At the basis of A.I.M. is the question: What happens to a woman and her identity when she becomes a mother?
A.I.M. is a depth-psychology based approach for therapy with women who are mothers. It is open to all forms of mothering and does explicitly not see motherhood as essential, “natural,” or given. It is a non-pathologizing method for working with themes of motherhood and identity. A.I.M. looks at the process of becoming and being a mother from the specific viewpoint of every individual woman.
This work emphasizes the (re-)discovery of agency, self-determination, and creativity. It opens up a space to explore questions of identity, development, and orientation as they play into each womans experience of mothering. A.I.M. supports women in creating their very own mothering practice instead of merely trying to squeeze themselves into the institution of motherhood.
A.I.M. stands at the intersection of therapy, trauma-informed care, and feminist motherhood studies.
Kristina Stauffacher is a Gestalt psychotherapist and NARM informed practitioner in training (NARM is a therapeutic method for working with developmental and relational trauma). She has been working with women on themes of motherhood and mothering for over a decade. During this time she found a surprising lack of motherhood specific therapy approaches. To change this, she combined her clinical experience, extensive training, and theoretical research to develop A.I.M.- a therapeutic method for individuel motherhood.
Praxis für ganzheitliche Psychotherapie (HPG), Obentrautstr. 27, 10963 Berlin-Kreuzberg.
U-Bahnhof Mehringdamm (U6 & U7) or U-Bahnhof Möckernbrücke (U1, U3 & U7)
SESSIONS ARE ALSO POSSIBLE VIA PHONE OR VIDEOCALL.
First consultation: €30
Session 60-90 minutes: €70
(Discount possible- let´s talk)
The sessions are to be paid privately. Heilpraktiker Zusatzversicherungen might reimburse some of the costs, as might private health insurances. As a Heilpraktikerin I am bound by confidentiality.