Methods of Self Exploration

Depth Psychology-oriented Psychotherapy

The Psychoanalysis, which was deduced from Depth Psychology-oriented Psychotherapy by Sigmund Freud, can help people

  • learn to challenge fixations in Perception, Feeling, Thought and Behaviour acquired in early relations,
  • to recognize their resistance toward change as a transfer of their defense reactions of the past, into the present,
  • engage in the healing relationship with the therapist, allowing new experiences which lead to expansion of one's limited view of the world and one's self.

More information available through: Deutsche Fachgesellschaft für tiefenpsychologisch fundierte Psychotherapie e. V. (DFT),

Body Psychotherapy

Depth Psychology-oriented Body Psychotherapy is – ? in the traditions of Wilhelm Reich, Alexander Lowen, Karlfried Count Dürckheim and Stanley Keleman – the Psychoanalysis of the Body. The organism is seen as the essential embodiment of mental, emotional, social and spiritual life. This is assumed (manifest, made possible) by a physical-mental experience in the present.

More information available through: Deutsche Fachgesellschaft für tiefenpsychologisch fundierte Psychotherapie e. V. (DFT),

Gestalt Therapy

Developed by Fritz and Lore Perls and Paul Goodman, Gestalt Therapy is rooted in (originates from) the tradition of humanistic methods and is based on a holistic worldview, in which man is regarded as a unity of body, soul and spirit, integrated into a social and ecological environment. The roots lie in the integration of psychoanalysis, Gestalt Psychology, Field Theory, Phenomenology and Existentialism. The method promotes both awareness in the here and now and physicality and creativity.

More information available through: Deutsche Vereinigung für Gestalttherapie e. V. (DVG),

Ericksonian Hypnotherapy

Hypnotherapy, according Milton Erickson, uses a varied repertoire of interventions in order to gain access to unconscious resources and to help toward a fulfilling way of life.

More information available through: Milton H. Erickson Gesellschaft für Klinische Hypnose e. V.,

Family Constellations

Our lives are significantly influenced by the happy or sorrowful fate of our ancestors. Even if we know little or nothing of them, it is possible that hardship experienced in our family system can affect our own lives. It may be that we endorse sorrow and that we take assume the guilt of other family members and adopt it as our own. With the help of the Systemic-Phenomenological Family Constellations, we can recognize burdens from the past and find solutions.

More information available through: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Systemaufstellungen (DGfS),

Somatic Experiencing

Somatic Experiencing is a psycho-physiological method developed by Dr. Peter Levine to raise awareness and overcome post-traumatic disorders and to liberate life energy that may be bound in trauma.

More information available through: Somatic Experiencing Deutschland e. V.,


TaKeTiNa Rhythm Methods (Pedagogy) by Reinhard Flatischler is a group process, facilitated through music, that brings about a playful way to perceive familiar restraints, possible solutions and subsequently, a new composure – and beyond that to the immediate experience of our rhythmic nature.

More information available through: TaKeTiNa Institut,

Diamond Approach

The Diamond Approach is a teaching method, conceived by H. A. Almaas for the development of spiritual maturity and wholeness of a person. This very pragmatic, experience-based path connects traditional knowledge about human essence with elements of contemporary psychological insights.

More information available through: Ridhwan School,


The Feldenkrais-Method is named after its founder, Moshé Feldenkrais. According to its approach, the method is oriented toward the style known as Organic Learning, a Somatic Practice of Motor Learning, and thus, can be categorized in the field of Body Therapies.

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Descriptions of these methods frequently used in our program is only for a short orientation. For more information please contact the associated professional organizations or internet addresses provided.