CHE Salon: 'Sustainable spiritual detoxification'

Sustainable spiritual rehab

An evening about addiction, fear and unity consciousness

led by Maartje Romme

Monday, June 6, 2011 from 19.00 p.m. – 21.30 p.m.

Center Venwoude, Vuurse Steeg 1, Lage-Vuursche


Anyone who can see addictive behavior as a whole of survival mechanisms that arise from fear of an endless range of – real or not – strictly personal 'threats' suddenly recognizes the dynamics of addiction. Not only with others who reach for drugs that make it easy to label them as addicts, but also in your own life in all kinds of ways. Maartje Romme will let us experience on this evening with her own story, exercises and conversation how addiction and addiction dynamics are forms of dependence that, connected with fear, form the greatest block to truly being free. Maartje: “We all suffer from it, except for a single enlightened soul. And every entrenched, harmful behavior, in other words all our behaviors against our better judgement and our unconscious harmful behaviors, are an expression of it.”

The question, of course, is: “How do you get loose? How can we become free and free ourselves and the world from our patterns?”

This is what we will tackle on this evening about 'sustainable spiritual detoxification', in which Maartje Romme takes us on a journey from addiction dynamics, spiritual growth and the road to a truly sustainable future as parts of one circular movement. Spiritual awareness and sustainable acting as two sides of the same coin, to master through a withdrawal process.

In addition to her work as a lawyer, journalist (NRC and Volkskrant), banker and employee of the World Bank and the UN, Maartje Romme has always committed herself to social renewal. The meeting with an addicted man (1996) brought her into contact with addiction care in the Netherlands and later in the United States. For years she championed the introduction of the so-called Minnesota Model for addiction care in the Netherlands. In 2007 she received the biennial Religious Prize of the Conference of Dutch Religious (KNR) for her unyielding and selfless commitment to the Fellowmen in Need. Over the past year, Maartje has contributed her knowledge of the addiction dynamics to the world of sustainability, among others at the Economy Transformers, Springtij and in her own neighborhood in Amsterdam, which has the ambition to become the first sustainable neighborhood in the city.

We would like to invite you to this salon on Monday June 6 2011. The salon starts at 19.00:21.30 PM and lasts until XNUMX:XNUMX PM.

Sign up for this salon no later than Thursday 2 June 2011 via


Eating together

It will also be possible next year to have a cozy and inspiring meal together before the salon. We eat a vegetarian meal together between 18.00:18.30 PM and 12,50:XNUMX PM. The costs are € XNUMX pp (in cash and to be paid to the CHE Salonhost there) and it is appreciated if we help clean up. For a good planning of the kitchen and the purchases, we pass on the number of diners on Friday morning. So give your time (no later than Thursday 2 June 2011) on via If you can't come unexpectedly, send a text to Wendela 06-20277399.



We offer these salons based on the "purpose and principles" of the CHE and in order to make this permanently possible in the future, we ask you for a financial contribution, the recommended amount is € 5,-.


Upcoming salons

  • Monday 20 June: Evolutionary Partnership led by Edda van der Hoeven.

And then the summer starts after that and the first salon is again on Monday September 5, 2011.

If you have any questions, you can contact Wendela Schenk via or mobile via telephone number 06-20277399.


And also possible, become a donor!

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With an automatic transfer of at least € 20 per month you make our work possible. The Center for Human Emergence NL is recognized as a charity, so your donations are tax deductible. You can register as a donor by sending an email to and/or transfer a one-time donation or monthly amount directly to account number in the name of the Center for Human Emergence Foundation in The Hague. More information can be found here. Incidentally, individual contributions are also very welcome.

Yours faithfully,

Lisette Schuitemaker, Diana de Groot and Wendela Schenk

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