On this page, clients of ICMC De Bron, voluntarily, write their ‘testimonial’ about the integrative approach, the multidisciplinary process, the guidance and the team, and all other experiences they would like to share.
I remember very well the day I discovered that I was Burnout.
I was exhausted and according to the doctor, I better stop working, because that only would give me more stress.
I did not know what to do, I had weeks of meetings with a psychologist who worked, on weekly basis in the local GP practice, so I did not have to go anywhere else.
However, very soon this psychologist referred me to a special online therapy program. I tried this then.
My contract with my employer ended and that’s how I ended up at the UWV (Employee Insurance Agency). My UWV-consultant advised me several times to go to ICMC De Bron. But, as tired as I was, I ignored her advice the first two times. I thought sleep was the only thing I needed. But even that did not work. I totally lost control over my own life!
When I had gone for weeks and I had not gotten much better, I decided to visit the website of ICMC De Bron. I had spent a lot of time at home and some more rest and became curious about what that woman actually was talking about? I called the UWV immediately after visiting the website. “I really want an intake at De Bron, is that still possible?” my question was. My consultant was irritated because I completely ignored her the times before. “At that time I was too tired to come home anyway, but now I am ready to travel wherever it is”, was my answer. I was relieved when she still wanted to register me. Very soon I had my first appointment at ICMC De Bron.
That’s how my multidisciplinary process started at De Bron, 6 months after my diagnosis Burn-out.
What I mainly achieved here is setting my own boundaries and developing awareness. Therefore I recognize signals earlier if I cross these boundaries. At first, I never learned to say ‘No”. Now I dare not only say “No”, but I can also explain the “No”, without excuses and without guilt. From now on I will put myself first, and from there I will see if I can and want to help someone else, taking into account if that gives me energy and not.
When I am too busy with all kinds of things again, I will remind myself to breathe deeply in and out and then take things one step at a time at a slower pace. I allow myself to take life easier and to pay much more attention to my health and energy level.
The various therapists at ICMC De Bron have contributed enormously to my recovery. All practitioners were experts in their field, but made me feel at home. In an authentic atmosphere I felt at ease quickly. I surprised myself to open up so easy. With the right guidance the underlying causes were brought to the surface.
I still have a long way to go, but at De Bron I learned that balance is very important. I realized that I lost my balance a long time ago. I kept on going. Now I allow myself as much time and rest as I need.
This is sometimes difficult but when I feel tired again, I take a step back.
And once again, that is why I am very grateful to De Bron.
Recently I participated in the Weight in Balance program. Well, indeed I have balanced my weight again. I was too many pounds, so I started to exercise. I went to the gym, took the stairs and picked up a bike to work. I also drastically changed my diet. But there were hardly any kilos. To drive you crazy. I decided to participate in the special program of ICMC De Bron. At first the doctor there completely screened me up to the DNA level. In personal consultations with this friendly and knowledgeable physician I was monitored and we adjusted the personal treatment to the situation of the moment. And in a number of meetings, under the expert guidance of the sympathetic group coach, with ‘fellow sufferers’ we shared our experiences, we stimulated each other and we received extra information about subjects related to weight and healthy lyfestyle. At each meeting we also exchanged a number of delicious recipes. In the past 6 months I have lost more than 22.5 kg and am very happy that I have taken this step.
The UWV company doctor referred me to ICMC De Bron. I had not yet given my husband’s mourning treatment a place. On August 10, 2017 I started the consultations. I have had consultations with a naturopathic physician, Life Coach and Career Counselor. I never thought that the death of my husband touched me so deep. I was only focused on the welfare of our children. These have ended up very well and I am very happy about that. The Life Coach guided me to my inner self, allowing me to give the death of my husband a place and start a new phase in my life with joy. In all consultations I received sincere time, attention and energy. I am very happy with ICMC De Bron. I can recommend it to anyone. All professionals of ICMC De Bron, thanks.
I have experienced the whole treatment process at De Bron as very positive. I was given peace, time and especially understanding. I received a lot of help in dealing with my ailments and getting a grip on them. Good guidance from several very competent therapists who put people at ease and let people be themselves.
Appointments made were clear and they precisely aligned their treatment with what the patient needs.
All in all, I give it an 8+
I experienced the multidisciplinary approach at ICMC De Bron as very pleasant and useful. It has put me back on the right path and opened my eyes to the beautiful things around me. The practitioners are competent, empathetic and involved. That makes it feel like you can really show yourself.
Enjoyed my consultations at ICMC De Bron as a pleasant experience. Contact and cooperation went very smoothly despite the sudden move to the new location and the renovation. Knowledgeable people, nice atmosphere.
I write my experience with love.
After a very difficult period in my life, with the help of ICMC De Bron, I am back where I want to be.
The therapy was perfect for me and the various treatments have made me powerful again. I made some new decisions and I know now again who I am and what I want.
I am very grateful to all 3 of my therapists for the expertise and attention I needed.
Of course I like to write this testimonial.
ICMC De Bron has helped me in a difficult period. The treatments have given me more energy and motivation. Through more self-confidence and self-knowledge, I newly discovered my limits. Now, I am positive in life again, and have the tools to prevent such a difficult situation in the future. I am grateful to ICMC De Bron for the fine, personal, honest and effective way of working.
How nice to be treated at De Bron. So much attention, kindness, sympathy which I have so far experienced very little of in institutions that make people better again
The moment that you arrive, you are approached in a very friendly and attentive way by the assistants and therapists who strive to make you better again. What a fine feeling! All together it felt like home, so familiar and good! Thank you, wishing you a lot of success.
I noticed that the process from the beginningalready dealt with the basis of my problems at an unconscious level. At times it was not always clear to me what we were working on, until the puzzle pieces started to fall into place. Due to the good coordination within the treatment team, the different therapies felt very complementary. There was ample room for me to adapt to the proposed programme. The whole approach has initiated a personality process that will continue in me for a long time.
The traject at ICMC de Bron, in the context of relapse prevention, taught me a lot and brought me a lot. I am now able to say ‘no’ more often and not to feel it anymore. I have been able to put a lot more balance in my work / private life, making me feel much fitter. I am now going to work again with much more fun and energy.
I really liked the treatment. It did me good. Because of the Source-trajectory, I now have much more balance in my work / private life and go to work happy in my head.
It was a good process to get rid of my burn-out. I have benefited greatly from the various treatments. It has helped me get back on “track”. Contact and working together (with the team) went smoothly. I gained more insight into my own functioning and received practical tools/advice. I still go for a “maintenance treatment” once in a while.
The treatments were very professional and I experienced them as very pleasant. I found peace in my mind. In the end I have the feeling that I can deal with things and go forward again. Without their experience and expertise, I would not have succeeded by myself and I would still be at home.
My treatment process has been very pleasant. A very professional team with expertise. The flexibility and involvement were great. And most importantly, all intended goals were reached!