In a nutshell

Let me begin by introducing myself in all authenticity.

My name is Roy J.B. Noordhoek. I was born on 22 March 1956 in Rotterdam. My father was a tennis coach and my mother a pharmaceutical assistant. After my birth, our family was expanded to include my little sister Yolanda and my brother Jeroen.

After graduating with a havo diploma, I did my military service at the Materieel Beproevings Afdeling (MBA2) in The Hagua, were a range of new defense materials were tested before being used by the Dutch army.

Having completed my military service, I followed a degree course at the Rijks Pedagogische Academie (National College of Education) in the Hague, to become a junior school teacher and I went to work in elementary education in The Hague.
After work I started taking evening classes in Utrecht and completed Teacher Training Geography Part One for Secondary School (social geography, physical geography and cultural anthropology).

During my teaching career, I have taught both elementary education and secondary school as wel as vocational and adult education. I have gained extensive experience in teaching both children and adults with a migration background.

When I turned thirty I left education and held a management job in IT and logistic consultancy for three years.
This was a short-lived career. At thirty-three, having achieved all I thought to be important in life, I realized that beautiful women, a lovely apartment, a fast car and a great job were simply substitutes for the parental love I missed, growing up in my family.
This affective deprivation brought about an existential crisis. One night I had an out-of-body experience and that was the beginning of my search for the essence of life.

After drifting around the mainstream and alternative circuit for a while without meaningful results, I ended up at the Institute of Haptonomy run by Ted Troost, a famous Rotterdam haptotherapist at the time.
Ted Troost became known in the Netherlands because of his haptotherapeutical mentoring of elite world-level athletes such as the famous footballers Ruud Gullit and Marco van Basten, the Wimbledon champion Richard Krajicek and Olympic skating champion Yvonne van Gennip. Artists such as Gerard Joling and the politician Pim Fortuyn also became acquainted with Haptotherapy.

At theTroost Institute I was treated for a year by a male haptotherapist and a year by a female haptotherapist so as to process and release the burdens I had inhered from my parents. After that, I had regular treatments by Ted Troost for the next two years to ensure I regained my health completely.

The haptotherapy at the Troost Institute taught me to release stored sadness, frustration, fears, pain, and anger. Ted advised me to meditate in nature, as Buddha has done. The combination of haptotherapy and daily meditations in nature revived my five senses until they all worked optimally. But I also began to sense spacial and that was, and always shall be, the greatest wonder in my life.
During that period, I underwent all stages of spiritual consciousness. These religious, spiritual, mystical experiences are a transition phase from a life in a limited consciousness, in which you are unable to sense spatial, via a (spiritually) unlimited transition phase, to a life in an unlimited consciousness, in which you can sense spatial.

Ted Troost’s interpretation of haptotherapy was something I experienced in every nerve fibre of my system.
When my time with Ted Troost was completed, my curiosity drew me to treatments by other haptotherapists who had been trained at the Academy of haptonomy (Academie voor Haptonomie), the Institute of Applied Haptonomy (Instituut voor Haptonomie) and Synergos, to experience their interpretations of haptotherapy too.
Finally, I have experienced the interpretation of authentic Haptonomy by its founder Frans Veldman Sr. By the hands of a therapist who was trained at the Scientific Institute of Haptonomy (Wetenschappelijk Instituut voor Haptonomie).
As the icing on the cake, I completed my studies by doing being trained in authentic Haptonomy at the Scientific Institute of Haptonomy.

The greatest wonder in my life is that through the selfless affective psycho-tactile-contact used in Haptonomy, combined with my meditation and contemplation, my Happerceptive Sensitivity began to develop.
Happerceptive Sensitivity is the natural human capacity to live in the world while you counciously sense spatial, with or without tactile contact. I went on to couple my Happerceptive Sensitivity with the research method used in cultural anthropology, Participant Observation.
Participant Observation is a kind of social scientific research in which the researcher temporarily forms a part of the culture, the tribe, the social class of the economic group he wants to study.
This eclectic creativity led to a unique and innovative research method wich I call Happerceptive Participating Observation.
Using Happerceptive Participating Observation, I have done 10 years of independent research in all imaginable areas of Dutch multi-cultural society, researching the subtile spacious effect and laws of the Human Spirit in relation to explaining:

  • Old mysteries, such as what is ‘God’, the inspiration of a baby and what is Enlightenment
  • Actual phenomena, such as unscrupulousness, criminality and the formation of gangs
  • Affective conditions, such as affective deprivation and loneliness
  • Psychological conditions, such as confusion, stress, burn-out, depression and sucicide
  • Neuro-degenerative conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease
  • Somatic conditions, such as Medically Unexplained Physical Symptoms (MUPS)

It is my aim to use my Haptonomy knowledge and skills and my specific knowledge of the Human Spirit, to improve human health, human affectivity and human civilization by carrying out independent research, giving selfless advice, writing articles and publishing books.

It is my principle not to use social media, since I prefer authentic meetings, affective contacts and sustainable relationships with real people.


 Homo Eclecticus Roterodamus