Indra Torsten Preiss
From an early age, Indra developed an interest in social psychology. He quickly came to the conclusion that society cannot be changed from the outside; real change, he discovered, comes about primarily through an individual awareness process.
This is how Indra’s own journey of self-discovery began. Rebirthing and bodywork became his focuses after beginning with gestalt. What started off as psychotherapy gradually developed into an intense spiritual purification and an initiation journey. After training as a rebirthing counselor, he opened up his first practice in Germany. He went on to take training courses in bodywork, neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), and voice dialogue and was inspired by Osho. Meeting with the spiritual teacher Michael Barnett marked a turning point in his life. He was sure that even deeper spiritual dimensions awaited him. In an intensive period of study and learning, he broke away from restraining patterns and discovered the beauty of living in the here and now and looking at things as a whole.
After this time of intensive learning, he established himself in Antwerp and became father to three children. In his practice, he continued to develop and refine his own ways of working with the inner child and energy. Alongside individual sessions, he worked with groups and initiated annual intensive residential workshops under the banner “Being Yourself.” In this period, Indra made the inner move away from being a therapist to become a spiritual teacher.
In Indra’s ongoing quest to improve and refine his work, he followed tantra workshops and accredited courses by Margot Anand and René Koopmans, among others. This is when he came into contact with family constellations. He completed an annual training course conducted by Berthold Ulsamer and attended seminars conducted by Bert Hellinger, Albrecht Mahr, and other well-known constellators. The genius of this method had such an impact that the kernel of his first book was soon in the pipeline. It was a book he felt he had to write. Published in Dutch in 2004 and titled Familieopstellingen in de Praktijk (Family Constellations in Practice), it was followed in 2008 by his second book, Gezonde verhoudingen, translated into English as Family Constellations Revealed and soon to be published in Korean and Bulgaria.
This is the path that Indra has taken to be the accomplished spiritual teacher he is today, experienced, resolute, and loving. Indra stands apart through his constant quest for a deeper truth as well as his candor, encompassing consciousness, and wisdom. He conducts an extensive range of courses in his Art of Life Studio as well as on tour.
From his extensive experience in working with couples in relationship constellations and, of course, with his own relationships, he has now written Heal Your Relationship.