I was born in Prague of German-Austrian parents and lived my childhood and part of my adolescence in Germany, and have been living most of my life in Mexico.
I studied sociology at the Faculty of Political and Social Sciences of UNAM, Mexico-City where I graduated with honours and received the Gabino Barreda Medal, and also have a Master’s degree with honours in Systemic Family Therapy and a Diploma in Systemic Couple Therapy from the Latin American Institute for Family Studies (ILEF) and Brief Therapy from the Mental Research Institute (MRI) of Palo Alto, California, USA.
With Claudio Naranjo, I studied Gestalt Therapy, Enneagram and the Fischer-Hoffman process, and later trained 6 years as a therapist in Core Energetics from the Institute of Core Energetics in New York with a postgraduate degree (Instituto Yollocalli, Mexico-City). I learned a great deal when I collaborated with the creator of this training, Dr. John Pierrakos, in Colombia, Brazil and Mexico.
From 1994 on, I learned with Lorenz Wiest and Bert Hellinger and was certified as a Family Constellation Therapist by both, and some years later as Master Trainer by Infosyon (International Forum for Systemic Constellations), Germany. An important part of my experience has been my training in Biología-Cultural with Dr. Humberto Maturana from Chile.
It became necessary for me to share all this knowledge my teachers had so generously shared with me and so I created the Therapeutical Institute SOWELU where I still work as the General Director and give classes.
It was a great step to have Systemic Family Constellations recognized by the Mexican Educational Ministry at the academic level of a Master´s Degree, where I am the dean of our university.
In December 2019, I made my doctorate with a thesis centering on Systemic FamilyTherapy and Family Constellations specializing on Symptoms and Health.
Four books have been published in Spanish by the international publisher Penguin/Random House, another two in Spain, and two titles were translated into Portuguese in Brazil.
I love being with my family and friends. Also, I like to take regular walks, especially at the seaside, I read, meditate and do my yoga lessons to keep me well. In general, I take good care of my health, mainly with Hahnemann´s Homeopathy and natural remedies. I love teaching and giving conferences on a national and international scale.Ingala.