Defense mechanisms

What are defense mechanisms, and how can you recognize them? Which do you have, and the people around you? What is their use and when do they become counterproductive? How can you let go or replace them? What is the correspondence with concepts such as script, schedule, game and survival strategy? How do you sublimate your own themes? Essential knowledge to improve cooperation and interaction with others
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Which psychological defense mechanisms do people use and how do you deal with them?

During the seminar about defense mechanisms, leadership trainers Rozemarijn Dols and Manfred van Doorn will discuss the twelve groups of defense mechanisms that can be distinguished in the Double Healix model for leadership.

To give the best and most nuanced picture as possible of the different forms of defense mechnisms and the ways in which people can sublimate them, the trainers work with the MovieLearning method.

They use many concrete and inspiring examples from films and documentaries to show you how to recognize defense mechanisms and how to cope with them as good as possible, both with yourself and with others.

For whom

This seminar is intended for managers, team leaders and other supervisors, committed team members, trainers, coaches and organizational advisers who want to learn how to deal with defense mechanisms and resistance better in collaboration with others. This day is also intended for care providers and therapists who want to experience an all-round overview of defense mechanisms based on illustrative film images (MovieLearning).

Scheduled seminars

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Seminar info

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access_timeUren: 09:15-22:00
ecoLunch: Not included


Trainers that can give this seminar


Vanouds het Dorpshuys, Donkerelaan 20, 2061 JM Bloemendaal, Netherlands


9:00 Doors open
9:30 Programme start
13:00 Lunch break
14:00 Programme continues
17:00 End


Coffee, tea, snacks.

No lunch included.


Do you want to specialise in defense mechanisms in your own organisation? This seminar can also be booked as an incompany seminar or training. Please ask Sylvia about the details.


Price of the seminar

€385,- excl. 21% VAT

Up to one month prior to the seminar, only administrative costs of €50,- are associated with cancellation. If you cancel within one month prior to the seminar, the full participation fee must be paid. If you are unable to attend, it is possible that you let someone else go instead of you. Please inform us of the name of your replacement in advance. You can cancel by sending an email to Sylvia.

Seminar ticket

Ticket for 1 day seminar

MovieLearning access

We are working on the translation of our MovieLearning course about defense mechanisms. When this is finished you will get three months access to this online course.

Scheduled seminars

Have you got a question?
Send an email to Sylvia or call +31 (0)23-544 33 45