Michaela Frank


The aim of the presentation is deepening the understanding of one` s own heritage, cultural roots and behaviours. Hidden realities start with ourselves as long as we are not conscious of our own cultural constructs. Not knowing them inevitably leads to failures in understanding people with different nationalities. A discourse is initiated which is based on the following selected topics: (1) emotionality, (2) transgenerational transmission and (3) language in dependence on mediation by third persons. Practical experience is linked together with scientific knowledge to increase sensibility for multicultural phenomena contributing to a better understanding for ways of integration.


cultural roots; cultural bias; emotionality; interpreting; stress; transgenerational transmission; trauma transmission

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