The human mind is peculiar in its ability to turn against itself. Yet modern societies are concentrated more on external achievements while forgetting that mental balance is a prerequisite for normal functioning and psychological well being. Inner conflicts lead to variety of symptoms in different degrees. Psychotherapy will restore the harmony between the thinking mind and the emotions below so that you become an
integrated person that can live fully instead of wasting all your energy on internal anxieties and insecurities. This is achieved through the relationship with the therapist which provides a correcting emotional experience. A succussful psychotherapy will make your mind work together with your emotions towards enjoying life in relationships and achieving your goal in meaningful ways.
Group therapy supports you in becoming who you really are not just in your dreams and thoughts but in a shared reality with people that want to hold your inner world for you until you can hold it yourself alone and in your intimate relationships. The experience of not only being held but also having the opportunity to hold others has the potential to transform your emotional world. You will gradually be able to let go of all the masks and defenses that you have been carrying since childhood.
Group therapy is also a powerful therapeutic tool, which provides a safe place to work on mental and emotional difficulties within a group. As social beings, the group provides the richest realm to investigate those difficulties in a way that is not always possible in individual therapeutic setting. For more information and consulting whether group therapy in English could be right for you, please schedule a free first consultation.
"Our therapy does its work by means of changing the unconscious into the conscious, and is effective only in so far as it has the opportunity of bringing about this transformation."
My approach to psychotherapy is essentially psychodynamic. We work to restore the balance between different dimensions of experience: past and present, waking and sleeping (including interpretation of dreams), thinking and emotions, actual relationships and fantasies. To find the balance between body, mind, and spirit is the prerequisite to a happy life. Above all, the purpose of psychotherapy is exactly as discovered by Sigmund Freud: to give you access to emotional and sexual forces in your personality that are still blocked in your unconscious.
Mental and psychological challenges are normal. In the psychotherapy, we will identify the blockades and open a window for more flexibility that will replace personal rigity. This will increase your self-esteem and will enable you to experience more joy in life. A little bit of courage in making the first step towards a happier and more fulfilling life is to contact psychotherapist. Be active in the most important area in life: your own well-being. If you would like to consult with an English speaking therapist in Vienna, please see contact information below.
Have the courage to look inside and take responsibility to the person that you are going to become.
Everyone wants to change but so few succeed. Why is it so difficult to change? Why do so many people want to change to begin with? It seems to me that we live in a grumpy culture that does not encourage us to be the persons that we wish to become. Instead, we learn to fulfil the expectations of others but in the process we forget that life is also about joy, meaningful relationships, and simply about smiling.
Psychotherapy and Group-Therapy is something that each individual who wants to reach his or her higher potential should consider, whether your challenges are average or above. Being human is quite a journey, and especially in a culture that has forgotten what this even means, engaging in a therapeutic process will set you ahead of the crowd. Give your mind the emotional boost that it needs to deal with life. It does not have to be so overwhelming.
Psychotherapy Vienna 1100 in English offers you a place to talk about everything that troubles you deep inside. The mind is associated with language but underneath we still share the very same instincts like any other animal in nature. This is why "talking about it", being heard and understood help in integrating the mind with the rest of your personality. Until such integration happens, your mind will continue to struggle instead of using all the resources that you have.
To many people, dreams are nothing but nonesense produced by the brain in the night. But Freud realized that "Interpretation of dreams is the royal road to the unconscious." The brain that produces dreams while we are asleep, is the same brain that is active while we are awake. When the sun goes down and disappears in the night, we can see the stars that are invisible to our vision in day, although they are of course out there. In the same token, when consciousness falls asleep, elements in the personality that exist also in the day, become visible in the night. They impact our feelings when we are awake, which means that getting to understand our dreams is a prerequisite to understanding who we are.
dream-elements are by no means mere representations, but true and actual experiences of the psyche,
similar to those which come to the waking state by way of the senses"
If you dismiss the meaning of your dreams as 'nonsense', you are dismissing the irrational elements in who you are deep inside. But to be happy means to accept all aspects and not just those that make sense and that conform to how
your parents or society would like you to be.
In the psychoanalytic psychotherapy, we give dreams and feelings more importance than what is given to them in your daily life. They are the compass that guides our work. You will see that dreams make sense. They are coming from the most creative parts of your psyche. The ability to understand your dreams will reduce the resistance of your mind towards the ideas that they represent, and this will give you access to the creative power that your mind has learned to reject because of childish fears.