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Neo-Functional Psychotherapy 

Functional Psychology, or Neo-Functionalism, was born in the 70s thanks to the psychotherapist  Luciano Rispoli  and by a small circle of scholars and professionals in the sector. This model follows studies, research and experiences in the clinical and evolutionary fields. It also makes use of the most recent contributions from psychophysiology, neuroscience and the most current research on prenatal and neonatal life.

This approach is characterized by a theory, and therefore by an intervention, specific to the mind-body relationship looking at the person in their unity and multidimensionality. The person is therefore seen in the entirety of their Self, and the Self and the psycho-body functions are ideally divided into four levels: cognitive (thoughts, awareness, memories, etc.), emotional (joy, tenderness, anger, fear), physiological (autonomic nervous system, muscle tone, thresholds of perception, etc.), and postural (posture, movements, gestures, etc.). The diagnosis and the resulting therapeutic work are highly specific and calibrated on the person and their needs.

Since in clinical practice we work on all areas of the Self, verbal techniques are flanked by techniques that include work on breathing, awareness of sensations, techniques of guided imagery, deep relaxation and contact-massage.

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