CLEP, College-Level Examination Program, German (77), French (65) and ACTFL, American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Certifications: English (Superior), German (Superior), French (Advanced –Low), 2001.
Teacher of TCI, Theme Centered Interaction, adult educator, Workshop Institute for Living Learning, Arlesheim, Switzerland, 1982-1991. (Incomplete)
Teacher of neurological reeducation, Feldenkrais Professional Training (Institute), Munich, Germany, 1981-1989. (Diploma)
Graduate studies in natural sciences, University of Zurich, Switzerland, 1968-1970. (Pre-med.)
B.Sc., chemistry, mathematics, physics, BA, English, German, French, Akademiker-Gemeinschafts Institute, Zurich, Switzerland, 1964-1968.
Druggist (pharmacist), Professional Training School, Zurich, Switzerland, 1956-1961. (Diploma)
CERTIFICATIONS AND TRAINING
Consultant/Trainer for performing arts, Sage Productions, Austin, TX, 1993-1996.
Management, leadership and customer service, on-going courses, Swissair Sales and Services Training School, Zurich, Switzerland, 1970-1985.
Leadership, management, field pharmacology, operating theater technique, Swiss Medical Corps Training and NCO School, Switzerland, 1963-1964.
Neurological Reeducation Specialist, 1990-present:
I serve as a practitioner, lecturer and trainer in neurological reeducation practices which I call “Neuro-innovative Learning.” My work is partially derived from the techniques taught by Dr. Moshe Feldenkrais and Dr. Ruth C. Cohn (TCI). I now divide my time between various locations in Europe and my base in Austin, where I maintain a treatment and training center, “A MATTER OF TOUCH”.
In my talking book CD ‘The Salamander’ I guide participants through a complete series of movement applications (floor exercises) designed to regenerate optimum neuro-muscular functioning -- as indeed, the salamander regenerates its tail.
Manager for Special Cargoes, Swissair Transport Co., 1970-1993:
Description of duties:
1. Superintendent - inspection of shipments at Swiss airports and abroad, also responsible for implementation of violation procedures as required by law.
2. Liaison with:
- European Common Market, Brussels
- Swiss Federal Office for Civil Aviation, Bern
- Swiss Office for Public Health, Bern
- Swiss Federal Veterinary Office, Bern
- IATA Dangerous Goods Board, Montreal
- IATA Live Animal Board, Montreal.
3. Instructing “Transportation of Special Cargoes” worldwide.
4. Preparation of training materials for the Swissair Cargo School.
5. Translation of regulations of respective governmental and industrial authorities into German, French, English and “Simplified English” for the creation and periodic updating of the Swissair Cargo Regulation Manual and pamphlets for the Cargo Agents Association and the Swiss Chemical Industry, referring to:
- IATA and ICAO Dangerous Goods Regulations
- USA DOT Code 49 Hazardous Materials
- IATA Live Animal Regulations
- Swiss Office for Public Health
- Swiss Federal Veterinary Office
6. Consultant for hazardous materials, live animal and perishable cargo for the individual clients, cargo agents, the chemical and packaging industry, other airlines and governmental authorities.
Surgical and Pharmaceutical Technician and Instructor, Swiss Army Medical Corps, 1961-1983:
Description of duties:
1. Surgical technician and male nurse (Corpsman), 1961-1964
2. Instructor (Corporal) at Medical Corps Basic Training School and in the field, triage, surgical theater and sick bay, 1964-1970
3. Instructor (Sergeant in Veteran Reserve) in pharmacology techniques and field hospital organization, 1970-1983
Pharmacist (full-time and part-time), 1957-1970:
Duties included compounding and dispensing medicines, cosmetics and so-called technical articles (floor wax, paints, etc.), managing a retail pharmacy and training apprentice pharmacists.
HONORS AND ACTIVITIES:
Swiss Medical Corps Service Cross Medal, 1972.
“200 Kilometer Speed Walking” Sports Award Medal, 1976.
Founder and Honoree Member of the Swissair Walking Club, since 1972.
Member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, since 1993.