Therapist Spotlight: Meet Lorenzo

How would your friends and family describe you?

My friends would describe me as kind, emphatic and fun to be around to.


Do you have any hidden talents?

Skiing and rollerblading. These are two activities which I have done since the age of four and still deeply enjoy.


Describe your perfect day

A perfect day for me starts with the sun shining high in the sky, a good breakfast and some happy music in the background. The rest of a perfect day it’s spent with people that I love and respect such as my friends or family, ideally doing some kind of activity whether it is a simple walk or some form of sport. My perfect day will end with a lovely dinner, good wine, music and plenty of laughter.


What activity instantly calms you?

Walking surrounded by nature, whether in the mountain, the countryside or the seaside is the activity that instantly calms my mind and nourishes my spirit.


What are you most proud of in the last year?

During this last year I have mainly focused on finding a balance within myself by working on my traits, which led me to improve the quality of my lifestyle thus making me a happier, calmer and more positive person. I am proud of this because I believe that only through working on ourselves, true and genuine growth is possible and this will have an impact on the reality that surrounds each and every one of us.


What’s the scariest thing you’ve ever done and why did you do it?

The scariest thing I have done was to swim into a dark cave packed with jellyfish in order to reach a hidden beach at the end of the cave. I have always been afraid of darkness and this cave was so dark that I could barely see and dodge the jellyfish, I was also on my own which meant that I could rely only on myself in the darkness of that cave. It took me a while before I decided to actually go for it and swim in the  darkness, but that was my challenge, my moment to face my fear, finding a place of calmness in my mind that allowed me to simply cruise through the jellyfish, phasing my movements and my breath. Once I reached the beach at the end of the cave it was still dark but I was not afraid anymore. I was actually extremely calm and in the stillness and silence of that cave I found a strength in me which I was not aware of having before this experience. I decided to put myself through this because I knew that there was something special and uniquely beautiful about that hidden beach and I did not want to let my fear limit one of the most powerful experiences I have ever had.


Who do you admire most in the world?

The person who I admire the most in the world its my father, a man who came from nothing and found the strength to create something beautiful for his family, improving himself as a man year after year. He is the most coherent, honest and determinate person I ever met and I hope to be, one day, the father that he has been for me for my children.


Where’s the next place on your travel bucket list and why?

The next place on my travel bucket list is Chiapas, Mexico. I am very passionate about pre-columbian civilizations, the cloture, the architectures and the mystery that surrounds it it’s extremely fascinating and the seaside its a true paradise.


Do you live by any motto or piece of advice?

I am not sure if its a motto but its certainly a piece of advice which I live by : Treat others the way you want to be treated.