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Everyone feels down at some point in their lives - it’s just part of our existence as human beings. So, if you are feeling this way at the moment, be assured that it is extremely common and normal.

However, for some, feelings of depression can be debilitating and difficult to shift with many feeling they are trapped in a tunnel with no escape.

If you are suffering in this way, then this feeling won’t last forever as we are perfectly equipped to guide you from the darkness and back into the light.


The Kusnacht Practice is renowned for its absolute, dedicated attention and precision, honesty and transparency in a warm and empathetic environment.

With the pure waters of Switzerland’s Lake Zurich lapping on its nearby shores and enveloped by nature and clean air, the treatment centre offers a holistic, 360 degree, mind, body and energy rebalancing and restoration.

Its state-of-the-art facility combines Swiss standards of excellence, luxury and cutting edge, innovative technology with world-renowned medical expertise, compassion and sensitivity. Each and every client is treated uniquely and privately in their own sumptuous, five-star residence and provided with the highest standards of professionalism, care and discretion.


Feeling unhappy is a completely common emotion but if these feelings of sadness are persistent and won’t go away then it may be an indicator of something that goes deeper. Depression can affect us on a daily basis and limit our ability to function conventionally at work or home, with common feelings of worthlessness, dread, hopelessness and ongoing sadness.

Depression can be triggered by events in life such as a divorce, a death, financial or legal worries, job loss, sexual abuse, bullying or having a baby, but sometimes it is simply genetic and down to family history.

Unaddressed, it can last for months or years but, on the positive side, many make a full recovery. And you may be surprised to know just how common depression is - in fact, the World Health Organization estimates that more than 320 million of us are living with depression globally. One in five of us will experience it at some point in our lives but with many conquering depression and going on to live a healthy and happy life.


  • Withdrawal from close family and friends
  • Persistent low mood
  • Reliance on alcohol and/or sedatives/drugs
  • Feeling hopeless about the future
  • Loss of self-confidence and increased anxiety
  • Losing interest in things you used to enjoy
  • Feelings of guilt and indecision
  • Inability to cope
  • Loss or change of appetite and weight
  • Fatigue, low energy and sex drive


We are all different, so the way we treat your depression will depend on a number of factors. But treatment will commonly combine a number of different approaches like talking therapies, a change in lifestyle and medicines. With the right treatment, most people with depression can make a full recovery.

Counselling enables sufferers to speak about their feelings to professionals. You’ll be amazed how much better you can feel by just talking about it.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a goal-directed, systematic, and problem-solving therapeutic approach which focuses on how we think and act to help overcome and manage emotions.

Interpersonal and dynamic therapy offers space for people to make sense of what they are doing through, exploring ways of coping with difficulties and making useful changes to their lives. These also offer a chance to perhaps understand difficulties you may have in relationships more easily and to chart a path to a more content life.

Our treatment centre professionals will undertake detailed laboratory and environmental analysis to construct a unique and evidence-based personalised plan just for you and give you time to reflect and relax in our beautiful and luxurious surroundings.

“I was stuck. It was as if I had fallen into a dark hole and couldn’t find a way out. But the expert care at The Kusnacht Practice helped me navigate a path. I pulled myself up and now feel on top of the world again.”

Isabella, 41