I was born on November 6th, 1956 in Milan, Italy, where I still live.
I received a degree in Medicine at the University of Studies in Milan
in 1986, presenting a sperimental thesis, developed over a period of
six years in the field of Clinic Neurophysiology. Two pubblications
derived from the thesis. They appeared on the most important scientific
magazines in the field (Electroenceph. cl. Neurophys., 1988; 71:357-366
and Early Human Dev., 1991; 27:145-156). I learnt how to work in scientific
research field with precision and how to write scientific publications
in peer review.
I have continued my education through the attendance at specialized
training in areas of my practice. I graduated from the Specialistic
School of Neuropsychiatry for Infancy of the University of Milan and
I have been in practice as a psychoterapist since 1988. I have always
been more interested in human being nature than in other knowledge
I began to learn psychotherapy techniques in 1986 inside the Neuropsychiatry
for Infancy Institute in Milan. Since that time I learnt:
- the use of the classic Freudian and Kleinian psychoanalitic trend;
- the studies about the child’s early bonds, harmonizing the
psychodynamic theories elaborated by the Infant Observation Technique,
Daniel Stern’s transpersonal psychology theories
and John Bowlby’s more
ethologic and observative approach about attachment;
- the analitic work supervision techniques and the strategies to harmonize
the group dynamics during the presentation of a therapeutic work (I was as
a consultant for a group who worked with children suffering from neuropsychiatrist
pathology. They worked with
cognitivist techniques. After that, I began to work in a daily centre for
and therapy for young people with psychiatric pathology. I have been their
supervisor of the educational-therapeutic team for ten years);
- the professional use and the managing of the “Infant Observation”,
a technique that was developped at Tavistock Clinic in London;
- the taking up of clinical cases;
- the “role-playing” method, attending the course for “Simulation
of the First Colloquy” at Morpurgo’s
“Critical Psychoterapy” group;
- the work in the field of children’s ill-treatment and abuse (I attended
a training course as operator for a Line for Children). I was a consultant
as a co-ordinator for an information work about education and listening to
the children instances and for the creation of a childhood culture.
began to be interested and to study Junghian analytic psychology
in 1990 with a teacher of the Zuruch Junghian Institut. I intensely
studied the literature
and the peculiar themes that Jung developped, and the different technical
way to work in psychoterapy with adults and children, paying particular
attention to the theme of “Self”, studying over (and experimenting them through
my personal analysis) all Jung’s alchemistic studies and the archetypes
In the last years I have made more stable this professional side attending
monthly some seminars about symbology and archetypes in the dreams. These
seminars are conducted by Dieter Baumann, a Jung’s direct grandson. Besides, I
have also attended dr. Adrana Mazzarella’s seminars about Dante’s “Divine
Comedy” and her interpretation of this literary work for its anagogic
value, and a reflection seminar about Bhagavad Gita.
working with GAJAP (Group Analythical Association for Research on
Jungian Psychology and Psychodrama), that is an association whose
encourage contacts, exchanges, meetings to deepen arguments among junghian
analysts who use individual psychoterapeutic work together with the group
one, in a national and international milieu. GAJAP targets are study,
training about the Analytical Psychology fundamental objects seen with
a group point of view, making easy a national and international exchange
high standard lelevels for training, professional intervenctions and
It was important
for me to be qualified in other methods that deal with the therapeutic
relationship: I like having different tools to
work and I think that normally there is the risk to fossilize the psychotherapeutic
process. So I learnt the use of some techniques of bioenergetic and
singing to induce the activation of particular psychic energy levels
using single notes. And I enriched my training learning a complex body-work
method, Delia Cazeaux’s Somato-Emotional Integration. This is
based on the study of the physical strategies, on their specific psychodynamic
derivations and pathologies (not only mental) and on the postural neurologic
deconditioning. This training also included the techniques of Postural
Integration, Gestalt techniques for dramatization and interpretation
of the dreams, the therapeutic use of the secondary process (a method
from Junghian Arnol Mindell) and the activation of the archetypes.
Another important work was the encounter with the feeling of the death
and a specific work to help the people who are dying.
I use the different
techniques I learnt: playing and drawing with children; with adults,
using body-work and dream interpretations too.
Tales and miths are a valid, wide and creative path to come near the
present reality of people. Non-violent body-work is often necessary
to reach a “real” – and not fantasticated – contact
with a person, her/his troubles, her/his emotions.
With another therapist, Maurizio Romanò, I train a dream work-group:
to explore dreams, amplifying their parts and use them as creative
source; they are similar to tales and miths and the messages that they
vehicle are useful. We call this “dreamplay”.
I often use homeophatic
medicine with my patients, because this holistic way to cure diseases
makes faster the recovery courses. I have beeen
working with a collegue – an unicistic homeophatist – since
1995; we faced very complex situations together, expecially with children.
I am a psychopathology teacher in a School for Councelors.
As a journalist
at “The Walt Disney Company Italy” (1990-1994),
I attended to an expansive work as a member of the editorial staff,
writing about the activities of the Line for Children. I also wrote
some scenarios for stories for children 18 months to 3 years. I corresponded
with about 4000 children and interpreted approximately 3000 of their
drawings. I had an intense contact with the fantastic world and the
real one of children without a psychiatric pathology.
In 1996 I proposed
a group work to Amnesty International, for a little group which was
working about Education for Human Rights in the schools.
In four days of an interactive work, we closely experimented the possibility
to have conscience of one’s own human rights as a necessary personal
knowlwdge to transmit to young people an educative concept on the matter.
A few years ago, I began a research in the field of Aetruscan symbolic
achaeology, in aim to re-unveil the original Italic mithology, connect
them to uncounscious operations and open their cultural spreading.
My interest in Close Encounters of the IV Kind began in 1997, and I
use the analytic method – and all the methods I learnt, even
the homeopathic medicine - to approach the subjects. The training with
body-work, and homeopathy and the clinical experiences with abuse and
death, have revealed as the most important tools to treat these subjects
and to front their panic attacks.
I represent a professional group which has formulate an international
protocol for this particular research of the psichyc field.
We are trying to deepen the problem and its meaning using the techniques
of esploration of unconscious. It is necessary to extend the research
in Physic, Philosophy, Religion, Consciousness and Neurophysiologic
In aim to allow
an approach to this phenomenon which makes credible the results obtained
working with these subjects, I’m proposing
a work for groups about an activation of the archetypes of End and
Beginning, whose partial results have been presented in an international
Congess in 1999.
In October, 2000 – in collaboration with dr. M.V. Cigada, MD
- a scientific work was presented in Monaco (Germany) at the World
Congress of the International Society of Hypnosis, entitled: “Some
Recommendations about the Use of Hypnosis with Subjects referring Experiences
like Close Encounters of the Fourth Kind”. It was the first work
about the Close Encounters that was presented in an official professional
I am a member of Derrel Sims’ “Saber Enterprises” scientific
organization, which gathers researchers in aim to unify the theories
about the alien presence.
With other three
researchers I have begun to leed a group to study crop circles, used
as symbols. The present aim of the work is to observe
the effect of each symbol on people’s dreams and events. The
last aim will be to create a symbolic system to use in reaching the
deepest significances of people’s lives. The results have been
significant since the first group working. It needs to be continued.