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Academia & mindfulness

Yvette Write Way
Yvette Write Way
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Meet Yvette

A little about me -

  • From failing-student to overachieving perfectionistic doctorate, I know like no other what it means to experience stress and struggle with academic life.
  • In 2016 I started to try out meditation and mindfulness
  • Later, I started to combine my scientific background with my love for Mindfulness to find that balance for life.


  • PhD at the division of Psychiatry, University College London
  • Visiting researcher at University of Alberta, Canada and Karolinska Institutet,  Sweden
  • Master management, economics and consumer behaviour at Wageningen University, the Netherlands
  • Bachelor business economics & marketing at Avans Hogeschool, the Netherlands
  • Upper secondary level (HAVO), the Netherlands
  • Lower vocational education level (VMBO), the Netherlands

With my training experience I had to learn to learn. What do I mean by that? I started on “the bottom” and worked my way up to doing a Ph.D.  

My journey included having to learn how to cramp for exams differently, write a thesis on different levels and do it in a foreign language. 

As a Dutch PhD student I followed various courses in academic writing at University College London and Kings College London.

One of my assets is that I can help students from different educational levels – because I’ve done all of them


Different Levels

Different languages

International student

However, during my PhD, I never got the support I needed, and each day was a struggle as I battled alone to work out what goes where and how to craft my thesis.

But I wasn’t alone. Many of those around me, particularly  fellow international students struggled to write to the necessary standard of English.

I am here to share my experience and guide you through the writing process



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