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Hyperkinetic disorders can persist until adult age. In many cases, those affected are highly talented low performers with an additional addiction potential. Especially men are affected. As the brain is continuously sub-challenged it needs high-speed stimuli. If the thrill of a topic is not sufficient, the focus cannot be bundled. The frustration tolerance is decreased, the self-esteem low. A thorough clarification with EEG- recordings is necessary.

Important indicators:

  • Attention deficit disorder
  • Attention deficit – / hyperactivity disorder

Addiction is only the tip of the iceberg. In many cases, addictive substances are an easy attempt of self-medication to suppress painful emotions. Immaterial addictions serve to compensate for the lack of love and security. Inner emptiness, boredom and loneliness are predominant emotions. The solution is to treat the underlying causes like emotional neglect or traumatizing.

Important indicators:

  • Psychological disorders and adaption disorders through psychotropic substances (alcohol, opiates, cannabinoids, sedatives and hypnotics, cocaine, stimulants, hallucinogens, tobacco, volatile solvents and further psychotropic substances)
  • Gambling addiction
  • Compulsive buying
  • Kleptomania

Better Aging is a term for life-long quality of life. People, who define themselves by means of appeal and vitality in terms of their profession, social status or in their relationship, can reduce their dependency to aging. The biologic age does no longer equal the chronologic age. The 60-year olds of today are the 40-year olds of yesterday! Our holistic approach considers the interaction of body and soul. We identify the personal risk factors and the psychologic and physical optimization potential. Through targeted resource activation, an individual lifestyle and nutrition concept and coaching with respect to mild aesthetic medicine increase the self esteem, the psychological stability and the general mental and physical fitness.

Important indicators:

  • Decreasing self-esteem
  • Desperate holding-on to youthfulness
  • Shame
  • Fear of loss
Anxiety disorder

Unspecific fears, isolated or in combination with depression or obsessive compulsive behaviour, are relatively frequent. In many cases they are not diagnosed correctly or recognized too late. Studies prove, that the average delay is around 10 years. The symptoms like unspecific apprehension, motoric tension and vegetative hyper-excitability fluctuate in the beginning and show a tendency to become chronic.

Important indicators:

  • Panic disorder
  • Generalised anxiety disorder

Emotional exhaustion paired with reduced performance, apathy, weak concentration, self-blaming and sleeping disorders are frequent symptoms. In terms of diagnostics, a burnout can be differentiated from depression through measurable adrenal fatigue. Those who learn to protect themselves, set limits and give the adrenal glands sufficient time to regenerate will find back to their original energy and joy of life.

Important indicators:

  • Fatigue syndrome
Eating disorders

Our focus is on bulimia, binge eating and on anorexia during adulthood. In many cases, Anorexia is preceding to Bulimia. In most cases traumatic experiences have occurred in the past. Symptoms are feelings of depression, shame, disgust and guilt, permanent occupation with food, paired with pathological fear of becoming fat. Active measures to loose weight can be self-induced vomiting, abuse of laxatives, periods of starvation, the use of appetite suppressants, thyroid medication or diuretics. Binge eating attacks with loss of control complete the picture.

Important indicators:

  • Anorexia nervosa
  • Bulimia nervosa
  • Binge Eating
Mood disorder

The main symptoms consist in an altered affectivity towards depression, with or without accompanying anxiety, or mania.

In a depression depressed mood, lack of joy, loss of interest and decreased drive with increased fatigue can be found. Severe depression can become life threatening through the risk of suicide. Cognitive reframing, resource activation, chronotherapy and physical activity are therapeutic elements, which are able to draw those affected from their black hole back into life.

A mania is accompanied by an elation inadequate to the situation and increased drive. This leads to talkativeness, hyperactivity, distractibility, overconfidence and reduced need for sleep.

Affective epsiodes can occur mixed or alternately and in various degrees of severity.

Important indicators:

  • Depressive episode
  • Recurrent depressive disorder
  • Dysthymia
  • Manic episode
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Cyclothymia
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Most compulsive actions are related to tidiness, cleanliness and security. Compulsive rituals are ineffective attempts to avert danger. Compulsive thoughts are experienced as pointless, frightening or torturing. Thoughts, imaginations or impulses repeat themselves in an unpleasant manner. Due to inability of making decisions in everyday life and through hours of occupation with rituals, compulsions can lead to invalidity.

Important indicators:

  • Predominantly compulsive thoughts or obsessive pondering
  • Predominantly compulsive thoughts mixed with compulsive actions
Perioperative Destabilization

Breast amputation, abortion, heart or spinal surgery and further procedures which are experienced as life-, relationship- or health threatening can leave deep scars. They can offend human dignity and lead to problems in the relationship to oneself and to others. Questions of meaning arise. Negative changes in the relationship up to the lack of sexuality and life crises can be the effects.

Important indicators:

  • Fear of surgery
  • Fear of anaesthesia
  • Existential fear
  • Threatened self-image
  • Loss of trust in the body
  • Threatened physical integrity
Personality disorder

A personality disorder describes a serious disorder of the personality. Specific characteristics of the personality structure are accentuated. We avoid diagnosing personality disorders and rather speak about personality traits.

Important indicators:

  • Emotionally instable personality disorder
  • Histrionic personality disorder
  • Anancastic (obsessive-compulsive) personality disorder
  • Fearful (inhibiting) personality disorder
  • Dependant (asthenic) personality disorder
  • Narcissist personality disorder
  • Passive-aggressive (negativistic) personality disorder

Agoraphobia, social phobias and specific isolated phobias account to the group of phobias. Animal phobias, fear of heights, claustrophobia, fear of exams, dental phobia or fear of flying are the most common specific phobias. In severe forms, they can lead to invalidity and social isolation, as those affected are no longer able leave their house. Once recognized correctly, phobias can be treated successfully within a short time.

Important indicators:

  • Agoraphobia with or without panic disorder
  • Social phobias
  • Specific phobias
Postpartum depression

The postpartum depression can occur within the first two years after giving birth. It begins insidiously and manifests through lack of energy, ambivalent feelings for the baby, sadness and feelings of guilt. Our program intends for mothers to bring their babies in order to develop a loving mother-child relationship.

Important indicators:

  • Postpartum depression

Chronic stress plays a central role in developing psychological diseases. Traumatising of the mother during pregnancy and the unborn child has an impact on the neuroendocrine stress-axis. This individual pre-disposition again modulates the reaction to stress and the resulting symptoms like depression, burn-out, fear, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), addiction, borderline personality disorder and many more.

Important indicators:

  • Chronic tension
  • Nervousness
  • Irritability
  • Heart complaints
  • Sleeping disorders
  • Concentration disorders

The number of people who have experienced psychological or physical traumas is high in every social stratum. Especially psychological abuse is often not taken seriously, as it is invisible and does not leave any visible marks. Sexual abuse during childhood, rape, verbal abuse and manipulation in relationships with destructive or paranoid narcissists, the loss of beloved ones, accidents, wars and natural disasters are only a few examples of fate that can happen to us. It takes great therapeutic experience to avoid re-traumatizing.

Important indicators:

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
  • Adaption disorders
  • Acute stress response
Weakness in competition

Mental fitness is an integral part in sports, politics and economy. There are parallels amongst these divisions. Mental strength, playing at one’s best in the right moment, endurance and concentration make the difference between winning and loosing. Clinical hypnosis is an elegant and efficient way to perfect processes or to be mentally prepared for an important situation.

Important indicators:

  • Fear of competitions
  • Status fears


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