How childhood and family history affect our happiness
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How childhood and family history affect our happiness

Facts of the past which may influence you
4.4 (73 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,512 students enrolled
Created by Bertold Ulsamer
Last updated 3/2017
Price: Free
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • You will know more about...
  • ...the influence of the roots of your parents and ancestors
  • ...the influence of war and the suffering of past generations
  • ...the influence guilt and shame in the family history
  • ...the influence of early death in a family
  • ...the influence of an early separation from the mother
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  • Curiosity to understand more about the obscure reasons for human behaviour

You want to enjoy your life much more?

You do not feel at one with your life?

You are eager to understand your emotions for which you don’t know the triggers?

You don’t get why sometimes strange emotions and moods come out of the blue and affect your life?

It is well known that certain facts of the past influence your present wellbeing. Still, many people underestimate their influence. Therefore, getting to know these facts as well as understanding the power and importance of these will help you to increase your quality of life both in your relationships and your career.

I will give you food for thought and teach you recent insights from a method called family constellation to make sense out of your emotions like anger, fear, depression or guilt. Thus, in the end, you will know yourself better and you have done your very first and big step towards enjoying your life much more!

Who is the target audience?
  • Everyone who wants to know more about hidden influences of the past on the present life of yourself or of others
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Curriculum For This Course
21 Lectures
4 Lectures 08:38
Welcome to this course

What you learn in this course

About me

Practical example: Where does your name come from?
Family history
10 Lectures 40:58
Introduction - Facts of the family history are important

Children are carrying on - Family members are connected

You love your family more than you ever thought

The roots of the parents - How the past may affect the family

War does not end when fighting stops-Suffering of previous generations continues

Why someone may feel often guilty -The guilt of perpetrators remains in families

How shame in the family history affects later generations

Practical exercise: You connect to what you have heard

The method to find out more about your family issues - Family constellation

Conclusion - Look forward. But if you feel blocked look back!
Your own life
5 Lectures 20:50
Introduction - Past events form your character

Parents from different nationalities or adoption

Understanding the death of Elvis Presley

When someone cannot really open up in a love relationship

Looking and thinking back
Final thoughts
2 Lectures 04:09
Conclusion and warning - Take the course as an inspiration for your own insights

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About the Instructor
Bertold Ulsamer
4.5 Average rating
168 Reviews
3,153 Students
12 Courses
Therapeut, Trainer und Coach

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PhD in law, certified clinical psychologist, NLP-trainer, trauma therapist (Peter Levine), originally from Germany. My strength is: Putting complicated psychological issues in a nutshell. Understandable for everyone - because the essence is simple! Moreover, I want my participants not only to get ahead theoretically, but also practically. Thus I set great value on them making new experiences and gaining new personal insights.

After graduating in law I also studied psychology. I quickly noticed that I way prefer working with humans to working with paragraphs. So I started to practice as a psychologist - initially with individuals, then mainly with groups. Together with a colleague I founded an institute for NLP in management trainin~* German Version below *~g. We developed and held many seminars about leadership, self-management and communication for customers like BMW, Siemens and Lufthansa.

In the 90’s I discovered the great influence of your own family of origin through the method of “family constellations”. Using this instrument I returned to working as a therapist and held seminars and trainings all over the world (e.g. in Australia, India, South Africa, Russia and the US).

Today I integrate everything I have learned working as a coach and therapist, for the last 9 years, oftentimes in China. I am the author of more than 20 books in the field of professional communication, self-management, family constellations and personal growth that have been translated into 10 languages.

If you are interested in the work I am doing then you may want to get information about my new courses and books. Inscribe you for my newsletter! And you will get reductions of some courses. You can do that on my website.

Dr. jur., Dipl.-Psychologe, NLP-Trainer, Traumatherapeut (Peter Levine). Meine Stärke ist: komplizierte psychologische Sachverhalte verständlich auf den Punkt bringen. Denn das Wesentliche ist im Grunde einfach! Und dann ist mir vor allem wichtig, dass Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer eigene Erfahrungen machen und neue Einsichten gewinnen statt nur in der Theorie schlauer zu werden!

Nach dem Jurastudium habe ich noch Psychologie studiert. Schnell habe ich gemerkt, dass mir Menschen lieber sind als Paragraphen. Habe dann mit einer kleinen Praxis angefangen, aber vor allem immer mit Gruppen gearbeitet. Ein Kollege und ich gründeten dann ein Institut für Management-Training, wo ich viele Seminare zu Führung, Kommunikation und Selbst-management durchführte für Kunden wie BMW, Lufthansa und Siemens. Mitte der 90er Jahre entdeckte ich die große Auswirkung der eigenen Familie im Hintergrund über die Methode Familienaufstellungen. Damit ging ich noch einmal in die therapeutische Richtung und führte Seminare und Fortbildungen in der ganzen Welt durchgeführt (z. B. in Australien, Indien, Südafrika, USA, Russland) Heute integriere ich all das, was ich bisher gelernt habe, und arbeite als Seminarleiter, Therapeut und Coach, seit zehn Jahren häufig in China. Ich bin Autor von 24 Büchern zu den Themen Kommunikation, Selbstmanagement und Aufstellungsarbeit, von denen es Übersetzungen in zehn Sprachen gibt.