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family therapist
child therapist
seminar leader

Welcome to the Website of Stefan Hammel!

Stefan Hammel, born in 1967, works as a child and family therapist, hypnotherapist, and as chaplain in a general hospital and a psychiatric hospital. He is the leader of the Institute of Hypno-Systemic Consultation (Hypno-Systemische Beratung) in Kaiserslautern, Germany. He leads seminars on therapeutic storytelling, therapeutic utilisation, hypnotherapy and hypno-systemic strategies, as well as a 36 day hypnotherapy training following Milton Erickson including systemic skills and narrative techniques .


He was trained at the renowned institutes for Systemic Therapy in Heidelberg (International Society of Systemic Therapy "IGST" and Helm-Stierlin-Institut) and in the German Milton Erickson Society. He is an associated Member of the Milton Erickson Society in Germany.


Stefan Hammel has been doing presentations and workshops on international conventions such as... 


  • Psychoonkologie (kbs), Bad Neuenahr, Germany 2013,
  • Zukunftskongress METAFORUM Abano Terme, Italy 2014
  • Milton-Erickson-Convention (MEG), Bad Orb, Germany 2010
  • META Conference, Black Mountain, NC, USA 2011
  • Milton-Erickson-Conventions (MEG), Bad Kissingen 2011-2018 
  • Congress on Suicide Prevention (IMHEL) Luxembourg 2013
  • Congress on Family Therapy (VPA) Graz, Austria 2013
  • Congress on Couple Therapy (VPA) Linz, Austria 2014
  • Congress on Storytelling (VPA) Vienna 2015
  • Convention on Therapy with Parts (Trenkle Org.) in Heidelberg 2015
  • Convention on Therapeutic Sculptures (SySt) Munich 2015
  • European Congress on Hypnosis (ESH) Sorrento, Italy 2014
  • 20th World Congress on Hypnosis (ISH) Paris 2015
  • Ego State World Congress (MEISA), Cape Town, South Africa 2016
  • Convention on Children's Therapy (Trenkle Org.) in Heidelberg 2016
  • Convention on Systemic Therapy Frankfurt (DGSH) 2016
  • Convention on Systemic Therapy Heidelberg (WISL) 2016
  • Festival of Therapeutic Storytelling (hsb) Otterberg, Germany 2016 & 2018
  • European Congress on Hypnosis (ESH) Manchester, UK, 2017
  • META Conference, Black Mountain, NC, USA 2018
  • Convention "At Eye Level" by the Milton-Erickson-Institute Innsbruck 2018
  • Convention on Therapy with Parts (Trenkle Org.), Heidelberg 2018


In 2023, seminars and congress workshops with Stefan Hammel are planned in:


He is offering seminars at renowned institutes such as Gunther Schmidt's Milton Erickson Institute in Heidelberg, the Systemic Institute IGST in Heidelberg,  and Prof. Varga von Kibéd's and Insa Sparrer's SySt-Institute in Munich.


Stefan Hammel is the author of several books. "The Blade of Grass in the Desert" is available in English and as a paperback and as an E-book. His "Handbook of Therapeutic Storytelling" has been issued with Routledge in 2018 and is available in his online shop and at Routledge.


Stefan Hammel is a member of the German Milton Erickson Society (M.E.G.).


His international blog can be found here.


His German website and blog can be found on www.stefanhammel.de.

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