I was born in Iran and named after a heroic archer-figure of Persian Mythology. In Farsi, Arash means luminous, bright. My exposure to poetry and mythology started at an early age thanks to my father who taught Persian literature for most of his life. This timeless mythopoetic dimension re-emerged, like an arrow traveling across time, at the beginning of the second half of my life and helped me cultivate and relate to the awe-inspiring mysterious world of the unconscious. The resulting encounters have bestowed upon me a vision of purpose and meaning in my life.
I completed my Ph.D. in Systemic Design at Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne and hold a Master of Science in System Dynamics from Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Currenly, I am Jungian Analyst Candidate at C.G Jung Institute in Zürich and I have my private psychoanalysis practice in Lausanne, Switzerland.
I am also an educator with a passion for multi-disciplinary approaches to learning and to inquiry, combining insights from systems thinking, psychoanalysis and art. I lecture at universities in Switzerland where I have been awarded as the distinguished member of the faculty several times in recent years. In addition, I am a co-founder of DISSOLVE DESIGN where I design and deliver executive and leadership training courses.