I am a postdoctoral research fellow in Research Institute of Child Development and Education. My research focuses on emotion regulation in youth with special emphasis on mindfulness, self-compassion, and new technologies. My both personal and professional background is very diverse and inter-disciplinary. I obtained an MA in Ergonomic and Psychology Engineering from the University of Rennes (2009) in France, then I did my PhD in Clinical Psychology in University of Castellon in Spain (2014). For the last years my research was mainly focused on new technologies such as virtual reality, augmented reality, and serious games used for clinical interventions. A part of my research work I was also a mindfulness trainer for youth and teachers. Recently, I obtained a Marie-Sklodowska Curie Individual Fellowships that allowed me to combine my 3 main interests: clinical research, work with youth on mindfulness and self-compassion, and new technologies in one project- PEACEFUL MIND.
My research is mainly an experimental research in the lab or school context, with the goal to provide a real-world, evidence-based strategies as a "mini" interventions or validated components of interventions. In this way I hope to contribute in a creation of individualized and efficient "toolbox" for our children, so they can go and experience the world that is waiting for them in a most enriching way.
I am interested in adaptive emotion regulation strategies learning in children and teenagers, as both preventive and treatment tool. In the PEACEFUL MIND project we compare different implicit and explicit emotion regulation techniques, and integrating mindfulness and self-compassion exercises as emotion regulation strategies. In this project I am looking on how emotion regulation skills influence children’s performances, and how emotion regulation can be boosted to protect children against negative emotions and help them dealing with challenging situations, and how the individual differences can influence the effectiveness of these strategies.
I am interested how both self-compassion and mindfulness exercises rather than interventions influence the way we deal with our daily life challenges.
In the same line, I am interested in self-kindness and self-criticism as traits that can respectively facilitate or make more difficult dealing with every day challenging situations.
From August 2016 we are doing Mindful Mornings open to everyone who would like to join before a bussy work/study day
On 8th of November we were celebrating 20 years of Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions in the Netherlands.
You can read the rapport here: http://english.rvo.nl/news/events/celebrating-20-years-marie-sk%C5%82odowska-curie