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How nice that you are here, on this website, in this moment.

I am Lydia (°1984), psychologist and mother of a preschooler. I am extremely fascinated by life and the developmental tasks of people throughout the entire life course. The person as an individual and the role you take in the larger whole such as the family, the community, a culture. 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 violent events, intergenerational trauma, 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 come to the fore.


Supported by holistic (mind-body) insights from neuropsychology, psychotrauma, nutritional psychology, developmental psychology and third-generation behavioral therapy, you can live more freely and authentically and at the same time help to give your (inner) child every opportunity. Driven by the scientist in me, I am constantly acquiring more knowledge and skills to build in security so that man can place his/her gift in 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 itself. 


All the best, 



We don't go to a symphony

to only hear the last note.

2010 - present

2010 - present


Clinical Psychologist 

Mindfulness teacher

      Trained in 6 curricula: MBCT/MBSR, iMBCT, Mindful Kids, Mindful teens, Mindful schools & Mindful with your baby

Specialization Creative Interaction

Specialization in Nutrition psychology i.o.

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 (worldwide online community)

Clinical psychologist at BRUCC (Brussels)

Researcher in Self-compassion at VUB (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 kindergarden & primary school (Laeken)

Individual, family and community counselor in youth welfare at 't Pasrel (Schaerbeek)

Clinical internship in addiction care at De Spiegel (Asse)

Experience expert pregnancy loss


La ressourcerie Parentale BXL

Founder Mimoki 

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).​

Full CV on LinkedIn

Contact details


Phone 0456 41 86 92

Administrative data

Visa number 325332

Psychologists Committee 842109091

AXA Belgium  BE40 7506 0892 7463

Member at VVKP Flemish Association for Clinical Psychologists

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