Dr Diego Vellam - Italy

After graduating in Molecular Physics at the Università degli Studi di Trieste, he did a specialisation at the International Centre for Theoretical Physics of Miramare, under the tutorship of the Nobel Prize Winner Prof. Abdus Salam. He also obtained the diploma of Professional Kinesiologist, Educator in Kinesiology and Advanced Teacher in Kinesiology recognised by the International Kinesiology College of Zürich, Swizerland, by the Advanced Kinesiology Centre of Melbourne, Australia, by the International College of Professional Kinesiology Practice of St. Heliers, New Zealand, by the Loving Life Institute in Reno-Sparks, Nevada, and by the Institute of Cyberkinetics in Selsdon, England. Finally, he obtained the Ph.D. degree in Medical Kinesiology at the Universitas Sedes Sapientes in New York, with specialisation classes at the Italian Universities in Turin, Genoa, Rom and Palermo.

Diploma as Expert in Naturopathy with the special branch of Kinesiology recognised by the Unione Italiana Naturopati (U.N.A.); Diploma as Craniosacral Therapist at the Craniosacral Therapy Association of North America. Diploma in Applied Physiology obtained at the International Institute of Applied Physiology in Tucson, Arizona. Advanced Therapist Diploma in Neural Organization Technique (N.O.T.), recognized by the Ferreri Institute in New York. Advanced Therapist Diploma in Neurostructural Integration Technique (N.S.T.) recognized by the International Institute of Applied Health Services in Melbourne, Australia.

In charge of the Board on Kinesiology at the Federazione Italiana di Medicine e Terapie Integrate (F.I.M.T.I.). Responsible for the kinesiological and naturopathic therapies at the Centro Studi e Ricerca Medica METIS. Person in charge of the Forum Kinesiologia at SOLARIS, a Network for Holistic Therapies and Well-Being. In charge of the Rubric on Kinesiology at LIFEGATE, il Portale della Salute Naturale. In charge of Kinesiology Cyberkinetics for Italy, Spain and Italian-speaking Switzerland. Founder and Chairman of the Accademia di Kinesiologia info:



"Therapy as Education"

The word “education” directly comes from the Latin expression “ex duco” meaning: “I lead out”. But what is it, that we are leading somebody out of? We can certainly say that by education, we are leading somebody out of his or her state of “Ignorance”, although, of course, we then need to define more precisely what we mean by such concepts as “ignorant” and “cultivated” from a formal point of view.

Since a couple of years, in the field of therapy, a shift is occurring - and although it is happening very quietly, it is an extremely significant shift that is producing surprising cross fertilizations between the field of therapy and the field of education. The people involved in the field of therapy are more and more aware of the limitations that a purely “external” approach to healing has. What is meant by “external approach”? It is an approach in which the patient is not in charge, but merely a passive object receiving a treatment that is given to him by somebody else. Today, by contrast, more and more people are favouring an “internal” approach in which the patient himself is taught by an external therapist to mobilize and reorganize his or her personal resources in an active way. In this way, the therapist (this word has its etymology in the Greek word 'therapéia', meaning ‘service’) really start to serve the other person, and, by educating her “leads her out” "of her problems, not by denying parts of her patient, but rather by emphasizing the strong points of the other person and hereby empowering him or her to lead his or her life in a self-responsible way.