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At ‘The Resonance House’ we aim to make you feel welcome and create a warm and safe environment to meet your particular set of challenges or wishes. We believe in a holistic approach, which is why we strive to work with both the body and the mind. We offer a variety of approaches that complement each other well in the pursuit of mental and physical health and wellbeing.

Treatment approach:

At ‘The Resonance House’ we offer several therapy methods, which means there is a variety of treatments to choose from. We recommend a treatment plan including both body therapy and psychotherapy.

Treatment:

ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) is a modern variety of CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) that focuses on effective self-technologies that enable you to deal with difficult thoughts and feelings in new ways that provide more freedom to act on what is truly important and valuable in your life.

Systemic/Narrative therapy: A systemic and narrative approach means that therapy is about seeing problems as a language with a message to the system/relations. This type of method recreates possibilities and makes room for reauthorizing and redefining one’s history of identity.

Existential therapy: Through philosophical conversations, it is possible to reflect on our existence. This method can bring people into new ways of viewing one’s emotions and thoughts.

Treatment:

Psychomotor therapy:
Through psychomotor therapy one can get an increased body awareness, which creates a more fruitful contact with emotions, feelings, and tensions within the body. Balancing the nervous system and relaxing the body enables you to be more present and comfortable in your own body.

Manu-vision treatment
Manu-vision is a method that acts directly on the connection between body and mind. Through physical interventions and breathing exercises, this therapy seeks to make openings and possibilities for experiencing one’s emotional blockages and make them conscious.

Yoga-mindfulness:
Through empathic guidance, our instructor makes room for acceptance and relaxation. Breathing exercises, meditation, mild yoga, and mindfulness are some of the content in this class.

Are you constantly worried, fearing that things can go wrong at any minute? Do you avoid social situations because of anxiety?

Anxiety is a common feeling, experienced to greater or lesser degrees by everyone in the course of a lifetime; but, when anxiety begins to limit our quality of life and self-expression, it becomes a problem. Maybe you suddenly (and for no apparent reason) break into cold sweats or feel faint; perhaps you panic in certain situations, places, or under performance. In these cases, it’s a good idea to seek professional help. Through counseling, many people come to understand their anxiety, learning that it is not an enemy; rather, anxiety sends us an important message that can be used to our advantage when we learn to listen. With understanding, anxiety gradually transforms from an unpleasant symptom to an opportunity to grow in your self-worth.

Do you feel sad and purposeless? Have you lost your passion and zeal for life, jumping back and forth between bad habits and feeling ashamed that you can’t get it together?

Depression is often a signal that we have tried to solve the same problem in the same manner for far too long and that it’s time to get a new perspective on life. Maybe you’ve found yourself overly stressed for a long time. Maybe you have slowly let go of something that was important to you. Or maybe the trials and worries of the past are laying on the pressure and vying for your attention? Depression is often designated by irregular sleep patterns, gloomy thoughts, and low self-esteem. Many people suffering from depression feel chronically down or angry, resorting to activities like drinking alcohol, smoking marijuana, playing video games, etc. – things that bring a welcome distraction from the difficult thoughts and feelings. It is utterly important to seek help quickly, avoiding the self-fulfilling pitfalls of negative thoughts, feelings, and behavior.

The first warning signs that you have been under too much pressure for too long are often muscle tension, a racing heart, head and stomach pain, anger and irritability, and poor sleep.

Left unchecked, stress can impact your memory; what’s more, stress can result in outbursts of anger, inexplicable aches, pains, bleeding, or other illnesses. In an effort to cope with stress, many people resort to stimulants, trading one danger for another that could end in substance abuse. It is important to seek timely counsel as stress can develop into anxiety and depression when not taken seriously.

Stress can often result from difficult life circumstances like tension in the workplace, divorce, family illness, etc.

Do your thoughts and feelings about food, your body, and exercise occupy so much headspace that your work, friends, family, or partner are negatively impacted? No two eating disorders are the same, as evidenced by how different frustrations regarding food, body image, and exercise regimes can be; however, one thing eating disorders have in common is this: what often starts as a good plan to “live healthier” or “lose weight” turns in to a complicated obsession. Maybe you have started purging, have a habit of overeating, or have had others say that they are worried about you.

When you are suffering from an eating disorder, you are often also dealing with stress, depression, and anxiety… symptoms that the eating disorder attempts to manage through planning, control, or episodes of binging/purging.

It is difficult to be in a romantic relationship, especially in what many would describe as a performance-based society. With major individual demands regarding personal development, career, parental expectations, etc., it’s often difficult to maintain constructive communication and that close, loving bond between yourself and your partner. People develop at different tempos, and it’s hard when the two parts seem to move out of step. It can be beneficial to prevent relational crises and, through couples therapy, establish constructive communication and a sustainable common language.

Some couples have endured relational crisis for so long that it is almost impossible to see clearly. The choices surrounding what needs to happen are big and intimidating; in fact, they can seem virtually insurmountable. In these circumstances, psychological support through structured dialogue and conversation can help couples work through any crisis.

Do you feel empty and lost? Are you lacking direction and out of ideas? Are you doubting your choice of new career, wondering if you should switch jobs? Are you unsure about starting a family?

Both major and minor questions can give way to a life crisis. A life crisis is not bad, but it can seem grueling and uncomfortable. For many, a life crisis is about discovering new directions and inroads to life’s purpose and values, the things that shift gradually before a crisis takes shape. Sometimes, it’s simply necessary to get a new perspective on life, and that often involves new decisions and objectives. It can be a relief to get psychological help in this process, especially in clarifying and solidifying new mindsets.

As a mother, do you take your baby into your arms, only to find yourself devoid of love or affection? Or as a father, are you unable to get rest because of the unease a new baby has created—things like looking for a way out or even wrestling with feelings of jealousy or inadequacy? Many mothers and fathers experience post-partum blues. Becoming parents is a major life change that brings an onslaught of new feelings and factors with it, many of which play a role in post-partum reactions. Your own childhood and parental relationship have a bearing on your post-partum experience, but details like how the pregnancy progressed, what it meant for you as a couple, or a complicated birth can lead to a post-partum reaction.

To aid the bonding process, it’s imperative to take control of these situations, and occasionally, it’s necessary to get help from a psychologist.

Do you often find yourself thinking, “It’s just like I’m locked-in to playing this role in my family… it’s not me and I can’t stand it.” Or are there frustrations surrounding arguments or disunity in the family?

Every family is unique, dealing with things in their own way. A family can be viewed as a system that craves balance. When that balance is off-kilter, each family member reacts. Some reactions are perhaps small, even going unnoticed, while other reactions are loud and extreme. All reactions provide vital information for approaching that balance again. Being in family therapy creates the opportunity to thoroughly explore and understand each other’s reactions. You will experience the strengthening of a common family bond, resulting in a commitment to look after each other more in daily life.

Do you feel powerless and frustrated over your children? As parents, do you feel you lack the tools and ideas to raise your kids or to help them set boundaries and limits? Or are you afraid of not measuring up and passing on the sides of yourself that you despise?

These thoughts and feelings hit home for all parents at some point in time. In many cases, the problems solve themselves; however, some circumstances can warrant psychological support to avoid disaster. By focusing on and describing the instances where parenting has functioned well, along with developing psychological flexibility and acceptance, counseling sessions can build a new, constructive paradigm for children and parents.

When people go through experiences that could be classified as extreme, incomprehensible, or just plain shameful, these events can take root in our identity, prompting both mental and physical reactions. Different types of experiences can overwhelm us, making it difficult to break free again. These incidents could come in the form of a violent assault, an accident, chronic illness, or even severe disputes in the family or workplace. Though different in character, these events are often violent or extreme in nature, causing us to feel powerless or like our integrity has been compromised. Such feelings can commonly provoke a traumatic response.

Symptoms of trauma include difficulty sleeping (insomnia), irritability and anger, difficulty concentrating, sadness, nervousness, over-attentiveness, etc. Some people who have had a traumatic experience can’t remember what transpired whatsoever while others can’t seem to shake the incident; they feel trapped, meditating on the distress night and day. Often it feels like the event lives in the body or like you’re paralyzed. Many suffer from persistent pain or stomach issues. Combining physical therapy with classic counseling can be particularly effective when working to overcome a traumatic experience.

Response-based practice is a method of helping people out of traumas typically induced by violence or abuse. Abuse becomes traumatic when you experience shame related to an extreme, boundary-crossing offense where you were the victim. The trauma is related to the social reaction produced when you tell or talk about the offense. The shame comes in the form of feeling like you didn’t do enough to resist or that you put yourself at risk. Therapy helps you work through these self-deprecating thoughts. In this type of therapy, the prompts of the psychologist are not, “Tell me about what happened,” or “What did the perpetrator do?” Rather, this practice asks questions like, “What did you do that brought you through?” or “What did you hold on to during the abuse?” People always have a response, bringing resistance to suppressive or humiliating events.
The meeting of two cultures can be exciting and enriching, but also challenging. Many people feel like the fundamental values inherent to their own culture become crystal clear when set in opposition to the inherent values of Danish society. This can lead to painful conflict where the ones we love become the ones we offend, or worse, those we hurt when we communicate our desires and dreams. When one side of a cross-cultural couple discovers that that which they cherish and find natural is not shared by the other party, what may seem like minor details can result in significant conflict and a mix of emotions, feelings, and expectations regarding marriage, the relationship, etc. Through counseling sessions, you can get help in clarifying your own values, and in turn, get enough perspective to make important decisions with confidence and find that coveted balance between two parts. Sometimes, it can be a good idea to have the family involved in the counseling process when they can help open the door to a more constructive dialogue.