I teach in the Bachelor & Master program of the University of Humanistic Studies, Utrecht, in English and Dutch. I am also coordinator and co-creator of the post-academic educational program for secular celebrants. I also supervise Master theses and internships with focus on existential care in different social and care institutions and enjoy giving guest lectures at various other institutes (see also lectures).

My teaching focuses on linking theory and practice. In the past, I have also given lectures on methods of research, death studies, and contemporary spirituality/religiosity and multicultural developments.

Courses at the University of Humanistic Studies:


“Fundamenten voor de celebrant”  (guest lectures by prof. Laurens ten Kate, artist Ida van der Lee), Celebrantenopleiding: Rituele studies en praktijken, Praktijkcentrum Zingeving en Professie, Universiteit voor Humanisitiek, Utrecht


Psychology in Humanistic Studies“; (Bachelor course for international exchange program, guest lectures by prof. Arjan Braam)

Ritual care” (Master course on ritual in spiritual counseling, diverse guest lectures, such as Hassan Bakir, Merel Boer)


“Psychological Aspects of Spiritual Counseling” (Master course with Jan Hein Mooren & Wike Seekles)

“Psychology” (Master course with Wike Seekles)

Guest-lectures (a.o):

2023 “The power of ritual”, Minor Spiritual Care, VU University

2019 “Natality and mortality as conditions for meaning”, Minor Medical Humanisties, Radboud UMC, Nijmegen

2016-present “Rituals regarding death and suffering”, International course on Palliative Care, Radboud UMC, Nijmegen

2014-present “Existential questions at the end of life”, Course of Care ethics, Radboud UMC, Nijmegen


“Spiritual Counseling 2” (Master course by Christa Anbeek at University of Humanistic Studies)


“Sociology of Health” (Bachelor course by Joost Jongerden at Wageningen University)


“Contemporary spiritual practices”, “Traditions and transformations”, “Methods of research” (diverse Bachelor and Master courses at Radboud University Nijmegen)