Types of Therapy
Individual Therapy (2 x 30 min. per week)
Dynamic psychotherapy-led patient management with elements of CBT. This works with the therapist also acting as a contact person. This type of therapy helps when discussing sensitive topics and integrates remarks and stories from different groups and those made during free time.
Group Therapy (2 x 50 min. per week)
Group analysis with no fixed agenda. Free discussion of current and prior situations and accompanying feelings, from time to time with the individual confronting the group’s opinion about a mistaken idea previously presumed to be rock solid. The group format “summons” from the group their family functions – often a “father-figure”/”mother figure”, a “brother”/”sister” or other important relative is “discovered”. Through this, the members reach very important realisations from which it is easy to practise “growing” changes within the already well-known and, therefore, confidence-providing group.
Group CBT (5-6 x 1.5 hours per week)
Topic-based cognitive-behavioural groups. Topics include, for example: path of life, family, social assertiveness, man/woman, and prevention of relapse.
12-step Programme for Those Suffering from Addiction and Dependence Problems (5-8 x 50 min. per week)
Groups include: Dependence, Accountability, Healthy Life, Drug-free, Self-assertiveness Training, Family Members’ Group, AA Meeting, Aftercare.
Art Therapy (2 x 2 hours per week)
Topic-based groups in which the depiction of the topic or problem takes place in a pictorial or musical format. For many this is far easier than putting the events or feelings straight into words. No special skills are required.
Sport (60-90 min. per day)
Regular morning jog or intensive walk. The opening programme of the day takes place not long after getting up in the roads of the Centre among wooded surroundings. When raining we practise indoor exercises.
Yoga (3 x 90 min. per week)
Conventional, easy-to-do yoga exercises. Some of these aim to directly relax the back muscles and carefully the stretch the connective tissues, while others centre on correct breathing. Yet more exercises stimulate the blood supply to the internal organs. The muscle tone improves, muscle knots relax, and the ligaments and vertebral discs rehydrate.
Meditation (2 x 15 min. or 1 x 45 min. per day)
Mindfulness meditation exercises three times a day (for 15-15-45 min.) that are part directly relaxing and part solving “revved-up” thoughts and fixations. With their help it will be easier to keep distressing thoughts at a distance. Through this practise, for example, we can more easily protect ourselves from the overpowering feeling during panic attacks that we cannot the control the situation.
Many of us are capable of rediscovering the spontaneous childhood ability to become lost in ourselves – according to some the joie de vivre that is naturally present in everyone – which, as adults, is suppressed by our overwhelming fears beneath the weight of our accumulated traumas and the “mountains” of expectation placed upon us.