What kind of problems and themes can be addressed with integrative psychotherapy?

Tension and Stress

Tension and Stress

What types of stress do we distinguish? Positive stress (eustress) Not all forms of stress are unhealthy (see image). So-called "eustress" as a result of a positive event in your life such as a family celebration, the birth of a child or the start of a journey keep...

Depressed Feelings and Depression

Depressed Feelings and Depression

"It's so hard to describe depression to someone who's never been there because it's not grief. I know grief. Grief is crying and feeling. But it's that cold absence of feeling - that really hollowed out feeling."—J.K. Rowling “I was so scared to give up depression,...

Sexually transgressive behavior and abuse

Sexually transgressive behavior and abuse

What is sexually transgressive behavior? Sexual abuse is any form of sexually transgressive behavior, verbal, physical, whether deliberate or not. For example, someone is forced to undergo or perform sexual acts. This varies from being spied on or having to watch...

Problems with anger and aggression

Problems with anger and aggression

You are not punished for your anger, you are punished for your anger.Buddha Hatred is a matter of the heart; despise that of the head.Arthur Schopenhauer What is anger? Anger is one of the basic emotions of man. An important function of anger is to indicate ones...

Anxiety Disorders in Adults

Anxiety Disorders in Adults

“Just as anxiety can feed on itself, so can courage.”― John J. Ratey Reasons to be Anxious Everyone is concerned at times. As we grow older, our concerns also increase. Finance, health, and children can all be things that keep us awake at night. In many ways,...

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

— Bessel van der Kolk, MD  «Trauma victims cannot recover until they become familiar with and befriend the sensations in their bodies.»  How can PTSD develop? Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) can develop in someone after experiencing or witnessing an...

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

"I have a confession. I’m a little OCD when I post on social media – I tend to edit more than I should. But then I started thinking, maybe we should all edit a little more – our posts, our thoughts, our words."Traci Lea LaRussa What is OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive...

Sleeping Problems

Sleeping Problems

"Sleep is the golden chain that ties health and our bodies together."Thomas Dekker Sleeping problems are clearly an indication of something. If you can’t sleep, you have a problem. A healthy night’s sleep is crucial to help you recover from daily activities and...

Generalized Anxiety Disorders

Generalized Anxiety Disorders

“Just as anxiety can feed on itself, so can courage.”― John J. Ratey The difference between Fear, Anxiety and Anxiety Disorder We all feel anxious at times. We can be concerned about things that have happened or things that may happen. Fear can make us irritable...

Personality Disorders

Personality Disorders

“…repeated trauma in childhood forms and deforms the personality. The child trapped in an abusive environment is faced with formidable tasks of adaptation. She must find a way to preserve a sense of trust in people who are untrustworthy, safety in a situation that is...

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)

 «Why fit in when you were born to stand out» --Dr Seuss What is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)? Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), also called attention deficit hyperkinetic disorder or attention deficit hyperactivity...

Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders

«We turn skeletons into goddesses and look to them as if they might teach us how not to need.»Marya Hornbacher, Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia What is eating disorder? There is an eating disorder if there is disturbed eating behavior (too little,...

Grief

Grief

“The darker the night, the brighter the stars,The deeper the grief, the closer is God!”Fyodor Dostoevsky What is Grief? Grief is a normal process that people go through when they go through a great loss. While grief is typically associated with the death of a loved...

Psychosomatic complaints

Psychosomatic complaints

«The hurt soul speaks through the body» Tension or stress related complaints and unexplained pain and fatigue are also called psychosomatic complaints. A cause of a physical and / or mental nature These are physical complaints that may be related to a disturbance in...

Sexual Functioning Disorders

Sexual Functioning Disorders

“When I speak of sex, I do not mean ‘fucking,’ but the embrace prompted by genuine love. –Wilhelm Reich Sexual functioning disorders are distinguished in: Sexual desire disordersSexually aroused disordersDisorders in the orgasmDisorders that occur after sex These...

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