Maika Steinborn

Maika Steinborn, PhD


  • 2010 – 2015     PhD in psychology, Topic of Dissertation: Promoting Health by Increasing Sattva-Guna, Technical University of Chemnitz, Chemnitz, Germany, done with full scholarship from the Foundation of the German Economy
  • 2010 – 2011     post-graduate training in Applied Health Psychology, German Academy of Psychology, Marburg, Germany
  • 2005 – 2007 pre-diploma in Psychology, Technical University of Dresden, Dresden, Germany
  • 2007 – 2010    MA diploma in psychology with focus on pedagogical psychology and clinical psychology, Topic of Diploma thesis: Evaluating the Expectancy-Value-Inventory for Area-specific Learning Motivation; Technical University of Dresden, Dresden, Germany


  • 2010 – 2010     Psychotherapeutic Practice of Jeanette Mätzold, Freiburg
  • 2009 – 2010     Counselling Center for Children, Teenagers and Families, Dresden
  • 2009     Counselling Center for Educational Psychology, Dresden
  • 2002     Sheltered Workshop, Meißen

Professional Experience

  • 2015 – present    head of the Sattva Center in Berlin
  • 2011 – present     freelance psychologist (Seminars on Health Promotion and Stress-management, Coaching), personal web-site


  • Sedlmeier, P., Eberth, J., & Puta, M. (in press), Meditation: Future research and theory. In M. A. West (Ed). The Psychology of Meditation: Research and Practice (2nd ed). Oxford: Oxford University Press
  • Puta, M. & Sedlmeier, P. (2014). The concept of Tri-Guna: A working model. In S. Schmidt, & H. Walach, (Eds.) Meditation: Neuroscientific approaches and philosophical implications (p. 317-364). Berlin: Springer