Wellness for mind and body

What is PsicoFitness?

Psycho-fitness is a prevention and treatment model with therapeutic and rehabilitative features. It’s also an education and training program. It was developed by Dr. Salvatore Picone, a human sciences teacher and psychologist (SPR n°2209).


The model is based on a comprehensive vision of the person thought of as the interaction between spiritual, psychological and physical well-being. Psycho-fitness values are truth, beauty and goodness. The model supports the individual humanization process: this means backing-up the recovery and development of one’s humanity.


As a method, psycho-fitness enables participants to foster self-awareness skills using self-questioning strategies. This kind of strategies can be used to gain a better understanding of one’s story and to develop internal/external harmony. Psycho-fitness protocol is based on five questions: “where I am in my life? What my relationship is to myself, to the others, to the world?”; “What kind of feelings and experiences am I experiencing?”; “What do I know about my strengths and weaknesses?”; “What I want to change in my life? What I’m becoming able to do and be?”; “What have I been able to change about myself and my life compared to my starting point?”.



Psycho-fitness model has a therapeutic value for those who wish to reinstate their emotional and existential balance, for young people who need to be supported in the growth-orientation process, for couples who aspire to regenerate their union, for parents who want to be safe and effective in their daily tasks.

What we do in PsicoFitness?

Psycho-fitness protocol includes:

  • Individual interviews with the competent operator (psychologist, pedagogist, sports coach) and path results supervision.
  • Nutritionist support and monitoring.
  • Professional tutoring during physical activity.
  • Participation in cultural events, travel initiatives and city monuments guided tours.
  • City walks and excursions in every season of the year.



·       Rehabilitation protocol includes:


  • Home care and therapy in social anxiety disorder, medium-severe depression or under stress condition patients.
  •  Patient guidance and tutoring in food education, body self and image recovering in obese patients due to eating disorder or pharmacological treatment.
  • Basic personal hygiene recovery: a positive relationship between body and self requires water, soap and a spatial-aesthetical environments reorganization.
  • Daily-life activities and outdoor spaces re-appropriation.


Protocol steps are always support by insight exercises and therapy sessions.




Psycho-fitness model comprises procedures based on peer education and mentoring principles. This intervention type is especially thought for adolescents and university students.


This kind of techniques aims to obtain:


  • Self-esteem, motivation and sense of agency recovery in patients.
  • Functional normalization in stressed subjects.


Operators will adopt a synergistic approach built on a set of professional abilities in drug-addicted patients psychological recovery, human sciences field and athletics. This unique approach aims to promote the person integral well-being and his path toward a full humanization.



Psycho-fitness training and learning protocols are feasible in classrooms and laboratory experiences, in interaction with the neuroscience scientific horizon. Vocational training can be also performed in structures dealing with wellness and psychophysical recovery like gyms, companies, nursing homes and wellness centres.