Rita van de Wateringen

Certified Practitioner since December 2023

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Hi everybody, 


I am Rita van de Wateringen, born in Amsterdam.

I still live in the area, Purmerend, where I have my practice at home;

Het Mooie Brein (The Beautiful Brain).


I had several jobs; catering, office jobs, secretary at a weekly magazine, Casino employee at Holland Casino, and an events agency together with my husband.


In February 2018, at night after work, I had a car accident on the way back home, the result was whiplash and a brain contusion with all the unpleasant complaints that entails, including tinnitus, migraine, arm failure, short-term memory. It was a tragedy, I felt completely burned out and still had a long way to go.


After two years of struggling, I was officially banned from working... I strongly disagreed and was convinced that I could recover if I just found the right therapy that worked for me.


I have always believed in natural healing, previously learned foot reflexology massage and Reiki.

During my online search I discovered Hypnotherapy.

I decided to give myself a Hypnotherapy training as a gift.

It was great to have all those learning moments together with colleagues. During the course of the training, with all the training sessions together, I felt better and better.


I felt SO good that I passed my hypnotherapy exam and in  2020 I started my own practice in my garage.

At the same time, I started my Master's degree in Hypnotherapy, which I also successfully completed.


A little later, Havening Techniques also came my way and I found it so interesting that I wanted to learn that as a specialization.

It is a groundbreaking technique from neuroscience that can quickly, easily and effectively resolve a wide range of stress-related complaints.

This involves using touches on the upper arms, palms and face (by the practitioner or client themselves) and psychological distraction at the same time.

The treatment itself is relaxing and calming and can provide immediate positive healing results.

This Psycho Sensory therapy is a golden combination with Hypnotherapy.


It may be crazy to say, but now I realize that my accident brought me this amazing opportunity to get to this point.

From incapacitated to Hypnotherapist and Havening Techniques Practitioner. I feel better than ever!


Grateful that I have already helped hundreds of people feel so much better... and there will only be more.


Specializations; Anxiety, low self-esteem, phobia, burnout, trauma and stress relief

Areas of specialization

Anger management, Anxiety, Phobias, Relaxation, Stress, Self-Belief, Self-Development, Confidence


Willem van den Brinkstraat 8
1444HD Purmerend