Do you recognize this?

  • You know you are not happy in your current job. You actually want to do something different. You should be applying for something else, but something is holding you back from doing this.
  • You want to experience more energy in your daily life: you know that you should go to bed earlier, or you should exercise more, but you just can’t seem to manage it.
  • You have a bad habit such as nail biting or smoking, you know you shouldn’t be doing this but you just can’t seem to stop it.
  • You notice that in certain situations you react more emotionally than you would like.
  • You experience fear or even panic while you know that the fear is no longer real.
  • You experience (physical) pain on a daily basis while there is no medical cause for it.

It seems like something is blocking you from following your true passion. After years of therapy, do you have a clear insight into behavior that you should change, but every time something seems to block you from actually doing that? Do negative emotions get in the way or do you simply not have the energy to get moving?

Here hypnosis may be the missing key for you.

Find your Joy

I am trained as a hypnotherapist and mainly use hypnotherapy as a tool to help you realize the desired change in your life. With hypnotherapy we have direct access to your subconscious: This is the place of your mind where your emotions are and all your memories are stored. This is also the part of your mind where your habits and beliefs are.

Our choices are mainly driven by our emotions and our beliefs. Past emotions that have not been properly processed can affect how you respond to emotional triggers in everyday life. Many of our beliefs originated in childhood but may no longer fit in with today’s life. A hypnotherapy process is a process of self-discovery, emotional processing and empowerment. In hypnosis you can process emotions from the past and convert limiting beliefs into helpful beliefs. By diving into the subconscious and connecting with the emotions that run the show of your life behind the scenes, it is possible to take control again. No longer do your emotions blindly determine your behavior. From an adult consciousness you look at the patterns that have arisen from your childhood and you make new choices that fit your adult life.

My approach is a client centered approach. I like to take the time to get to know you and adapt the session(s) to your needs. Below I would like to tell you more about my method.





I strongly believe in open and transparent communication with my clients. It is important to know that hypnotherapy is a form of therapy that requires you to show a certain degree of independence and commitment. While I will clearly explain to you what I expect from you during the sessions and what you can expect from me, it is essential that you understand that actual change does not happen by itself. Your motivation and commitment are vital to the success of treatment. However, only limited support is available between sessions, as hypnotherapy is not a form of therapy with much support in between. We will actively work together especially during the sessions to achieve your goals. Sometimes it is even possible to get started on your objective right away if that is appropriate.

Free introductory meeting

The process always starts with a no-obligation introductory meeting. The purpose of this conversation is to find out if your problem is suitable for treatment with hypnotherapy and if I am the right person to guide you. What you can expect is that I will ask you some questions about your problem/objective. In addition, I give you the opportunity to ask questions that you may have for me.

Intake session

From the introductory meeting we can decide together to schedule an intake session. The intake session consists of three parts. A personal preliminary conversation, explanation about hypnosis and the first hypnosis session in which I teach you self- hypnosis , among other things.

Personal preliminary interview

In the personal preliminary interview, we take time to get to know each other better. We’ll discuss what you’re up against and work together to clarify your goals. It is important to understand that hypnotherapy is not talk therapy. The purpose of this conversation is primarily to clarify your goals, since the real change takes place during the hypnosis sessions

Explanation of hypnosis

Then I take the time to explain to you what you need to know to be successful in working with me. This means that I will explain to you more about how the human mind works and also what hypnosis is and what you can expect from a hypnosis session. Hypnotherapy is an intensive collaboration in which you make a shift from your analytical thinking to your emotional thinking. You essentially transfer the analytical thinking to me, where you get completely absorbed in your feelings. To prepare you for this, I will explain specifically what I expect from you during the session, but also what you can expect from me.

First session

After this, I will guide you into relaxation hypnosis so you can get used to the state of hypnosis and to working with me when you are in hypnosis. I will teach you self-hypnosis initially. This is a powerful tool that you can use for the rest of your life as a catalyst to relieve stress in your daily life. Do you want to know more about the benefits of self-hypnosis? Then read on here .

After the session, we will discuss the course of the session and you can decide whether this form of therapy feels right for you and whether you want to schedule a follow-up appointment to continue working on your goal.

Number of sessions

Hypotherapy is an effective form of therapy where you generally notice results quickly. For each objective, you can consider 2 to 4 sessions. This may be more or less in some cases depending on the complexity of a problem/objective.

In my practice I work on a session by session basis. This means that after each session we look together at what the best next step is. Another good thing to keep in mind in this regard is that in my dual role as a trainer, I am not available for sessions on a weekly basis, and sometimes my availability can take several weeks. So I am not a regular weekly therapy provider, but rather a specialist available at specific times to provide targeted support. Be aware of this when planning sessions.

Are you ready to make a positive change in your life?



Experience more control over your own life.


Restore the balance between your feelings and your ratio


Experience more joy in your daily life

Client experiences

“With one tap on your head you are back there.”
When I heard about hypnosis beforehand, I thought it’s not for me. Through my sister I came into contact with Ayla from School of Joy, because I wanted to get rid of my recurring patterns, fear of failure and depression sensitivity. Having again experienced a difficult situation at work, I felt that I wanted to run away again. Because that’s what my subconscious told me: run away from tricky situations! “
Despite the many conversations I had with various, knowledgeable psychologists and coaches, I continued to suffer from unpleasant emotions, fear of failure and avoidance behaviour. When I became aware of this, I decided that this could no longer continue and I contacted Ayla. A young but very driven and skilled hypnotherapist. During our introductory phone call, Ayla inquired about the core of my problem and told me that it was only possible to get rid of my problems if I was really open to it. At the last moment, I was made very comfortable and that really helped me to achieve my goals. It felt like teamwork to me. Now a few weeks after dates I am a different person. My environment mainly sees this in the moments when I dare to stand up for myself and no longer run away from it. I can say no when I want to, I don’t start stuttering and/or sweating at difficult moments, or what I was dreading in the past. That feels like a relief. The moments that, in hindsight, were the cause, could never have been resolved with a conversation! This is because I simply cannot consciously remember those moments.
I can recommend Ayla to anyone who wants to get rid of their problems.

I had a vague complaint. As a hobby day-trader I blocked in a way that was incomprehensible to me and sabotaged my trading myself. That led to more frustration and even more emotional behavior and certainly not a positive experience, let alone results. I was shortly before giving up day trading.

Ayla helped me in a single hypnosis session to remove the causes of my behavior that was inexplicable to me. During the entire session I felt in trusted and very capable hands and received all the attention that was needed. What came out was a surprise that was ultimately easy to explain. With that, it was finished.

The next trade was a whole new different experience. I could look at it with peace and pleasure, even if it was not the best trade. But now I can finally start working on my technique without getting in the way of myself.

As an extra, this not only has positive consequences for my day-trading, but for my entire experience. There is a lot of peace in me now and a weight that I didn’t know was there has fallen off my shoulders. I now live my life with even more intention and pleasure. Ayla’s treatment is of great value to me and highly recommended.


It is my mission to put you back into your own power in a playful and relaxed way.



  • School of Joy’s treatments are not covered by insurance.
  • Prices include VAT.

Adult session: €240.

Average session time: between 2 – 2.5 hours.


Session teenagers (11-18 years old): € 190.

A session lasts an average of 1.5 to 2 hours.

Session children (4-10 years old): €140

A session lasts an average of 1 to 1.5 hours.

More information about hypnosis for children and teenagers can be found on the HypnoKids page.


  • To lose weight
  • allergies
  • Fears
  • Asthma
  • Bedwetting
  • Emotional blockages
  • Blushing
  • burnout
  • chronic pain
  • Concentration improvement
  • Self-esteem and self-confidence
  • Exam fear
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Behavioral problems
  • Migraine
  • Negative self image
  • nervous tics
  • hot flashes
  • Panic Attacks
  • Phobias
  • Irritable bowel syndrome
  • PTSD
  • Grieving Process
  • Guilt
  • Sleep problems
  • Improve sports performance
  • Stop biting your nails
  • Quit smoking
  • Stuttering
  • stress
  • Teeth grinding
  • Tinnitus
  • Trauma
  • fear of flying
  • tantrums
  • Self confidence


It is important to understand that hypnotherapy is not appropriate for severe mental illnesses, such as psychosis or schizophrenia. In such cases, I recommend that you contact an appropriate professional, such as a psychiatrist. Hypnotherapy can also be considered for severe addictions, but always with consent and in collaboration with a physician or psychologist.