Since twelve years of age I have been intensely involved with existential questions such as ‘Who am I or what am I?’.At the age of eighteen, this search led me to begin practicing Vipassana meditation as developed by S.N. Goenka. Shortly thereafter I traveled to the Buddhist monasteries of Sri Lanka and Nepal where I was deeply inspired by my encounters with Nyanaponika Mahathera and Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche.
After further years in Asia and USA, and guided by the teachings of HWL Poonja and Ramesh Balsekar, I returned to Germany where I began Zen training with Willigis Jaeger.
This practice has accompanied me throughout my medical studies in Heidelberg and psychiatric training at the university clinics of Zürich and Freiburg. As an MBSR and MBCT mindfulness teacher I have been very pleased to integrate the practice of mindfulness professionally into my medical and psychotherapeutic activities, beginning in 2007. I currently work in my practice for integrative psychotherapy
in Freiburg at the foothills of the Black Forest.