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Stress-free PHD

Feeling overwhelmed, stressed out, insecure?

Are you working your butt off but it seems like that to do list is neverending?

Feeling as if it will never be ‘good enough’ and that it is super buisy in your head?

When you just like >70% of PhD students experience stress, anxiety and/or depressive feelings…

You know how this takes the fun out of your PhD completely…

What if…

πŸ‘‰ you stop taking criticism personally

πŸ‘‰ you let go of negative thoughts and fears

πŸ‘‰ you feel more energetic and fulfilled

πŸ‘‰ you feel confident, even when talking to your supervisor(s)

πŸ‘‰ you communicate more effectively and don’t get into conflict

πŸ‘‰ you enjoy doing science again?!


Discover how you will get there in the course:

A stress-free PhD

The academic environment is a breeding ground for your worst fears: fear of failing, not doing a good job, not being good enough, being dumb, and so on…

And that is, unfortunately, something we cannot change.

We will focus on what is in your control, what you have influence on.

And that is; how you deal with it all and how you let it affect you.

You can actually take responsibility for how you feel, so let’s do this!Β 

In the video below I explain a bit more about where you have the control and power > The circle of Influence.

Hi! I am Ires

When I was a young PhD student, I got into a burn-out. I am not gonna lie; that was tough!

Now, I can honestly say that I am grateful for that period, because it made me change drastically. In the way I was practicing science, in managing my stress level and mental health, in working in the most efficient way, and so on.

I discovered that you can control so much more than you might think. By taking true responsibility over the way you feel, the way you deal with the harsh environment, the way you communicate with your supervisors.

It made me able to finish my PhD in half the time. The day of my defense was also the day I received my official license as a therapist. And I was the most chilled PhD student ever!

Since then I devote my time teaching other researchers to do the same πŸ’ͺ.

Do you recognize this?

Feeling stressed and insecure

βœ– Feeling anxious about talking to your supervisor(s)

βœ– Feeling guilty whenever you had an unproductive day

βœ– Feel like you’re failing or ‘not up for it’

βœ– Feel like everyone else is smarter or more successful than you

βœ– Feel like an impostor

βœ– Having trouble finding the right work-life balance

βœ– You work really hard but it never seems to be (good) enough…


What you will learn in the course

βœ… The interplay between our cognitive abilities and stress

βœ… Why your supervisor can be harsh, and why the academic environment is so toxic

βœ… How all this is a breading ground for your personal fears

βœ… How you try and deal with stress, and whether that is working out

βœ… How to improve your stress-management

βœ… Why you don’t have to take criticism and negative feedback personally

βœ… How to effectively communicate with your supervisor(s)

βœ… How to take good care of yourself in a sustainable way!

You are that top 1%

You are in the major leagues. Just 1% of people get their PhD. So you are basically an athlete in the cognitive world championships.

The academic environment is very comparable with topsports, with all the pressure, high demands, and competition.

And athletes have an entire team built around them, from a physical therapist to a sportpsychologist.

All in order to be able to perform on such a high level.

Mental health is just as important as their physical health. And these go hand in hand.

Why don’t we do the same in academia?

We don’t use our muscles, but we use our brains.Β 

We need to take better care of our mental health in order to perform cognitively.

And besides that, wouldn’t it be great to do your PhD without being so stressed out?!


The course consists of these 10 modules (with 26 lessons)


Stress and what it does to our thinking


Communication dynamicsΒ in academia


Why YOU feel stressed


Do your strategies work?


How to deal with stress, anxious and/or depressive feelings


Break the rules


Letting goΒ of all that stress


Communicate more effectively


Take good care of yourself


You did it!Β What’s next?

How it works:

πŸ‘‰ You can go through it in your own pace

πŸ‘‰ Completely independent

πŸ‘‰ Accessible to you 24/7

πŸ‘‰ The only thing you need is an internet connection



2 mails directly after registration: invoice and account details


Direct access

The first module is immediately available


Step by step

Every day a new module opens in the online environment


No rush!

The course is accessible to you for 6 months

You have much more control than you might think

What I see a lot happening, is that we limit ourselves so much! We ourselves, but also our supervisors and the academic culture limit us.

It seems to be ‘normal’ to have a stressful PhD, and it seems to be ‘part of the deal’.

And that is absolutely not necessary in my opinion.

Supervisors make you feel insecure, the competition is fierce, and your inner fear of failure pops up every chance it gets.

The scientific world is thriving on your insecurities and your fears.

Because what is your response? > You work even harder, you work more hours, you try to do everything even more perfectly, and so on…Β 

And this is ‘just the way is goes’.

I am here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be like this.

When I started changing the way I was handling these harsh environmental elements, it turned out that you actually can practice science in a much more relaxed and mentally healthy way!

First, you have to see what you are in, so getting insight into all the dynamics between you and your supervisors, and within the academic world in general. And also into what makes you personally stressed (that is slightly different for everybody).Β 

Then you also know where to take the right action to change your way of coping and managing it πŸ’ͺ

And that is also what others have experienced:


Discover how you can become a chillΒ PhD student

βœ… By taking control over the way you deal with all the demands, pressure, and expectationsΒ 

βœ… By communicating more effectively and to tactfully say ‘No’

βœ… ByΒ not feeling personally attacked and insecure anymore

βœ… By being more compassionate towards yourself

βœ… By being smart about where you put your energy into

βœ… By beating your inner impostor

To eliminate all risk and doubts:

If the course doesn’t help you in your PhD journey, I give a 100% money-back guarantee

Frequently Asked Questions:

How much time will it cost me?

That is completely up to you. Every day a new module opens (with in it several lessons), so you can spend time on it every day (max 15 minutes). But you can also set some time aside once a week.

I give you lots of tools and also exercises in the course, that are helpful to do several times and for which you can really take your time.

Sometimes things need to settle a bit, or you have to try a few times before they benefit you in the way you hope or want. So take the time you need. You have access to all the materials for 6 months, so no rush :-).

When can I start?

You can start immediately!

To give the software some time, just to be sure, it allows you to start within 15 minutes.

You will receive an e-mail with the account information, and from me personally to give you a warm and big welcome :-).

I want to give you the opportunity to start whenever suits you best, that’s why I organized it like this. There are no set dates to start, you can start anytime and anywhere.

I don't have time now, can I start at a later time?

The discount is only temporarily available. So it is a good decision to enroll already now.Β 

You have access to the course for 6 months, so it is totally okay to start at a later time.

Be aware though! Relieving stress only works when you put some time and effort into it, so don’t postpone it too long!

The earlier you start, the sooner you can apply everything and the more benefit you get from it.

How long will the course take?

Everyday a new module opens. Because the course exists of 10 modules, this means 10 days. Within a module there are several lessons and exercises.

But I don’t want to put pressure on you, so you have access to it for 6 months to go in your own pace.

Any other questions? Send an e-mail to

A Stress-free PhD

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