ESBP Conference 2016



“The New Relation”

October 21st – 23rd  2016, Kelbra – Germany

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The European Bonding Society as pleased to invite you to the 2016 European Conference „The New Relation“.
It is hosted by the beautiful Barbarossa-Klinik in Kelbra, Germany, a historically rich region with great nature. Frank Uhlmann, Director of the hospital, supplies Bonding-therapy for the treatment of addictions.


Friday, October 21, 2016

9:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Pre-Conference Workshop:
Introduction to Emotional- and Bonding-Psychotherapy
(Participant-numbers is limited to 12)
Domingos Neto, PhD

6:00 p.m.

7:00 p.m.

After Dinner:
„Peer-Bonding“: Bonding Practice for Bonding Therpeutists

Pre-Conference Workshop: Domingos Neto, PhD

Domingos Neto is a psychiatrist having contributed to major fields: Emotional Psychotherapy and Substance Abuse Treatment.
Since 25 years, he is Visiting Assistant and Visiting Professor at the Chair of Psychiatry and Mental Health of the Faculty of Medical Sciences of Lisbon:
He introduced Bonding and Emotional Psychotherapy in Portugal in 1988 for outpatient and inpatient treatment of Emotional Disorders.
He has been the Director of the Drug Prophylaxis Study Centre (5 years), where he introduced Emotional Psychotherapy, and of the Regional Centre of Alcohology of The South of Portugal, for another 12 years. He is founding member of the Portuguese Association of Emotional and Bonding Psychotherapy, and the current President of the European Society of Bonding Psychotherapy.
He has published 65 articles and four books on subjects of psychiatry, alcohol, drugs and Emotional Psychotherapy.

Saturday, October 22, 2016

8:00 a.m.

9:00 a.m.
Memorial to George Rynick
Opening Address
Domingos Neto, President
Anders Seim, Chairman

09:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Keynote Speech
Bodywork Psychotherapy on the Backdrop of the Patients‘ Structural Level
and the Transference / Counter-Transference
Hans-Joachim Maaz

11:00 – 11:15 a.m.
Refreshment Break

11:15 – 12:30 a.m.
Parallel Workshops and Communications

12:30 – 2:00 p.m.

2:00 – 6:00 p.m.
Future Visioning: „Open Space“
Moderators: Markus Hener, Odette Lassonczyk, Petra Wähning
The particpants are invited to „Future Visioning“ of Bonding Psychotherapy using the energetic open space methodology for capturing the participant’s ideas and interests.

7:30 – 10:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

9:30 – 11:45 p.m.
Annual Board Meeting

11:45 a.m.


  • Preconference Workshop 21.10.2016:
    € 40
    for ESBP Members
    € 50 for non-members
    € 25 for students
  • Conference 22.10.2016:
    € 40 for ESPN Members
    € 50
    for non-members
    € 25 for students
  • Dinner 21.10.2016:
    € 20
    per person
  • Night Banquet 22.10.2016:
    € 25 per person



The main conference hotel is „Hotel Kaiserhof“ located in the center of Kelbra, 10 minutes walk from the venue. For the conference a limited amount of rooms at a price of 75 € – 95 € per night are pre-reserved.

Kelbra_(Kyffhäuser),_the_hotel_%22Kaiserhof%22In the hotel „Sachsenhof“ nearby, rooms are pre-reserved at a price of 45 – 65 € per night.


Location and Travel Information

Barbarossa-Clinic, Kelbra
Lange Straße 111
06537 Kelbra

  • By flight to Leipzig International Airport, 1 hour transfer
  • By train from Leipzig or Göttingen to train-station Berga / Kelbra
  • By car:
    From Northern and Southern Germany: Motorway A7; then Motorway A38, direction Halle / Leipzig
    From Berlin: Motorway A9, then A38, direction Halle / Kassel / Göttingen

A free pick-up service from the airport or the train-station is provided.


Announcement and Call for Papers

The 2016 European conference seeks to explore the aspects of patient-therapist transference relations in the context of body psychotherapy.
Furthermore, the conference provides “open space” for visioning future opportunities and roadmaps for the Bonding Psychotherapy.

Call for Papers
Papers for the 1 ¼ h Saturday workshops from 11:15 – 12:30 are welcomed!
Please submit papers / proposals to the conference chair / secretariat. It should contain a title and a ca. 150-word abstract.

Keynote Speaker
Hans-Joachim Maaz, PhD (Germany)
Hans-Joachim Maaz is a creative and prolific contributor to the field of body psychotherapy, psychiatry, psychoanalysis as well as socio-political topics. He is author of many books.
After his medical studies at the university of Halle he acquired the specialities Neurology, Psychiatry and Psychotherapy. From 1980 – 2008 he was director of the Diaconic Hospital for Psychosomatic in Halle. He developed body-oriented and psychoanalytic therapy forms, with a focus upon group-psychotherapy.

Conference Program Chair and Secretariat
Dr. Anders Seim, MD (; +49 170 2991222)