Student from a family with a business or family wealth
All students encounter difficult periods during their studies. High expectations of themselves and -sometimes unspoken- of their family create pressure; pressure to complete the study smoothly and successfully.
If the pressure gets too high
Wanting to live up to expectations. Parents who are an example. Having successful siblings. Sometimes it gets too much. Doubts then set in: "Have I chosen the right study?" "Is this really my talent or my own choice?"
Students with suicidal thoughts
When you want to meet your own expectations and/or those of others, and when this does not work, fear of failure can be lurking. Sometimes you experience this in full. This inability can feel like pain. In order to want to be released from the pain, it can happen that you sometimes have thoughts of getting out of life. Having these suicidal thoughts costs a lot of energy, they make you tired. Combined with this fatigue, it becomes even more difficult to concentrate on your studies. It sometimes seems like a hopeless situation in which you no longer see a way out. A vicious circle that is difficult to break.
To raise your self-esteem, we work with a combination of methods. We teach you techniques so that you can start from your own good intentions. Putting your own feelings into words. Learn to give direction to your life and the choices that come with it. We can also have family conversations to create space for a different course. To adjust any high expectations of parents.