„What we call ‚normal‘ is a product of repression, denial, splitting, projection, introjection and other forms of destructive action on experience. It is radically estranged from the structure of being.”
R. D. Laing
I’ve got a German approbation (license) as a psychological psychotherapist in psychodynamic psychotherapy (“depth psychology”). That means, I went through a long training period – five and a half years of university studies (Master of Science in Psychology) and another five and a half years of additional training in a private institute (ZIST academy for psychotherapy in Penzberg; www.zist.de) for a specialized training in psychotherapy. My psychotherapy training at “ZIST” integrated education in the psychodynamic approach with different methods from humanistic psychotherapy and body psychotherapy. Its foundation and outlook has thereby been humanistic, positive and oriented towards the potential in humans. A large part of the training has been based on experience and self-discovery.
I was personally determined to take part in exactly this training as I find the combination of the mentioned approaches to be effective. They can easily go together and each of them influences my understanding of the others. What they all share in my understanding is their striving for consciousness. Combining different approaches and perspectives paves the way to a more holistic journey to consciousness. I flexibly adapt to the person in front of me and their individual issues. How exactly we’re going to work together will result from your individuality – and there’s always gonna be space for spontaneous and creative impulses, too.