kAleiDoscope – Anja Dittmeier, M.A.
Health Practitioner for Psychotherapy

Until you make the unconscious conscious, it will direct your life and you will call it fate.
(Carl Gustav Jung)
My psychotherapeutic service is aimed at all people who yearn healing form burdening problems or situations in a sustainable and holistic way. This service is especially aimed at people with intercultural backgrounds and experiences.

Topics, I can support you with:

  • General psychological concerns and problems of conducting life
  • Anxiety, depression, burnout, trauma
  • Emotional restlessness, helplessness, conflicts
  • Issues of behavior and personality development
  • Relationship problems
  • Migration and integration issues of expatriates, global nomads, third culture kid & adult third culture kid (TCK / ATCK), refugees and displaced persons

Integrative therapeutic approach

When people make burdening or traumatic experiences, the accompanying memories and emotions are stored in the human body. Therefore, the application of holistic and body-oriented methods is an important part of my therapeutic treatment.

I use methods like Brainspotting and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing), as well as elements of systemic and behavioral therapy. To facilitate the coping-process, the so-called CRM (Comprehensive Resource Model) can also be integrated. Furthermore, techniques of resource activation and affect regulation are practiced supporting self-efficacy, coping with everyday life and improve connectivity. These techniques include meditation, breathing and mindfulness exercises, tapping, visualization as well as imagination exercises.
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What is EMDR, Brainspotting & CRM?

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) uses the rapid eye movements of the REM sleep phase in the waking state for the therapeutic processing to reprocess memory elements of the trauma within a secure setting. So-to-speak, scattered pieces of the puzzle are put together to form an image which can then be processed so that the psychological wound can heal.

This method was discovered by Dr. Francine Shapiro (Mental Research Institute in Palo Alto, California). She suspected a connection between eye movements, straining thoughts, and emotions. This assumption, made in 1987, has since become a scientifically recognized method. (Further information can be found here)

The trauma processing method of Brainspotting has developed EMDR further along. In 2003, the EMDR therapist David Grand, PhD, established a connection between the localized viewpoints of clients and trauma processing. This means that the trauma-processing integration process can be carried out on the basis on a certain spotting point the client’s eye is looking at. Since 2011, Brainspotting is also scientifically recognized. (Further information can be found here)

The Comprehensive Resource Model® (CRM) is also a trauma processing method and was developed by Lisa Schwarz, M.Ed., Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. CRM is a neurobiologically based and affect focused treatment model that facilitates the processing of traumatic experiences. For this process, the client’s intrapersonal resources are consciously activated and used for the trauma process. Thereby certain aspects of the mid- and brainstem are addressed, which can lead to a very profound trauma processing. Here too, localized eye viewpoints are used. Unconscious parts, problems, topics but also physical symptoms can be recognized and better understood. (Further information can be found here)

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Privat Psychotherapy

I am a licensed health practitioner for psychotherapy in accordance with the German Health Practitioner Statue (HPG). This service is not covered by the statutory health insurance companies.

Your advantage as a private client is that no reports or claims will have to be submitted to the statutory health insurance company, which is otherwise usually necessary.

This means, the fact that you are receiving psychotherapy is your private matter and not on record. Furthermore, independent therapists have the possibility to use a greater variety of therapeutic methods for the benefit of their clients and are not bound to the restrictions of the therapeutic methods which are covered by health insurance.

As a private client, you might be able to have your treatment covered through a supplementary health practitioner insurance, if their policy also includes benefits for psychotherapy. For this, it is helpful to clarify in advance to what extent your insurance covers benefits for health practitioners for psychotherapy.

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The First Session – The Anamnesis Session & The Therapeutic Time Frame

During our first meeting, the so-called anamnesis session (90min.), you will have the chance to share your situation. There, you will be provided with a safe space to share your wishes and concerns. It will also be an opportunity for us to get to know each other and to find out whether we could see us working together.

You will get the chance to gain a first understanding of my holistic approach of body-mind connection to consider and whether such an approach would be beneficial for your growth and healing. Further, it will give me also a first understanding of your situation and if I can help, due to my professional portfolio. Therefore, I use a biography-based questionnaire which will guide us through this session.

For the approx. 90 min. anamnesis interview a flat rate of 95€ will be charged.

You may be wondering what time frame you will invest in your healing? I would like to answer this question. As everyone´s situation and psyche is different it would be unethical to put a specific time frame on it. Depending on the subject and internal readiness (the inner yearning) to heal influences the process in general.

Due to my experience I can say, a client´s healing process takes between 3 months and 2.5 years. To build some healing momentum, I see new clients weekly for the first 4 weeks. After that we re-evaluate and agree on the following steps.

Holistic and body-oriented methods have proven to be very effective and shorten a healing process. However, as therapy happens in-between sessions, it is very beneficial for the client´s healing process to implement (act on) the impulses discussed in the session.

At the end, a therapist is facilitating a power partnership, a safe space to grow and heal, and methods – thus assistance. The actual healing work is done by the client. Contact me today!

PLEASE NOTE THIS IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
If you need to postpone or cancel your appointment, this possible free of charge until 24h before the appointment. After that the full amount will be charged. After each session (completed or cancelled late), I will email the respective invoice for the session via FastBill.

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