Prof. Emeritus Dr. med. Wolfram Schüffel was born 1938 in Pirna, Germany. He became a physician specialized in psychosomatic medicine.
From 1976 to 2005, he was Director of the Psychosomatic Clinic in the Centre for Internal Medicine in the University of Marburg (Philipps-Universität), Germany.
From 2005 he has been working in psychosomatic private practice, undergraduate, postgraduate training, further education (Hesse College of Medicine, Frankfurt), and counselling. The peer groups on history taking (Anamnesegruppen) that he started when he was in Ulm, have so far been attended by about 20,000 German-speaking doctors. He promoted these groups further in Marburg and has assisted them for 43 years in Germany and in Austria.
The methods (the Moving Seminar, the Moving History) used in these groups are now the fundamental principle of the particular form of basic psychosomatic care that is practised today (Psychosomatische Grundversorgung). He was co-founder and, until 1996, Member of the Board of the German College of Psychosomatic Medicine (Deutsches Kollegium für Psychosomatische Medizin: DKPM).
He also founded the Wartburg Gespräche (Exchange on Awareness and Salutogenesis): "Health for all - a utopian goal?" that have been taking place since 1992, soon after the fall of the Berlin Wall with topics that change every year.