The faces behind the ProTerapia Foundation
Gabriela Pernter Volpe
Gabriela Pernter Volpe has been working independently as a TEN naturopath for years. Her first horse set her on the path to TDA™ development and opened up a new path to equine-assisted therapy. It is a great concern of hers that many sick people are allowed to experience the curative animal-assisted therapies.
Niggi Thurnherr is a retired school headmaster and has seen cognitively impaired children make enormous progress and blossom through animal-assisted therapies.
Gabriel Plinke works as a financial planner in a local bank.
He found horse therapy helpful during a difficult time and would therefore like to see animal-assisted therapies become more widely known in Switzerland so that many people can be helped.
Sabine Perler works as a retail specialist in a local sports shop and has successfully completed her training as a TDA™ therapist in 2019. Through her positive experiences in animal-assisted therapy, she is keen to promote this form of therapy in Switzerland.