Affluent Neglect

Society expresses great concern for poor, underserved children and the increased likelihood they may lack access to health care and education, or that they may turn to drugs or crime in adulthood. Less attention is paid to children of affluent parents who have their own set of problems. Emotional neglect often goes unnoticed or unreported, which may…

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What is Dialectical Behavior Therapy?

Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), developed by Marsha Linehan, Ph. in the 1980s, is a type of talk therapy originally designed for high-risk, suicidal people diagnosed with borderline personality disorder. Today, DBT is used to treat people struggling with a range of complex and intense emotions, including substance abuse and addiction, PTSD, bipolar disorder, eating disorders,…

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Benefits of Yoga in Addiction Treatment

In general terms, yoga is an exercise that benefits the body, mind and spirit through an integration of breathing techniques, strengthening exercises, postures and meditation. There are many types of yoga; all are beneficial. Although yoga is a centuries-old practice, it is a relatively new treatment modality in the field of drug and alcohol addiction. Acceptance…

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Why Some People Think Sex Addiction Doesn’t Exist

Does sex addiction really exist? Is sexual addiction a true disorder? Or is hypersexuality just an excuse for irresponsible behavior or infidelity? Those are complicated questions, and even experts in the world of behavioral health and addiction will probably never agree on the answers.  Many people think hypersexuality should be classified as an addiction. They…

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Nikola Slajs

Live-in Therapist

I am a psychologist and a psychotherapist in training. I have earned my undergraduate and master’s degrees in Clinical psychology at the University of New York in Prague. I am currently undertaking accredited psychotherapeutic training in Gestalt psychotherapy. I have previously worked as a psychologist in health care at the Psychiatric Hospital in the Czech Republic, where I specialized in addiction recovery and worked with trauma in the form of individual sessions and group therapy. Currently, I am opening my therapeutic practice in Zurich. The key elements I work with in my practice are therapeutic relationships, a safe environment, and trust, which we build together. I create a secure space for my clients by accepting what is brought into our sessions and being fully present at the moment.

One of Paracelsus Recovery's Interview Sessions

Nikola Slajs