Occupational therapy supports patients to recover their ability to act in their professional and everyday life, which was lost or limited by illness or disability. The overall goal of occupational therapy is for the patient to achieve the greatest possible independence in 3 areas of life, self-sufficiency, work and leisure.
In the case of patients with mental illness, occupational therapy mainly offers craft and creative activities and promotes cognitive abilities.
Crafts and creativity
Our group therapy sessions have the following aims:
- To self-motivate
- To discover, develop and improve your creative skills - working with clay, wood, soapstone, paint, silk and basket weaving
- To promote basic work skills, such as punctuality, concentration, perseverance and comprehension
- To promote social interaction
- To Improve perception and self-assessment
- To attain mental stability and self-confidence
Promoting cognitive abilities
Group therapy sessions train concentration, attention, memory, perception, logic and word-finding. The aim is the exercise effect and not the performance evaluation.
Individual advancement of patients with neurological disorders
Individual therapy sessions offer individual treatment focal points, e.g. motor, everyday practices and cognitive exercises as well as auxiliary counseling.