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Update posted by priscilla van zeist On Sep 18, 2017

Priscilla van Zeist

Acupuncturist/Nurse/English Teacher

Almere, Netherlands.

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I have been a psychiatric nurse since I was 23. My best character quality's that makes me good in this job is that I don't panic and I always see the person behind the disease. I can really listen and I am patient.

I have developed myself by focusing and educating myself in bodywork, counseling and acupuncture.

Because I saw the need for a more integrative therapy approach. I have opened my own practice so I can help on a more personal level and also grow as a person.

I am curious, hardworking and I have good problem-solving skills. I like to work on short term projects. I like traveling and consider myself a global citizen. To help where I can and to learn new things is my life's motto.

The last couple of years I have combined traveling and working abroad. I worked as a Chinese medicine specialist for two years on board cruise-ships. And I got my Teaching license to teach English to foreigners. I have been doing volunteer work programs as a nurse and as a teacher.

For now I want to find a good balance of working at home on my Free pain clinic project and online counseling and tutoring work. And combining this with doing volunteer work abroad. I want to work on projects in which I can combine my skills as a therapist, nurse and tutor.


Nurse assistent

Zorggroep, Almere, Netherlands

Jun 1998 - May 2001

Duties included care of patient in nursing home, and at home care, under the direction of nursing and

medical staff personnel.

Psychiatric Nurse

GGZ centraal, Almere, Utrecht, Laren

Jun 2002 - Current

Registered Nurse responsible for psychiatric nursing assessments, care plans, supervision of Mental

health. I have worked 10 years full-time and till present day part-time.

Experience in psychiatric intensive care, psychiatric intakes, utilization reviews, physical and mental

assessments, psychiatric triage, charge nurse duties, patient and family teaching.

Responsibilities included monitoring and interaction with patients in a locked psychiatric unit and in a

geriatric unit of this psychiatric facility, supervision of nursing assistant personnel, participation in

commitment hearings as needed.


Sint Antonius Hospital, Utrecht, Netherlands

Mar 2009 - Feb 2014

Worked part-time to provide, plan, coordinate and manage the nursing care, nursing services on a double unit (somatic-psychiatric).


My own practice I-Therapy, Almere, Netherlands

Feb 2011 - Feb 2015

Opened my own part-time practice called I-Therapy (integrative therapy). Provided a combination of

massage therapy and acupuncture with counselling for chronic pain patients.


Steiner, cruiseships spa's, Global

Apr 2015 – Jun2016

Working on 2 cruise ships for a total of 11 months.

On every contract as a full-time Acupuncturist.

Including giving 4 weekly seminars ( subjects: pain, herbal medicine, acupuncture itself and chronic back pain and arthritis) and 2 information demonstrations.

English Teacher

Camfirst international school Cambodia.

Mar 2017 – Jun 2017.

Worked fulltime as a English teacher


Nursing Degree

ROC Utrecht, Netherlands, Utrecht

2001 - 2003

Registered Nurse.

Course Highlights: Family and Community Nursing, Nursing Health Assessment, Pediatrics Nursing,

Geriatrics Nursing, Mental Health Nursing, Human Anatomy and Physiology, Statistics, Nursing Research,Nursing skills.

Massage therapist

Multiple schools and courses, Netherlands, Thailand


Certified Massage Therapist(CMT). Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Thai massage, Indian head massage, Reflex therapy, Sports massage and Tuina.

Chinese medicine. Acupuncture

Shenzhou University , Amsterdam, Netherlands

2008 - 2013

International school for TCM (traditional Chinese medicine).

All classes where in English.

Topics: TCM philosophy, pathology from TCM point of view, anatomy, western medicine, acupuncture, clinical internships, patient care, needle techniques, 300 practice hours, treatment plans.

Socratisch Coachen

Sorag Academie, Amersfoort

2008 - 2010

Course included; Socrates philosophies, Counselling Psychology, History of Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Psychology of Women, Human Growth and Sexuality, Group Dynamics Psychology, Social Psychology, Statistics, Counselling skills, Communication skills, and Learning Theories

TEFL courses A, B and teaching in China.

2015 - 2016 Courses together 130 hours of training.


  • Languages: Dutch, English fluent, German basic, Spanish beginner.
  • Internships: 3 weeks TCM Hospital Qingdao China.
  • 3 weeks BUCM University Beijing.
  • 2 weeks Applied Channel Theory in TCM Wang Ju-Yi's.


Travel, reading, dancing and kickboxing.

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