I am Francesco, a Certified Havening Techniques® Practitioner. I help people overcoming a variety of self-limiting beliefs, phobia and fears, while managing your stresses, anxieties and depression. Using a blend of Hypno-CBT and NLP life coaching skills I support your cognitive and behavioural development. I am also a Mindfulness Teacher and a Pranic and Reiki Healer. Very much aware of corporate life’s dynamics as I personally worked in this highly stressful environment for over 20 years. My natural progression was then to work with corporate clients, in groups or on an individual basis, in support of their Stress Management and Resilience Building goals.
Available for daytime, evening and weekend appointments. Once a week, I offer my anxiety and stress management services for free, to students and unemployed people in need.
My Background: I am a well-rounded professional that in his early days dreamed to become an airplane pilot and attended an elite school in Italy, where I qualified as a pilot and air traffic controller. At the age of 18, I attended the world renown Livorno Academy in Italy, to become a Navy Officer. The intent was to become a Pilot for the navy. Not all dreams come true so after serving in two conflicts in the Balkans, I left the Italian Navy in 1993.
This was a great life experience where I covered many duties up to Second in Command of ship, as a Lieutenant Commander.
Straight after leaving the Navy I moved to the UK to learn English, and it is there that I met my Anglo-Brazilian wife with whom I share a lovely life, with two wonderful kids. My arrival in the UK was followed by a BEng Hons Degree as Electrical and Electronic Engineer, specialised in Telecommunications.
Thanks to my wife, and my wonderful in-laws, I speak Portuguese and I bit of Spanish and have dual Citizenship, British and Italian.
My degree opened the doors to the Telecom and ICT world where I worked for many years, covering several roles from engineer to Sales Director. Worked in various companies like Nortel Networks, Vodafone and NTT. For more than two decades I lived and experienced corporate life and the full-on pressures and stresses that this environment inevitably produces.
While managing family life, and all the tension that the various life situations generated, I grew stronger. During my professional career, my first employer filed for bankruptcy, and two more decided that my services were no longer required. Needless to say, the impact these events had on me and my family were significant. But over time, I learnt to better manage these situations and what life threw at me, using a mindful and highly cognitive approach.
While working for large corporations, I got certified as Licensed Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Hypnosis by the co-founder of this Technics, Richard Bandler. Fascinated by the power of our brain and its complex functionality, I attended a weekend retreat with Paul McKenna and Steve Crabb where I experienced the efficacy of hypnotherapy. I am now a fully qualified Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapist, NLP and Havening Practitioner, EMDR technique practitioner, I am a Pranic Healer and hold qualifications as Mindfulness Teacher and as a Life Coach. I offer my services to Anxiety UK and support suicidal prevention initiatives.
My life has taught me how to become a master of change management, and I have come to the top despite countless push backs. With every knock down I received, I grew stronger, and now I want to help you do the same.