigued after long term physical or mental/emotional stress. This results in many different symptoms but the most common are a constant feeling of tiredness, difficulty concentrating, difficulty coping with stress, and possible low blood pressure.

THE “LOVE AND LOGIC” CURRICULUM, PARENTING COURSE
Deirdre Budd
The “Love and Logic” curriculum, Parenting course. This course offers parents the opportunity to learn how to avoid temper tantrums, and many other parenting challenges. Parents who attend will learn effective practical skills which they can use immediately. This “Early Parenting made Fun” course is suitable for parents of children from 1-8 years of age.

WORKSHOP: HOW TO WRITE AND PUBLISH A BOOK
Jo Parfitt
www.joparfitt.com
This workshop with Jo Parfitt is packed with information and practical advice on how to plan, write and prepare a book for publication. Discover the 10 magic ingredients every non-fiction and many fiction books must have. Learn the tricks that will make your book more likely to sell and find out what you might need to put in, and what you should leave out.

SAY IT WITH CONFIDENCE! A WORKSHOP TO IMPROVE YOUR COMMUNICATION SKILLS
Anne Galloway of power-to-change , Jane Stephenson of knowboundaries
Do you want to: Feel self confident when speaking to new people? Be able to negotiate effectively? Have your views heard without appearing aggressive? This workshop will help you to improve your verbal and non verbal communication skills, allow you to network with ease, communicate assertively and negotiate effectively.

HOW TO FIND AND TELL YOUR PERSONAL STORY – WORKSHOP & STORY SLAM
Everyone has a story to tell. Creating stories from your life is in many ways like re-authoring your own experiences. Professional storytellers Lisa Lipkin and Judith Black will help participants learn how to find hidden stories within and create a narrative structure in which to tell them.

FACE YOUR FEARS ANDGROW! A WORKSHOP TO INCREASE YOUR CONFIDENCE
Anne Galloway of power-to-change , Jane Stephenson of knowboundaries
Do you want to: Feel more positive about yourself? Be a more confident person? Be able to achieve the things you want? This workshop will show you the secrets of how to build your self confidence so that you can appear approachable, calm, collected and successful in everything you do.

WORKSHOP: HOW TO PUBLISH YOUR BOOK
Elise de Bres
www.vldb.nl
Have you always thought you could write a book, but didn’t know how? Or were you so daunted by the thought that you never got very farThere are all kinds of books, not just novels. Writing and publishing one can be a valuable part of your personal branding mix.

SPRING DETOX WORKSHOP
Kristy Vermeulen, ND, Bsc
www.dr.kristyvermeulen.com
Feeling sluggish and slow? Spring is a season of growth and renewal, when our bodies and minds awaken from their winter slumber. Now is the time to cleanse and revitalize!

READ YOUR WAY TO BETTER ENGLISH
John Logan
This 10-week course is for people who like to read, and who would like to improve their spoken and written English. Students will be given a chance to improve their English through reading some of the greatest story writers in the English language, and discussing how they construct their stories.

FROM BLOG TO BOOK: THE MINI-WORKSHOP
Lisa Friedman
www.amsterdamwriting.com
Have you always thought you could write a book, but didn’t know how? Or were you so daunted by the thought that you never got very far? There are all kinds of books, not just novels. Writing and publishing one can be a valuable part of your personal branding mix.

AMS*DIY – DO-IT-YOURSELF COLLAGE
Sara Naumann
www.saranaumann.com
Curious about collage? Then join us for a hands-on workshop—no experience necessary. You’ll create a collage using vintage and found materials (plus a few surprise items) while learning basic design principles like the Rule of Uneven Numbers, overlapping, balance, using contrasting shapes and more. All materials provided.

AMS*DIY – DO IT YOURSELF PUBLISHING
www.abc.nl
Imagine submitting your manuscript to a publisher already in book form. Or how about having your dissertation, family cookbook, memoirs or poems made into a book for in you in less time than takes to go grab a coffee! This Demo will show you how easy the EBM (Espresso Book Machine) is to use…and set you on your way to Self-Publishing your own Book!

AMS*DIY – PAPER ENGINEERING!
www.3eyedbear.com
Straat Papier Holland Klik is a Urban Arts 2010 Alumni, and will be building the ‘paper corner at AMS*DIY. Maarten Janssens/3Eyed Bear will host the corner throughout AMS*DIY, with friends Nick Knite, Marshall Alexander, Matthijs Kamstra, and Dolly Oblong dropping in throughout the weekend. Come on by, pick up some scissors and help them build the corner! (Ages 12 & up)

AMS*DIY – NEEDLE FELT CREATURES WORKSHOP
Malia Mather
www.penelopecraft.com
Make an owl, a penguin, anything you want! Learn the basics of needle felting in a very short time in this fun and easy workshop with Penelope Craft. All materials included.

AMS*DIY – DO IT YOURSELF: ORIGAMI!
Learn the mesmerizing and relaxing art of origami in this short – free! – workshop.

AMS*DIY – ANIMATION WITH STELLAMATION
www.stellamation.tv
In this workshop, Stellamation will help young artists make an animation film, with characters they help create themselves. (Ages 9-16)

AMS*DIY – DO IT YOURSELF SILK SCREEN WORKSHOP
DIY TextileSchool / Ginni Fleck
www.diytextileschool.nl
Create your own silk screen with DIY TEXTILE SCHOOL so you can print your own t-shirts, bags, and other items. You’ll learn a quick easy way to make your own frame and screen from easily accessible and inexpensive materials!

AMS*DIY – SEW A PINCUSHION WITH PENELOPE CRAFT
www.peneloplecraft.com
Whether you have been sewing every day for the past 10 years or are just getting started, a pincushion is essential. In this workshop you’ll make a biscornu pincushion to keep your pins at bay. No prior experience required, but a fear of (sewing) needles is not recommended!

AMS*DIY – DO IT YOURSELF: MAKE YOUR OWN STAMP
Kitty Darkness Designs
www.etsy.com/shop/kittydarknessdesigns / www.kittydarknessdesigns.blogspot.com
Kitty Darkness Designs will show YOU how to turn your simple design into a stamp, which you will carve on the spot under Kitty’s guidance and expertise. You will learn about carving technique, available materials, and what you can do with the finished product – which you will take home and use to produce fabulous items, like cards, stamped fabric and other great accessories.

PILLOW TALK: A WORKSHOP TO UNLOCK YOUR PASSION…
Ann James
www.urbanaphrodite.nl/workshop/
Interested in writing a steamy prelude to passion? Come and take this spicy 3-hour course taught by New York City director, Ann James of Urban Aphrodite International!

GMAT INTENSIVE SESSION
www.mba-center.net
The MBA Business Center Brussels will offer a GMAT intensive session in Amsterdam at the ABC Treehouse.

THE PHENOMENAL WOMAN EVENT
Phenomenal Women , Martie Gerus
www.phenomenalamsterdam.eventbrite.com/
Being a Phenomenal Woman is not about fitting into everyone else’s idea of what your life, your relationship, or your business is all about. It is about realising that, as a woman, our potential is realised when we step into our feminine energy and honour our natural strengths.

THE GREEN DOORWAY PRESENTS A HOLISTIC LIFESTYLE BRUNCH
Jemitra Hairston, MS , Creative Director , The Green Doorway
thegreendoorway.com
Holistic is a word that we hear a lot about these days, but what does it mean and what can it do for you? When we live in a more holistic way we are able to tap into our full potential and attain radiant health. To find out more, join us on the 17th of September for the Holistic Lifestyle Brunch with Jemitra of the Green Doorway. During the brunch you will have an opportunity to sample various aspects of the holistic lifestyle.

TEACH YOUR CHILD TO SLEEP
www.Dream-Angus.com
This session will give you the information you need to understand what your child needs from you to develop a good sleep pattern. You will recognise where things are going wrong and how to improve them. Age groups covered in this session are birth to four years. The most common difficulties explained.

WORKSHOP HAPPY PLANET
Michiel Hobbelt (Master Social Psychology)
www.duurzaamgeluk.com
A sustainable future is a happy future according to happiness research. In the last 50 years people in the Western society have not become any happier. This is one of the results of research, but in the same period our standard of living has more than doubled. Apparently this affluence did not make us happier! This is good news for a sustainable future.

NEWYORK NOVELS: HOW TO WRITE, EDIT AND POLISH YOUR MANUSCRIPT FOR AMERICAN PUBLISHERS
Pat Hauldren
www.pathauldren.com / www.pathauldren.com/wworkshops/new-york-novels/
Writing for publishers in the US is different than writing for the UK or the European market. In this class, learn what US publishers expect and how to write and market your book explicitly for them.

ABC TREEHOUSE CLOSED IN SUPPORT OF THE “RIGHT TO FEEL SAFE”
http://youtube.com/righttofeelsafe
We do not accept discrimination and violence against our fellow citizen, no matter their gender, sexual orientation or land of birth. Today, we will close the ABC Treehouse – and our annual Gay Pride exhibition – in support of the “Right to Feel Safe” demonstration being organized by the GLBT community on the Dam Square at 3PM.

THE AMSTERDAM PHOTO CLUB
Kjell Leknes
www.amsphotoclub.com
The Amsterdam Photo Club provides an environment and network for members to share information, improve their creativity and knowledge of photography. The club is open for people with all level of experience within photography. Hopefully the club will inspire and encourage members to experiment with different photo techniques and give respectful feedback. Meets Monthly.

THE ABC SPIRITUAL BOOK CLUB
Femke Wijdekop
Once a month on a Sunday, ABC’s Spiritual Book Club meets in Amsterdam to discuss a title from the AmericanBookCenter’s Consciousness section. Although our discussions are centered around a selected book, the Spiritual Book Club is more than just a book club. Ultimately, it functions as a platform where participants can share ideas, exchange experiences and find inspiration.

FIRST TUESDAY – PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT BOOK CLUB
Aine Campbell
www.icconnections.org
The First Tuesday Club, hosted by International Counselling Connections (ICC),will meet again on Oct 4th, 2011. The sign-up list is still open and if you move fast you can purchase our book choice of the month at the American Book Store at a 20% discount.

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