Category: Blog

The image shows a young woman with blond, long hair and wearing a hat. She sniffs on the blossoms of a tree.

Our nose – a miniseries on our five primary senses (part 1)

We use our five primary senses, sight, hearing, touch, smell and taste to obtain information about our surroundings. The brain does an amazing job in processing this information. Due to the brain’s unique remodeling ability, known as its “plasticity”, when certain pathways are “closed off”, it can: take another route, form new connections, or use unused and weak ones. These are the ways in which the brain supports us by responding to stimuli from the surrounding, making the most of our senses in almost every situation.

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Hypnosis and Coaching – a gentle option in your recovery process

Long-COVID syndrome is the name given to persistent after-effects of a coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19 infection), even after the typical convalescence period of COVID-19. Older people and people with serious medical conditions are the most likely to experience lingering COVID-19 symptoms. However, even young people and those who experienced only mild COVID-19 symptoms may feel unwell for weeks or even months after infection (1).

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In the picture you can see individual letters like in Scrabble. Made of wood. The letters say "CHOOSE YOUR WORDS".

Words and climate change

Speaking, writing and reading play an essential role in our everyday lives. Wherever language is the means of expression and communication, it has the potential to shape the functioning of a society. It represents our personal, professional, political interactions and is culturally determined. Words and phrases can, both knowingly and unknowingly, have an influence on how we and others perceive the world.

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Sleepless through the night

It is night. You lie awake in bed, your “better half” snores the sleep of the blissful, and your brain continues its incessant carousel-like rounds. Your body wants to sleep. Your mind has other plans, however. Many of us have already experienced this in one phase or another in life. Hopefully only temporarily.

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The picture shows two women communicating with two tin cans via a thread. In times of COVID-19 and spacing, online therapy or online coaching is a safe alternative to seek support and communicate.

Hypnotherapy in times of COVID-19

You can visit me in my office in Walchwil, Canton Zug following infection control measures or you can book online-sessions. You should know that an online hypnotherapy session can be every bit as effective as an in-office visit. It does not matter where you live, online therapy opens doors for you to continue or begin your therapy without the need to travel to your appointment.

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The picture shows a carved wooden figure with wings standing on a mountain with a mountain panorama in the background. It stands for the fitness of the lungs and what we can do for it.

Fitness for the lungs

Not long ago, in the middle of working through my usual long to-do lists, I realised that while I was still working well, I was not as attentive as I was used to. I felt like I was in a race. I paused and convinced myself to take a break. I sat down and took a couple of deep breaths. With every breath I felt calmer and my mind cleared.

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The picture shows a large lilac bouquet. A woman is hiding behind the bouquet. The picture stands for the pause we should take regularly to lead a healthy life.

Mind the gap

Throughout the day, we often are so self-absorbed in our work, the projects we have to do, with our worries that we hardly notice the small gestures, the moments of stillness, the beauty around us. We are caught up in so many small details that make up our day and often do not see what is happening under our nose. Often it is only in times of crisis or total breakdown that we might feel how little time we actually have left and realise how crucial it is how we spend it.

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The picture shows the text IF NOT NOW, WHEN? The lettering is written with a typewriter. It is the headline to a blog topic "Be good to yourself - care for others", in COVID-19 times and beyond.

Be good to yourself – care for others

The COVID-19 crisis has created a period of stress and anxiety for millions of people around the world. While this is definitely an unprecedented time for our generation, other crises that generate uncertainty may arise in the future. Many people are wondering how (long) they will be able to cope with their existing health problems if the support systems which they normally rely on are reaching their limits. During this time, anxiety can cause an uncomfortable feeling in the pit of the stomach. It also can create a sense of behavioral paralysis and a kind of disorientation. We now often hear...

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The picture shows a calm landscape at the sea with a lighthouse. It stands for good intentions, which like a lighthouse help us to find our way through difficult times.

Positive intentions

In the recent weeks, many of us have found that our lives are falling apart or at least changing to such an extent that our lives may not be the same again. Having lost the anchors of familiarity and routine, we all had to get organise ourselves in an completely new manner and find ways to handle this new situation. For some people it seemed easier than for others. Creating a new routine, finding positive aspects, going with the flow, even in these difficult times.

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