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About Me

 

 

 

 

 

 

You can listen to this interview I gave to bodhi at the bottom of this page.

I am dedicated to helping individuals in organisations do well and stay well by leading high quality bespoke mind training programmes. 
I demystify mindfulness, meditation and other contemplative sciences making them accessible and actionable to the skeptics. How do I do it? I rely on cutting-edge neurobiological models to explain the mechanisms by which mindfulness creates a sustainably healthy mind, translating the often obscure language borrowed from eastern spiritual traditions into precise instructions that anyone can immediately put into practice. 

Bio

I am a passionate educator, trainer and mindfulness coach. I have studied contemplative practices for 20 years, spending five years at a traditional Buddhist philosophy college in Nepal as well as time in long practice retreats.

I have served as the Executive Director of a worldwide educational organisation with an international network of 130 meditation centers in more than 15 countries around the world. Born and raised in Italy, I now live in Amsterdam where I make the benefits of meditation accessible to entrepreneurs and in companies like KPN where I run regular workshops as well as daily guided mindfulness practices for teams.

In my workshops, I rely on cutting-edge neurobiological models to explain the mechanisms by which mindfulness creates a sustainably healthy mind, translating the often obscure language borrowed from eastern spiritual traditions into precise instructions that anyone can immediately put into practice.

Having experienced burnout first hand, I am committed to helping people in making a shift in their work and lives to prevent the unnecessary pain that comes from unsustainable levels of stress as well as to enhance their leadership qualities like presence, adaptability and creative problem solving.

a contemporary approach

 Courtesy of  Scientific American  © 2014

Courtesy of Scientific American © 2014

Regular practice is the key for mindfulness to produce its benefits. For us to adopt new habits we need to:

  1. Know that it works
  2. Know how it works
  3. Know why it works

That is why I rely on both my own experience as well as the results of decades of scientific results in this field.

Specifically I adopt the integrative theoretical framework and systems-based neurobiological model to explain the mechanisms by which mindfulness creates a sustainable healthy mind proposed by dr. David R. Vago.This gives the trainees the necessary confidence in their practice, relying on 21st century knowhow, bypassing the often obscure and exotic language borrowed from far eastern spiritual traditions.