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.
What is the Sente-Mente® Project
The Sente-Mente® Project is a new Italian model, innovative and revolutionary, which is able to unveil, in the pain of the illness, the opportunities to live through the disease (#lavitanonfinisceconladiagnosi - #lifedoesntendwithdiagnosis) and that has already found a widespread support in Italy, Switzerland and the United States.
To whom it is addressed
The Sente-Mente® model is aimed at creating more well-being of all the people who are directly or indirectly involved in this path of Life (people living with the disease, caretakers and social-health professionals, family caregivers, volunteers, family assistants but also municipal administrations, Alzheimer associations, local associations, journalists ...)
A Therapeutic Organizational Model
The innovative aspect of the Sente-Mente® model lies in the identification and enhancement of the vital essence contained in each person.
Sente-Mente® trains people and social health organizations to move from helplessness to self effectiveness, thanks to a method which is capable of creating well-being both for the person living with dementia and for all the people involved in the process of care and assistance. The model allows to boost the social and health organizations involved towards the creation of new actions of assistance and care, and to continuously improve their organizational settings and procedures.
Sente-Mente® also supports the municipal administrations through a Pilot Project that lead them to become a "Sente-mente ®" friendly comunity of the people living with dementia "
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.
The key seven Pillars of the Sente-Mente® Model
The model builds its strength on seven pillars scientifically based
More resources about the Sente-mente ® Project in the State
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