16 Guidelines Level 1: Toolkit for a Happy and Meaningful Life


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Hi everyone – I am so excited to share the 16G workshop with you in Scotland! Ever since I did my 5 Tibetan Yogas teacher training with Dekyi Lee Oldershaw (10 years ago in January, time flies!) I have been integrating the 16G in my personal life. Dekyi Lee is the co-author of the 16G book and a board member of the Foundation of the Development of Compassion and Wisdom. A few years ago, I decided to take the Pathway to become a worldwide accredited facilitator for the 16G as I believe it is such a practical and hugely beneficial toolkit for life skills and am really serious in sharing what I know about it all.

I have invited you to this event to let you know that this event is happening on the 9th and 10th September in Findhorn, Scotland. If you are unable to attend, then please keep the 16G workshops in mind. I will organise more of the 16G workshops in the UK, and there are possibilities for Nepal and India also. The 16G is is a worldwide programme, hence I let some of my Nepalese and Indian friends know as some of you showed interest in the 16G for Leadership programmes.

If you are unable to attend this event could you please help me and share this event with your friends too? As always, I so appreciate your support as we continue to make a ripple in the big ocean to deliver a creative, compassionate and mindful education programme in the world.

With gratitude and kindness,


Click here for the 16 Guidelines for a Happy Life Level 1 workshop FB page event


Happy New Year from Solution Ways

The best wishes for a abundance in happiness, good health and joy for 2016!  Here is the link to the latest SW Newsletter:

Best wishes to you for a happy, healthy and joyful 2016.

Happy New Year to you from Solution Ways, Scotland, UK!

Firstly, best wishes to you for a happy, healthy and joyful 2016.

Secondly, I want to share with you that it was really good for me to continue to be working with a solution focused mindset, even in the sometimes most difficult problematic situations. I truly benefit in thinking/ living and being my life in this way. I also find that this sustains my energy levels much more healthily, and that I can stay focused on what helps me to live a meaningful life rather than feeling stressed or overwhelmed in a very hectic world.

Because of this, I am also really looking forward to again another great year working together with you. I look forward to continue to supporting YOU to maintain YOUR life as good as possible and to help to make YOUR good dreams and visions to manifest with ease.

In 2015 Solution Ways continued to offer:

  • Therapy/ Coaching Consultations
  • Training in Solution Focused Interventions and Communications
  • Solution and Progress Focused Business Coaching
  • Solution Focused Leadership Training
  • Solution Focused Interventions Workshops
  • Team Building Workshops
  • Meditation Classes
  • Yoga classes; Hatha- and Five Tibetan Yoga’s
  • Reiki treatments
  • Reiki Practitioner training
  • Art for ‘heArt and Mind’ classes (individual and group sessions) in:

~Mandala painting
~Therapeutic craft workshops

It was great to be working out of the Space at the Creamery, Craigmyle, Torphins and other ‘pop-up’ offices in Scotland. However, it looks like I will be even more ‘on-the-move’ in 2016, as the interest in Solution Focused Approach in coaching, therapy and counseling is becoming more and more popular in business and personal coaching/ training. We will continue to update you about further developments about this process.

Last year Solution Ways also delivered more training in Solution Focused Approach Post Traumatic Counseling in Nepal, after the country was hit by two devastating earth-quakes. We managed to donate nearly £6000 to people in need Nepal because of very kind donations by many of our family, friends and Solution Ways customers. Thank you all so much for your immense generosity.

“My advise for a great 2016 is: Stay focused on developing and maintaining your personal strengths and inner qualities, learn from what went well in your past success stories and be gentle and compassionate with yourself and others.”
If you would like to stay updated about the latest news on workshops etc. by Solution Ways then please let us know by replying to this email.

You can also find and follow Solution Ways on: Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and on our blog: www.solutionways.wordpress.com

Thank you again so much for all your interest, support, custom, likes and recommendations.

Your feedback, stories and ideas is truly appreciated; so thank you so much for staying in touch.

With every best wish,Claudia van Zuiden, Director and CEO Solution Ways,
Solution Focused Practice for A Meaningful Life.


Scotland, U.K.

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The Hive

What is the Hive?

The Hive is a support network and platform for business women, women entrepreneurs, women in leadership roles, women who are looking for inspiration to continue their creative and productive ideas and any other women who feel that they might benefit of actively participating in this group.

Being part of this networking group we can call upon different strengths of others too and we will then network with women we actually know something about. We can then offer something in return of our strength, service or product, which will encourage mutual sharing and supporting each other.

How can that help a woman?

Feeling less isolated
Gaining more confidence
Getting business advice
Getting out of your own ‘rut’
Getting inspiration
Free advertising
Social Networking, such as Facebook

We can pass on our directory, such as who we have found helpful to work with or who worked for/with us. Somebody will always know somebody.

We aim to have some structure in every meeting and will have some time for ‘other stuff’ to talk about too. We will have themes for meetings, as we are all busy, so we’ll know what we will be attending and we will focus on the next theme also.

We encourage you to share advice, such as one women stated at the first meeting, that she has never advertised her business, in thirty years. Worth by mouth has been her strength. Which was helpful to hear for some other women.

We look forward to seeing you at the next meeting! Please invite your friends if you feel they want to be there too!

Meetings and events are announced on the Facebook Page:

The Hive

Next event:

The Hive Business Women Network Lunch Event

Transformation Yoga: Five Tibetan Yogas Sessions

Transformation Yoga….is this for you?

Transforming 5 Afflictive Emotions to Five Wisdoms through Yoga, Movement and Meditation. You do not have to be a Buddhist Practitioner or have any previous experience in Yoga or Meditation.

If you would like to book your space or would like more information about this event, feel free email me:

Friday morning sessions. Start: 14.08.2015 for 4 weeks.

This will be a class of gentle yoga for both beginners and advanced practitioners.

Cost: £35 for 4 weeks.

Event page: Five Tibetan Yogas Sessions with Claudia van Zuiden

Photocredit: http://www.doyouyoga.com


The Space at The Creamery

Craigmyle road, AB314HP Torphins

Please support the Nepal Earthquake Relief Fund, Scotland UK

Please help us to support people who are affected by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that hit Nepal on Saturday. As you know, the death toll continues to rise with 4,800 confirmed dead. The United Nations estimates that 8 million people have been affected throughout the country through lack of shelter, food and water, and access to medical care.

The Impact

By donation to this CAUSE your money will go directly to the people who need it!

I have previously worked in Nepal with the people who are coordinating these different humanitarian projects we are hoping to support. We totally trust that your money will go to where it is needed most, such as hospitals,

Your donation will make a direct impact on someones life so please give what you can!

Other Ways You Can Help

If you are not able to contribute,  that doesn’t mean that you can’t help:

  • Please get the word out and make some noise about this campaign.
  • Please use the Indiegogo share tools when you do! Thanks so much!

Here is the link: