About Franz Ruppert

Franz Ruppert is Professor of Psychology at Munich University of Applied Sciences, 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, specifically on the causes of psychosis, schizophrenia and other forms of severe mental illness. He has combined this with his interest in bonding and attachment theories and modern trauma work in order to understand  the effect of traumatic events better, not just for those who suffer the event, but on whole bonding systems such as families.


He came into contact with the family 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.


He teaches trauma theory at the University of Applied Sciences, works with individuals and facilitates workshops in Germany and many other countries, including the UK. He also teaches the theory and the method at his own institute in Munich.





Verwirrte Seelen (2002, Kösel, Munich), not available in 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 - Love Beyond Entanglement (2012). Green Balloon Publishing, UK.

Trauma, Fear and 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.

My Body, My Trauma, My 'I' - Setting up Intentions; Exiting Our Traumabiography (2018) Green Balloon Publishing, UK.


And Franz Ruppert's latest book, out now...