VI International Seminar on Fairytale and Storytelling Therapy – Sintra 2021


VI International Seminar on Fairytale and Storytelling Therapy - Sintra 2021

23-27 March 2021


„Inside each of us is a natural-born storyteller, waiting to be released.”

Robin Moore

‘Sintra is Europe’s most beautiful farewell, when it finally meets the sea’ Vergílio Ferreira

Sintra and its magic will (this time virtually) host another International Seminar on Fairytale and Storytelling Therapy organised by Moonluza.

Our sixth gathering will take place Online, via ZOOM from 23 to 27 March 2021. It will be another opportunity to bring together specialists, academics, therapists, storytellers and other enthusiasts of fairy-tales and storytelling, and their therapeutic and healing potential.

Due to its international character the Seminar will be held in English, however during our Storytelling evenings all languages and all stories are welcome…

To know more about the previous editions visit Past Projects

Pre-Seminar and Seminar Speakers

Pia Storm Kalhof, “Pias Place” Institute for Constellation – Art Therapy – Yoga, Family Constellation facilitator(Bert Hellinger),  Art Therapist (Jungian), Yoga instructor, Nurse, educational supervisor and nurse supervisor, Norway

More info: Pia Storm Kalhof

Pre-Seminar Presentation’s title: Family Constellation and Art Therapy

Olga Lipadatova, PhD, Registered Psychotherapist (CRPO), Art and Sandplay Therapist,
CAST/ISST Certified Teacher and Supervisor, Canada and Portugal

More info: Arttherapy Olipa

Pre-Seminar Presentation’s title: Sandplay Therapist’s World

Lisa Nackan, Registered Art Therapist and Psychotherapist, Canada

More info: Lisa Nackan

Pre-Seminar Workshop’s title: Putting the Pieces Together


Anna Rossetto, Tale Therapist, Personal and Self Coach, Brazil

More info:

Presentation’s titleHow can fairy tales heal biological conflicts?- Introduction

Gill Morton,  Educational Psychotherapist, Writer, UK

More info: Bombweed

Presentation’s title: ‘A Story’ or ‘My Story’– Fact, fiction and the therapeutic opportunities and consequences of writing (at any age) for an audience

Martina Breen, Gestalt Psychotherapist, Supervisor and Integrative Health Coach, Ireland

Workshop’s title: The Silver Thread Life Writing for Healing

Seminar workshop’s title: Writing the body: Using symbol, silence, and creative process in the search for self

More info: Alexandra Fidyk

Joana Barroso, Storyteller, Portugal

Mariana Pimentel, Educator and Storyteller, Portugal

Presentation’s title: The Way of Council – Stories that spring out from (our) nature

FEE: 80EUR (Seminar and pre-Seminar)



About the Organiser


Adriana Jurczyk Duarte took her Master’s Degree in Philology at the University of Wrocław, Poland. For the last thirteen years she has spent her life on the Sunny Coast of Portugal with her husband, daughter and two dogs. She 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.

Creating her own fairy-tale became her therapy and helped shape her own place in Portugal, which is her cultural and touristic company ‘Moonluza’. One of Adriana’s first and dearest projects is the International Seminar on fairy-tale and Storytelling Therapy, based, of course, in Sintra….


For more information please contact:    Tel. (+351)969.792.262