Franz Ruppert is Professor of Psychology at the University of Applied Sciences in Munich, a post he has held since 1992. He gained his PhD in Work and Organisational Psychology at the Technical University of Munich in 1985.

Since 1995 he has focused on psychotherapeutic work and specifically on the causes of psychosis, schizophrenia and other forms of severe mental illness. He has combined with this his interest in bonding and attachment theories and modern trauma work in order to understand better the effect of traumatic events, not just for those who suffer the event, but on whole bonding systems such as families.

He came into contact with the Systemic constellations work of Bert Hellinger in Germany in the mid-’90s and since then has utilised this methodology in order to work with clients and understand the subtle and hidden dynamics of trauma in systems.

Franz Ruppert teaches trauma theory at the University of Applied Sciences, works with individuals and facilitates workshops in Germany and many other countries including the UK.

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His publications include:

Verwirrte Seelen (2002, Kosel, Munich), not available in English

Translated into English:

Trauma, Bonding and Family Constellations: Understanding and Healing Injuries of the Soul (2008, Green Balloon Publishing, UK)

Splits in the Soul: Integrating Traumatic Experiences (2011, Green Balloon Publishing, UK)
Symbiosis and Autonomy: Symbiotic Trauma РLove Beyond Entanglements ( 2012, Green Balloon Publishing, UK)

Trauma, Fear & Love: How the Constellation of the Intention Supports Healthy Autonomy (2015, Green Balloon Publishing, UK)

Early Trauma: Pregnancy, Birth and First Years of Life (2016, Green Balloon Publishing, UK)