A native of Geneva, Switzerland, and a Law graduate, Jean-Jacques spent 15 years in the Swiss foreign service. Throughout his international career, Jean-Jacques traveled, worked, and lived in conflict areas, confronted with acute human suffering and witnessing the power of human resiliency. Fluent in five languages, Jean-Jacques is passionate about building bridges among people of different cultural, political and religious backgrounds. Wishing to shift his focus from the political to the individual realm, Jean-Jacques graduated from Naropa University with an MA in Transpersonal Counseling Psychotherapy. A horse lover since his childhood, Jean-Jacques is now bringing together his passion for human nature, horses, inter-species communication, and offers equine-facilitated psychotherapy services to children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families, with a holistic and non-denominational perspective. Jean-Jacques is also an EMDR practitioner and an EAGALA (Equine-Assisted Growth and Learning Association)-trained mental health specialist.