"When people tell me as their family doctor that they are following '15Minutes4Me.com', I am particularly struck by the fact that it has been a good help for them towards guidance, but also towards self-help to gain insight. People tell me "I get a number of questions that I think about, what I can work with, and what I can actually see, how I am evolving here"."
"What makes '15Minutes4me.com' unique is its online availability, which greatly lowers the barriers to following the self-help program on a daily basis. By combining a personalized approach with a strong story with content, one quarter of an hour a day suddenly becomes very meaningful."
"I recommend the use of '15Minutes4Me.com' specifically for patients who are exhausted or 'terrified' at work and can be approached cognitively enough. The website has also proved to be useful in anticipation of personal psychotherapy and complementary to already started psychotherapeutic consultations and coaching."
"I sincerely believe that the daily self-help program '15Minutes4Me.com' is a useful tool for a lot of people, especially in this COVID era.
People don't have to come out of their "home" for it, they can work on themselves at their own pace and it is a financially acceptable therapy.
As a general practitioner, I see in the progress reports that people are really making progress and they are drawing courage and energy from this program!"
"This daily self-help program '15Minutes4Me.com' has helped me personally and has also fallen into good hands with several of my patients. First personally, I let go of the negative thoughts at the moment I used it, and it has helped me to think positively, and to function better, both psychologically and physically. Secondly, my patients can follow it every day. One patient looked bad, but after a number of online sessions, I saw her jogging, active, physically because her brain worked better and thought more positively than usual."
"My patients experience their daily '15Minutes4Me.com' moment online as accessible, simple, fast, efficient and achievable because in just 15 minutes a day, in a quiet way, they see results, learn to think differently and start living the way they want to live, back to being the person they wanted to be and become for years."
"Every recovery process takes time. A daily support of one quarter of an hour helps to keep the focus on what is already going well. '15Minutes4Me.com' is an excellent programme for this.
The reactions of my patients who use it surprise me again and again."
"1 in 5 employees suffers a burnout.... What is clear is that it is exactly that 'multitude' of choices, that sooner or later threatens to crash in the amusement park of life. And that only making a few unambiguous choices can then - at best - help us preventively. Or disconnect, that's contemporary. Mindfulness, for example, disconnecting emotion from facts. Or through a self help program online: '15Minutes4Me.com' "
"From 'Borderline Times' p.219 by Prof. Dr. Dirk De Wachter."
"'15Minutes4Me.com' is very accessible. It requires smaller step than actually going to the therapist... In the end, much better than trying to follow a good self-help book. A book is something you read: it's fascinating and it seems useful, but you don't go through with it. You receive no feedback, no encouragement.
'15Minutes4Me.com' has a response and encourages engagement."
"Some people are not able, or do not feel able, for whatever reasons, to see a therapist in person. More and more people are looking on the internet for help, shelter, support, advice. They end up here in a jungle of supply and marketing. It is therefore extremely important to be able to distinguish between quality, empathic and efficient counselling and worthless setting up with sometimes deceptive intentions.
In this respect, I can recommend '15Minutes4Me.com' as a high quality and very reliable programme with very good results."
"Coronatijden hebben aangetoond dat psychische hulp op afstand een hulpmiddel kan zijn naast face to face therapie voor bepaalde patiënten en bepaalde gevoelens, zoals stress en angst. Als het even teveel wordt, zal vooral de zelfkennis die groeit uit het doorlopen van de dagelijkse sessie, een positieve invloed hebben op het welzijn van zowel jongeren als volwassenen."
"Mijn patiënten zijn vaak goed geholpen met het dagelijkse zelfhulpprogramma ‘MijnKwartier.be’ en dus overtuigt het mij om deze mogelijkheid online te blijven aanbieden. Hoe kan ik dit best omschrijven? Ik heb de ervaring dat aanvankelijk de klachten en het isolement met die klachten vooraan staan. Patiënten zetten een eerste stap door op consultatie te komen en hierover te praten, het is dan nog erg fragiel en breekbaar , ze zijn zelf zoekende en zitten in een bepaald raderwerk van denken."
Participants in the program discover within a few weeks which solution can help them to once again enjoy life. For each participant, the solution looks completely different, but they mostly regard the little things in life.
Eric Boydens, MD, doctor and burnout expert, tells about how his patients experience this self-help program (audio in Dutch)
Eric Boydens, MD, tells in this video:
“When people tell me that they have visited the website ’15Minutes4Me.com’, then it generally strikes me that it has been a good tool for them, both through guidance and by helping them gain insight into themselves through self-help. People say: ‘I receive a number of questions which I consider and work with, which help me see how I develop. I receive feedback, which is important to me at that moment.’ I must say that the people telling me this are generally very active, in the sense that they want to do their own work. They do not need to be given many instructions on how to find solutions to their problems in life, which eventually leads them to ’15Minutes4Me.com’. Especially in the beginning, when they are very tired and isolated at home, the online application gives them a good starting point. Thank you.”
Frans V., founder and manager of his own business:
Because of these exercises, I have learned to focus on myself. Now, when I feel stress coming up, I breathe deeply, take a half-minute break, and pull myself back together by doing one of these exercises. I have also discussed the principles with my employees, and some of them use them, too. And I am surprised how well clients respond to them. They experience more attention and time, and their customer satisfaction has increased, while I used to worry that I would neglect them, by listening to my body more.
Marianne K., student with exam stress, did not believe that she would pass her exams. After this program, she testifies:
These techniques have helped me. I accepted that not everything can be perfect, and finished the most important things I could in the time I had. I passed my exams. This has most definitely helped!
Dora V., mother of Thomas:
I was looking for a program to chance my behavior and habits … A few weeks after starting this program, I had a very difficult moment in school with my son, where he got bullied, which made me feel like I would explode as my response usually is to get very angry and react impulsively … I managed to have a conversation in a peaceful manner, meaning I got a response from them … the behavior of the teacher and the principal was completely different because my behavior was different, meaning that we had a successful conversation after which I returned home feeling great…
Maria B., housewife:
I definitely feel development as I know how much this program supports me. It is really a learning program where you slowly improve through how engaged you are and how willing you are to learn. This cannot be done without the techniques and the build-up which is offered.
Anita F., executive secretary:
This session has brought me insight about what happens with my body during stress(peaks). If I can recognize the signals my body gives and accept them, then I can also understand where the anxiety comes from. This way I can take care of the cause and reduce my stress. I am aware that this will set a lot into motion. I also know that this will be a process. I sincerely thank you for this opportunity!
Feedback on the program:
(1) These quotes are literally copied or translated from the answers which were given by participants in the online program, yet without a name in order to respect privacy and anonymity. This explains why some sentences are not formulated in a grammatically correct manner. You notice that some participants focus more on private goals, while others focus more on professional goals. Most of the choices or solutions which the participants state here are solutions which were not suggested by the program, but which they rather discovered themselves with the help of the process of self-reflection which we induce. You will notice that solutions which work for one person are completely irrelevant for another. That is why we help the participants to use their own solutions and choices themselves.
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