Toytown Germany

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  • Year of birth 1980
  1.   I am an American with a license to practice in Germany as a counseling psychologist. My private Practice has been located in the heart of Munich since 1997, where I do individual, couple's and Family Counseling. I have treated depression and anxiety disturbances, such as panic attacks, phobias and obsessive-compulsive disorders, successfully for many years. I also have treated behavioral issues, such as attention and hyperactivity in adults, eating disorders, alcoholism and internet addiction successfully. I am in the Registry of Doctors in Oberbayern, although I am not a medical doctor myself.   After having graduated  from the University of Massachusetts with a BS in Psychology, from the University of Chicago with a MA in Psychology, and earning a doctorate from the LMU while doing research at the Max Planck Institut für Psychiatrie, I earned a degree in Psychotherapy from the Center of Integrated Psychotherapy (CIP) in Munich in 2001.    I am a member of the American Psychological Association and have continued to expand my training and experience in many seminars and conferences. I use a variety of approaches to help the people, who come to me. These include cognitive-behavioral, emotion-focussed, Gestallt therapy and hypnosis. German laws recognize cognitive-behavioral methods, so that the therapy is generally covered by private insurances, but not by public insurances.   Appointments: Tuesdays & Thursdays 9:30 - 20:00; Wednesdays 9:30 - 19:00; Fridays 15:30 - 20:00.   Contact: Call my practice at 089-1233824 any time; to reach me personally call  Monday & Friday mornings between 9 and 12 noon, or                  Email me at Counseling@DrDum.de   www.DrDum.de
  2. Self-employed expats face a number of challenges when coming to Germany. ASEIG – the Association of Self-employed Expats in Germany – tries to address these challenges, offering solutions and services to make your life in Germany easier and your business more efficient.  One of the main issues or challenges for every self-employed expat coming to Germany is finding suitable (and legally compliant) health insurance.  Since the German health insurance system is unique in the world, setting yourself up with health insurance can be daunting, time-consuming and even mind-boggling.  We have succeeded in setting up a special health insurance group plan for ASEIG members with one of the leading German insurance companies in this field. Other insurances and business services can also be obtained with the assistance of ASEIG and its exclusive network of vetted brokers, advisers, lawyers and tax accountants. Your membership grants you direct access to these experts and often also substantial rebates on both insurance products and consulting/advisory fees within the ASEIG network. Learn more about what a membership with ASEIG can gain you here: www.aseig.de
  3. If you are looking for an English-speaking school for your children, you have come to the right place:   The Jules Verne Campus is a state-approved bilingual elementary school, including all-day concept and supervision throughout the school holidays. Since September, 2015, a high school ("Gymnasium") is part of the Jules Verne Campus as well.      German and English natives as teachers Our goal is to provide a long-lasting, bilingual, and intercultural education. We stress the importance of internationality, global thinking, and entrepreneurship. Individual learning and a healthy, balanced lifestyle—with freshly prepared meals and daily sports and exercise—are keystones of our appoach. At Jules Verne Campus, we encourage and challenge children according to the principle of language immersion – with native speakers in small groups with a maximum of about 24 children teaching with methods that address the individual needs of students.   Following and surpassing the official Bavarian elementary school curriculum With our special subject “Curiosology”, we nurture and encourage children’s natural curiosity as a source of enjoyment, creativity, and success. Based on scientific evidence that shows there is a direct connection between physical activiy and brain development, we have created a diverse program of daily physical activity at Jules Verne Campus. Our program is age-specific and incorporates aspects of aerobic exercise, coordination, and mental focus.   PYP- oriented international branch In addition to the bilingual teaching, where lessons are held in both German and English in almost equal shares, an "international branch" is available where the lessons are held mainly in English. The international branch is designed having in mind the curriculum of international schools, so the Bavarian curriculum is supplemented by the Primary Years Programme (PYP) of the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO). This new branch aims at supporting parents moving to Germany or planing to move abroad. Members of our team are happy to answer any questions you might have about our unique educational approach.     Information evenings information evenings take place at the school in the Bayerwaldstraße 8, 81737 Munich. You can register here or contact us directly beforehand. Members of our team are happy to answer any questions you might have about our unique educational approach.   Just write an email to discover@jules-verne-campus.de   or give us a call at +49 (89) 62 81 66 86 0.   Kind regards, The Jules Verne Team     www.jules-verne-campus.de
  4. Post here if you know of a local kindergarten that has places available, or if you are seeking a place.
  5. Meetup held regularly for English-speakers in Stuttgart.   The venue varies monthly so check back on this thread often.   Click the "Follow this" button top-right to receive updates via email.   See also the archived posts from previous weeks.      
  6. Who's suffering now?   As an EFL teacher for 30 years and independent insurance broker in Hamburg since 1992, John is very familiar with expat needs and solutions to these regarding insurance matters. John's specialities are:   Expert advice on full and supplementary health insurance for self employed and employed expats in Germany Quick professional support for visa applicants and the appropriate health insurance Income care Tax optimizing private and company pension plans Long term nursing care insurance Low cost term life insurance Household contents/renter's insurance Private liability and legal insurance Professional liability insurance   John always enjoys offering independent and free advice. At the client's request, consultation can be in English, German, Spanish, Portuguese and, finally, in French (on a good day!).   Feel free to skype anytime if you want face to face contact, including weekends. If calling from outside Europe, please don't forget the time difference!   John Gunn & Partner Radickestr. 28 21079 Hamburg   Website: www.gunnpartner.com Email: info@gunn-partner.de Tel.: +30 (0)28 4209 4757 Mobile: +49 (0)172 948 2994 OR +49 (0) 40 87409692 Skype: john.gunn3   This is a paid placement posting.
  7. Every Wednesday evening at an Indian restaurant in Munich. Location varies each week.   Curry night is not just about having good food but also about having great time and lots of fun. The cultural diversity of people who are regularly part of this event is as colorful as the curry itself with all its different flavors and spices.   We particularly encourage newbies to join us and they are heartily welcome. It is one of the best events to ease yourself into TT where you can make instant friends over drinks and fine food in a pressure-free, casual atmosphere.   Come join us cuz when you are here, you are family.   Click the "Follow this" button top right to receive updates via email.     Every Sunday night at midnight all replies to this post are automatically moved to the discussion archive.