Mental detox with the wellness experts from Park Igls Mayr clinic

Free yourself from psychological stress

Mental detox at Park Igls involves learning techniques and exercises to clear the mind and let go of psychological stress. These can include muscle relaxation exercises, breathing techniques or autogenic training for relaxation and better concentration. A truly holistic approach, Modern Mayr Medicine recognises that physical and psychological wellbeing are intrinsically linked and affect one another – the physical techniques have a positive impact on internal processes and help to overcome the underlying causes of unhealthy behaviours, serving as a comprehensive preventative measure for both body and soul.

Park Igls experts Dr Melanie Robertson (MA) and Thomas Blasbichler (MA) run psychotherapeutic one-to-one sessions and psychological counselling to help you discard unhelpful habits, overcome emotional conflicts or generally boost your zest for life.

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Park Igls Mayr Clinic expert Dr Melanie Robertson psychotherapeut expert Thomas Blasbichler

The best medicine is simply letting go…

Cleansing your mind with a mental detox at Park Igls means shedding emotional baggage and clearing the mind of thoughts and worries that prevent you from being who you really are and living the life you want to lead. Stress and anxiety are often accompanied by physical warning signs ranging from muscle tension and depleted energy levels to chronic pain. The best medicine? Simply letting go…

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Many guests at Park Igls feel the need to get rid of old emotional baggage and find a new sense of balance. The Mayr clinic therefore offers mental coaching modules that explore entrenched, obstructive patterns of behaviour. Therapists and guests work together to approach difficult issues and develop effective methods for improving how certain situations or stimuli are dealt with. Essential steps towards mental detox include ‘decluttering’ life and learning personal strategies for structuring the way you live, rather than having structure dictated by others.


Burnout is one of the most common symptoms of psychological stress and overload. According to Thomas Blasbichler, health psychologist and coach at Park Igls, it has long been medically proven that burnout – which has become something of a pandemic – is linked to external stress factors as well as genetic disposition. ‘Stress facilitates psychological disorders. It is therefore essential that we tackle the root of the problem at an early stage – because if the condition continues, the healing process tends to be long and arduous. However, it’s easy to apply the emergency brakes, especially with professional help’, says the mental health specialist.


External stimuli are the key problem, but they can easily be contained. As Dr Melanie Robertson, clinical, neuro and health psychologist at Park Igls, confirms: psychological stress ‘is due as much to internal sensory overload as to the drawbacks of our stressful digital era. Having a hundred different thoughts in your head, feeling overwhelmed, unable to properly follow through with anything and setting the wrong priorities causes stress. At some point, you disconnect from yourself, lose sight of what you want, where your passions lie and the meaning behind your own existence. A vicious circle, which some try to escape through substitute gratifications. But they don’t work – a painful learning experience for most.’


Before pathological exhaustion or burnout take hold, there is a lot that we can do to help ourselves. The first step is to pay attention to our body and determine whether we are suffering from any physical symptoms such as migraines, tension headaches, sleep disorders, palpitations, stabbing pains in the chest, complaints of the gastrointestinal tract, increased perspiration, anxiety or depressive moods. Then we need to reduce physical and emotional stimulation: switch off the mobile phone, slow down and restore energy flow. Your journey can be greatly facilitated by means of dialogue, deep relaxation, autogenic training, mental coaching, exercise and a deeper understanding of your own personality. As part of the Mayr De-Stress module, Park Igls also offers craniosacral therapy to release blockages, restore mobility and support the general process of renewal. The aim is to achieve (or regain) wellbeing, exploit your full potential, become productive once more, and be ready to deal with whatever life throws at you.


Use your breath for a mental detox

Suck in air like you would suck through a straw until you feel it in your lungs and abdomen like a balloon about to burst. Then, blow it out quickly and powerfully – as if you are trying to blow down a tree.

Meet the experts: Mental detox tips to try at home from clinical, neuro and health psychologist Dr Melanie Robertson (MA) and health psychologist Thomas Blasbichler (MA)

Less is more! Drastically reduce your use of mobile phones, iPads and other devices, particularly in the evening – for the sake of your mind and your sleep.
Stand up for yourself – only you can take responsibility for yourself.
As a result, it’s vital to make time for yourself and for everything that makes you happy.
Listen to your body and detox your schedule. Cancel your appointments – even personal ones – and treat yourself to some rest!
It doesn’t really work. Try to focus on one thing at a time. The next will certainly follow…

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