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Atualizado: 14 de set. de 2023

Writing Retreats and Systemic/Family Constellations "The Work of My Life"

Would you like to be able to read a book today about the life of your father, mother, grandfather, your great-grandmother, great-great-grandfather... written by themselves? To learn about their loves, their values, their great achievements, the events that changed their lives, the people who made their mark on them, about their family, the work they did, their dreams? to understand what came down the family line to you?

This is the very BOOK you can write ABOUT YOUR LIFE:

  • so that your descendants (or people who have been touched by you) can one day read about your life.

  • Or as a personal journey of self-discovery and self-expression. To become more aware of the meaning and impact of your life - your life story in the even larger context of lives across generations.

Writing your life story (at whatever age) has the power to change your own life by reorienting or redirecting it.

It can also change the lives of others, like a window or a mirror. A mirror helps people to see themselves; a window gives them a glimpse of something they may not have understood or felt before.

Each of us is like a library of stories that are lost when not preserved in writing for posterity.

AT EACH RETREAT (weekend - Friday 6pm to Sunday 6.30pm) you will be able to write a chapter of your life.

Each retreat will have a different theme.

The dates and themes that are already scheduled for 2023 are:

THEME: LOVE - (The loves of my life)

12-14 May 2023, Serra de Aires e Candeeiros

Theme: GESTATION - My place in the family

23-25 June 2023, Serra de Aires and Candeeiros

Theme: Key events of my Life

6-8 October 2023, Serra de Aires and Candeeiros

Joining Family Constellations with writing, meditation and other practices, in this retreat you will be able to make a wonderful journey of self-discovery, gaining a better understanding of how you became who you are today.

By taking a fresh look at your past experiences, both positive and negative, you can also gain a deeper understanding of your past and future path, so you can let go of old patterns and live the authentic life you truly desire.

In addition, this retreat empowers people of all ages to connect the dots and create a greater history of previous generations because each life is connected to all that is, that has come before, and that comes after.

You DO NOT NEED to do all the retreats in a row, you can do the themes that call you and slowly build up this book of yours. In each retreat (and even before) you will receive different questions and suggestions that may lead you to do some research, discover much you didn't know yet or bring back many memories. Allow yourself to reflect and to connect with them. This feeling will allow you to bring your pages to life.


1 RETREAT: 333€ + Accommodation and meals (140€ for 2 nights/ 2 breakfasts/ 2 lunches/ 2 dinners)

For bookings up to March 23:

2 different retreats: 444€ (each retreat is only 222€) + Accommodation and meals

in this option: you save 222

3 different retreats: 666€ (each retreat is only 222€) + Accommodation and meals

this option: save 333

The reservation will be considered after payment of 56€, which will then be deducted from the payment for the Retreat (or retreat package), to be held up to 30 days before the first one.

From 23 March the price per Retreat will be 333€ (+ 140€ for accommodation and meals)

For registration and more information:

ATTENTION that all the retreats have a very limited number (due to the space and the type of work done) and the reservations will be considered by order of entrance.


General programme:


5pm Arrival

6pm - 8pm Check in circle + activities (content building activities)

8.30pm dinner


08:00 - 09:00 Meditation

09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast

10:00 - 12:00 Systemic and Family Constellations

12:00 - 13:00 Integration through water (pool time)

13:00 - 14:30 Lunch and free time

14:30 - 15:30 Nature walk

15:30 - 18:00 Experiential Writing (Writing that intertwines with Meditation, Systemic Exercises, Movement/Dance, Mental Images, Coaching Game, music, etc.)

18:00 - 19:00 Biodanza

19:00 - 20:30 Free time

20:30- 21:30 Dinner


08:00 - 09:00 Meditation

09:00 - 10:00 Breakfast

10:00 - 12:00 Systemic and Family Constellations

12:00 - 13:00 Integration through water (pool time)

13:00 - 14:30 Lunch and free time

14:30 - 15:00 Nature walks

15:00 - 17:30 Writing in nature

17:30 - 18:30 Final Sharing Circle and farewell dive

These retreats are hosted by Ana Teresa Silva e Ana Franco

Ana Teresa Silva crosses several professional areas, combining 30 years of Journalism and Writing, with her work in Coaching, NLP, PSYCH-K®, Energetic Medicine, Meditation and Training in both Creative Writing and Personal Development. As an independent journalist, she had the pleasure of interviewing, all over the world, extraordinary people who are changing the world in the most different areas. She worked on radio, television, developed several documentaries for TV, and was in front of several magazines, having founded the digital magazine IM Magazine to promote "the best things in the world for a better world" that inspired an international audience for 10 years . As an award-winning writer, she navigates between novels, poetry, children's literature and screenplays for film and television. She has 7 books published and, in her writing, it is possible to taste the alchemy and convergence of this multiplicity of paths. Additional information:

Master in Journalism (Universidade Nova) Secreenwriting course (2 years) with Hugo Hepell, Martin Dale and Jason Kliot Creative Writing Course with Rui Zink (1 year) Photography Course no AR/CO (2 years) Between document and fiction with Dusan Makavejev (Serbia) Writing movies around music with Michael Heath (New Zealand) The actor and improvisation with Alfredo Cavazzoni (Italy) The practice of film language with Veit Helmer (Germany) Directing actors with Beatriz Flores Silva (Uruguay) Road Movie with Olivier Babinet and Fred Kihn (France) Coaching International Certification with ICL, Advanced PSYCH-K® certification with Matilde Santos Leal (Spain) NLP Practitioner International Certification with Cris Carvalho (Brasil), Biodanza School - Portugal (3 years) Authentic Leadership Training with Adam Kahane and Wendy Palmer (South Africa and USA) Motion Analysis Training with Dania Neumann (Austria) Aura Reading course with Elisabete Fernandes (Portugal) Reiki I with Judite Lopes (Portugal) Zen Leadership Workshop with JCI Junior Chamber International Participative Leadership International Training (Art of Hosting) Art of Living Course (Art of Living International) Imago Relationship Therapy Workshop with Stella Alexandrian (France) Energy Medicine Course with Donna Eden (USA) Rose Path Program with Marin Bach-Antonson (USA)

Training The Way of the Shaman ® by Michael Harner, with Luis Gonçalves Louro from the Foundation for Shamanic Studies

Ana Franco

As a Family Constellations facilitator, through a systemic vision and awareness, she invites us to broaden our gaze on all the hidden dynamics of the systems to which we belong, from the family system to the wider systems.

Her path has always been linked to a personal search for self-development, which led her to study and explore various inter-disciplinary approaches, such as Systemic Coaching, NLP, Emotional Management or Psychogeneology. Today she integrates and promotes the acquisition of personal, family and educational development resources by working more deeply at the behavioural, emotional, mental and energetic levels.

Additional information:

Systemic Pedagogy Training – Marianne Franke-Gricksch

Training in Family Constellations – Maria Gorjão Henriques

Mental Images Course – Isabel Telles

Amadeus Shamanic Healing System

Mindfulness – Espaço Amar

Transactional Analysis Seminars

Training of trainers

Pedagogical Coordinator Training

Advanced Emotional Intelligence Certification - Emotional Intelligence Training

Emotional Intelligence Certification in Education - Emotional Intelligence Training

APG – Meta-Coach Training System - International Society of Neuro-Semantics

International Systemic Coaching Certificate - World Coaching Council - ISNS

NLP Practitioner - International Society of Neuro-Semantics NPL

Educational Therapist Course - Anna Mikii Institute

Psychological Astrology Course - CEIA - Center for Integrated Archetype Studies

Various trainings in the behavioral area

The place where we are staying in Serra de Aires e Candeeiros

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