Jan-Peter Bolhuis

CI Practitioner, CI Private Mentor, Close Combat instructor


I’m Jan-Peter Bolhuis, and my path as a CI practitioner is one marked by resilience, growth, and the deep understanding that our most profound challenges can become our greatest strengths. Having navigated the turbulent waters of personal trauma, I’ve emerged with a profound sense of purpose and a commitment to guiding others through their own journeys of self-discovery and healing.

My practice is rooted in the transformative power of Compassionate Inquiry (CI), a psychotherapeutic approach developed by Dr. Gabor Mate, which I have had the privilege to train in intensively. This journey has not only been about professional growth but also a personal awakening, allowing me to integrate my experiences with art, nature, and martial arts into a holistic approach to trauma-informed care.

As a dedicated father and a practitioner who has founded the EODV, my life is a testament to the belief that every day is an opportunity for learning and growth. My work extends from the tranquility of a forest near Utrecht ( in the Netherlands) to the digital world, where I connect with individuals across the globe, offering support in both English and Dutch.

What I Offer as Your Mentor:

  • A Unique Perspective: Drawing from a rich tapestry of life experiences, I bring a unique blend of personal insight and professional expertise to my mentorship, offering guidance that is as authentic as it is grounded in proven therapeutic practices.
  • A Holistic Approach: My work is deeply influenced by the Internal Family Systems model, Polyvagal Theory, and a lifelong dedication to martial arts and nature. This diverse background informs a holistic approach to healing and personal development.
  • A Safe Space for Growth: I believe in creating a supportive environment where individuals can explore their vulnerabilities, unlock their potential, and step into their power with confidence and clarity.
  • Tailored Mentorship: Recognizing that each journey is unique, I offer personalized mentorship aimed at nurturing your individual strengths, addressing your specific challenges, and helping you integrate CI into your practice in a way that resonates with your personal and professional goals.

Why Choose Me as Your Mentor?

Choosing a mentor is a significant decision, one that can shape your path forward in profound ways. In selecting me, you’re not just gaining a mentor; you’re gaining a partner dedicated to your growth, someone who has lived through transformation and is passionate about facilitating that journey for others.

Whether you’re seeking CI certification, looking to deepen your practice, or exploring new dimensions of personal and professional growth, I invite you to connect. Let’s explore how we can journey together towards unlocking your full potential, embracing your authentic self, and making a meaningful impact through your work.

I look forward to embarking on this transformative journey with you.

Warmest regards,

Jan-Peter Bolhuis

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