Research and Experimentation
Research and experimentation help us to understand life
Prevention with attention toward quality of life
Health is not the absence of illness but the fullness of living. It means getting up in the morning with a dream and having the strength to realize it. Good health is about having a balanced lifestyle that nourishes the body through nutrition and hygiene, as well as the mind and spirit through social relations, creative pursuits and the capacity to get out of our routines and be adaptable to any situation. Prevention plays a key role. It is important to take care of ourselves-not just when we feel ill but also when we are well-by engaging in wellness disciplines, as well as scientific ones in emergency situations.
In Damanhur philosophy, disease is an important source of change that intervenes for different reasons in each of our lives. It is an opportunity to have a significant experience; it can be a Grail that pours profound life lessons into us. It is a signal that, in addition to getting the most appropriate care, we are being challenged to transform something inside of us. So, the journey from illness to healing is a journey of self-discovery toward finding greater new balance.
Another fundamental illness-wellness concept is that of personal responsibility. Each of us is the creator of our own health and pathway to healing. The therapist, healer, doctor, even the surgeon, when necessary, can offer crucial help, but real healing takes place when we become accountable for ourselves.
Healing as an intimate and practical pathway to awareness
Damanhurian medicine is preventive and syncretistic. It utilizes a number of techniques that are appropriate for the individual, and that take into consideration not just the type of pathology but the person's whole lifestyle.
This model of health begins with home birth, moves through nutrition (preferably organic) and concludes with preparations for a good death. It uses pranatherapy as a foundation and there are also regular health screenings. Methodologies range from herbal medicine to emergency medicine, from Selfica to genetic screening, to fighting the battle against GMOs. From hypnosis and positive thinking to art therapy, from connecting with the divine essence within us to communing with nature: these are just some of the elements that contribute to restoring and maintaining optimal health.
At Damanhur, we have chosen to adopt methodologies that are natural and respectful to both humans and the environment. When appropriate, we incorporate the best of contemporary science and technology. In a model with different steps, we move from prevention - with pranatherapy, nutrition, breathing techniques, preparation for pregnancy and natural birth, to health maintenance - which includes all wellness disciplines, and finally restorative medicine - herbal medicine, homeopathy, flower essence therapy, conventional medicine, surgery.
At Damanhur, there are doctors, spiritual healers and holistic researchers who are available by appointment for anyone who wishes to consult with them. The Damanhurian doctors work in the Center for Integrative Medicine "Crea Salute" and FisioCrea at Damanhur Crea. For 40 years, Damanhur has offered a training program for spiritual healers, pranatherapists, who put their clients in contact with universal vital energy and guide them in reflecting on the value of life.
Pranatherapy as an instrument for energetic balance
Through 40 years of constantly evolving work, researchers at Damanhur have identified many healing techniques. The first level of intervention in wellness and healing are: pranatherapy and breathing, hypnosis and relaxation techniques, massage and self-massage, sound-color healing (exposure to colored lights that are associated with sound), and the use of Selfica (a discipline that creates structures with metals, liquids and prepared inks using the spiral as the basic form), which facilitates protection and recuperation of many vital functions.
The development of Selfica research in the field of wellness is one of the most important pursuits at Damanhur. In this field, experiments are conducted with verified results from many medical doctors. The Foundation Crea Ricerca has developed a scientific protocol to verify the effectiveness of Selfica intervention on cellular well being.
Damanhur's historical field of healing research is pranatherapy, now called "PranaPratice" as well. This technique uses radiant energy that emanates from a healer through the positioning of the hands. The healer does not transmit his or her own energy, but rather connects the client to "bioenergy," or the vital energy of the planet, which is in contact with the entire universe. It is a simple treatment, as ancient as humankind, that supports the maintenance of good health.
Falco Tarassaco discovered that he was a natural healer when he was a teenager. Over the years, through his Airaudi School of Pranatherapy, he had refined a method for training other healers. Today, the Damanhur University organizes the School for Spiritual Healers, a three-year program of training and spiritual growth, with an option of two additional years of specialized training.