Head of Project

Tania Singer, Prof. Dr.

Scientific Head of the Max Planck Social Neuroscience Lab in Berlin


Susanne Heil

… has studied experience-based body-psychotherapy and works as a natural health professional with Shiatsu and Hakomi. She has been meditating for 20 years and more recently has added Yoga and Qigong to her routine.

Günter Hudasch

… is chairman of the professional association of MBSR and MBCT teachers in Germany. He offers mindfulness training in companies and works as coach and adviser with managers. He has been going on retreats and practicing meditation in different traditions for 12 years.

Alexandra Pfohlmann

… is teaching Buddhism and psychotherapy. She works as a logotherapist and studied cultural sciences and aesthetic practices. For the past 20 years she has been interested in the theory and practice of the interaction of western psychotherapy and contemplative methods of the east.

Lothar Schwalm

… teaches MBSR since 2003 and MBCT since 2008. His spiritual background is Vipassana meditation which he has been practicing for 23 years.

Birgit Schönberger

… is a coach, communication trainer and author. She has been meditating since 1993 and has experience with different kinds of meditations. She has been practicing Zen for many years.

Ruth Seehausen

… has a diploma in psychology and is a systemic organizational coach and teacher. She has been practicing Buddhist philosophy and meditation for 25 years and offers single and group retreats.

Axel Wasmann

… has been teaching meditation since 2001, in Germany, Switzerland, China and Taiwan. He has been practicing Vipassana meditation in the Theravada tradition since 1991.

Isabel von Roon

… works as a Gestalt psychotherapist and offers meditation coaching. She has been a practicing Buddhist for many years and is currently training in Somatic Experiencing Trauma Therapy.