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Elisabeth Vanderheiden

Elisabeth Vanderheiden
President of Catholic Adult Education of Germany · Managing director of the Catholic Adult Education Rhineland-Palatinate

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Introduction
Elisabeth Vanderheiden is a pedagogue, theologian, intercultural mediator, managing director of the Catholic Adult Education Rhineland-Palatinate, and the federal chairwoman of the Catholic Adult Education of Germany. She has published books and articles in the context of basic education for adults, in particular on trainings for teachers and trainers in adult education, as well as articles and books on vocational, and civic education, text collections intercultural opening processes, intercultural mediation. Together with Claude-Hélène Mayer she published several books on shame as resource in the context of culture. She lives in Germany and Florida.
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January 1996 - November 2015
Catholic Adult Education Rhineland-Palatinate
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Publications (51)
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During times of crises, humanistic-existential experiences can become extreme in terms of how individuals cope with negative emotions. Research during the year 2020 has shown that on the one hand, women are more challenged on different levels than men with regard to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. On the other hand, women leaders have shown hi...
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New book project on shame and gender! Please read the call and submit abstracts. We are looking foeward to the new cooperation! Kind regards, Elisabeth and Claude
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Ikigai and existential therapy both aim at finding meaning and purpose in life and thereby contribute to overcoming life's challenges. This chapter presents ikigai as a valuable approach to existential executive coaching in an executive leadership context. This approach has been applied not only in Japan, but also in German and South African leader...
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The aim of this chapter is to expand the discourse on how the Japanese philosophy of ikigai could be integrated into existing andragogical theories such as transformational pedagogy(s) as an instrument of self-reflection, location reassurance and reorientation. In this way, ikigai could be applied beyond the Japanese culture to support people in ad...
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This chapter provides insights into the state of the art in shame research in the Fourth Industrial Revolution, Industry 4.0, and digitalisation. It provides insights into the new and emerging fields of meaning and shame within the rapid changes of societies and organisations in terms of technology, communication, and economics, but also in societi...
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Public exposure through naming and shaming in cyberspace has become an important side effect of the advancement of the digitalisation and technologisation of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR). This chapter provides insights into shaming in the digital arena and presents an overview of shaming forms, effects, strategies and counterstrategies in...
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The aim of this text is to develop specific theses on the interrelation between shame and shaming in the face of the corona pandemic. It refers to global and diverse cultural contexts and, from the perspective of Positive Psychology 2.0, pays particular attention to the efforts made by individuals and collectives to constructively manage and transf...
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Life crises can occur for many reasons and seem to be universal. Life crises are often experienced by those affected as a loss of control over their own lives and can lead to serious psychological and also physical problems. However, as has been shown in numerous studies, such an event can also prove to be a relevant resource for further individual...
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In the context of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, there is a growing awareness of public shaming as a resource for empowerment and self-efficacy, but also as a strategic tool against discrimination or weapon in political conflicts. Shame as a political instrument is particularly relevant when no formal punishment is foreseen or possible. Especial...
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Shame is an unconscious, somehow unattended and neglected emotion and occurs when individual and socio-cultural norms are violated. It often impacts negatively on the self and others across cultures. During the Covid-19 crises, shame has become an important emotion with a powerful effect, depending on how it is experienced within the socio-cultural...
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The negative impact of the coronavirus disease outbreak 2019 (COVID-19) on work mental health is reported in many countries including Germany and South Africa: two culturally distinct countries. This study aims to compare mental health between the two workforces to appraise how cultural characteristics may impact their mental health status. A cross...
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This chapter builds the introductory part to the “Handbook on Love in Cultural and Transcultural Contexts”. It provides a brief theoretical overview on the state of the art in love research and different cultural and transcultural perspectives and provides insight into the chapters presented in this book.
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This handbook includes state-of-the-art research on love in classical, modern and postmodern perspectives. It expands on previous literature and explores topics around love from new cultural, intercultural and transcultural approaches and across disciplines. It provides insights into various love concepts, like romantic love, agape, and eros in the...
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This edited volume provides new perspectives on how shame is experienced and transformed within digital worlds and Industry 4.0. The editors and authors discuss how individuals and organisations can constructively transform shame at work, in professional and private contexts, and with regard to socio-cultural lifestyle changes, founded in digitalis...
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This Handbook provides new perspectives on humour from transdisciplinary perspectives. It focuses on humour as a resource from different socio-cultural and psychological viewpoints and brings together authors from different cultures, social contexts and countries. The book will enable researchers and practitioners alike to unlock new research findi...
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This article provides an introduction to contemporary positive psychology perspectives and future directions and serves as an editorial to the special issue of the International Review of Psychiatry about contemporary positive psychology perspectives and future directions during the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The authors provide insights into th...
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This volume provides comprehensible, strength-based perspectives on contemporary research and practice related to navigating mistakes, errors and failures across cultures. It addresses these concepts across cultural contexts and explores any or all of these three concepts from a positive psychology or positive organisational perspective, highlighti...
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Life crises can occur for many reasons, such as the death of a loved one, serious illness or disability, the end of a relationship, divorce, unemployment or even the impact of natural or political disasters. Life crises are often experienced by the affected individual as an expression of personal failure, wrong decision-making or consequences of pe...
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To fail in a task, to misjudge a situation and to make wrong conclusions, or to be unable to achieve a desired goal, are basic human experiences that occur in everyday activities as well as in longer-term projects in the context of personal development. But the assessments of what is a mistake, an error, or a failure depend heavily on cultural as w...
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This volume provides comprehensible, strength-based perspectives on contemporary research and practice related to navigating mistakes, errors and failures across cultures. It addresses these concepts across cultural contexts and explores any or all of these three concepts from a positive psychology or positive organisational perspective, highlighti...
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Im Zuge postmoderner, interkultureller Arbeits- kontexte kommt den Emotionen eine immer wichtigere Bedeutung zu. Scham ist ein Gefühl, das häufig als negativ empfunden wird und somit zum Gesundheitsrisiko werden kann. Es kann jedoch auch als eine Ressource in interkultu- rellen Arbeitskontexten betrachtet werden und positiv im Kontext von Arbeit un...
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In the context of positive psychology, shame is increasingly recognised as a potential resource of well-being, self-development and creativity in the sense of personal growth. Current studies on mindfulness have shown that mindfulness brings about various positive psychological effects such as the reduction of stress symptoms, depression, and shame...
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Salutogenesis is the study of what keeps people healthy and how to develop health. It is a theory introduced by the medical sociologist, Aaron Antonovsky, in the late 1970s. Contemporary salutogenesis is an internationally well-researched theory. It was previously placed in a positive psychology framework (PP1.0) as a theory. In this article, the a...
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Shame may be generally defined as painful feelings and negative emotions, related to stressful experiences and psychological states such as anxiety, depression and aggression, which may impede ongoing positive experiences and feelings such as contentment, peacefulness and happiness. Shame experiences may also constitute source of resilience and hea...
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This book provides new ideas on how to work with and constructively transform shame on a theoretical and practical level, and in various socio-cultural contexts and professions. It provides practical guidelines on dealing with shame on the basis of reflection, counselling models, exercises, simulations, specific psychotherapeutic approaches, and au...
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Call for Papers Symposium proposal to be submitted to the Shanghai conference of the International Academy for Intercultural Research (http://www.intercultural-academy.net/) 7.-9.7.2019 Emotions and feelings in cultural perspectives Claude-Hélène Mayer, European University Viadrina, Germany/ Rhodes University, South Africa Kiyoko Sueda, Aoyama Gak...
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Dear colleagues, You are cordially invited to submit a chapter proposal for the book project: "Handbook of Love in Cultural and Transcultural Contexts". The book is envisioned as a primary reference in research, studies and concepts on love from transdisciplinary, cultural and transcultural perspectives. In this handbook, it is envisioned to refle...
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Überblick: Die Welt befindet sich in einem Umbruchsprozess, der gerade im Hinblick auf die Zuwanderung Geflüchteter auch gravierende Auswirkungen auf Deutsch- land hat. Zeiten des gesellschaftlichen Wandels können zu neuen Ansätzen in der interkulturellen Mediation und Konfliktlösung führen, denen in diesen Wandelzeiten eine große Bedeutung zukomm...
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This chapter provides an introduction to the book and the content of the subchapters. It defines shame and embeds the discourse on shame in positive psychology and in selected cultural contexts.
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The Value of Shame Exploring a Health Resource in Cultural Contexts Editors: Vanderheiden, Elisabeth, Mayer, Claude-Helene (Eds.) • Provides new comprehensible perspectives on contemporary research on shame • Discusses shame concepts from a positive psychology perspective across cultures • Highlights new insights on the concept of shame for rese...
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Migration und Zuwanderung von Menschen nach Europa erfordern neue Ansätze in interkultureller Mediation und Konfliktbearbeitung. In diesem Sammelband kommen 13 Autor_innen zu Wort, die innovative und kreative Konzepte zur Mediation und Konfliktbearbeitung vorstellen und diskutieren. Dabei stehen neue theoretische, methodologische und praktische Zug...
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Welt im Wandel Die Welt, Europa und Deutschland sind in Bewegung und von weitreichenden Umbruchsprozessen gekennzeichnet. Mediation ist ein Verfahren der friedlichen Konfliktbeilegung, das in diesen Zeiten des schnellen, globalen und gesellschaft- lichen Wandels als ein Instrument gewaltfreier Konfliktlösung eingesetzt werden kann. Dabei ist Wa...
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Anliegen dieses Kapitels ist es, den Prozess des künstlerischen Handeln einerseits und das Handeln als Mediator*in anderseits in den Blick zu nehmen, die möglichen Parallelen und die Unterschiede zwischen Beidem vor dem Hintergrund zentraler Erkenntnisse der Kreativitätsforschung zu betrachten, und so durch das eine das andere neu und anders zu beg...
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Angesichts Fachkräftemangels und Globalisierung sind Unternehmen, Behörden und Institutionen zu interkultureller Öffnung aufgefordert. Dieses umfassende Handbuch zeigt, wie sich das effektiv realisieren lässt. Für eine effektive, theoretisch fundierte und gleichzeitig praktisch wirksame Umsetzung von kultureller Öffnung in Organisationen fehlen oft...

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You are cordially invited to submit a chapter proposal for the book project: "Gender facets of shame as resource". The book is founded on our first three publications on shame from positive psychology perspectives (Vanderheiden & Mayer, 2017; Mayer & Vanderheiden, 2019; Mayer, Vanderheiden & Wong, 2021) and is envisioned as a primary reference in research, studies and concepts on shame from transdisciplinary, cultural and transcultural perspectives through the lens of gender research. It aims to shed light on the state of the art regarding shame and its meaning in the context of gender from theoretical, conceptual, and empirical perspectives. Since the experience of shame, the expression of shame as well as the individual or collective handling of shame depends in a special way on cultural factors, special importance will be given to the consideration of cultural framework conditions in the chapters. The editors invite you to share theoretical, conceptual and empirical perspectives. Please get in touch for further information: Elisabeth Vanderheiden Global Institute for Transcultural Research ev@keb-rheinland-pfalz.de ORCID 0000-0002-0781-5435 ResearchGate https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Elisabeth_Vanderheiden LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/elisabeth-vanderheiden-13680646/ Claude-Hélène Mayer Department of Industrial Psychology and People Management, University of Johannesburg, Johannesburg, South Africa claudemayer@gmx.net ORCID 0000-0002-9445-759 Research Gate https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Claude_Helene_Mayer LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/claudehelene/?ppe=1
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The project focuses on the Fourth Industrial Resolution from an Industrial and Organisational, as well as Management Sciences perspectives. Anchored in these disciplines, we take transcultural and transdisciplinary views on exploring what the 4IR / Industry 4.0 is, what impact it has on employees and organisations and how people define identity, work, relationships etc. within the changing world of work.
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CALL FOR PAPERS “AFTER YOU HAVE BEEN THROUGH HELL...” Cultural and positive psychology perspectives on humour You are cordially invited to submit a chapter proposal for our book project. The book is envisioned as a primary reference in research, studies and concepts on humour from transdisciplinary, cultural and transcultural perspectives. For publication in 2020 we are preparing an edited book on “Cultural and positive psychology perspectives on humour”. The aim of this book is to synthesize empirical-research-based and theoretical perspectives on humour in cultural contexts and across cultures in order to provide a comprehensible strength-based perspective on contemporary research and practice - which will be accessible to researchers and practicing professionals internationally. We would kindly like to invite authors from various disciplines and cultural backgrounds to submit their chapters. Please submit your abstract and further information electronically here: https://elisabeth056370.typeform.com/to/ba8rdt