Agnieszka Konopka, Ph.D.
Agnieszka Konopka is a psychologist with PhD in the psychology of emotions. She is Cambridge University Press author and co-author of Dialogical Self Theory: Positioning and Counter-Positioning in a Globalizing Society, written together with prof. dr. Hubert Hermans. She is the founder of Composition Work, an artistic contemplative method of work with emotions and identity. She works as a coach and therapist in a private practice in Den Haag, The Netherlands, and internationally giving training and workshops on Compositionwork and emotional coaching. In her private practice she works with people in transition: personal, professional and cultural; people who have a wish to move to a new phase in life and grow; people who experience loss of meaning and energy, or who want to deepen contact with themselves and others.
“My aim is to help people grow and heal through deepening awareness and felt presence, unfolding and exploring the richness of their unique self, and contacting the direct experience of deep feelings, that function as an inner compass, a source of vitality and connection. In our world of speed and information we may need to nurture or heal the connection with a slower and deep dimension of feelings and presence. Enhancing contact with feelings is empowering, since in this way we refine and develop an inner compass that allows us to act on the basis of our personal values and needs instead of on those imposed by culture or implicit “shoulds”. ”
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