Therapeutic Family Holidays 

Holidays for the whole family in one of the most beautiful areas in Germany

The popular therapeutic family holidays in the mountains take place regularly in Ruhpolding as a possible component of our current joint work while enrolled in one of my Parenting Support or Transformation packages . It is beautiful, peaceful and relaxing here at any time of year. June is one of the most beautiful seasons here and holiday accommodation is often booked up quickly, just like in the summer holidays. Autumn is wonderful with its colours and winter with snow for sledging, winter hiking, cross-country skiing and building a snowman.

Therapeutic Activities can include

  • Daily play or therapy sessions
  • Family consultations
  • 1-1 Floortime Playtherapy
  • 1-1 Waldon Method
  • Parent-coaching

Enjoying Nature

  • Waterplay at the brook
  • Walking and mountain hiking
  • Picnic on meadows in bloom
  • Swimming in the lake
  • Swimmingpool
  • Breathing deeply
  • Relaxing and taking it easy

The whole family can

  • Recharge their batteries
  • Recover from everyday stress
  • Leave old habits behind
  • Take the opportunity to seeing behaviours in new ways
  • Prepare for important developments and progress

I can come to know your child

  • On a walk or outing
  • At dinner or in your holiday setting
  • In play sessions at the brook or in the meadow, the woods or the mountains
  • Conversations with parents can take place on a walk, or on a bench with mountain views

Building Bridges for Autistic Children „Dear Sibylle, we have been back home since yesterday evening.😢 Thank youThank youThank you for the great time with you in Ruhpolding, your advice and your help! Lenni and I went running in and around Ruhpolding for almost 2 hours yesterday and Lenni then also found HIS personal favourite place, just before the Windbeutelgräfin on a rock. The trip was trouble-free, without stress or freak-outs. We will definitely be back in the mountains soon 😀 Despite some stress, this week was the best in ages 😉 All, all the best and see you very soon xxx

Parents of Lenni

Building Bridges for Autistic Children "Dear Dr Grindling. I would like to say thank you for contacting Ms Janert. We have already had a few appointments with her via video and we also met in Ruhpolding with 5 appointments with Hannes. That was super. Mrs Janert has supported us a lot. She has such a nice way of dealing with Hannes and she understands so much and gives me so many tips and ideas. She gives me hope and strength. With all myive greetings

Mother of Hannes 

Therapeutic Family Holidays: 3 Packages

Therapeutic Brief Holiday / Weekend


  • 3 x 1 hour
  • Duration: 2-3 days

How does it work?

  • We meet and come to know each other in person
  • I meet your child in person and through therapeutic play
  • we make common experiences and 
  • discuss which interventions are useful for your child and your family

Therapeutic Family Holidays


  • 5 x 1 hour per day
  • Duration: 1 week, or as agreed

How does it work?

  • We meet 1 hour/day for a therapeutic play or coaching session

Individual Possibilities:

  • DIRFloortime play sessions
  • Waldon activities
  • Meeting with therapy dog
  • Experiential education

Therapy Holiday Intensive


  • 12 hours, e.g. 2-3 hours/day
  • Duration: 1 week, or as agreed 

How does it work?

  • We meet every day for 1-3 hours for a therapeutic play or coaching session

Additional Possibilities:

  • DIRFloortime Intensive Course
  • Waldon Intensive Course
  • Outings, Mountain Hikes, Swimming in the lake

The Path to your Therapy Holidays in Ruhpolding

  1. You have one of the Parenting Support or Transformation packages booked and we have already met a few times online met to discuss your situation, concerns and questions.
  2. We arrange a suitable holiday date together
  3. You find the best holiday accommodation for your family with the help of the Tourism Office in Ruhpolding the most beautiful fit for you holiday accommodation. The most popular period for visitors is 2 weeks.
  4. We plan our joint appointments.
  5. I get to know your child, and your family.
  6. I will bring some tried and tested play materials for you to use with your child.
  7. Parents can show me where there are difficulties.
  8. I can play directly with the child and show everyone new therapeutic play activities.
  9. Together we will find new ways to approach and solve problematic situations in a practical way.
  10. After your holidays, the processing of the experiences made takes place by means of further online appointments.

Your holiday and relaxation can begin, – and mark the start for new developments! 

Recommended is a location between the Traun (river) and/or near the orange-marked places on the map of Ruhpolding (see below).

Building Bridges for Autistic Children „Our time in Ruhpolding was bliss.

Dear Sibylle. The time with you in Ruhpolding really moved mountains! It was the first time in years that we could all relax and get proper sleep. I loved being in nature, my husband loved the mountains and the kids loved swimming in the lake. And Yusuf still talks about you and the trip on the little train. We’re definitely coming back next year!”

Armin's mum

Building Bridges for Autistic Children „We got so much out of it“

“Hallo SIbylle. Thank you so very much for everything and the lovely time in Ruhpolding. We all got so much out of it and I am so glad, that we can continue to work with you. Connie made so much progress and we really benefitted from spending time with you and observing together, what her challenges are and how best to respond and help.“ 

Cornelia's Father

More therapeutic options & valued local colleagues:

  • Speechtherapy
  • Meeting with therapy dog
  • Child care & baby-sitting
  • Horse-riding indoors or in nature
  • Psychotherapeutic Counselling for siblings or family
  • School- or learning problems

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