Honest, direct and with the talent to amaze others
Farid Zitoun is full of energy. Spirited, empathic, natural and wide awake, his passion is infectious. Open and sincere in dealing with patients and relatives. He does not mince words. Refreshing and infectious. At the same time you can feel his fervor, his passion for what he does. His actions demonstrate expertise and a high level of competence. He talks as fast as he thinks and makes the People around him marvel and laugh every day. With a big smile on his face, always in a good mood, he is willing to stand up for his beliefs. A positive thinker, who has not lost his curiosity. A man and a physician with unwavering optimism. The journalist, Annette Wolf, describes him appropriately:
One can tell at a glance: this exuberant man radiates pure energy. He always looks People straight in the eye, without losing sight of the whole Person. With his relaxed manner and his refreshing humor, he wins the hearts and minds of even the youngest patients. Maybe because he himself has stayed so young at heart. His motto, 'anything is possible' is contagious.
Annette Wolf, journalist
In this short film, patients and colleagues describe the director of the institution, Farid Zitoun. You do not need much more than 90 seconds to realize that Farid Zitoun lives to move People. His life’s mission is to turn despair into hope. And he achieves that goal each and every day. With his impartiality and his zest for action, he gives patients and their relatives new perspectives. Perspectives that can push boundaries. He inspires People and is kind-hearted. With his innovative treatment methods and holistic care, he repeatedly causes little miracles.
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Farid Zitoun is a naturopath by conviction. Additive, established and holistic – his technical expertise is wide-ranging. He is a specialist in many different disciplines. A pioneer in the field of modern naturopathy and particularly committed to and specialized in the field of pediatrics. Here, Farid Zitoun is completely in his element.
Always being there for his youngest patients, caring for them and making them smile is one of his particular strengths. The desire to help guides his therapeutic work. People are at the center of everything he does. That is the philosophy he shares with his colleague and friend, Christian Rüger, at Naturheilzentrum Bottrop (nabo).
It is very important to him that patients actively participate in the treatment process. He treats them openly, humorously and with care. Ready to go new ways to contribute his entire professional knowledge towards his patients’ well-being. Patients think highly of him as a healing physician and People are grateful for his big heart. The successful treatment results speak for themselves.
Farid Zitoun’s reputation precedes him. In professional circles, the respected therapist, lecturer and coach is appreciated in the field of natural medicine.
He is a polarizing and avant-garde pioneer in many fields. His wealth of experience and boundless curiosity make him a acknowledged health practitioner for whom further development and innovation are a matter of fact. For him, traditional and complementary medicine are not mutually exclusive but complementary.
He has sought training on many continents, in order to gain a holistic view of the nature of People. He has learned from luminaries of naturopathy, from authorities such as the Chinese Professor Ang, Doctor Fang Cun Zhong and other recognized pioneers. Today Farid Zitoun is himself a dignitary, striving for his goal to help People, with irrepressible, positive force and an almost childlike joie de vivre. Even outside nabo.
His roots lie in successfully coaching senior business experts. Despite all the success, there’s one thing Farid Zitoun has never lost: being down to earth, having an eye for those who do not live on the sunny side of life. That is why poverty reduction and environmental protection are of great concern to him.
The trained pilot, Farid Zitoun, is not only professionally committed on the ground, but he also dedicates his spare time to People. Being responsible in the cockpit as well also means combining passion and profession. Having a bird’s-eye view and soaring over the clouds is unlimited freedom for him. For the alternative practitioner it is pure joy, and clears the mind. Whether he is on a plane or at Naturheilzentrum Bottrop – he handles both with competence, diligence and responsibility. He pushes his own limits confidently and deliberately, defining and expanding them. Physical fitness as a respite from peak mental performance. Be it at nabo, in the air or at the gym. Anything is possible.