VIII International Seminar on Fairytale and Storytelling Therapy – Sintra 2023


VIII International Seminar on Fairytale and Storytelling Therapy - Sintra 2023

6-11 March 2023

„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 host another International Seminar on Fairytale and Storytelling Therapy organised by Moonluza.

Our eighth gathering will take place from 6 to 11 March 2023. 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

Our VIII Seminar will be preceded by two pre-Seminar workshops, which will take place on 6th and 7th of March 2023,  followed by a fantastic 4-day Seminar

Please note that the pre-Seminar workshops have fewer places than the Seminar due to its format and that the registration is not included in the full Seminar registration. Participation will be confirmed only if there are still places available and after payment is received.

Therefore please book your place as soon as possible by sending the Registration Form  to:



Pre-Seminar and Seminar Speakers

Lisa Nackan, Registered Art Therapist and Psychotherapist, Canada

More info: Lisa Nackan

Pre-Seminar Workshop’s title: Doll-making workshop


Pia Storm Kalhof, Family Constellation facilitator (Bert Hellinger), Art Therapist (Jungian), Yoga instructor, Nurse, Educational supervisor, Norway

More info: Pia Storm Kalhof

Pre-Seminar Workshop’s title: Using Fairy takes to explore our life stories


Daniela Kato, PhD, Writer, Lecturer and Storyteller working in Ecotherapy and Menstruality Coaching, Portugal / Japan

More info: Daniela Kato

Presentation’s & Practical Component’s title: “The soul of a tree is my soul, the heart of a tree is my heart”: Ecotherapy with Arboreal Folktales from Japan


Alexandra Fidyk, PhD, University of Alberta, Registered Body-oriented Jungian Psychotherapist, Canada

More info: Alexandra Fidyk

Seminar workshop’s title: tbc

Helen Sutherland, Speech and Language Therapist, UK

More info: Buckingamshire Healthcare

Presentation’s title: Through the Eyes of the Dragon: Using Storytelling to Build Connections for Young Adults with Profound and Complex Learning Disabilities and Multi-Sensory Impairment


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

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

More info: Arttherapy Olipa

Alla Yasnogorodska 

Workshop’s title: The Sacred Space where the Fairy-Tale enlivens


Paulo de Tarso F. Silva, Story MediatorWriter, Adult Education Consultant and initiator of the Collaborative Story Craft method, Brazil/Finland

More info: Metaphora International 

Workshop’s title: Metaphorical Tourism through Collaborative Storytelling


Jennifer RamsayStoryteller, Gestalt Eco therapist, trained in Art therapy and Symbolic psychodrama, Scotland/Spain

Workshop’s title: Grandfather Death: Exploring Death Creatively with Story Arte

Dora Matias, Psychotherapist, Psychodramatist, Portugal

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

Opening and Closing Session

More detailed information and biographical notes are available in the PROGRAMME.

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….



Registration Form – HERE


Places are limited.

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