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When physical stress affects the soul

Countless people who suffer from psychosomatic disorders find a pleasant environment with us and get a kind of treatment which encourages good health. Psychosomatic disorders are ailments which cannot be fully explained or treated under the banner of physical medicine e.g. migraines, high blood pressure and intestinal inflammation. Even professional-life or personal-life stress can result in physical complaints, such as pain and dizziness. The body shows signs that its own resilience and ability to overcome problems is at its limits. With other physical complaints, it is mental suffering that is the issue. A person feels weary and without joy, with poor sleeping and constant brooding, and experiencing anxiety up to the point of panic.

With us, the person is at the centre of everything. We take the time to acknowledge their physical complaints and mental duress. We listen, provide advice, analyse, and determine the individual treatment plan together with the patient. Together with the patient, we pave new roads and establish behavioural patterns with them which will allow them to adopt therapy successes mustered on site in everyday life. Solution-oriented behaviours determined during the treatment (or outside of it) will continue to be tested during the stay, so that our patients may be fit for everyday life once again.

Together with you we will register details of the extent of your disease, its origin and its development. We will observe continuous physical, mental and social conditions. We will help you to recognise your personal strengths and to accept your disease-related and general pesonal weaknesses. We will encourage you to change what is changeable and to integrate what cannot be changed into your life plan. Often a confidential and frank discussion with an expert can be enough to provide much relief. We observe confidentiality with a proper degree of certainty, which allows often allows us to consider together things which people usually prefer to keep to themselves.

We know the importance of language for understanding and being understood; and with this we offer foreigner patients discussions with doctors in their mother tongue or establish adequate communication with the aid of an interpreter. Regarding the treatment of patients for whom it is anticipated that psyche factors will determine the scope of the illness process significantly, we will outline the possibilities for adequate linguistic communication prior to arrival.

We handle rheumatological diseases in combination with:
•Anxiety disorders
•Stress and adjustment disorders
•Depressive disorders
•Dissociative disorders
•Eating disorders
•Personality disorders
•Sleeping disorders
•Somatoform disorders
•Compulsive disorders

•Acute psychoses
•Acutre suicidal tendencies
•Primary addictions
•Limited therapy possibility due to a brain-organic psycho-syndrome

These diseases require a special treatment setting and should therefore be treated at specialised institutes (psychiatric clinics).