about me



  • graduation in psychology in 1987 at the University of Vienna

  • training in psychotherapy (psychodrama) at the Österreichische Gesellschaft für Gruppenpsychotherapie und Gruppendynamik (ÖAGG)

  • training in acting and bodywork at the „Dramatischen Zentrum Wien“ and the „Werkstätten und Kulturhaus“

  • legally approved clinical psychologist, health psychologist and psychotherapist since 1992 as documented by the list of clinical psychologists and psychotherapists at the Austrian Ministry of Health

  • accredited biofeedback therapist and biofeedback teacher by the Austrian Association of Biofeedback and Psychophysiology (1995)

  • Doctorate in Psychology in 1997

  • practice of mindfulness meditaiton since 1985

Professional career

  • health psychologist at the spa center Bad Tatzmannsdorf (1989-92)

  • key staff member of research and development at the Austrian medical engeneering company "Insight Instruments" (1992-94)

  • establishment of the „Institut für Biofeedback und Gesundheitspsychologie“ iin the year 1993 together with Mag. Herbert Redtenbacher

  • practising clinical psychologist and psychotherapist since 1993

  • research assistant of the Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft at the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Physiological Rhythm Research in Bad Tatzmannsdorf (lead by Univ. Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Marktl) 1989-2009

  • 1994-2009 researcher at the Department of Physiology of the Medical University of Vienna

  • since 2009 assistant professor at the Department for Environmental Hygene, Center for Public Health, Medical University of Vienna

  • more than 50 publications in the areas of recovery from work, burnout, vacation, balneology and psychophysiology

Honorary activities

  • National Delegate of the European Health Psychology Society (EHPS) 1998-2004

  • 1992-2008 board member of the Austrian Association for Biofeedback and Psychophysiology (Österreichische Gesellschaft für Biofeedback und Psychophysiologie - ÖBfP)

  • 2004-2008 President of the Austrian Association for Biofeedback and Psychophysiology (ÖBfP)

Personal information

born in 1963 in Vienna as son of an American mother and an Austrian father

bilingual and bicultural upbringing

several stays in the USA

married, 4 children


Dr. Gerhard Blasche carried the name „Dr. Gerhard Strauss-Blasche“ 1996–2007