Ulrike Bening, MA, is the German representative of the International Council of Self-Esteem.
The theory of her approach to therapy and assisting people to raise their self-esteem is based on the works of Nathaniel Branden,Ph.D, also her mentor. He is considered the pioneer of self-esteem and is a protégé of Ayn Rand.
As a multilingual Coach, Business-Trainer and Psychotherapist, Ulrike Bening has worked in various cultures, trained with the Masters in Psychotherapy and Communication. She works in an individualized, creative way that makes progress and success possible within a few hours of coaching or psychotherapy. Her expertise in using several different methods to get fast results, turns the growth process into an adventure that you can only profit from; there is nothing to lose.
She lived in multiple European countries, South- and North America and has
25 years of experience, working internationally with individuals from all walks of life.
Ms. Bening became a psychologist and psychotherapist to specialize in self-esteem when she learned that self-esteem is a basic need, a crucial factor for personal strength, self-confidence and well-being. Once she received her MA in Psychology at TU Braunschweig, Germany, she studied Clinical Psychology at the Université de Montréal,Candada, before traveling to California to study with the pioneer of self-esteem, Nathaniel Branden, Ph.D.
She worked internationally as a therapist, teacher, counselor, and project director in Germany, Brazil, the U.S. and Canada. Her coaching empowers people to confront the complex challenges of today’s world in a constructive, healthy way.
Ms. Bening’s approach is based on Biocentric Psychotherapy by Nathaniel Branden, also includes aspects of Behavior Therapy, EMDR by Francine Shapiro (EEye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing), Hypnosis (Milton Erickson), Psychodrama, Gestalt, Rogerian Therapy, NLP, Family Therapy (Satir) and Positive Psychotherapy (Peseschkian). She received her training studying with Nathaniel Branden, Devers Branden, Virginia Satir, Francine Shapiro, Bandler and Grinder, Nossrat Peseschkian and Jeffrey Zeig and others.
She conducts individual coaching and group training in English, German, French and Portuguese. She conducts seminars and workshops.
A lack of self-esteem (self-confidence and low feelings about one’s self-worth) is the root of most personal, communication and relationship problems, and this results in unhappiness and poor personal performance. Raising one’s self-esteem is an important activity for everyone, but especially for those in search of solutions to emotional problems and life’s challenges, those who want to be the masters of their own life. It leads to inner peace, strength, resilience and well-being.