Calling

Walk the path of integration, communicating it and spreading it as a way of life to encounter others and communicate among different realities.
Heal the gap between body, emotion, mind and spirit, inherited due to cultural distortions.
Overcome preconceived stereotypes, which condition expression.
Promote respect for differences (physical, emotional, roles, between cultures) with the conviction that integration creates greater human possibilities.
Work in order to increase the level of consciousness, for the benefit of a greater comprehension among different experiences.

Thanks

I especially thank Francesco Segafredo, my great friend and father of my children, for his generosity and support; to my children Agata, Gaspar and Ariadna, the great gift of Life, loving inspiration and collaborators in my projects; and my adorable grandchildren Lorenzo and Leonardo Segafredo.

I thank my parents, brothers and ancestors and all those who keep my chord so that my note is heard; may I learn from them to hold others chords.

Bio

On April 15, 1955, Dora Claudia Vidoni is born in Buenos Aires, called Dorina from a very young age. In her first thoughts appears a phrase that sets the course of her life: I am I, but who am I? This is when her search begins.

From the age of 17 to 23 she works as a model in advertising and fashion shows.

At age 19, in 1974, she presents her first fashion collection in her native city, with traces that precede the 2004/2011 period.

That same year she starts her studies in Fine Arts, which she interrupts to live abroad for 22 years (Spain, Mexico and Italy). In this period she starts investigating and participating in various personal growth groups, and practices diverse styles of meditation (Transcendental Meditation, Zazen, Mindfulness).

In 1978 she meets Francesco Segafredo, with whom she lives in Italy for 19 years, marring and having three children, Agata, Gaspar and Ariadna Segafredo. They live the first years in Bologna and in 1988 they move to Rome. While in Rome she meets three child monks during her travels to Kopan, a Tibetan monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal: Tashi Zopa, Tenzin Rabgye and Lhundup Thapgye. She continues to have an emotional bond with them.

In 1994 she publishes a collection of poems, written through her life, in a book illustrated by her drawings and paintings, Neither so close nor so far: Writings of a search (Ni tan cerca, ni tan lejos: escritos de una búsqueda, Editorial Troquel, 1994).

She carries out studies in anthropology and psychology. Graduated in psychology in the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, she ventures into diverse currents of the discipline. She bases her undergraduate thesis (The interpreter in the brain: The danger of interpretation in therapy and the need to expand points of view, 1996) primarily on two books that resonate with her search: The Language of Change, by Paul Watzlawick (philosopher, communication theorist and family therapist); and Mind Matters, by Michael Gazzaniga (psychologist, cognitive neuroscientist, doctor, writer). She meets both authors while on a trip to study in the USA, resulting in her translating M. Gazzaniga’s book to Spanish (Cuestiones de la Mente, Editorial Herder, 1998), and undertaking a residency and an intensive training (Brief Therapy) in Palo Alto, CA, at the M.R.I. (Mental Research Institute) with P. Watzlawick. She also takes two intensive trainings at the Milton H. Erickson Foundation with Jeffrey Zeig (Ericksonian Hypnosis and Psycotherapy) in Phoenix, AZ.

As psychologist and researcher she directs group courses and seminars focused on integrating the different human dimensions (body, emotion, mind, spirit).

In 1997 she moves back to Buenos Aires, Argentina, with her children.

She participates in workshops and seminars with Stanislav Grof (transpersonal psychology, holotropic breathwork) and John Grinder (neurolinguistics). In 2001 and 2002 she studies humanistic rogerian psychology at Holos (Argentine School of Counseling). In 2004, she participates as a speaker at the round table: Energy movements in art, invited by Silvia Kamienomostki (spiritual psychology). From 2004 to 2006 she obtains a postgraduate degree and a masters degree at the Centro Jungiano de Antropología Vincular in Buenos Aires, directed by Carlos Maria Menegazzo and Lilia Fornasari. In 2009 she travels to Denver, CO, USA, to meet Ken Wilber, philosopher and writer, founder of the Integral Institute and author of the Integral Theory. Alongside her son, Gaspar Segafredo, they do a series of interviews with K. Wilber.

During that time she studies painting in the studio of the renown argentine painter Guillermo Roux. Later continues her studies at Gabriela Aberasturi’s studio and she shows her paintings in several exhibitions.

From 2004 till 2011 she fulfills her fashion design project, with the specific end of contributing to the change in the beauty paradigm, in a moment when fashion attempted against health; to be at the service of the reconciliation between matter, emotion and mind; bind the surface with the profound, the internal with the external, through a new concept of design, where aesthetics and liberty are integrated. She considered dedicating a seven-year cycle to this project since its inception. In 2004 she presents the first collection of her design brand, completing a total of 14 collections. She continually emphasizes that her proposal is not “fashion” but design: atemporal, adaptable and respectful. The experiences collected during her travels through Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia and North and South America, added to her multiethnic family heritage, inspire the aesthetic and transcultural sense of her designs. Between 2010 and 2011, she holds the workshop Fashion Design at the Service of the Body. In March 2011 she presents the workshop as Anybody Argentina’s special guest at the Endangered Species summit (later Endangered Bodies).

During this same period she coordinates multidisciplinary groups of investigation. These meetings, part of the cultural area of the design brand, materialise in three publications, that she directs with Gaspar Segafredo (director in chief). Chronologically first, Myriades 1, the scientific and cultural magazine from 2005 to 2008, with more than 800 articles and interviews performed to prominent figures in diverse areas, such as Ken Wilber, Gianni Vattimo and Denise Najmanovich amongst many others. The remaining two, in the form of blog, Realities in between and Deep Surface, active from 2009 till 2010.

In 2013 she presents her collection of jewellery designs and paintings, alongside the works of her daughters, Agata Segafredo, presenting her photographs, and Ariadna Segafredo, showcasing her designs and jewellery creations.

To formalize the transmission of meditating techniques practiced since her youth, she attains her training in Mindfulness for health professionals, in 2016, at Foundación INECO (Instituto de Neurología Cognitiva).

In January 2019, after studying composition for a number of years with Marcelo Katz, composer and musician, she publishes her first music album, with the title Reminiscences in a Circular Path, Music to see with Eyes Closed, composed between 2015 and 2018.

Dorina Vidoni now lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her children and grandchildren fill an important space in her life. Her search continues through investigation, art and meditation.