Diploma-Psychology, University Munich, 1976. Doctor of Philosophy, University Bremen, Germany, 1995.
Private practice, Munich, since 1976. Co-founder, director Institut für Integrierte Therapie, since 1976. Lecturer clinical hypnosis University Munich, since 1997.
Organizer, chair, participant numerous conferences and congresses on hypnosis and hypnotherapy.
Fellow American Society Clinical Hypnosis. Member International Society Hypnosis (board directors 1992-2000, editor newsletter 1993-1999, secretary council representatives 1992-1994), Swedish Society Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, German Society Hypnosis (vice president 1987-1988), Milton Erickson Association for Clinical Hypnosis Austria (honorary), Milton Erickson Society for Clinical Hypnosis Germany (founder, founding president 1978-1984, executive officer 1986-1992), Professor Association German Psychologists, German Society for Psychological Pain Therapy and Research, German Working Group for Psychoncology.
Married Alida Jost, 1983. 1 child: Shoshannah.