Trained in family therapy, cognitive psychotherapy, Gestalt-oriented body psychotherapy, and other bodywork and energetic methods. She uses SE® as an integrating force to blend these different approaches and tools to support people in their healing process.
Her interest in body, movement and dance and the quality of body awareness and SE-touch combine with verbal approaches to create a profound way to help people. She creates an atmosphere for learning that is supporting the embodiment of the principles of SE® and helps to develop the capacity for social engagement and wholeness
Elfriede has a diplom in psychology and is a licensed psychotherapist in behavioral therapy, she works in a private practice together with her husband in Rottenburg, a little town in the South of Germany. She was member of the board of EASE. Since she has come in contact with SE®, as one of the first little group of SE-students in Germany, she has assisted Peter Levine and other SE® teachers for many years in Switzerland and Germany to help spread SE® in Europe. She teaches the SE® professional training in Germany.