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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Simone Kalmus

Personal Trainer

A personal trainer for the past 23 years, Simone wants her clients to share her passion for sports and fitness, while at the same time being attentive to their particular needs. Working out with her means fun and action. A certified Yoga and Pilates instructor, she will help you understand the healing nature of breathing exercises and how to tone and stretch your body mindfully. For those who like the more fast-paced work-outs, her repertoire extends to a sweaty match of Badminton, table tennis, or HiIT routines at the gym. Simone enjoys spending time outdoors, wakeboarding in the summer and snowboarding in the winter season. Her motto is: “After the rain follows the sun”. Simone has a bachelor degree in fitness economy and is a certified sports and gymnastics teacher.