18th Herbstakademie

The Circularity of Mind and Body

Heidelberg, Germany | March 26-28, 2015

This anniversary conference (25 years of Herbstakademie!) addressed theoretical
and application questions of embodiment:

Keynote speakers

Steven Boker Psychology, Charlottesville
Marianne Eberhard-Kaechele Dance Therapy, Köln
Karl Friston Theoretical Neuroscience, London
Hermann Haken Theoretical Physics and Synergetics, Stuttgart
Scott Kelso Biology and Complex Systems, Boca Raton
Mark Solms Neuro-Psychoanalysis, Capetown

Thomas Heidenreich (University of Applied Sciences, Esslingen)
Miriam Kyselo (University of Basque Countries, San Sebastian)
held pre-conference workshops on Wednesday, March 25th, 14-18h / 2pm - 6pm.
Topics: "Embodiment in mindfulness-based interventions" (Heidenreich);
"Enacting the Self - A Bodily Exploration of Self with Others" (Kyselo)

Diana Fischman (Universidad de Buenos Aires)
Suzi Tortora (Dancing Dialogue: Healing & Expressive Arts, New York)
held post-conference workshops on Saturday, March 28th, 15-18h / 3pm - 6pm.
Topics: "Transcontextual Metapatterns in Dance/Movement Therapy" (Fischman);
"The Dancing Dialogue: The Felt-Experience of Embodied Implicate Knowing and Its Role In the Development of Self, and Self - Other Relationships" (Tortora)

This symposium was 18th in the series of Herbstakademie meetings dedicated to the topic of complex systems in psychology and related disciplines. Information on previous meetings of the Herbstakademie community is provided here. A list of Herbstakademie publications is this.


Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Tschacher
Universitätsklinik für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie
Universität Bern


Prof. Dr. Sabine Koch
Fakultät für Therapiewissenschaften
SRH Hochschule Heidelberg


Prof. Dr. Dr. Thomas Fuchs
Klinik für Allgemeine Psychiatrie
Universität Heidelberg