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Creating a potential space.
Finding one's rhythm.
These three essential aspects reflect my approach and my understanding as a psychotherapist, coach, and organisational consultant. In all my fields of activity, I see myself as a facilitator in the service of my client's concerns. My stance is empathic, pragmatic and down-to-earth.
I work with individuals and teams with an appreciative attitude and clarity, moving freely between a structured approach and holding a safe space for discovery. I always keep the interplay of cognition, emotions and body in mind.
Professional practice and background
Organisational consultant for leadership and organisational development, systemic coach and psychotherapist (Guided Imagery Psychotherapy)
Managing partner of probe:raum OG
Lecturer at the University of Vienna, Institute for Cultural and Social Anthropology
Lecture/seminar "Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Healthcare" (2011)
Organisational consultant and trainer, ksoe Organisationsentwicklung, Vienna (2006-2011)
Secretary General of the Austrian Federal Youth Council (2002-2006)
Activities in various boards in NGOs and networks at national and international level; management of seminars and workshops; project manager.
I worked in mental health care, counselling and therapy facilities such as the "pro mente Reha Sonnenpark" in Rust and the Psychosomatic Centre Eggenburg.
Training and further education
Embodiment/Body Coaching, Rolf Krizian
Specialist training in Guided Imagery Psychotherapy (GIP), Austrian Society for Applied Depth Psychology and General Psychotherapy (ÖGATAP)
Research and postgraduate training semester, University of Edinburgh.
Main focus: Neuroscience in counselling and therapy, research on "Ethics in leadership development"
Constellation Work, TIP Institute Vienna
Systemic Coaching and Systemic Organisational Development, ÖAGG, Wiener Akademie für Organisationsentwicklung
NPO and Public Management, Austrian Controller Institute (ÖCI)
Studies in Theology, University of Vienna, Pontificia Università Gregoriana
Continuous Professional Development (selection)
Zürcher Ressourcen Modell (ZRM), Maja Storch; Effectuation, Michael Faschingbauer; Mentalisation-Based Therapy (MBT), Peter Fonagy and Anthony Bateman, Anna Freud Centre, London; Certificate in Operationalised Psychodynamic Diagnostics (OPD-2), OPD Working Group; Group Relations, "The Leicester Conference", Tavistock Institute, London; Hypnosystemic counselling and therapy, Psychosomatic Gunther Schmidt, Milton-Erickson-Institute, Heidelberg; Storytelling, Beratergruppe Neuwaldegg; Schöpferische Besprechungen - Dialog, Mandl/Hauser; Prozessmanagement/ Personalmanagement, Österreichisches Controller-Institut
My research interests
The further development of methods are also an essential part of my work. In my research, I deepen my knowledge and understanding of how development and change occur in the therapeutic field. Currently, I am working on a project on remote psychotherapy. In addition, my research focuses on the role of the body in psychotherapy.
Jesser A., Muckenhuber J., & Lunglmayr B. (2022). Psychodynamic Therapist’s Subjective Experiences with Remote Psychotherapy during the COVID-19-Pandemic: A Qualitative Study with Therapists Practicing Guided Affective Imagery, Hypnosis and Autogenous Relaxation. Front. Psychol., 12, 777102. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.777102
Jesser, A., Muckenhuber, J., Lunglmayr, B., Dale, R., & Humer, E. (2021). Provision of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy in Austria during the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Cross-Sectional Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(17), 9046. doi: 10.3390/ijerph18179046
Lastin, S., & Lunglmayr, B. (2017). Die Entdeckung des Eigenen und die Freude am Anderen: Erfahrungen und Erkenntnisse aus der Arbeit mit ambulanten KIP-Gruppen. Imagination, 39(1), 36-60.