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Psychological application examples Neurotango®

  • Social phobia
  • Burnout
  • Inclusion courses
  • Integration courses
  • Obesity
  • Eating disorders
  • People with boundary violation
  • Narcissism
  • Dependencies of all kinds
  • Trauma consequences (e.g. aggression, depression)
  • Compulsive acts
  • Perfectionism
  • Autism Spectrum
  • Couple problems (topics: roles, dominance, responsibility, separation, finding a partner)

The impact and effect observed in these target groups can be found here.
Menchanism of Neurotango® in Psychotherapy

The Neurotango® Resonance Method is:

1. An analytical method that works through non-verbal communication, as well as through resonance with and through one's own body.

    The participants/patients express their current state through their body language. Partners, colleagues, family, environment react in a certain way, so that the outside represents the resonance of the inner state. The "outside" also includes the physical state (state of health, physical posture and movement). Depending on the frequency he or she emits, there is only a certain range of possibilities that are reflected in life situations. Body language makes it possible to create a different frequency by actively changing the movement/posture/behaviour and thus create a new range of possibilities of life situations. Which brings us to the therapeutic part of the Neurotango Resonance Method.

2. A therapeutic method through physical training of new movement and behaviour patterns. The NTT (Neuro Technical Tools) bring new dynamics (speed, size and intensity) into movement/posture/behaviour. This automatically creates new frequencies. In couple exercises these are generated in addition to a non-verbal, improvised dialogue. Despite choreographic exercises, each couple communicates differently. Through the exercises, the partners change their behaviour towards each other, otherwise it is not possible to move forward in the same rhythm and in the same direction. Without empathy and without going outside (away from one's own drama), progress is not possible. Here, too, one can see that body language behaviour and psychological "behaviour" function in parallel. Here the partner is the resonating body of one's own behaviour/movement/attitude.

Neurotango® Psychotools
In psychotherapeutic practice, and especially in the clinical field, it has become apparent that many disorders require additional tools for the application of NTT (Neuro Technical Tools) in order to meet the special needs of the target group of mentally ill people.
Especially people with anxiety disorders or trauma need preparatory exercises before therapists can work with NTT. These additional tools (NPT) are designed to prepare for problems such as entering a new room, being in a group, touching or being with other people. In individual cases, it is also necessary to decide which music is supportive and relieving or which music should be avoided because it creates a negative emotional stimulus. Music is neuronally directly linked to the "emotion memory", which enables quick access to emotionally linked events, but can also create an overload or a sudden burst of feelings. (See also above studies on the effect of music on the psyche).
With the psychotools we can slowly prepare the bodywork and the work with music.

In 2022, a Neurotango® concept for psychotherapists was officially recognized as advanced training by the NRW Chamber of Psychotherapists. At the moment, unfortunately, no advanced training is offered here, as there are no Neurotango Masters available from this area.

We would be happy to train you as a Neurotango® Practitoner and Master to take on this very trustworthy task.

Neurotango® in comparison with behavioural therapy and depth psychotherapy  
Depth Psychotherapy
Above all, depth psychotherapy is usually very long-term in order to be able to dissolve patterns possibly already experienced in childhood on an emotional level. Here, too, new patterns are created by discovering, remembering and re-experiencing negative patterns.
The positive aspect of long-term work with the therapist is the building of trust. However, this can also lead to the adoption of patterns, memories and expectations of the therapist that did not actually take place with the patient. In other words, a loss of neutrality.

In body therapy, the resonance of the body is clear and more authentic than talk therapy. Cognitive statements are influenced by many factors such as the momentary state of mind, influence and expectation from the outside, emotional needs, etc. The body, on the other hand, never lies and even shows physical reactions (goose bumps, feeling hot or cold, ability to communicate, rigidity, discomfort, sudden onset of physical pain, tears) which appear through movements coupled with emotions (music, couple situation, movement sequence). Most of the time these are less strong, physical appearances, but rather feelings generated by the movement with music (NTT or NPT exercises), which then enter the cognitive perception and are expressed verbally. But it is a quick, authentic and direct access to the patient's memories and emotions.

Behavioural therapy
Behavioural therapy aims to recognise harmful patterns in behaviour and to replace them with changed behaviour. The patient reports about life situations and results from his/her behaviour.
After recognising the "unhealthy" behaviour patterns, the patient changes his/her behaviour patterns bit by bit in order to positively influence his/her own well-being and the resonance of the environment. For the most part, the emotional "regressions", why and how the earlier patterns arose, remain unconsidered. So there is a gap that can lead to the return of the old behaviours. The change to the new behaviour is only partially authentic. It is cognitively deemed good and reinforced by positive experiences. However, in the case of strong, emotional patterns from childhood, these can erupt again.
Neurotango here would be a combination of discovering and processing the emotion with changing behavioural patterns. The body discovers faulty behaviour patterns or blockages in the movement. These can also lead to the patient not being able to perform movements or exercises at first because a psychological barrier prevents them from doing so. Sometimes a period of inner and cognitive awareness is needed to master both the physical exercise and the psychological development. Both happen in parallel. Suddenly the participant is able to do the exercise and the psychological change is clearly visible in a social change (e.g. new partnership, new job, change of flat etc.).
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