Wolfgang Mastnak

Wolfgang Mastnak is music- and arts-therapist, psychotherapist, pianist & composer. Doctoral degrees in music education & psychology, arts education and arts therapies, medical sciences, sports sciences / sports medicine, mathematics. Professor of Beijing Normal University (BNU) and director of the Research Centre for Arts Therapies at BNU; professor (chair) of Munich University of Music and Drama, professor of Shanghai University. Full member of the New York Academy of Sciences and the European Academy of Sciences and Arts. President of the Austrian Heart Association (long-term cardiac rehabilitation). Academic and concert activities in Europe, Asia, the Pacific area, Africa, and America.

2001 awarded by the International Biographical Centre Cambridge (United Kingdom) as one of the 2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century, and 2007 by the American Biographical Institut as one of the Great Minds of the 21st Century. Numerous international awards for sciences and arts.

Main fields of research comprise music- and arts-therapies, body-oriented and movement therapies, cross-cultural therapies, ethno-medicine, neurosciences, sports medicine, arts & cultural education, health education, and cardiac rehabilitation. 

Abstract of Speech: ARTS & SEX THERAPIES. A Cross-Cultural Perspective

In many cultures, sex is a core topic in arts. Visual arts, dance, music, poetry, etc., mirror cultural sex attitudes and sex phantasies and can be used as an inspiration for individual sex practises. From a sex medical perspective, sexual problems cover an extremely wide range of issues requiring individually shaped interventions from physiological treatment to self-experience and creative sex.

Particularly casting light on Chinese cultures, the speech gives insights into cross-cultural sex arts and sex medicine, discusses their relevance for modern sex medicine and sex therapies and encourages arts therapies to provide specific support for people suffering from pathological and non-pathological difficulties with sex.

Abstract of workshop: CHRONIC & PSYCHOSOMATIC PAIN – The Art of Touch

  • Body modelling (artistic massage)
  • Creative & responsive acupressure
  • Archetypal healing movements
  • Body-awareness and the ‘inner touch’
  • Vocal massage (partner & group)
  • Sound work (specific models)
  • Arts-based Rebalancing

Requirements:
simple gym/sports outfit, readiness to creative touch-interactions and self-experience.

Important note:

  • The workshop does NOT provide therapy for participants with pain syndromes.
  • The workshop is NOT a qualifying training in body-oriented therapies.