You go ahead", said the soul to the body,
"because he does not listen to me".
"All right", said the body,
"I will get sick, then he has time for you".
The psychological care of our patients is an important pillar of the holistic therapy concept of the Hufeland Klinik, because almost every illness has psychological causes and/or psychological effects, which we often do not even notice ourselves, because we give our soul little time and often no attention. Just talking openly with the patient about their problems, about their illness, but also about topics such as dying and death are a first important step. Autogenic training, deep relaxation exercises, visualization exercises according to Simonton and meditative methods also have a beneficial effect. Our experience shows that cancer patients are very often isolated because neither the relatives nor the doctor are willing to talk openly with them about their illness. Absolute honesty and an open approach to the patient must therefore be the top priority. Only in this way can it be possible to lead the patient out of his isolation and show him a way to live positively and purposefully despite and with the disease.