I am certified in Adlerian Psychology, also known as Individual Psychology or Positive Psychology, which conducts holistic, sociologic, teleologic, and philosophical principles and emphasizes on connections. Adlerian methods consider linkages between behavior and achieved end-results and what conclusion the client takes from it in terms of their social environment, themselves, and in a universal context. The approach leads to a faster understanding of the client's problems and goal-oriented and effective counseling results.
After having had my own action sports event company and later being a production manager of an international snowboard magazine, I decided to study psychology because, at that time, I was very confused about human behavior and wanted answers to my questions. Driven by an amplified interest in the science of the mind, I subleased a practice room in Zurich for four months, which turned into ten years of counseling individuals, couples, parents, and executives!
This was in 2009, right at the beginning of the globalization boom. My neighbor told me she couldn't find an English-speaking psychologist to help her with her marriage, encouraging me to offer counseling in English. My native language is Romansh, the fourth national language of Switzerland, and even if my English was far from perfect, I jumped into the challenge. Thanks to my neighbor, an exciting journey as a counselor for internationals began.
In 2019 I decided to say goodbye to Zurich and moved to Scuol, where I offer online counseling and private retreats with walking while talking in beautiful nature. The concept was spontaneous and grew to be very appreciated.
When Covid made us stand still, I took advantage of the quietness to write my first book, Cultural Grief, and short philosophical messages. Some are in the videos below produced by Serhii Presniakov.
This year, I offer a 10-step parenting course like I did for ten years with the personal transformational program that helped my clients achieve their goals fast and sustainably. My dedication will also include advising parents to prevent their children from storing recollections from difficult events that can grow into trauma wounds. You find my counseling coverage here.
The sense of belonging manifests itself in the individual's social interest. Those who don't care for the welfare of others lack belongingness and don't see themselves as part of the human family.
In their hurt, they hurt. In their anger, they distroy.
In their defeat, they withdraw.
To be even means feeling equal, not inferior, and not superior.
If people knew how to grieve when needed, we would live in societies with fewer mental disorders, insomnia, addictions, depression, emotional numbness, anger issues, obsessions, and emotional instabilities.
Grief is a natural mechanism to heal and mature emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.
Taking time out for oneself, eating healthy, working out, and using health products are not what I consider Self-Care.
The Self is embedded and indivisibly connected to humanity and everything around us. The personality we choose to become in this human existence should care about that.
Faith and Doubt
After reading a book by Tomáš Halík, I understood that extremists fear doubting their faith, beliefs, and leaders.
We should never doubt our right to belong and life, but as a counselor, I know that the last part of us we should fully trust is our mind. Doubting the journey our beliefs set us on can be scary but necessary.
The Self is our human existence, equal to every human, pure love, and free from choices and conditions. The person is the unique identity with which we choose to go through the earthly experience. The two separate but interconnected perfections are holistically connected to others and everything around us. We choose every step we make on this life's stage, how we play our roles, and what meaning we give to what we do.