Practice for coaching, treatment and personal and/or musical development.
A cohesive perspective approached from multiple directions.
Music ● Astrology ● Acupuncture
My name is Toon de Gouw and I help people get closer to themselves.
My goal is to help you become more aware of your authentic self and to find balance in both mental and physical health.
I want to help you form an idea in which direction to go, by exploring and trying things out. These directions will develop through means of conversation, therapeutic treatment and simply by practicing and examining your craft. I use a mix of the knowledge and experience I have gained in music, acupuncture and astrology. An integral approach that is cohesive and geared towards all aspects of life.
I was originally trained as a musician and played in many places around the world as a trumpet player. I composed my own material and I’m working as a teacher for many years now at the ‘Academy of Music and Performing Arts’ (AMPA) in Tilburg, the Netherlands.
From a young age I was surrounded with music and I knew very early on that I wanted to grow up becoming a professional musician. Musicianship gave me the opportunity to travel, meet people of different cultures and work together with them. These were years in which I thought I was following the path that was destined to me; an education at the conservatory of Rotterdam, a high in demand session player, radio-, television- and albumrecordings, touring, in short; being a musician.
So far, so good.
Despite all this, it happened, with great regularity, that my attention was more often needed elsewhere. Deeper touching experiences gave me the feeling that I was not fully in control of my own life. Experiences that made the strong call for answers to the well known life questions, such as; ‘What is the meaning of life?’ and ‘What lessons am I to learn?’. This had me devoted in the nineties to many years of studying astrology, courses in personal development and an education in becoming an acupuncturist. It has taught me a lot about who I am. It is therefore that I started helping others to follow the way inside and take the next step from there on out.
In 1995 I started my education in acupuncture at the STOPOA (Foundation for Education in Oriental Acupuncture) by W.H. Rood. Through one-on-one sessions with him, it is that I have become proficient in the diagnosing and treating of Chi. After my education, I established in 2002 my own neuropathy practice in which I offer to help people with problems of all kinds.
Now, in this phase of my life, it is time to pass on my wisdom and life experiences to others. Whether you’re facing health problems or you’re in search of more balance in your life, I will show you how your experience can be of inner meaning. If you want to get to know yourself on a deeper level - equally so as a musician, then we’ll work together on what you want to achieve by focussing on the core of the problem and by approaching this from a different angle.
So, if you want to get to work on yourself in a different way, I invite you to get in touch with me.
During a free introductory interview, we’ll examine your question together.
I will happily accompany you on your path.
A path of self-reflection and consciousness.