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My name’s Filippo Laurenti. I live in Turin, North West Italy. I was born in 1975 and I have a daughter (Sole, age 16) and a son (Giaime, age 13). I work as a spiritual care professional in the field of end-of-life care and as a trainer in conflict management. My educational background includes a degree in Philosophy and a three-year diploma in counselling recognized by the European Association for Counselling (EAC).

As a spiritual care professional, I work in a hospice. I help people at the end of their lives and their families to find meaning in what they are going through. As part of that, I am very likely to work with them at a spiritual level. That’s why I became involved with the Taskforce on Spiritual Care in Palliative Care promoted by the European Association for Palliative Care (EAPC). In doing so, I ended up representing in Italy another organization in the same filed: the Spiritual Care Association.

As a trainer, I work with groups on conflict management. I get inspiration and strength for my work from three different sources: the systemic theory as stated by Gregory Bateson, the nonviolent communication developed by Marshall Rosenberg and the practice of the vipassana meditation (which I consider more like a lifestyle rather than as a mere stress-reducing technique).

Meanwhile, I got back to study: I’m a student at Turin University’s med school. I see it as a gift from all these years spent with people in end-of-life care, facing together our common humanity, filled with fears and dreams. And you know what? Sometimes, dreams do come true.

If you’d like more information about me or about what I do, please feel free to contact me
T: + 39 338 780 0769
E: filippoitnerual@gmail.com

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