Autumn Conference on Fairytale and Storytelling Therapy – via ZOOM

Autumn Conference on Fairytale and Storytelling Therapy - via ZOOM


„If you don’t know the trees you may be lost in the forest, but if you don’t know the stories you may be lost in life.”

Siberian Elder

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?


Presenters & Presentations/Workshops

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

Presentation & Active Component: The Queen Bee and the awakening of the sleeping woman (Introducing the book El regalo del lobo. Psicodrama Simbólico y cuentos de hadas. Arzalia, Madrid, 2021)


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

Presentation & Active Component: ‘In the worlds of words”


Emma Rasalingam, Arts Psychotherapist, France/UK

Presentation & Active Component: Inside the machine – Creative Therapy Online


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

Presentation & Active Component: Rewilding Japanese Folktales for Ecotherapy


Stephen McCabe, Ecotherapist, Storyteller, Folktale author and Counsellor, Scotland

Presentation & Active Component: Scottish Myths and Nature Connection



Sherryl Clark, writer, teacher, New Zealand

Presentation & Active Component: New Fairy Tales from Old


Lisa Nackan, Registered Art Therapist and Psychotherapist, Canada

Workshop: Altered books – the art of reconstructing old stories and the creation of new ones


FEE: 120EUR (Special discounts for the regular Moonluzans)

Special combined FEE: 300EUR ZOOMy Gathering + Sintra Seminar 2023 (4 days of Seminar, material, coffee breaks, walks, sessions with Tibetan bowls, Storytelling – does not include accommodation/dinners nor pre-Seminar workshops )


Registration form: HERE