„Whoever wants to have a great life, ought to give it a purpose” [A. Einstein]
In our daily routine we often aspire to do too much. We can often feel as though we are expected to be capable of taking care of everything that life throws at us– Not uncommonly, the demands are too large, the aims too many and we begin to lose ourselves somewhere on the way. Our body and our soul are equipped to cope with smaller crises, but everything becomes too hard to handle on our own and we need a professional to stand by our side.
Stress can arise when we have the sense that we are losing control over things that we are otherwise normally on top of. Familiar and comfortable situations can begin to turn on us until we feel dominated by negative situations. The opportunities we have to escape the stress can be interpreted as a new stress factor and even former hobbies can become exhausting.
With the help of therapy you can learn to:
The aim of these stress reduction techniques is to strengthen inner calm and balance, to reduce the speed of life and to create more space to relax.
Burnout is a stress syndrome, often experienced alongside depression and/or exhaustion. It is often catalysed in high-pressure environments or in situations where people have been striving for perfection, suffering from idealism and placing high demands on themselves. In order to escape from these environments and gain some clarity, it is necessary to restructure our routines and analyse our objectives. It then becomes possible to find a balance between tension and ease, thereby giving us the opportunity to define new, more reasonable and therefore healthier priorities.
Fear is a necessary emotion that protects us from carelessness and taking high risks. But if the fear response to the threat is inappropriate and exaggerated, it can indicate an anxiety disorder. A treatment is usually carried out in several steps. First it is important to understand the mechanisms of anxiety, their causes and how they are maintained. By learning relaxation techniques it is possible to confront the fear. Finally, it is necessary to detect the sources of anxiety and negative thoughts and understand the pattern that they left in our behaviour.
Panic attacks occurs suddenly, often without any external cause or reason. Usually it takes only a few minutes, but the feeling in this time can be intense and can include the premonition of death. The symptoms are shortness of breath, hyperventilation, tachycardia (high heartbeat rate), tremor, sweating and anxiety. Panic attacks can have several causes, from daily stress, physical illness, abuse of alcohol or drugs or an unresolved trauma.
Understanding the physiological and psychological background of a panic attack is a large part of the therapy process. Furthermore, it is necessary to find the suppressed source that leads to such an extreme symptom.