Mental Health: Crises as Opportunities

“The crisis of the egg is the opportunity of the chick”, says the popular saying, describing an experience that many people can have in the course of life and in retrospect evaluate as positive. What is a crisis? A crisis is a break in the continuity and normality of our life course. It often happens … Read more

Mental Health: Psychotherapy, But How?

Anyone in need of psychotherapeutic help faces an almost unmanageable jungle: There are psychiatrists and psychotherapists, psychologists and alternative practitioners, and an equally complex list of possible forms of therapy. These include: Psychoanalysis / Analytical psychotherapy Behavioral therapy Conversational psychotherapy Depth psychology based psychotherapy Gestalt therapy Psychodrama Systemic therapy In addition, there are still a … Read more

Mental Health: What does it Mean?

With an experiment in 1907, the American physician Duncan MacDougall from Massachusetts wanted to prove that the human soul has a material substance that leaves the body at the moment of death towards heaven, hell or purgatory. The experiment For his experiment, he placed a bed on four scales, picked six patients suffering from a … Read more

Animals Help Heal

Rabbits and dogs visiting nursing homes and even hospitals, horses and dolphins as therapists for severely disabled children and the seriously ill – a therapeutic approach is slowly gaining acceptance. Animal therapy has been scientifically researched since about the early 1960s, but animals were used to positively affect people’s health much earlier. Dog, cat and … Read more

How Food Affects the Soul

Eating is more than just the intake of nutrients, as the saying goes, “Eating and drinking keeps body and soul together.” The psyche also wants to benefit from the pleasure of eating, and it is not uncommon for food intake to serve as a balm for our souls. Read about how food affects our souls … Read more

Soul and Food: Enjoy with All Senses

Those who constantly control their own eating behavior and overhear the body’s natural signals are particularly vulnerable to emotionally and psychologically upsetting situations. This is particularly pronounced when the feeling of hunger is steadfastly suppressed and meals are ignored. The body often reacts to this with ravenous hunger, which becomes noticeable through circulatory problems, nausea … Read more

Soul and Food: Chocolate as a Comfort Food

In addition, the influence of our psychological situation on the choice of food and the frequency of meals should not be underestimated. If children are inconsolable because they have fallen while playing or the playmate does not want to give up the favorite toy, something sweet usually helps to dry up the flow of tears. … Read more

Mental Health

The World Health Organization (WHO) is sounding the alarm: negative stress is the greatest health threat of the 21st century. And depression – currently the fourth most common cause of illness worldwide – is expected to be the most widespread health impairment after cardiovascular disease by 2020. In scientific terms, the soul is identical to … Read more

Biorhythm: the Chronobiology

The biological clock plays an important role: it tells our body when it can be active and when it is time to shift down a gear. It influences our bodily functions – blood pressure, body temperature, hormone balance. The control center is a nucleus in our brain – no bigger than a grain of rice. … Read more

Biorhythm: the Internal Clock

Humans, like almost all living things, follow biological rhythms and cycles that have proven to be vital in the course of development. The relationships are explored by a fairly young scientific discipline, chronobiology. Particularly well known is the day-night rhythm, which regulates work and rest phases and is closely related to the distribution of light … Read more