Who are we?
Center for ECOintention was established by Hans Andeweg
and Rijk Bols. Up until January 1st 2015 it was called
Centrum voor ECOtherapie.
Hans Andeweg (MSc) studied biology at Wageningen
University. His study included marketing and management,
pedagogy and philosophy. He was head of the agriculture
department at the Louis Bolk Institute in Driebergen. In
1990 he went to work in Germany for the Institute of
Resonance Therapy (IRT) to help develop a large-scale method
for healing sick eco- and business systems. The resonance
therapy itself was very successful, but Hans missed the
involvement of people on location. That was his motivation
for writing the book “In
Resonance with Nature” in 1999 which was the start of
ECOintention. His next book followed in 2011 in Dutch (“Scheppend leven”)
and 2015 in English (“The
Universe Loves a Happy Ending”). Together they provide
the Principles for ECOintention. Hans Andeweg leads the
majority of the four-year vocational training for
ECOintention Practitioners. He also mentors projects and
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Rijk Bols worked for fifteen years as a laboratory
technician. In 1994 she started working at the German
Institute for Resonance Therapy (IRT). Since then her
fulltime work has been energetically balancing woods,
estates, organizations and events. In 1999 she and Hans
Andeweg left the IRT to start an initiative themselves.
This lead to the establishment of Centrum voor
ECOtherapie in 2000. In the Center, Rijk is responsible
for the balancing of all projects. This involves more
than 100 projects a year which are balanced by herself,
colleagues or trainees. She supervises a team of
ECOintention Practitioners who mentor the 2nd and 3rd
year trainees in the balancing of their projects, as
well as a team of ECOintention Practitioners who balance
projects on behalf of the Center.
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The center's activities
Center for ECOintention supports projects with
ECOintention, from organizations, events and natural areas
in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and France to forests
in Costa Rica and estates in England and Scotland. The
Center also runs courses, workshops and a four-year
vocational training to become an ECOintention Practitioner.
The ECOintention training is registered by the CRKBO
(Central Register for Short Professional Education) and
meets the quality code for short vocational education. More than 100 ECOintention Practitioners have
graduated so far. Some of them work for Center for
ECOintention. Hans Andeweg and Rijk Bols are the core
management team of Center for ECOintention.
Center for ECOintention works with a team of freelance
ECOintention Practitioners. They balance and coach projects
for the Center, run workshops and deliver parts of the
ECOintention Practitioner vocational training.
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