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I am Emma Hafkamp

I am the exclusive psychotherapist and coach for top entrepreneurs and leaders in the Netherlands. When you work with me in the LUX Year Program, I will expose you to a unique mix of psychotherapy and bodywork. Suitable for you. As a leader. As an entrepreneur with a successful business of your own. Or for you as an enterprising person with a high leading position in the corporate world.

How did I get here?

After a beautiful childhood with my mother and brother in the down-to-earth region of Friesland, I ended up in Amsterdam, where I was inspired by all the possibilities and varieties of people and experiences. Sincere curiosity is what brought me to many places during that time. ‘Who are we as human beings?’ and ‘What are the reasons behind our actions?’ were the questions I asked during my studies in health care psychology and cultural anthropology. Through my father, I came into contact with yoga and started to experience and value the mind-body connection. I learned that personal challenges can be approached from different angles – by tapping into the physical, a greater chance of healing the mental can be achieved.

My look at life

My previous work experience in hospitals and mental health care settings has had a huge impact on how I approach my own life and also how I view others. Good health is essential for experiencing a happy and meaningful life. Making conscious choices for yourself while reflecting on your values, goals and desires are prerequisites for leading a beautiful, meaningful, lighter and brighter life.

Keeping my own life light is sometimes also a challenge. In addition to yoga, exercise helps me in this, especially in the outdoors, such as racing cycling, running and skiing. I enjoy family and friends, music (jazz, soul and hip-hop), Thai cuisine, being on the water, a good book and certainly a good conversation.

I always make sure that I’m being coached myself in different ways. Because I find the growth that comes from this very attractive and I am always looking for how I can carry out my work as qualitatively as possible. My work gives me an important sense of meaning in life. Because I can guide people in their process of organizing their lives in such a way that they can get the best out of themselves and others. In this way we transform ourselves, leaving the world a better and healthier place.


I strive to continually improve myself and have deepened my knowledge about the body and mind on all kinds of levels through the following courses:

● Healthcare Psychology
● BIG training to become a clinical psychologist (in Dutch: GZ-psycholoog)
● EMDR basic training
● Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
● Schema therapy basic training
● Postmaster Medical Psychology
● Training in psychotherapy Managing Cancer and Living Meaningfully (CALM)
● Yoga teacher training