Standing up for yourself more read article

Focusing more on others and suppressing your own needs can lead to depressive moods in the long term.

How you can learn to control outbursts of rage read article

Anger can quickly boil over in the heat of the moment and be expressed as loud shouting or aggressive behaviour. The individual handling of acute, negative feelings like these depends on the respective personality, upbringing experienced and social environment.

How do I learn to accept the situation I’m in? read article

There are situations and phases in life that lead to fears, negative thoughts and stress. These could be major issues such as separating from a partner, getting older, losing your job or being diagnosed with a disease, but it can also be seemingly insignificant things like arguing with a friend or losing your car key.

Increasing self-worth in old age read article

The older we get, the more frequently questions come up such as: Who am I? What am I worth? What still makes sense for me? How do I find satisfaction?

Money is tight read article

The current high levels of inflation and resulting rise in living costs are leading to existential fear among many people. They are worried that they will no longer be able to get by with the money they have.

Finding strength in difficult times read article

It can be difficult to find your inner centre again after major calamities or other major challenges. It’s important to recognise that everyone is different and needs an individual strategy

When is a relationship toxic? read article

Mutual harm can occur over longer periods of time within a relationships, and they are then increasingly referred to as toxic. But what does that really mean?

How do I say I want to break up? read article

When you want to end a relationship, it can be hard to find the right time and the right words.

Mental load: how does equal family management work? read article

Management in the household and family – thinking, planning, organising and actually achieving what you had planned – takes even more effort when there are children in the mix. These thousand-item-long to-do lists known as the mental load primarily fall on the women.

The male menopause read article

Lots has been written and discussed about the menopause in women – the time of hormonal changes leading up to the end of menstruation. Only a small number of people know that there is a change in men at around the same age.

I don’t see any meaning in life read article

Identity crises or existential crises can occur at various stages of life. They could be triggered by specific events such as retirement or bereavement, but they could also just happen without any rhyme or reason.

Mental illness in children and adolescents read article

Particularly after the intensive pandemic period, many parents are now dealing with children and adolescents with behavioural problems.

Inflation and rising electricity and gas are we supposed to get by? read article

Financially challenging times are coming for many families. It’s a hard nut that needs to be cracked together.

Grief when you lose a relative read article

There are different phases of grief when someone who is close to you dies.

A fatal diagnosis affects the family read article

Probably the worst thing that can happen to a family is a fatal disease being diagnosed in a family member. Elisabeth Ofner is a psychosocial counsellor and her family experienced exactly that. Her daughter only lived to the age of 23 because of a fatal disease.

The female menopause is getting me down read article

‘Menopause’ is the term used to describe the transition to a phase of life in which a woman is no longer fertile and can therefore no longer become pregnant. Lots of women suffer as a result.

Someone I know has expressed suicidal thoughts. What should I do? read article

The pandemic, the war in Ukraine and inflation are creating a general sense of crisis that is depressing lots of people. Anyone who is also affected by a personal difficulty can experience strain so significant that their individual tried and tested coping strategies are no longer enough, at least for the moment.

Re-traumatisation caused by the war in Ukraine read article

Since reporting on the war in Ukraine started, Sonja Mille has noticed that people who experienced similar events are often reminded of previous experiences. This includes those who were driven out of former Yugoslavia and people who have fled the war in Syria.

Corona, war, the rise in living costs: it’s all too much! read article

Times like these are particularly difficult for lots of people, particularly those who are already stressed or react in a very sensitive way.

How do I explain war to my child? read article

From her counseling sessions, Isabella Kainersdorfer knows that the war in Ukraine is a taboo topic in many families and among friends.

The war in Ukraine and its effects on counseling sessions read article

Counseling centers are reporting increasing levels of discussion of the current war during counseling sessions.

Saying yes to yourself read article

“If you know where your own limits are, you can defend them. If others know where your limits are, they can protect them.”

How do supervised visits work? read article

Supervised visits are often court-mandated and enable minor children to have regular contact with parents with visitation rights despite the separation.

My friends gossip about me read article

Family, clothes, inadequate language skills, changes in behaviour, posts on social networks – these are some of the many reasons that could cause people to gossip about others.

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