Caroline Hoogerwerf

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Caroline Hoogerwerf

Caroline Hoogerwerf

Author of The Pain Dance: How to Deal with Chronic Pain and Move beyond Victimhood

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Only those people who have suffered from chronic pain truly understand its impact on a life, says chronic pain expert, Caroline Hoogerwerf. As the result of back injury, she has been a chronic pain patient for over 5 years. During this time she has been on a waiting list for treatment for more than one-and-a-half years. Caroline has been sent from pillar to post, discovering mistakes in her life and many other issues along the way. She has tried countless therapies to overcome her pain, and through her efforts, discovered remedies she could take into her own hands—tips she wishes to share with others.Caroline has a degree in biology and works as sports massage therapist, sensi-therapist, and breathing coach, which has allowed her to regard chronic pain through the lens of both patient and therapist. Through her work, she bridges the communication gap between doctor and patient. What questions does your doctor ask you? What should you tell your doctor and what shouldn’t you tell him or her? How can you prevent mistakes in your health records? And how do you own your pain and take control of your healing process into your own hands? Because of her experience as a chronic pain patient and through the experiences of other chronic pain patients, Caroline puts her finger on the weak spots and offers healing solutions.

Caroline’s mission is to decrease the waiting time for pain patients by 50% and to bring the healing process into their own hands. Ten percent of the profits of Caroline’s book will go to the Klara Foundation to help children in Kisumu, Kenya.


“Caroline is one of the most open, honest, engaged and empathic women I’ve ever met. Caroline has a tremendous enthusiasm for speaking and teaching. However: Caroline doesn’t give a speech to teach, she gives a speech to help the audience. She has the gift to explain difficult (medical) material in a simple but energetic (and humorous) way so that anyone can understand it without even a basic medical training. If you want to learn something about chronic pain, she is the expert you want to go to. If you have chronic pain, Caroline is the expert that can help you.”
– Eric Schoenmaker

“To make complex information, like the chronic pain process in a human body, understandable for everyone it takes the right skills. Caroline knows exactly how to do that with the use of props, stories and even humor. She is a great speaker who can explain everything to everyone.”
– Lilian van der Gugten of

“What I saw in Caroline’s speech is passion and dedication. Not to herself or the subject, that is easy to do, but to the audience. I could feel her enthusiasm for the possibilities she was facilitating me to create. What a great experience! Thank you Caroline!”
– Andreea Mihalcea
Bestselling Author of Speed Selling

“Caroline has a genuine passion to serve her audience and her clients. I have great admiration for her ability to present ideas, tools and inspiration in fun and creative ways.”
– Yvonne Gurney
Stage Charisma Coach and Verbal Copywriter

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