Dr Winfried Sedhoff is a physician with a special interest in mental health. Born in Germany he grew up in the small southern New South Wales country city of Albury. He graduated medicine from the University of New South Wales in 1987.
In his early twenties and barely two years after graduating, having endured many years of intermittent depression – especially at high school and university – Winfried finally faced the personal realisation he had no true sense of who he was, no honest sense of self.
This precipitated a life threatening personal crisis. Forsaking all he believed, including a promising specialised medical career, he spent twelve months in self-imposed isolation in a small rental unit in Sydney and began an internal quest to find himself, and a sense of unquestionable truth. His success has allowed him to create a life that has been both personally satisfying and feels his own. He no longer suffers depression. Over twenty years later his personal realisations form the foundation of models and ideas that are successfully helping both patients and medical practitioners overcome depression, anxiety, and develop a true and honest sense of self
Winfried continues to shares his practical models and insights with trainee and experienced physicians alike. Many have found the user-friendly approaches beneficial both for their clients and in their personal lives. He lives in Brisbane, Australia. Winfried is author of “A Balance of Self”.
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Comments on Winfried’s Overcoming Depression sessions from previous participants:
Absolutely brilliant, simple explanations of how to get life back into balance again. Thank You!
Really insightful and interesting work – uplifting and helpful. Definitely recommend it and I’d love to come again.
I was diagnosed with depression 4 years ago and only wish I had heard Winfried’s insights and perspectives sooner. They made total sense to me and resonated with my own experiences. Most importantly he offers a model and practical strategies to evaluate and change what is needed for us to move towards a healthier, balanced and happier authentic self. Great introduction – I purchased his book to support my journey and next steps.
Great course, simply put; hopeful, gentle, affirming; the “missing pieces of the jigsaw”.
The most useful down-to-earth advice from a fellow sufferer. I would highly recommend it.
This was a wonderful course; very informative and helpful.
A very clear and practical course that explains depression from a holistic perspective: Offers simple effective strategies to deal with depression. Especially valuable is the non medicalisation of depression and deeper understanding of social and environmental factors that are associated with depression developing in individuals.
I’m not depressed and yet I still found the course very helpful.
Thank you! I learnt some very useful concepts and tools to practise with my clients. I felt very heartened to meet a medical practitioner who uses of non-pharmaceutical approach. It is a gift to all who consult him.
I thoroughly enjoyed the course and presentation. If simply re-confirmed my own thoughts and beliefs of where I am “at” and the “world is at”, and how if we don’t reconnect with our Real Inner Self and Nature, then depression will continue to rise in Western culture.
I found this course a valuable tool in tracking my depression and keep it in check. Winfried was very knowledgeable and was able to pass his huge experience in dealing with patients on to the audience.