The strength of a Project that knows how to go further
Sente-Mente® is a great national project to look at the disease in a new way and to live the big challenges of life (parent and child relationship, educational approach, school education, work ...).
Is the disease just ending with health and fatigue or can it be the beginning of a path of opportunities? Sente-Mente® (Mind that Feels) is a project that can reveal the opportunities that are still present despite pain, fatigue, and illness, because they do not overwhelm them.
Sente-mente® is recognized in a manifesto that reads
"We believe in the indissoluble presence of the vital and authentic core enclosed in each person and therefore we commit ourselves to reveal it with Curiosity, to guard it with Delicacy and to honor it with Strength.
We believe in the beauty and the possibilities of human fragility and therefore we are committed to welcoming, valorizing and transforming it.
We believe in the Friend Universe and in individual responsibility and therefore we commit ourselves to choose ideas and actions to turn on happiness, cultivate health, and make benevolence flourish.
We believe in the strength of life and energy in the electromagnetic field that originates from the encounter between people here and now and therefore we strive to keep our individual field dynamic and sparkling. "
On the first National day, in 2013 in Bologna, the manifesto was signed by more than 400 health-care operators: a huge success for a movement that was moving the first public steps despite the many years of research and training of its founder, Letizia Espanoli.
The sensory model counts today more than 80 Felicitators, those who have learned to learn the model techniques and who constantly update and collect data in the territory demonstrating everyday the effectiveness of Espanoli's intuition.
The model builds its strength on 7 Pillars
From whom it was designed
The Sente-Mente® Project was created in 2014 by Letizia Espanoli, trainer in the social-health field who has been dealing with the therapeutic triad for over 30 years: family caregivers, professional caretakers and people living with the diagnosis of dementia. Throughout Italy, there are more than 80 “Felicitatori”, who are some Sente-Mente® Facilitators trained to support people and organizations in the implementation of workshops and seminars families caregivers or people who live with the disease.
In our staff, a special guest is Harry Urban, a man who lives in Pennsylvania and who has been living with dementia for 13 years.
The staff is also composed by neurologists, neuropsychologists, social workers and medicians.