«The Oberwaid Prevention Programme
makes me healthier and more productive.
And above all happier.»

Oberwaid Prevention Programme

The hectic pace of everyday life and occupational pressures are major challenges, and burnout is omnipresent. The Oberwaid Prevention Programme gives you the opportunity to enjoy your life in a way that is healthier, more easy-going and more aware.

Busy lives and demanding jobs are a real challenge for many people. The consequences of stress, such as sleep disorders, weight gain, social withdrawal, exhaustion and a lack of physical activity are increasingly common warning signs of the onset of illness. The Oberwaid Preventive Treatment attacks these problems at the root, by using all our medical skill and experience to help you to live a healthier lifestyle. The Oberwaid is the ideal place to recover and to strengthen yourself.

Busy lives and demanding jobs are a real challenge for many people. The consequences of stress, such as sleep disorders, weight gain, social withdrawal, exhaustion and a lack of physical activity are increasingly common warning signs of the onset of illness. The Oberwaid Preventive Treatment attacks these problems at the root, by using all our medical skill and experience to help you to live a healthier lifestyle. The Oberwaid is the ideal place to recover and to strengthen yourself.

30% of employees are considered at risk of burnout. The individualised Oberwaid Treatment enables us to counteract it early on.

Dr. med. Doris Straus

CEO & Medical Director

Dr. med. Doris Straus

Dr. med. Doris Straus

CEO & Medical Director

Burnout Prevention for More Quality of Life.

The Oberwaid Prevention Programme addresses potential stress triggers before they can consolidate themselves. Our programme enables you to recognise stress symptoms at an early stage and provides you with strategies to effectively avoid symptoms of overload, such as burnout.

Surrounded by nature, hidden away and far from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, you can fully concentrate on your health while enjoying all of the amenities of a hotel with world-class comfort. Arrange your personal Oberwaid Prevention Programme with us and find your way back, fit and strong, to a healthy daily life.

Individual Revitalisation

The personal strategies and coping mechanisms used to successfully respond to stress are as numerous and diverse as the stress factors and reactions. This is why we offer you the opportunity to establish your very own personal priorities with the Oberwaid Prevention Programme.

The modular Oberwaid Prevention Programme starts with the basic treatment "live more relaxed" and a comprehensive analysis of your personal situation. Then a more extensive treatment programme is created according to your individual needs from the four possible modules.

The personal strategies and coping mechanisms used to successfully respond to stress are as numerous and diverse as the stress factors and reactions. This is why we offer you the opportunity to establish your very own personal priorities with the Oberwaid Prevention Programme.

The modular Oberwaid Prevention Programme starts with the basic treatment "live more relaxed" and a comprehensive analysis of your personal situation. Then a more extensive treatment programme is created according to your individual needs from the four possible modules.

«Restful Sleep»

Module 1

The goal of this module is to coax your sleep back into natural patterns. A lack of deep sleep not only produces fatigue during the day, but also irritability and emotional instability, as well as a reduction in cognitive performance and work efficiency. This often leads to self-doubt and fear of failure accompanied by physical symptoms, such as neck and shoulder pain and headaches.
These effects lead, in turn, to a vicious circle of longer working hours, increased tension, anxiety and even worse sleep. The Oberwaid Treatment offers a foundation for better stress management and learning to take distance. With the help of sleep-promoting and distancing techniques, you will learn how to improve your sleep quality in the long term.

The goal of this module is to coax your sleep back into natural patterns. A lack of deep sleep not only produces fatigue during the day, but also irritability and emotional instability, as well as a reduction in cognitive performance and work efficiency. This often leads to self-doubt and fear of failure accompanied by physical symptoms, such as neck and shoulder pain and headaches.
These effects lead, in turn, to a vicious circle of longer working hours, increased tension, anxiety and even worse sleep. The Oberwaid Treatment offers a foundation for better stress management and learning to take distance. With the help of sleep-promoting and distancing techniques, you will learn how to improve your sleep quality in the long term.

«Lighter Living»

Module 2

The goals of this module are a sustainable change in diet and weight reduction. Chronic stress is often responsible for obesity. Hormonal changes – for example, increased release of cortisol – affect the metabolisation of sugar and fat. This, in turn, leads to weight gain which is connected to sleep disorders, mood swings and reduced physical performance. Experience what it means to eat healthily and enjoyably in peace and quiet, instead of continuing to use unhealthy eating rituals as a means of coping with your stress.

The goals of this module are a sustainable change in diet and weight reduction. Chronic stress is often responsible for obesity. Hormonal changes – for example, increased release of cortisol – affect the metabolisation of sugar and fat. This, in turn, leads to weight gain which is connected to sleep disorders, mood swings and reduced physical performance. Experience what it means to eat healthily and enjoyably in peace and quiet, instead of continuing to use unhealthy eating rituals as a means of coping with your stress.

«Digital Detox»

Module 3

The goal of this module is to learn to take a relaxed approach to new media. Long working hours, and even 24-hour availability, often lead to exhaustion and social withdrawal, making relaxing and stimulating interactions impossible.

It seems easier to spend our free time and evenings on the Internet, which further increases social isolation and often leads to chronic tiredness. Especially in the case of excessive use of new media, it is important to find a new equilibrium and the support of a real-life network through exercise, social interaction and cultural activities.

The goal of this module is to learn to take a relaxed approach to new media. Long working hours, and even 24-hour availability, often lead to exhaustion and social withdrawal, making relaxing and stimulating interactions impossible.

It seems easier to spend our free time and evenings on the Internet, which further increases social isolation and often leads to chronic tiredness. Especially in the case of excessive use of new media, it is important to find a new equilibrium and the support of a real-life network through exercise, social interaction and cultural activities.

«Relaxing Movement»

Modul 5

The goal of this module is to learn to maintain a healthy level of movement. Doing either too little or too much sport is unhealthy and makes it impossible for you to use sport to take control of stress levels.

If you customise your Oberwaid Treatment with the module "Relaxing Movement", you will learn how to use sport in the right measure for stress management. Our experts approach your training using sports science, psychology and a focus on performance. By means of analyses, lactate measurement, medical training therapy, biofeedback relaxation and, where necessary, physiotherapeutic support, you will get healthier and learn to enjoy being in movement.

The goal of this module is to learn to maintain a healthy level of movement. Doing either too little or too much sport is unhealthy and makes it impossible for you to use sport to take control of stress levels.

If you customise your Oberwaid Treatment with the module "Relaxing Movement", you will learn how to use sport in the right measure for stress management. Our experts approach your training using sports science, psychology and a focus on performance. By means of analyses, lactate measurement, medical training therapy, biofeedback relaxation and, where necessary, physiotherapeutic support, you will get healthier and learn to enjoy being in movement.

The Oberwaid Prevention Programme – Prevention for Stress

The Oberwaid Preventive Treatment teaches you better stress management against the backdrop of a first-class hotel. On the basis of a scientific assessment of your personal stress levels and stress management, the Oberwaid Treatment will be adapted to your individual needs. Our interdisciplinary team will do everything necessary to ensure that, after your visit to the Oberwaid, you will have learned to deal with stress in a healthier and more relaxed way.
This is our promise: Upgrade yourself.

    • The comfort of a hotel with the security of a clinic
    • High therapy standards based in science
    • State-of-the-art medical facilities
    • Interdisciplinary health specialists
    • 24-hour care and nursing service
    • Cooperation with the Cantonal Hospital St. Gallen and the Hirslanden Klinik Stephanshorn, St. Gallen

    Phone & E-Mail

    Prevention Programme

    T +41 (0)71 282 0714

    kuren@oberwaid.ch

    We are looking forward to your request.