About Massimo Schinco
Dreams became suddenly important in my life when, many years ago, I first met the psychotherapist Francesco Mina. He devoted his work to research into the dream and its application to psychotherapy. He started from a psychoanalytical view of the dream and then elaborated an original frame - the dream as reactualization of foetal fantasies. Furthermore, Mina's view implies in its background some anthropological assumptions which can provide enriching lines for the study of dream and consciousness. In 1994 he tragically died in the flood that devastated Piemonte (Italy), so his work has been left uncomplete. Lately I edited the collection of his writings which have been published by his daughter, Giuliana Mina, psychiatrist. A presentation of Mina's work in English can be found at the internet address shown below.
The issue of nature of consciousness has always had a great appeal to me. So I've been long time focusing on the study of dreams in a transgenerational view and inquiring into conditions that trigger non-local changes in and out of therapy sessions.
Since I have a great passion for music, I teach General and Development Psychology in State Academy of Music "G.F. Ghedini", Cuneo(It), and I play violin as an amateur in the Orchestra Sinfonica Amatoriale Italiana. I'm deeply interested in relations between change and creativity. To this issue are dedicated several of my writings, in which dreams always play their role, especially in "Aria sulla IV corda (Air on the fourth string)","O divina bellezza o meraviglia - uno psicoterapeuta ascolta Turandot (O divine beauty, o marvel - a psychotherapist listens to Turandot)", "La donna del lago, creatività, follia e guarigione attraverso l'opera di Gioachino Rossini (The woman of the lake, creativity, madness and recovery through Gioachino Rossini's operas)".
My notes on the IASD
IASD fosters privileged opportunities of worldwide, respectful and inspired dialogue in issues which are crucial for our future: consciousness, imagination, desires, planning, problem solving, human relations, coping with pain, healing...
All members are considered equal and important, and this is a great feature!
In June 2011 I've been elected as a Member of the Board. In the spirit I sketched above I'll try to do my best.