Bert Hellinger was born in 1925. He studied philosophy, theology, and pedagogy. As a Catholic missioner, he stayed for 16 years with the Zulu tribe in South Africa. He started as psychoanalyst. Through group dynamics, primal therapy, Transactional analysis and hypnotherapy, he developed his own method of systemic and family therapy, Order of Love. This method very soon had become appreciated and acknowledged throughout the world. It is applied in psychotherapy, company consulting, psychosomatic medicine, counseling and many other aspects of life.