After more than 20 years of therapeutic work, I am fascinated by the interplay of our brain and the functionality of all muscles, of thinking and emotions. When I am working with people, I am thrilled to witness over and over again, how all these areas are not only connected to one another, but also how we can make use of these facts in the therapeutic process.
I have learned that emotional tensions affect the function of our muscles and that there is great potential for treatment. In my experience, it works in both directions – positive feelings have been shown to improve physical functions. Negative feelings can affect functions in an inhibiting way. And experience has shown: Sensory memories can unconsciously trigger negative feelings as well.
When I was trained for my first profession more than two decades ago (I am also a speech language pathologist), it was still a very abstract idea that we could perhaps change the networks in our brain through thinking and continuous training. Today we know that not only our brain controls physical functions. The activity of our muscles and the things we are paying attention to have also been shown to change the function of our brain.
What I love about my work is to be able to experience how people manage to consciously take a different attitude towards a ‘problem’ and turn something negative into something they thrive from. This fascination moved me to complete further training to become a therapist for Logotherapy & Existential Analysis. My goal today is to offer both types of therapy on highly professional level:
- meaning-centered counseling and therapy: Logotherapy & Existential Analysis in combination with neurobiological expertise and life experience.
- continued therapy of neurologic and oncologic speech, language and swallowing disorders. To make a noticeable difference for my clients and patients between Logotherapy and speech therapy (which in German is called ‘Logopädie’), I offer Logotherapy and Existential Analysis here at the institute. As a speech language pathologist, I am still there for you at Therapie Unterföhring.