Our Therapy Concepts
Your health is our mission
At the beginning of your stay, our therapeutic colleagues will work out a therapy plan tailored to your situation. Developing individual solutions and specific offers is one of our strengths. We attach great importance to the exchange of information between the various departments.
Mindfulness-based exercises help you to experience moments consciously and without judgement and to listen to your body. This reduces stress and helps you to cope more calmly with everyday life in the future.
In our exercise pool we offer group therapies that are individually adapted to the respective disorder pattern. In addition, it is also possible to use the exercise pool outside of the therapies under supervision for independent practice.
Biofeedback means the continuous feedback of biological signals. With the help of a computer, body signals, such as increased vegetative tension or muscle tension, are reported back to you and made conscious. Otherwise, these signals are difficult or very inaccurate to perceive. The primary goal of the therapy is the recognition of connections between thoughts, feelings and body reactions, as well as the perception and targeted influencing of physiological processes, which are important in the maintenance of mental, psychosomatic and physical illnesses.
Our clinic operates according to the so-called “reference therapist system". Our patients get to know their reference therapist (psychologist or doctor) already in the admission interview, who works out the individual disturbance model with you on the basis of the biography. On this basis, he draws up the customised treatment plan together with the patient and develops the targeted therapeutic interventions.
Whether yoga, progressive muscle relaxation or autogenic training: Relaxation methods help many people to relieve stress and recover. You will become more balanced and fall asleep more easily. We offer you a whole range of relaxation methods that you can learn and use later at home.
We pursue the goal of bringing you closer to health- and enjoyment-related eating behaviour. In addition to providing information based on current scientific findings, it is important to us to promote your personal responsibility. In the long term, stable changes in eating habits are expected to be the focus.
Our work is based on the so-called "anti-diet principle". On the basis of a balanced diet, this concentrates on the one hand on the physical signals, such as hunger and satiation, and on the other on the sensual perception of taste and pleasure. It means (re)learning an impartial eating behaviour without a guilty conscience, without prohibitions, without counting calories.
Ergotherapy (Greek ergon = work, deed, activity) aims to develop, regain and maintain individual skills in your daily life and profession. Occupational therapy in psychosomatics comprises creative/formative group therapy and functional occupational therapy. Occupational therapy is carried out as a group offer according to the interactive and the expression-centred method and as an individual treatment.
The greatest help for many people affected is that they learn that they are not alone with their illness. Scientific studies have emphatically confirmed this. Disease-specific, so-called indicative group psychotherapies, ensure the application of highly effective procedures for individual areas of disorders. From work-related therapy groups for teachers to bereavement groups, we want every patient to participate in specialised group therapies. This makes the therapy as effective as possible.
Art and design therapy
The art therapy in the behavioural therapeutic concept refers to the current problems of the patients with themselves and their environment. Process-oriented design is much more important than results-oriented work. In line with the behavioural therapeutic approach, existing resources are shown to patients in order to strengthen their own responsibility for coping with the disease. In addition, behavioural patterns are clarified by mirroring and feedback from the therapist and group members, facilitating a transfer to everyday life and initiating the modification of types of behaviour. The therapy objectives developed are an integral part of the treatment plan.
Physical therapy includes all treatment forms, collectively, that use physical effects such as heat, light or water, to relieve or heal pain. These include, for example, various massages, heat packs or electrotherapy with, for example, stimulation current applications, ultrasound or short-wave therapy.
In all physiotherapeutic treatments, an active therapeutic approach is followed in which you are invited to participate actively. As a rule, self-exercise programmes are also taught, which makes it possible to continue the exercises at home.
Within the scope of physiotherapeutic pain treatment, special base groups were developed for back pain patients, fibromyalgia patients and severely restricted patients.
The base group is individually supplemented by additional physiotherapy offers such as exercise pool, walking, Nordic walking, BAPS (= Bramstedt activation programme for pain) or individual physiotherapy for patients.
Our social service counsels you and your families on psychosocial and legal matters that arise as a result of the respective illness. We help you with, amongst other things, questions about and applications for rehabilitation, organising care after your stay at our clinic and much more.
The consultation offer is part of the overall treatment plan and is available to varying degrees depending on the illness and treatment contract. The objective is "Helping people to help themselves", which is oriented towards individual needs on the one hand and competence on the other.
Sport therapy and physiotherapy
Our exercise therapy and basic groups are a fixed, obligatory basic offer, which is tailored to the needs of the individual stations, with their different focal points. The methods and contents of the groups are primarily geared to your needs and your picture of the problem.
Exercise is used as a medium for the most diverse therapy objectives. The groups thus form an integral part of the behavioural medical concept. Functionality takes a back seat to goals such as new individual physical, interactive, emotional, cognitive, pedagogical, social and psychological experiences.
The experience-oriented "sport" is in the focus. You learn to reduce fears, avoidance and protection behaviour and to control states of tension. You will also gain a realistic assessment of your performance and resilience.
Our therapy dog Leeza can be prescribed specifically for individual and group therapies. It is not the clinical picture itself that is decisive for their use, but rather the need to acquire or strengthen certain skills - such as assertiveness or empathy. The positive effect in the area of attention redirection, for example in depression patients, is also well documented: Therapy companion dogs can help to get affected people out of their brooding loops and a strong self-centredness.