Experience training

How does Psychodynamic Experience Training (PDM) help promote emotional stability and increase resilience?

PDM is the psychodynamic model named after Dr. Ursula Grohs and is a deeply psychologically grounded and scientifically grounded concept that serves to recognize unfavorable imprints, patterns of thought and action, to change them and to consolidate new prototypes. It forms the basis for the experience training recommended below.
When there is an imbalance in the chemistry of the body – the composition of the important messengers – after stressful experiences, people often react with depressive, anxious, (self-)destructive or narcissistic behavior. According to the principle "Use it or lose it", muscles must be retrained after wearing a plaster cast for a longer period of time in order to become physically fit again. The recommended PDM experience training generates feelings that train the activation of the 4 main messengers (dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin, norepinephrine) to get back to emotional fitness.

It is recommended to use psychodynamic experiential training (PDM) once a year to stay mentally fit. If necessary, e. g. after negative experiences, more frequent use is recommended. In combination with the FOURME treatment, the best results are achieved. For more information, visit: https://www. institute-grohs. at/pdm-day-programmes/

Laughter needs effectiveness - noradrenaline

Emotional stability requires effectiveness, which is strengthened by a humorous attitude. Humor can prevent us from breaking our collars. The self-efficacy experienced in this way makes it possible to be role-specific and creative and entertaining.

Train your effectiveness by:

1. Make decisions, take the first steps within 72 hours, and don’t be distracted by the opinion or success of others.

2. Write down your caregivers on a piece of paper: people who work with you, young people you trust, members of your family, and those you support whenever possible.

3. Make sure your environment is “in order. ” This means that things should not be damaged or restricted in their function. Write down the necessary activities on Post-its, which you keep in a special place. Complete tasks on occasion. It is desirable to be able to exchange daily completed post-its for new ones.

4. Keep pulling up the corners of your mouth until you internalize that more positive attitude - "Fake it till you make it!




Life needs respect - dopamine

Emotional stability also requires self-esteem. Appreciation helps to make and comply with agreements.

Train your attention by:

1. Get carried away by a cheering crowd by attending a sporting event, a concert, a rousing cultural event, or a children’s sporting event. Observe people in successful moments and feel their enthusiasm.

2. Focus on your skills. Consider mistakes, failures, and fear humorously as developmental steps along the way.

3. Targetedly seek situations in which you can be helpful and spontaneous without being asked for and without principles.

4. Give it your all in a competition and win. If another wins, let the spark of pride jump on you.



Giving needs satisfaction - serotonin

Emotional stability requires satisfaction, especially with yourself. Satisfaction helps you take on challenges with an uncertain outcome and experience satisfying relationships.

Train your satisfaction by:

1. Welcome people. Maintain rituals with family and friends, take group trips and join clubs or associations that suit your interests.

2. Look into the happy eyes of your pet when you come to him.

3. Write down your 12 helpful friends: who can help you with challenges. Keep this note, the list is your soul network. If someone disappoints you, replace that person with someone else - you'll find someone

4. Read stories, watch movies, or experience performances that solve tricky puzzles, such as entertaining thrillers that focus on analytical action rather than gruesome details.



Love needs trust - Oxytocin

Emotional stability also requires confidence in yourself in order to trust others. Trust helps to truly engage with others and respond intuitively to signals from others.

Train your confidence by:

1. consciously look at other people and think about what feelings you can recognize in their faces and in their body language.

2. rocking in a hammock, rocking chair or hammock and feel safe.

3. place a subtle fragrance (lemon, sandalwood, cedarwood, vanilla, lavender) in the entrance area of your home, so that it is hardly noticeable in the background.

4. note down those people who are or could be your three best friends. Begin to build and nurture such trust in these people, so that you know at all times what is occupying these friends inwardly.