Approved methods based on scientific principles

Our clients are the focus of our therapy treatment. We will apply appropriate measures according to your individual targets and inclinations. We ensure the standards of our practice are upheld by undertaking our own research, actively participating in training courses and conferences, and by supervising and conducting regular client surveys.

 

Although we recognise that esotericism and religion are of interest to our clients, these issues do not form part of the concept of our therapy. All consultants and therapists at Mind Institute work in accordance with methods of psychology and psychotherapy that are recognised in Germany. The focus of our work is on imaginative psychotherapy, but we are not dogmatic about it. This allows us to practice a range of additional psychotherapy methods.

This is an overview:

Imaginative psychotherapy

Imaginative psychotherapy is a therapeutic technique used to stimulate mental imagery in the subconscious, which is then evaluated and interpreted for positive effect. Pleasant images are explored in the mind and are used to reinforce self-esteem, while unpleasant images can be turned around. This method of psychotherapy allows us to break down fears, conflicts and problems.

 

Clients unaffected by psychological disorders can also benefit from imaginative psychotherapy techniques, helping them to develop their personality and increase their mental fitness. Within our culture, the predominant focus is on the role of the brain's left hemisphere (which manages verbal communication, analytical thought, logic and data, the past and the future). However, by using the imagination to explore the right hemisphere (fantasy, creativity, intuition and the present), clients can achieve equilibrium and enhance quality of life with the aid of a method of psychotherapy that eases psychological imbalance.

 

Our imaginative psychotherapy techniques have been developed specifically for business processes and companies and are based on katathym imaginative psychotherapy (KIP, 1954, Hanscarl Leuner, Germany) incorporating holodynamic principles (USA, Russia) and personal imagery.

 

Applications:

  • Personality disorders
  • Personal development
  • Anxiety and panic disorders
  • Dissociative disorders
  • Somatoform disorders



This method requires a strong will and great determination from clients committed to improving themselves.

Behaviour therapy

A behaviour therapy session typically begins by analysing the behaviour and problems of the client in the context of the conditions that give rise to the problems and their consequences. Various behaviour therapy techniques can be applied during therapy and it is important that these relate to the analysis of behaviour and goals. The overriding principle is to help people to help themselves, in other words, teaching the client how to cope with life on their own.

 

Behaviour therapy originates from an approach first developed by John B. Watson at the beginning of the 20th century, which has since been further developed by many renowned therapists.

 

Applications:

  • Anxiety and panic disorders
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorders
  • Dissociative disorders
  • Somatoform disorders
  • Eating disorders
  • Various disorders of child and adolescent psychiatry

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)

EMDR is a form of psychotherapy treatment originally developed by Francine Shapiro in the United States to resolve trauma-related disorders caused by exposure to distressing events. The key element of this method is 'bilateral stimulation' and the structured preparation that precedes it. This requires the patient to identify a particularly disturbing memory and to focus on this stage of their traumatic experience, while simultaneously being asked to follow the therapist's slow finger movements back and forth with their eyes. In many cases this effectively reduces the level of anxiety provoked by distressing memories. Extensive studies have proved that the neurological effects of bilateral stimulation are beneficial.

 

Applications:

  • Traumatic stress and adjustment disorders

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