Boucard ChristineIn brief:

1972: Born in Barcelona (Catalonia / Spain)

1997:  2001: Psychology Master’s degree at the University of Barcelona (Catalonia / Spain)

2002-2006: PhD in Neuroscience at the University of Groningen (The Netherlands). Thesis: “Neuro-Imaging of Visual Field Defects”

2006-2007: Post-doc researcher at RIKEN, Saitama (Japan). Project: High-resolution fMRI of IT / FFA area

2007-2009: Post-doc researcher at Jikei University School of Medicine, Tokyo (Japan). Project: Neuro-imaging (MRI) of visual pathways in glaucoma pathology

2009-2011: Volunteering in Bhutan. Created a Yoga School, counseling in various institutions, researcher for Gross National Happiness

2010: Tibetan Heart Yoga Teacher Training 300h in Arizona (USA)

2011-2013: Master in Integrative Humanistic Psychotherapy at the Instituto Erich Fromm in Barcelona (Catalonia / Spain)

2011-2014: Researcher at Klinikum Rechts der Isar, Munich (Germany). Various projects on Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimaging at the department of Neurology

2014-present: Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapy and counselling in Munich (Germany). Heilpraktikerin für Psychotherapie

A bit more extended:

I am half French, half Italian and was born and grew up in Barcelona (Catalunya / Spain).

While I was studying Psychology at the University of Barcelona, I developped a strong inclination towards neuroscience research. The study of the human brain by means of neuro-imaging techniques fascinated me and so I decided to enroll in a PhD at the University of Groningen (The Netherlands).

I continued my research path in Japan: first at RIKEN and afterwards at Jikei University Medical School in Tokyo.
It was during my time in Tokyo that I deepened my Yoga practice and went through several Teacher Trainings. I started to teach Yoga as a hobby. I feel especially connected to “Tibetan Yoga”.

When three years in Japan were over, I had the chance to go to Bhutan, a little Kingdom in the Himalayas. There, I opened a yoga studio, taught yoga, organised retreats, and did counselling in various institutions. I did take part in a research project to properly establish Gross National Happiness (GNH), as well. The two years I had the immense fortune to call Bhutan home were crucial for my personal growth.

Back in Europe, I  continued with neuroscience research in Munich (Germany). In parallel, I did a Master in Integrative Humanistic Psychotherapy at the Instituto Erich Fromm in Barcelona.

I currently work as a psychotherapist in beautiful Munich and surroundings (mainly Ammersee). I teach Yoga as well and enjoy offering workshops in both fields: Yoga and Psychotherapy.
I find them so closely linked!

And even more extended:

Here you can view a more complete CV in English or in German.