General information about treatments
Psychotherapeutic treatments are offered for a variety of problems, such as anxiety and mood problems, traumatization, personality problems and neurocognitive problems (for example, ADHD, Autism and Klinefelter). Treatments are tailored to children, adolescents and adults/parents. Focusing on life stages and family issues are oftentimes important to take into consideration. Meaning-orientated therapy is an integral part of treatment, and often in the foreground when people are suffering from chronic conditions or a fatal illness. The starting point is to provide a treatment as short as possible, but as long as necessary. Psychotherapies that are offered have been shown to be effective in scientific studies. The type of treatment is tailored depending on the complaints and inquiries. This can be logotherapy, short-term protocol treatments, family therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy or psychoanalytic psychotherapy or a combination and sometimes in cooperation with another therapist.
For example, a collaboration is oftentimes indicated for emotional, relational and/or learning problems in children. Betsy Wahlen, play therapist and pedagogue, is specialised in young children (below the age of 12 years) and also offers sessions with parents. I also work together with Jeanette Fredriksz, a lifestyle coach, nutritional therapist and a workplace psychologist. Furthermore, a mental health psychologist, a family therapist, a family coach and psychiatrist are sometimes involved in your treatment as well.
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The four cornerstonesImportant for physical, emotional and mental health are breathing, sleep, nutrition and sufficient physical exercise. Attention is paid to these cornerstones within a psychotherapeutic process in order to optimise the overall treatment and quality of life.
BreathingHeart rate variability (HRV) is an important indicator of health, mood and adaptability. Hence, health improves as the HRV improves. Heart rate and breath synchronize, that is, are in resonance with each other, at approximately 6 breaths / min (0.1 Hz). Each person has a unique respiratory rate, typically between 4.5 and 7.0 breaths / min. Biofeedback can be useful in determining the optimal respiratory rate. In any case, it is important that breathing is comfortable and from the abdominal area. Longer exhalations can activate the parasympathetic system.
For more information:- https://www.heartmath.com/science/- https://shiftadapt.com/breathwork/- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OSwQSb-Cb7U
Physical exercisePhysical activity has a huge impact on improving our well-being. Even a short burst of 10 minutes of brisk walking increases our alertness, energy and positive mood. Participation in regular exercise can increase our sense of self and reduce stress and anxiety. Classes in Taiji Chi/Qigong are also offered in cooperation with the Internal Wisdom and Knowledge Association (IWKA). The focus is on bodily awareness, mindful movements, comfortable breathing, relaxing the muscles, posture and alertness.
For more information:-https://link.springer.com/article/10.1023%2FA%3A10055580 25163-https://www.foundmyfitness.com/news/t/exercise-https://iwkainternational.com/en/index.html
SleepSleep is of great importance for, among other things, concentration, memory, social-emotional functioning and, of course, physical health. This is the reason that attention is paid to sleep within every treatment.
For more information:-https://www.ted.com/speakers/matthew_walker-https://www.sleepadvisor.org/chronotypes/
NutritionNutrition is also essential when it comes to physical as well as mental-emotional health. Nutritional psychiatry is a growing discipline with a focus on the importance of certain diets, the influence of our microbiome on our brain and immune system, and the negative effects of toxic substances and air pollution. Hence, it is possible to collaborate with a nutritionist during your treatment.
For more information:-https://www.health.harvard.edu/blog/nutritional-psychiatry-your-brain-on-food-201511168626-https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/microbiome/