How do you discover what you want

Thursday 21 January 7.30PM - 9.30PM
Nieuwe Herengracht 18, Amsterdam

Growing up in today’s world can be quite a challenge. On the one hand you can decide what you want to do and what you want to become. On the other the pandemic is making it harder and harder to put your purpose to work.

During your studies you acquire lots of knowledge, but no one asks you what you want to do with it. And many great ideas have been lost, because the people who had them could not stand being laughed at. So what is it you dream about?

According to Australian nurse Bronnie Ware, the biggest regret people have before dying is chasing other people's dreams. To what extent do you live up to the expectations of others and how much attention do you give your own dreams?

In this workshop we invite you to discover what you want in life and work. We do this with the help of meditation, visualization and creative working methods. This way we dive deeper into your desires, motivations and (un)conscious beliefs.

At the same time we critically reflect on today’s tendency to always want more. Hence, we'll release the pressure.. Saying no might just be an effective way of coming to a more fulfilling way of leading your life. You will learn what drives you and whether this is the right driver for a fruitful future.

What can you expect?

Flourishing classes are inspiring workshops in which we discuss themes that go beyond daily practice. For example: life, love, relationships, friendship, career and identity. Maybe you ask yourself the question; what do I really think is important? Or what drives me and does that suit me? With disruptive exercises and in an experimental setting we encourage you to think and take action. That means that we don't stick to theoretical knowledge but that we also get to work actively. So that you can go home with new insights and a concrete step.

For whom?

The activities of de Kwekerij are meant for all students and young professionals who want to flourish between the ages of 18-35, regardless of background, gender identity or sexual preference. If the prices are a barrier for you to come, please send an email to and we will discuss the possibilities! We like to think along with you. Unfortunately, de Kwekerij is not (yet) accessible for wheelchairs. However, you can attend the flourishing class online or we can think of another creative solution that works for you. If you have any doubts about the accessibility to one of our events for any other reason, please send us an email as well. We hope to meet you soon!