"There is nothing good, unless you do it." Saying by Erich Kästner.
Every interpersonal relationship is shaped in a unique way. As far as I am concerned, as a psychotherapist this requires an individual approach, experience and a feel for the right moment. Depending on this I choose, in accordance with you and your aims, the most appropriate method for the next step.
Each psychotherapeutic session is founded on the following values: secrecy, anonymity, voluntariness, neutrality, empathy, appreciation and non-violence.
The following provides you with a short overview of the methods used by me in therapy.
Systemic therapy is a psychotherapeutic healing method with the aim of understanding human suffering, and also diminishing and eradicating it. Systemic therapy is based on a systemic way of thinking and emphasizes the understanding of an individual as part of their social context.
In this approach we seek to identify deeply entrenched patterns within an individual's relationships and also with family members. The process helps uncover the ways in which members communicate and behave within a system, based on beliefs about their respective roles.
If one manages to observe those different contexts and relationships one might discover certain problem or solution patterns that occur under certain conditions.
As a systemic therapist I explore those patterns from a neutral perspective and maybe ask the occasional irritating question. Through that one might encounter a state where solving or analysing the problem becomes less important and freeing oneself from it or changing the focus becomes more relevant. By means of this process and newly gained perspective, the problem appears in a new light and loses power over oneself. As a result, scope for action and resources become visible again and naturally lead to more quality of life.
One could also say: "Yesterday we faced the abyss. Today we are already one step further."
Nowadays systemic therapy is synonymous with relationship or family therapy. One prominent founder of family therapy was the American psychotherapist Virginia Satir (*1916; †1988). She not only treated the symptom carrier or the psychologically sick person, but also embedded therapy into the context of that person, which often meant working with the whole family. Through this she revolutionized the understanding of how psychological illnesses develop and enlarged the ways of treating them in a professional way.
Work with the system board and ground anchor offers the possibility to visualize complex issues very clearly in a single person setting as well. Relationships, inner resources, problems, questions, symptoms, organizations or inner parts of the personality, etc. can be easily displayed and put in relation with one another. Through organizing and structuring questions and impulses from me, one gains a clearer picture of nourishing and/or unhealthy connections. Seeing the issue as it is frequently emphasizes the unique and creative solution that wasn't visible before.
Somatic experiencing is a body-oriented trauma therapeutic method aimed at relieving the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental and physical trauma-related health problems. It focuses on the client's perceived body sensations (or somatic experiences) to reinstall the self-regulation of the organism.
The method was founded by the American trauma therapist Peter A. Levine.
Die Methode wurde von dem amerikanischen Traumatherapeuten Peter A. Levine entwickelt und integriert neueste Erkenntnisse der Gehirnforschung in die Therapie.
Idiolectic is a resource-based method of conversation, which is closely aligned to the words (called keywords) of the dialogue partner. It is the art of asking the right question, as behind the lexical meaning of a word each individual has very specific associations and connections. If those keywords are picked up on, a simple question can become the key to a door that leads into the vivid inner worlds of your counterpart.
Principles in idiolectics:
Minimal interpretation, minimal intention, minimal intervention
Listening instead of talking,
Asking instead of guessing!
Respecting instead of being right,
And maybe really understanding?