Philosphy and offer
Every person is individual and has their own story. The approaches to mental and physical suffering can be correspondingly diverse. In our practice we combine the different perspectives from East and West and address both body and mind with our therapy methods. Individually and as a team, we offer you a holistic treatment, among others Stress-related illnesses, burnout, depression, sleep problems, psychosomatic illnesses, pain disorders, fears and difficulties in regulating emotions.
Emotional processes are always expressed in physical reactions and are subject to constant change. If you can perceive the emotion directly and trust it, it serves to satisfy the basic human needs for attachment, control, self-esteem and joy. These basic needs are anchored in our genetic code and have a direct impact on our well-being. However, the demands of our environment can result in pathological stress and emotion processing patterns that not only promote mental and somatic illnesses, but also perpetuate them. As a result, our basic needs are neglected, which affects our well-being.
By clarifying the development of the disease and working through biographical events as part of therapy, the perception of pathological processing patterns is sharpened and made accessible for problem solving. In Chinese medicine, it is assumed that emotions can affect the body and, conversely, physical disharmony affects the psyche. Therefore, with this method, psychosomatic illnesses can be treated through the body, which activates the self-healing powers. Every newly arising emotion and every physical symptom can become a valuable guide. Thanks to our interdisciplinary range of psychotherapy and body therapies such as acupuncture, shiatsu and craniosacral touch therapy, we are at your side to correctly interpret the various signposts.
Cognitive behavioral therapy
Cognitive behavioural therapy is one of the most widely used and evidence-based forms of treatment. As the name suggests, it's about changing your thoughts and behaviours. The therapist works with the client to question dysfunctional thinking and behaviour patterns and helps the client to establish new, more helpful view and behaviour patterns. In addition to behavioural therapy, in our practice, we work with an integrative approach. We individually incorporate building blocks from other therapy schools that have proven scientifically helpful in our treatment. Above all, it is essential to understand behavioural patterns often experienced in a biographical context and show up in different areas of the patient's life.
Traditional Chinese medicine
The use of fine acupuncture needles is a millennia-old Chinese healing method. The acupuncturist receives a comprehensive picture of his patient based on a personal conversation, pulse and tongue diagnosis and puts together a tailor-made therapy. The treatment is carried out by inserting thin needles to stimulate specific acupuncture points. These regulate the life energy Qi and activate the self-healing powers - health and well-being are promoted naturally. Acupuncture is known for its effectiveness in various diseases but is also used to support conventional medical therapies or as a preventive method for maintaining health.
Craniosacral biodynamics developed from osteopathy. Pioneers in this field have learned that silence allows the body to regain its relationship with health.
Self-healing powers are also activated, and human resources are strengthened.
The session begins with an empathetic conversation followed by lying down on the massage table in comfortable clothing. The mindful touch is gentle and calm and can have a regenerating and uplifting effect. It is a profoundly relaxing method that also makes it possible to strengthen the self-regulating capacity.
Somatic Experiencing ®
When processing overwhelming experiences, Somatic Experiencing makes it possible to cautiously approach such experiences and work through them successfully in a far-reaching process.
In SETM work, attention is directed to both the physical perceptions and the mental and emotional experiences of the traumatizing experience. This leads to a gentle, slow discharge of the held energy and a return to natural self-regulation connected with more vitality, well-being and resilience.
In the SETM work, attention is drawn not to the memory of the traumatizing event but to how this experience shows itself in a person in the here and now.
Neurofeedback, also called EEG biofeedback, is a special form of biofeedback in which the activity of the central nervous system is derived via sensors on the scalp and measured, amplified and recorded using electronic devices and computer software. The resulting information is fed back to the patient on the screen in the form of a video game/film with audio signals. The neurofeedback therapist can specifically promote and/or inhibit brain waves, depending on the diagnostics performed, in order to increase the patient's flexibility and ability to self-regulate. This breaks the cycle that can lead to negative emotions and thoughts and unhealthy behaviors. The associated reorganization of the brain waves and rewiring of the neurons, also known as neuroplasticity, leads to improved efficiency of brain activity.
Biofeedback is a non-pharmacological, non-invasive therapy method in which electronic devices and sensors are used to measure, amplify and provide feedback, usually audio-visually, in a manner understandable to the patient. In this way, physiological processes in our autonomic nervous system that are mostly unconscious, such as breathing, heart rate, muscle tone, body temperature, skin resistance and blood flow, can be made visible to the patient and made accessible for training processes. Desired changes can be rewarded, which can lead to the learning of new behavioral patterns. Thus, it primarily promotes self-awareness for physical processes and can expand relaxation abilities.