I am associated with the Odisee Advanced Education in Brussels. I am also acting as an independent gerontologist.
My expertise is in the domain of:
'sexuality and intimacy' and 'skin hunger' for the elderly.
Simultaniously, I have been working on the topic of 'Preparing for and your life during your retirement'.
Through workshops and individual coaching - based on my own developed method - I'm advising my clients during this journey.
My method puts writing, creative exercises and nature at the forefront.
During my professional career I've publised 11 books and various scientific publications that you can discover below.
Please feel free to get in touch for a conversation.
Comparison of Two Surveys Using the Sexuality Assessment Tool (SexAT) in Flanders - 2021 - Els Messelis, Michael Bauer, Elisabeth Vander Stichele, Els Elaut. Klik hier
Aanraking in tijden van huidhonger, Psychosociaal Digitaal - November 2021. Access it here.
Boekbespreking: Buiten de lijnen kleuren Warme zorg als middel tegen grensoverschrijdend gedrag, Geron - October 2021. Access it here
An interview with Els on the 'need of touch' has been publised on July 7th in the 'Morgen' newspaper via https://www.demorgen.be/tech-wetenschap/u-weet-te-weinig-over-uw-huid-we-hebben-aanrakingen-nodig-tot-onze-laatste-adem~b231af74
Sexuality, Intimacy and Healthy Aging via https://www.researchgate.net/publication/332089927_Sexuality_Intimacy_and_Healthy_Aging
Messelis, E., Bauer, M. Sex and Intimacy Policy in Residential Aged Care Facilities in Flanders, Belgium. Sex Disabil 38, 85–93 (2020). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11195-019-09607-1