Autumn Conference on Fairytale and Storytelling Therapy – via ZOOM

Autumn Conference on Fairytale and Storytelling Therapy - via ZOOM

24-26 NOVEMBER 2023

“Someday you will be old enough to start reading fairy tales again.”

C.S. Lewis

Every Spring fairytale-like Sintra hosts the International Seminar on Fairytale and Storytelling Therapy, a project born from Moonluza’s founder’s passion and interest in fairytales, stories, myths, legends and their therapeutic potential. Adriana divides her life between Portugal, where she lives and Poland, which she misses. This nostalgia led her to discover and actually experience the fairy-tale therapy for herself, through writing a fairy-tale based in legends from her home village and mountains. Writing the story was her way to travel back to her home mountains, forests and rivers of beautiful southern Poland. Letting imagination run free, it made a bridge between childhood haven and her new homeland of Portugal and the magical, inspirational town of Sintra, which she fell in love with.

Sintra Seminar is a 5-day ‘in person’ immersion, but since not every year everyone can join us in Portugal, here comes a gathering, which will happen in Autumn, via ZOOM, where everyone is welcome. 3 Days of presentations, workshops, practical components and time spent together (although virtually). Another opportunity to bring together specialists, academics, therapists, storytellers and other enthusiasts of fairy-tales and storytelling, and their therapeutic and healing potential.

Venue: ZOOM – but our imagination can take us anywhere -How about Pena Park?


Registration form: HERE

Presenters & Presentations/Workshops

Irene Henche Zabala, Clinical and Educational Psychologist, Psychotherapist and PD Supervisor and Trainer, Writer, Spain


Fairytales in language learning – case study on Portuguese for Foreigners

Adriana Jurczyk Duarte, linguist, translator, founder of Moonluza Portugal/Poland


From the Fairy Tale to our Own Tale and how do we get there

Alla Yasnogorodska, MSW, RSW, MPhil, M.ED, Clinical Social Worker/Psychotherapist, Canada


Sensing the World Anew with Hayao Miyazaki’s Animated Eco-Stories

Daniela Kato, Writer, teacher, maker and storyteller working in ecotherapy, Portugal / Japan


Deconstructing the Tarot Story

Imke Verhaeren, Tarot -teacher, -coach, -writer, -creator, the Netherlands


Making sense of Wellness through Collaborative Storytelling

Paulo de Tarso F. Silva, Story Mediator, Writer, Adult Education Consultant and initiator of the Collaborative Story Craft method, Brazil/Finland (The first Brazilian Elf in Finland)


Making Mandalas

Lisa Nackan, Registered Art Therapist and Psychotherapist, Canada


 Online Conference on Fairytale and Storytelling Therapy – 24-26.11.2023 – 75EUR

Online Conference on Fairytale and Storytelling therapy (24-26.11.2023) + Sintra Seminar 2024 (20-23 March 2024, Sintra, Portugal) – 280EUR Valid till 30.07.2023