How nice that you are here, on this website, in this moment.
I am Lydia (°1984), clinical psychologist and mother of a toddler. I am very fascinated by life and the role of humans. Man as an individual, as a parent and as a member of a group. And what it means to be human, if you balance in authenticity, in connection with each other and with nature. If you evolve from surviving and keeping your head above water, to discovering and creating in expression through words, art and dance. Understanding our potential, is accompanied by an understanding of our obstacles such as psychotrauma, intergenerational transfers, stress, inequality, social demands, ... basically everything that makes us feel unsafe and puts pressure on our nervous system. As a result, complaints and maladaptive behaviour, whether clinical or not, can arise. Supported by mind-body (holistic) insights from neuropsychology, our nervous system and conscious parenting ideas such as natural parenting, parenting from the inside & AP (attachment parenting) you can parent more freely and authentically and at the same time help your (inner) child to enjoy every opportunity. Driven by the scientist in me, I am constantly acquiring more knowledge and skills to build in security so that we as a human being can place our gift to the world. Where science stops, philosophy from east to west gives us an extra push to realize our potential. And at the same time, we still don't know very much about this complex world, and I humbly watch as our quest in life is more special than the goal.
All the best,
We don't go to a symphony
to only hear the last note.
2010 - present
2010 - present
Doctoral Student in Psychology in the theme of Self-Compassion
Specialization in Mindfulness
Trained in 6 curricula: MBCT/MBSR, iMBCT, Mindful Kids, Mindful teens, mindful schools & mindful with your baby
Specialization Creative Interaction
Courses in Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE), Workshops in Psychotrauma, Nonviolent Communication & Training in Development cooperation
Teacher at Insight Timer (online community)
Clinical psychologist at BRUCC (Brussels)
Student psychologist at VUB (Brussels)
Child and adolescent psychologist, parent counseling at De Parachute (Blanden)
Mindfulness trainer, teacher and supervisor at I AM (Ghent)
Care coordinator in Brussels Dutch-language education (Laeken)
Individual, family and community counselor in youth welfare at 't Pasrel (Schaerbeek)
Clinical internship in addiction care at De Spiegel (Asse)
Experience expert miscarriage
La ressourcerie Parentale BXL
Co-founder of Child-Flower
Co-founder of the non-profit organization Mildheid
Involved in various national & international (research) projects
Castiglione, L, Baetens, I., Dewulf, D. (2022). Zelfcompassie. In R. Lindauer, W. Staal (red.), Handboek kind- en
jeugdpsychiatrie (1). Amsterdam, Nederland: Boom.
Castiglione, L. (2021) Mindfulness: voorbij de hype. Het belang ervan voor preventie en klinische praktijk. Tijdschrift Klinisch
psychologie, 51 (1)
Castiglione, L., De Leeuw, I., (2013) Je bent jong en je wilt wat... meer leven in het hier en nu. Tijdschrift Agora, 29 (3).
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Psychologists Committee 842109091
AXA Belgium BE40 7506 0892 7463
Member at VVKP Flemish Association for Clinical Psychologists
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Brussels University Consultation Center - www.brucc.be
Disconnect to Reconnect - www.disconnect-reconnect.org
Insight Timer - www.insighttimer.nl
Institute Attention and Mindfulness - www.aandacht.be
La ressourcerie Parentale BXL - www.laressourcerieparentale.be
Therapists in Belgium - www.vindeentherapeut.be
Therapeutisch Centrum De Vijfhoek - www.therapeutischcentrumvijfhoek.be
Zwanger in Brussel - www.zwangerinbrussel.be