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A conscious living manual that explains difficult human topics in a fresh and accessible way. Feel supported and inspired! (hardcover).
A conscious living manual that explains difficult human topics in a fresh and accessible way. Feel supported and inspired! (hardcover).
A conscious living manual that explains difficult human topics in a fresh and accessible way. Feel supported and inspired! (hardcover).
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Update: the book will be send to you November 2018!

About the book

The wisdom behind emotion and feeling - Your daily life as a mirror invites you to get to know yourself and life better. It explains difficult human topics (e.g. dealing with fear, need for control, jealousy, anger, depression, loss, trauma) in a fresh and understandable way.

The book unravels all levels of human nature one by one, while clarifying the natural connection between them. Instincts, desires and longings, emotions, feelings, thoughts and inspiration: they're all explained in a clear and comprehensive way.

This book aims to support you in dealing with intense emotions, feelings, thoughts and pain in a natural and constructive way. Both for personal and professional use.

The wisdom behind emotion and feeling is a book for adults of all ages. Young adults (16+) can read the book with support of a parent or health care professional.

The wisdom behind emotion and feeling - frontcover
The wisdom behind emotion and feeling - frontcover

The content of the book

How do you become more aware of who you are and what you need? Your daily life contains lots of information and mirrors to help you with this. Learning to allow and understand your emotions and feelings leads to inner growth and fulfillment. Still, you tend to run away from them.

The wisdom behind emotion and feeling – Your daily life as a mirror takes you on a journey through the wisdom behind all your emotions and feelings. It helps you to access them, not only by providing a clear theoretical framework, but also by sharing practical examples, experience stories and tips.

The author shares both her professional expertise and her life story with the reader. Her belief in the power of openness, connection and trust is therefore tangible and convincing. The reflection questions she offers to the reader at the end of each chapter help to successfully complete the search for wisdom behind emotion and feeling.

Click here to preview the contents and first pages of the book (pdf).

Practical information

The book consists of 26 chapters, 304 pages in total. You may read this book from cover to cover or pick up chapters and subjects as needed. The choice is yours.

The book is richly illustrated with over 200 beautiful, heartwarming illustrations. They support and complement the text in a warm, inviting and comforting way.

The design is fresh and open. You can feel the heart and soul, love, time and devotion that is put into this book; it breathes through all of the pages.

With your help, the hardcover copy of the book will be printed off-set in full color on FSC certified environment friendly paper. The size of the book is A5 (15 x 21 cm | 5,8 x 8,3 inches). It will be sewn tied and have a ribbon marker.

The wisdom behind emotion and feeling is truly a conscious living manual to keep close.

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The rewards

Stretch Goals

Stretch goals are bonus items that are added to the campaign as we hit certain goals. These additional items are free upgrades. As we gain more support, we offer more rewards as a special thank you.

The bonus items are added to your rewards. If additional shipping costs need to be made in order to send you the bonus items, we'll pay them ourselves. There won't be extra costs for you. The bonus items are a gift from us to you, as an extra sign of appreciation for your support.

Where the Money is Going

I am dedicated to making sure this book is the very best that can be afforded for a print run of 500 copies. No profit will be made from the minimum that is needed to make this book a reality. I have personally taken on as many costs as I possibly could which includes the total needed for the text, illustrations, designs and edits. This leaves me with just the costs for the production, packaging and rewards.

Here’s a breakdown of the funding goal in terms of money:

  • Printing, Binding and Freight: €4013
  • Packaging materials: €203
  • Rewards: €356
  • Kickstarter fees: €254
  • Payment processing fees: €254
  • Total: €5080

Funders pay the shipping costs themselves. The rewards will be send with tariff code 4901 9900 (custom services). For most countries and in most cases, there won't be any custom duties on this import. However, if import duties incidentally do occur, the costs need to be paid by the funder.

Here's an overview of the shipping costs:

Postcards set:

  • Rest of the world: € 3
  • The Netherlands: € 2

Hardcover book(s) and paper gift sets:

  • Rest of the world: € 25
  • European Union: € 12
  • The Netherlands: € 4

Digital rewards: no shipping costs

Timeline

  • August 2018: Final edit of the book. Print proof.
  • September 2018: Launch Kickstarter Campaign. Send book to print.
  • October 2018: Receive Kickstarter Funds. Manufacture rewards.
  • November 2018: Send rewards #2, #3 and #4.
  • December 2018: Delivery of digital rewards ( #5, #8, #13). Set dates for reward #14.
  • January 2019: Prepare books and rewards for shipping. Send books and rewards to backers.
  • March 2019: Delivery of the books and rewards to backers (rewards #6, #7, #9, #10, #11, #12, #14).

About the author

My name is Wendy van Mieghem, and I am the author of 'The wisdom behind emotion and feeling'. I work and live in the Netherlands, Europe.

It took me 9 years to complete the Dutch version of the book. It was self-published in October 2016 and received lots of positive reviews. May 2018 I finished the English translation. With help of my editor, illustrator, designer, videographer and especially YOU as my funder I hope to self publish 'The wisdom behind emotion and feeling' spring 2019.

In daily life, I work as a consultant, trainer and psychotherapist. My training institute is registered and acknowledged by the Dutch government. I am a mom of 2, a wife and proud keeper of our dog Braveheart.

My work is powerful, subtle and honest. I love people and their humanity. I excel in guiding companies, groups and individuals through change processes. I like to get to the core, a lot. I’m analytical, sensitive, creative, open, down-to-earth, realistic and inspiring.

I combine a European registration in Psychotherapy and scientific background (Psychology, Sociology, Management and Organizations) with over 20 years of professional and personal experience in the field of psychology, leadership, consciousness, human nature and its ability to adapt and change.

More information:

  • My website: http://consciousliving.eu
  • Linkedin: http://linkedin.com/in/wendyvanmieghem/
  • Twitter: htttp://twitter.com/wendyvanmieghem
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/consciousliving.wendyvanmieghem/
  • Instagram: http://instagram.com/wendyvanmieghem
  • Please subscribe to my newsletter and stay tuned! : https://wendyvanmieghem.com/newsletter/


My team

I'd like to introduce you to the team of professionals that surround me throughout the realization of this project. Not only do they support me with their professionals knowledge and skills, they also overwhelm me with their heartwarming support, enthusiasm, feedback and inspiration. They all add something to the table. As a result, the book has become even more beautiful and inspiring than it already was.

Hanneke Blijham, editor (Assen, The Netherlands);
Roos ten Broecke, illustrator (Antwerp, Belgium);
Luvia Pepermans, designer (Rotterdam, The Netherlands);
Marieke Verdijk, videographer (Groningen, The Netherlands).

Each of them shared their experiences on the creation of The wisdom behind emotion and feeling during the interviews I had with them summer 2018. I'll regularly add updates to this campaign. That's where you'll find the videos of the interviews with my team members. It will give you a deeper insight in the creation process of this book!

Sharing is Caring

If you like this inspiring project, please share it with your family and friends, colleagues, neighbors and other relatives. Also, reposting, commenting, liking, thumb-upping, heart-ing, etcetera on your Linkedin, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Blog, Website and other social media pages will greatly help bring this project to life!

Thank you so much for your help! Warm greetings, Wendy van Mieghem - consciousliving.eu
Thank you so much for your help! Warm greetings, Wendy van Mieghem - consciousliving.eu

Risks and challenges

This is my second foray into publishing, so it's not completely new but there's still a lot to learn. However, I've been an entrepreneur for over 18 years now and I have lots of experiences with both success stories and setbacks. I always get things done; mostly on time.

I have good experiences with a publishing house that printed the Dutch version of 'The wisdom behind emotion and feeling'. So I know what quality I can get and I know that they'll deliver.

I have invested a lot of time and effort to minimizing as many issues due to production and delivery as possible. All of the text, illustrations and designs have been completed so the risk of delays in that arena is minimal. The packaging and shipping process will begin immediately after the books are printed. Should issues arise despite my best efforts, I will notify backers in a timely manner and provide them with up-to-date information. Transparency is key to my process.

January 2019 I'll start with shipping the rewards outside Europe, taking into account a maximum of 6 weeks shipping time. This way I hope to reduce delay by custom authorities, which might take a maximum of 30 days (as I've been told). Then, I'll start to ship the rewards inside Europe and within the Netherlands.

The expenses for domestic and overseas shipping are paid by you, the funder.

I expect the books and supplements to be delivered by the end of March 2019. As mentioned above, I'll do anything I possibly can to enable a smooth delivery, but I can't guarantee it.

Please feel free to email me with any questions: info [at] wendyvanmieghem.com

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    The hardcover copy is A5 size, 304 pages, full color, sewn tied with ribbon marker.

    The posters are of 300 grams paper in full color:
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    * 1 poster of 'The 7 basic needs' and 'The 4 seasons' (A3 size, double sided)

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    Your €350 pledge will give you access to the additional online training course 'Dealing with emotions' + a pdf of the book 'The wisdom behind emotion and feeling' (304 pages, full color, not ebook formatted)

    The online training course 'Dealing with emotions' is developed by the author of the book, psychotherapist Wendy van Mieghem. It consists of 7 lessons with over 8 hours of experience based teaching material in total, that perfectly complement the book The wisdom behind emotion and feeling.

    Each lesson contains video, audio, do it yourself assignments and guided meditations.

    The online training course helps you to increase your insight and skills in dealing with emotions, personally and professionally.

    Here you can find more information on the online course: https://wendyvanmieghem.com/dealing-with-emotions/

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    Your €1500 will give you a signed hardcover copy of the book + 2 paper posters (double sided, 4 different sides in total) + access to the online course 'Dealing with emotions' + 7 individual sessions of one hour each with Wendy via Skype

    The hardcover copy is A5 size, 304 pages, full color, sewn tied with ribbon marker.

    The posters are of 300 grams paper in full color:
    * 1 poster of 'Dealing with anger' and '7 tips for dealing with fear' (A3 size, double sided)
    * 1 poster of 'The 7 basic needs' and 'The 4 seasons' (A3 size, double sided)

    The online training course 'Dealing with emotions' is developed by the author of the book, psychotherapist Wendy van Mieghem. It consists of 7 lessons with over 8 hours of experience based teaching material in total, that perfectly complement the book The wisdom behind emotion and feeling.

    *** Free shipping ***

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    Your €5000 pledge will give you a custom made training of 3 days on location. You can use it for individual use of for a group (maximum 10 persons).

    We set a date, time table and location by mutual agreement. The travel costs of Wendy are included. Her accommodation costs are NOT included.

    Travel and accommodation expenses of participants are not included.

    Each participant receives a paper gift set of the book, including a signed hardcover copy, 2 double sided A3 posters and a postcards set. The paper products are shipped to one address without additional costs.

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