Book details

188 Pages
Publication date: October 2017
Imprint: ecoWing
Manfred Stelzig

Why We Can Trust

The Primal Psychic Programme in People

Trust is inborn in all people. Nevertheless, there is violence and malice in our relationships and in society. Why is that? In this way, the strongest prevail, as Darwin said, and that is evolution.

Manfred Stelzig takes a different view and shows through the latest research that every human being has a basic capability for empathy and for accepting the ‘other’. And it is these very mechanisms that help to achieve a fulfilled life.

When a person sees the light of day for the first time, all the primary characteristics for social interaction are already in place.
This does indeed make sense because evolution has shown that people get along better with mutual trust than when it’s everyone against everyone. Therefore, trust is more than just an individual trait: communities in which individuals have even more trust are also more successful as a whole.

In addition to a deepened understanding of humanity’s incredibly individual foundations, this book offers a personal and social aspect: it assures readers that a real and appreciative relationship can be re-learned throughout your entire life.


Manfred Stelzig

Dr. med. Manfred Stelzig, born in Vienna in 1952, first studied psychiatry and neurology and then went on to train as a psychotherapist for psychoanalysis and psychodrama. From 1991 to 2015 he headed the Department of Psychosomatic Medicine at the University Clinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy in Salzburg.