Background and development

The Foundation was established in 2005. It is a non-profit organization which is engaged in the development of Positive Psychotherapy world-wide.
Positive Psychotherapy is based on a positive image of man: every person, every family, every society, every culture, and the entire human race have the potential to evolve in the direction of health, justice and peaceful co-existence. The transcultural approach is a practical application of Positive Psychotherapy and the positive image of man.

The Founder - Prof. Nossrat Peseschkian


Prof. Dr. med. Nossrat Peseschkian was born in Iran in 1933.
He was a specialist in Psychiatry, Neurology, Psychotherapeutic Medicine and Psychotherapist. He had his training in Germany, Switzerland, and in the United States. He was the founder of Positive Psychotherapy, which is resource-oriented and based on the cross-cultural approach. His work focused on the investigation of the relationship between culture and disease, and the analysis of cultural concepts which had evolved in 35 different cultural groups.
As the founder of Positive Psychotherapy (since 1977) and as international lecturer, Prof. Peseschkian travelled to over 67 countries from all five continents to conduct seminars, workshops, public lectures and interviews with the press, TV and radio. He met and consulted with medical associations, educational organizations, universities, academic and business leaders, all on an international level.
Prof. Nossrat Peseschkian received a number of Awards and Honors
for more information, please have a look at Method/Awards.)