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, and on Neuroscience of Mindfulness at the department of Neurology
2014-present: Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapy and counselling in Munich (Germany). Heilpraktikerin für Psychotherapie
2016: Course on couples psychotherapy at the Instituto Erich Fromm in Barcelona (Catalonia / Spain)
2017: Course on grief therapy at the Instituto Erich Fromm in Barcelona (Catalonia / Spain)
2018: Postgraduate specialisation in Integrative Humanistic Body Psychotherapy at the Instituto Erich Fromm in Barcelona (Catalonia / Spain)
2018-2020: Specialisation in Child Psychotherapy from a PIH approach at the Centre Besai in Barcelona (Catalonia / Spain)
2019: Online course ¨The Science of Well-Being¨ from Yale University (USA)
2020: Online course ¨Cultivating Emocional Balance¨ by Alan Wallace and Eve Ekman from Wisdom Academy
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.
I continued to extend my knowledge and experience in the field of psychotherapy by completing various other studies, such as courses on couples therapy, grief therapy, postgraduate specialisations on body psychotherapy and child and youth psychotherapy at the Instituto Erich Fromm and Centre Besai in Barcelona. I completed as well the Science of Well-Being online course from Yale University and Cultivating Emotional Balance by Alan Wallace and Eve Ekman online course at Wisdom Academy.
I currently work as a psychotherapist in beautiful Munich and surroundings. I teach Yoga as well and enjoy offering workshops in both fields: Yoga and Psychotherapy.
I find them so closely linked!
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