Parallel to an international law career in Germany, Switzerland and the United States, I focused upon fine art, cookery, astrology, musical performance, psychoanalysis, philosophy, social sciences and humanities.
From adolescence, I wrote essays and received a high school award for creative writing and editorial work for the school magazine, which I co-founded. I was also best of class in philosophy and was reading Plato, Aristotle, Hegel, Nietzsche and Heidegger at the age of 14. In German literature, I focused my literary interest on Hermann Hesse and Thomas Mann, and wrote an award-winning essay about the famous authors for my baccalaureate.
After finalizing my law diplomas at Saarland University, Germany, and a 3rd cycle course from the Europa Institut in European Law and Policy in 1982, I finalized my international law doctorate in 1987 at the Law Faculty of the University of Geneva. I then continued to study psychology, took courses in psychology at the University of Geneva and interviewed a number of psychotherapists in Lausanne and Geneva, Switzerland, as I then manifested a strong interest in that profession.
This interest was intensified through a therapy I went through in Lausanne with an American hypnotherapist trained under Milton H. Erickson, and led me to the recovery and healing of my inner child. Subsequently, I published a book and audiobook about the results of his work.
Meeting psychiatrists during that important time of professional transition, I learnt that I had a unique gift for the mental health profession. I then intensified my studies of Freudian, Reichian and Jungian psychoanalysis as well as Transactional Analysis (TA).
It was during that time that I developed interest in landscape photography, buying a Minolta x300 and realizing an award-winning series of portraits of the town of Lausanne, while I had received early training in photography from the age of nine by my mother, who worked in a media studio, and two photographers who were her professional colleagues.
In 1986, I met the late French psychotherapist and child psychoanalyst Françoise Dolto (1908-1988) in Paris and interviewed her. A long correspondence followed up to our encounter which was considered by the curators of the Dolto Trust interesting enough to be published in a book alongside all of Dolto’s other letter exchanges by Gallimard Publishers in Paris. The subject of this correspondence was the need for children to build autonomy early in life, and the psychiatric etiology of pedophilia as a childhood hangup.
While having been a late starter in piano performance at the age of 18, I began recording my spontaneous musical intuitions since 1994 and produced a series of CDs with his music. Also in 2015, I began to translate and publish some of my psychoanalytic writings into Spanish as this was suggested to my by a reader of my works from South-America.
While I learned cookery from my grandmother in childhood, I started working as a food styler and photographer in Phnom Penh, back in 2012. I am now setting up a studio for product photography in Phnom Penh where I live since 2004.
I am a German-French bilingual native speaker and master English as my 4th language after German, Latin and French. I also read source literature for my research works in Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and Dutch. In addition, I have notions of Thai, Khmer, and Japanese, and am actively learning Chinese with the goal to one day settle in China, preferably in Shanghai.
All of my books are hand-crafted and self-published, designed by myself, as I never found a publisher. I publish via my Delaware company, Sirius-C Media Galaxy LLC, and under the imprints of IPUBLICA and SCM (Sirius-C Media).
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