Psychotherapy – Method of Healing

Psychotherapy is an independent method of healing in the health sector for the treatment of behavioural disorders and other ailments that are caused by mental, psychosocial or psychosomatic factors.

It is as recognized as other healing methods, such as medical or clinical-psychological treatment. Since 1991, the practice of psychotherapy is regulated by law. (Law of Psychotherapy, BGBI Nr. 361/1990, see also psyonline).
Psychotherapy occurs in the relationship between the psychotherapist and the patient. The term “Psychotherapy” originates from Ancient Greek and originally means to support the whole person, therefore to heal, to care for and to form his soul, his mind and his living energy. There are different psychotherapeutic methods (see also psyonline) and, therefore, not only one kind of psychotherapy.

My method is Gestalt therapy. Here I work with relaxation techniques, family sculpting, techniques of behaviour therapy, and especially roleplays and dreamwork. Settings: Single, couple, groups Languages: German and English

Fritz Perls
Fritz Perls

Gestalt Therapy was developed by Fritz Perls (1893 –1970), his wife Laura (1905 – 1989) and Paul Goodman (1911-1972) in the 1940s and 50s. Its principles are based on Gestalttheory and Gestaltpsychology as well as psychoanalysis. Other important influences were Existentialism, experimental theatre, authors like Martin Buber, Paul Tillich and Taoism.

The main idea of Gestalt (Theory) is that the whole (Gestalt) is something other than its parts, something complete, and that humans strive for completion. Therefore, the objective of Gestalt therapy is to enable the client to become more fully and creatively alive and to become free from the blocks and unfinished business that may diminish satisfaction, fulfillment, and growth, and to experiment with new ways of being. It focusses on what is being done, thought and felt at the present moment.

Accordingly, Perls directed his clients to „lose their minds and come to their senses“, in order to understand to understand deeper meanings, one should be fully aware of the present moment and experience with all senses. Gestalt therapy is a method of awareness practice, by which perceiving, feeling, and acting are understood to be conducive to interpreting, explaining, and conceptualizing

Gestalt therapy also focuses on the therapist–client relationship and the environmental and social contexts of a person’s life.

Dreams play a big role in Gestalt therapy, but unlike psychoanalysis, the therapist does not make any interpretations. The meaning of everything in a dream is determined by the client, while the therapist enables the client to re-experience the dream content.

Hypnosis is deep relaxation with high levels of concentration. It is especially suited for the treatment of sleep disorders, dreamwork, and also for smoking cessation and treatment of psychosomatic symptoms.

Setting: preferably single setting

As is the case for adults, children might also suffer from sleep disorders that impact their daily lives, cognitive functioning, health, and social surroundings. The institute, therefore, offers treatment designed for the little ones.


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