Sabine Lang Thurston – About me

About Me

Respect for People and
Continuous Improvement

The foundation and motivation of my work is a deep respect for people and their striving for continuous improvement. It is on these pillars that my practice stands.

How can I best support people to achieve their best so that they themselves maximize their potential?

„Serving people’s health“ was my initial thought. With an A-level diploma in hand I started studying medicine in Bonn. Before the start of the semester I completed a nursing internship at the Universitätsklinik für Innere Medizin, and worked during the semester as a nurses’ aid nightshifts and weekends. Through being in contact with patients and their families I realized, that often it was the circumstances that made people ill and that health meant more than just physical health. What should I study in order to understand the circumstances of people? I decided to study law. After completion of my first Staatsexamen I went from Hamburg, the gate to the world, to New Zealand where I earned an LLM in International Environmental Law from the University of Auckland. For my Referendariat and second Staatsexamen I returned to Hamburg. But my desire to learn more about the world, people and other cultures was still paramount. For 15 years I lived in many different countries and cultures and worked as mediator: New Zealand, Ethiopia, South Africa, Rwanda, Australia and last but not least in Myanmar where I worked for the UN.

The world is still my oyster, but Germany is home. Back in Germany I worked for two years at my alma mater the Universität Hamburg before becoming a defense attorney. I was a defense attorney with heart and soul however the second pillar of my conviction, striving for continuous improvement, did not play a vital role in my daily experience.

I focused on what was dear to my heart: to best help people live to their full potential so that they can achieve their maximum potential.

By now it was even more clear to me that the key lies in the circumstances and experiences of people, in their mental wellbeing and the wellbeing of their soul, in themselves and their innermost unique strengths. Through decades of Ashtanga Yoga practice and meditation I had learned how body and mind are connected, that mindfulness plays a vital role, yet the ultimate power lies within the unconscious. I gained the qualification to work as psychotherapist and learned excellent, minimally invasive and maximally effective tools to optimally heal peoples’ mental and psychological stresses.

My work as a psychotherapist and mental trainer is my profession. My expertise is clinical hypnosis.

And so I now do exactly what I am meant to do and what I have always been drawn to: I serve people’s health and wellbeing. I help patients transform the circumstances and experiences that cause stress, and often make them ill, by connecting them with their own inner strength.

Sabine Lang Thurston – Services


Constructively Creating
the Best Possible Way Forward


Along our life’s journey, influenced by external and internal incidents, we sense when it is time to let go of old patterns and follow new paths in order to grow.

When we experience anxiety concerning our health, family, relationships or work and suffer from mental stress it is fine to seek help.

Typical problems and challenges I can help you with are:

  1. Anxiety and Phobic Disorders
  2. Feelings of Ennui, Mild Depression and Life Crisis
  3. Sleeping Problems
  4. Performance Blocks
  5. Dealing with Pain
  6. Psychosomatic, Stress-related Challenges
  7. Desire to Stop Destructive Habits like Smoking or Overeating
  8. Processing Stressful or Traumatic Experiences
  9. Adjusting to Loss and Grieving
  • Follow new paths
  • Let go of mental and psychological stresses
  • Activate your own inner strength

Mental Training

Everything is good and you want it to become even better?! I am happy to work with you on this mission. The focus of the work is mental training and performance optimization through mental clarity and strength.

This is also interesting for business and companies which I like to support as best as possible, because at the center of all commercial enterprise is the human being.

  • Optimal Performance
  • Achieve success
  • Give your best


Additionally I offer mediation particularly for businesses. In light of my training and experience as a lawyer and certified mediator hand in hand with my psychotherapeutic expertise I comprehend the necessary details and at the same time understand the needs of the people involved.

  • Clarity
  • Focus on parties’ interests
  • Creating win-win-outcomes
Sabine Lang Thurston – Hamburg


Efficient Tools for
Optimal Health and Success

Clinical Hypnosis

Clinical hypnosis is a medically proven therapy that uses a state of deep relaxation to open a direct channel to the subconscious. Burdensome and pain inflicting experiences, self-beliefs and feelings are neutralized. Positive thoughts, confidence and self-confidence are planted.
Thereby burden and stress can be removed by the roots and in their place wellbeing is planted.
Your thoughts determine your feelings and your feelings create your reality – Use this simple principle to draw from your own natural inner strengths.

  • Neutralize burden and stress
  • Use your inner strength, the power of your subconscious
  • Plant wellbeing

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing)

EMDR, also a medically proven therapy, stimulates the neuronal connections in the brain and serves to healthfully process stressful or even traumatic experiences. Burdensome experiences are saved in the brain in blocked or incompletely integrated memory networks. Through visual or tactile stimulation of both hemispheres of the brain burdensome experiences are processed in a healing way.

  • Stressful or even traumatic experiences are neutralized
  • Complete processing by stimulating both hemispheres of the brain
  • Processing in a healing way

Mental Training for Performance Optimization and Success

Mental training speaks to people who want to optimize their performance, competitive athletes, people who want success. I equip you with the mental training and individual tools that strengthen you in your regular mind hygiene and provide you, when push comes to shove, with the necessary power and perseverance.

  • Equipped with your individual tools
  • Achieve optimal performance and success

Talk Therapy and Coaching

Supportively I work with talk therapy based on authenticity, acceptance and empathy and I offer you solution-oriented coaching.

  • Be human
  • See challenges clearly and master them
  • Strengthen your strengths


Mediation, from the Latin verb mediare meaning „to be in the middle, to intercede“, is a structured voluntary process to constructively solve a conflict. I support the parties in an independent fashion acting in the interests of all involved on their road to a resolution. The focus is to jointly find options and to constructively create the best possible way forward. I help the parties come to a joint agreement that best addresses their needs and interests.

  • Clarity
  • Focus on the interests of all involved
  • Create win-win-solutions
Sabine Lang Thurston – Hamburg


How we come together


I make my best effort to give you an appointment as soon as possible. Please contact me via telephone or email so I can understand what it is you would like to have help with.

Mobil +49 176 84 40 37 69


In case you need to cancel an appointment I kindly ask you to inform me no later than 48 hours before the appointment. In case of shorter notice I reserve the right to fully invoice the appointment unless another patient can take it.


You receive an invoice from me which you kindly pay yourself. I do not settle bills with public or private health insurance providers. If you have private health insurance you might want to check with your provider if they will reimburse you. Not working through insurance provides you with the advantage of being free from bureaucratic hurdles and to start working with me as soon as possible.


Companies I have successfully worked with: