Although Prof. i.R. Dipl. Psych. Hans Lenhard was retired in 2006, but he still offers seminars at the University of Kassel, which still include the concept of the Gestalt-work of Fritz Perls as an integral part. These seminars are offered partly in the premises of the University of Kassel, but also in Greece on the island of Tinos in the Mantalou International Institute (MII), which is also run by Prof. i.R. Dipl. Psych. Hans Lenhard was established and founded and represents a meeting place of German, Filipino and now Greek culture.

How everything started...

The “Werkstatt für integrative Arbeit” (WiA) was founded by Prof. i.R. Dipl. Psych. Hans Lenhard in 1982 and was class for students of the University of Kassel until his retirement in 2006. Building on the concept of Gestalt-work by Fritz Perls, cultural, institutional and group-dynamic fields became the focus of his work with the students. This formed the basis for their studies, but also for the education and training of consultants, moderators and trainers and laid the foundations for the cooperation between the University of Kassel and the University of the Philippines starting in 1992.

Various projects, such as an e-learning module on the “Study of Counseling Competency” were already using the latest technology to convey the most diverse soft skills for aspiring social workers and social educators.

After the retirement of Prof. Dipl. Psych. Hans Lenhard in 2006, the WiA was dissolved. However, he still offers seminars at the University of Kassel, which still include the concept of Gestalt-work by Fritz Perls as an integral part. These seminars are offered partly in the premises of the University of Kassel, but also in Greece on the island of Tinos in the Mantalou International Institute (MII), which is also run by Prof. i.R. Dipl. Psych. Hans Lenhard was established and founded and continues to be a meeting place for German, Filipino and now also Greek culture.