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About Me
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I was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, a city renowned for its awe-inspiring natural beauty, situated at the convergence of lofty mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. Growing up in Rio was an adventure filled with excitement and joy. However, over the last two decades, Rio has undergone significant changes that have extinguished my desire to ever live there again.

Growing up as a Pisces child, born on March 15th, I was drawn to the allure of enchanting realms and daydreaming. I was deeply captivated by a world of fairy tales, mythical and epic stories. The vastness of the universe always intrigued me, and I had a particular obsession with stargazing. I held a profound belief that the Universe concealed mysterious powers that surpassed my understanding, and this belief has shaped me into someone with a vibrant imagination, constantly seeking the wonders that lie beyond the ordinary.

 

Around the age of 12, my curiosity expanded to encompass a wide array of subjects. Astronomy, foreign languages, music, dance, history, geography, past lives, the mysterious third eye, and human anatomy were just a few examples of the countless topics that fascinated me. Given my unique interests, I often felt like an outsider, as not many people my age shared the same passions. It's true, I sometimes felt a little out of place, especially during high school, when I was strongly drawn to embracing my own path of curiosity and wonder.

My mother, a talented artist and fashion designer, had a natural inclination towards philosophy, frequently delving into deep and thought-provoking books. In contrast, my father, a dedicated medical doctor, immersed himself in the realms of science and politics. Growing up in an environment enriched by their diverse interests, I found myself drawn to the captivating world of literature, eagerly devouring books, magazines, and newspapers. The art of writing ignited a passionate fire within me, and as I delved into the written word, I discovered an infinite realm that nurtured and honed my capacity for critical thinking and analytical exploration.

 
Becoming a world citizen      

 

I have always been fascinated by the tapestry of cultural diversity. It was at the tender age of 16 that I embarked on a transformative journey as an exchange student in the United States. San Francisco, California became my home for my senior year in high school. This experience opened my eyes to a kaleidoscope of people from all walks of life, as San Francisco is a bustling metropolis. California became the starting point of my extensive, lifelong worldwide cultural exploration.

In my quest for personal growth and intellectual development, I have been fortunate to establish meaningful connections with several places that have profoundly shaped my journey.

In my early twenties, I embarked on a transformative journey that led me to spend two years in Crested Butte, Colorado. This enchanting ski area became my sanctuary, offering solace and endless opportunities for adventure. In the embrace of the invigorating spirit of the Rocky Mountains, I forged a deep connection with nature and discovered a newfound passion for skiing, making it my ultimate favorite sport.

New York City, with its vibrant energy and boundless opportunities, has beckoned me four times, each occasion offering me lengthy stays that allowed me to delve deep into its dynamic fabric. Miami, Florida, holds a special place in my heart as my current home, where I have found a sense of belonging and continued personal and professional growth.

During my year-long sojourn in Rome, Italy, I had the transformative experience of immersing myself in the Italian language, a language passed down to me from my ancestors, particularly my great grandmother. In the eternal city, I walked in the footsteps of history, marveling at the ancient streets, the magnificent architecture, and the rich tapestry of art and culture. Rome ignited my imagination and deepened my appreciation for the interconnectedness of past and present.

For two and a half years, I called Cascais, Portugal, my home. Nestled along the picturesque coastline, this serene village embraced me with its natural beauty and tranquil charm. This was my second experience living in Europe.

Today, I find myself in a harmonious balance between the vibrant energy of Miami and the irresistible allure of Florianopolis, an exotic island nestled in the southern part of Brazil. Florianopolis, with its captivating charm, enthralls me with its breathtaking pristine beaches, lush landscapes, and the perfect blend of a moderate climate. 

Each of these places holds a special significance in my personal narrative, contributing to my growth, intellectual development, and the rich tapestry of my life's adventures. They have shaped and inspired me, leaving an indelible mark on my soul.


The places I have called home and the destinations I have explored have become gateways to the unknown. Traveling has enabled me to delve deep into the depths of my own being, unveiling hidden aspects of myself. With every new encounter and each step into unfamiliar territories, I am reminded that the greatest adventure I can embark upon is the journey within myself.

Astrology is my greatest intellectual interest

   

I see Astrology as a serious ancient science that helps me with any type of work that I do. Astrology can help us develop consciousness about our deepest psychological motifs and point out aspects of our biography. However, it is important to note that Astrology is not intended to treat psychological issues on its own. Nevertheless, individuals who practice Astrology and have gained knowledge about Psychology, even without formal education, are likely to choose to work with a significant branch of Astrology known as AstroPsychology."

 

AstroPsychology is a unique cross-fertilization of Astrology with the fields of Depth Psychology, Transpersonal Psychology, and Humanistic Psychology. It involves integrating the principles and insights from these psychological disciplines into Astrological practice. This integrative modality is the approach that I have personally embraced in my own practice. By combining Astrology with these psychological perspectives, AstroPsychology offers a rich and comprehensive framework for understanding and exploring the depths of human experience and consciousness.

AstroPsychology AstroPsychology is not meant to serve as a psychological treatment. Rather, it is a branch of Astrology that functions as a modality or style of interpreting astrological charts. Its primary focus is not on predicting future events, but rather on fostering self-awareness and facilitating personal growth. When receiving a Chart Interpretation through AstroPsychology, individuals are encouraged and empowered to actively engage in their own evolutionary journey.

AstroPsychology is a methodology for self-discovery and self-transformation. It provides an incredible understanding of our psychological nature, external events, and life cycles. The first part of my Astrology session is always about teaching you the fundamentals of Astrology. This is an important step in the understanding of how Astrology distinguishes itself from all other sciences, and other holistic practices.

Astrology is indeed based on the precise mathematical positions and cycles of celestial bodies such as Planets, Asteroids, and Stars, as they relate to Earth geographically and topographically. The positioning of these celestial bodies in relation to Earth forms the foundation of Astrology. Additionally, the Zodiac, which is a belt of constellations surrounding our Solar System, plays a significant role in Astrology.

When creating an Astrological chart, it is essential to consider the specific geographic and topographic location where events occur, such as an individual's birthplace. This information helps to accurately calculate the planetary positions and their alignment with the Zodiac.

It's important to note that Astrology extends beyond the interpretation of personal birth charts. Astronomical data can be utilized to track and analyze various events, and Astrology provides a methodology for interpreting these events through its symbolic and archetypal framework. Thus, Astrology has the potential to offer insights and understanding into a wide range of phenomena, not limited to individual chart interpretations.

Integrating Psychology and Psychoanalysis in my Professional Activity 

 

In 1996, after working exclusively with Astrology for 13 years, the complexity of my clients' life stories demanded that I presented them with deeper insights and real Psychological treatment that only Psychology could provide and therefore I embraced the challenge to go after a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology in Brazil. 

 
Over the years I have chosen Holistic Psychology as the main clinical theory guiding my work. My academic specialization is in the field of Psychoanalysis, and I still use many of its principles, even though I can no longer be loyal to this methodology alone. In fact, it has taken me a decade and a lot of maturity to draw up the guidelines for my clinical practice. It is clear that the experience I've gained from the constant interaction with clients is as precious as an academic degree that I have acquired. Wisdom, knowledge, and deep observation of my own thought process, and those of others are the elements that led me to feel that I have become a seasoned Psychologist.  
 
It is reasonable to say that those who are looking for a more integrative therapy approach, are going to benefit a lot from my Holistic Life Coaching sessions since Life Coaching is the professional interaction that I have created with my clients here in the United States. I am not practicing Psychology, nor Psychoanalysis in the strict sense of the word, but this experience is part of the knowledge that guides all my Holistic Life Coaching work, as I will explain below. 

 

Who would benefit from this methodology? 

 

1) People who want to engage in a Conscious Living lifestyle.
2) People who embrace the idea of  Co-Creation, Collaboration, Co-Participation, Sharing, and Mindfulness.
3) Anyone who won't adjust to the framed 50 minutes Freudian session duration. It really doesn't give much time for you to engage in a transformative healing experience for each session. My sessions always last at least 1.15 minutes.
4) Those who already live a Holistic Lifestyle and are constantly working on themselves, integrating all aspects of the human experience, body, mind, soul, spirit and the social and ecosystem we live in. 
 
From an academic perspective, my work leans towards the work of Carl Jung, Sigmund Freud, Ken Wilber, Jacques Lacan, Leon Capeller and Rudolph Steiner. On the other hand, I am at a stage where my professional experience allows me to integrate different theories and methodologies in order to use what works best for each client. 
 
In 2011 I started developing my own Holistic Life Coaching program, which includes aspects of the following fields: Transpersonal Psychology, Psychoanalysis, Astrology, Meditation, Yoga, and Arts. 
The holistic aspect of myLife Coaching process will allow you to experience a deep transformation of your mindset and behavior. It gradually helps you to develop higher levels of awareness. It also enhances your cognitive skills because all creative exercises stimulate both brain hemispheres. Art is a pivotal piece in many of my Life Coaching activities. As a client, you are constantly being invited to exercise self-perception, creativity, and willpower.
 
Any Life Coaching program asks you to follow a certain methodology in order to help you achieve a goal within an X amount of time. As for the Holistic Life Coaching, the cycle of personal achievement is directly connected to your ability to bring a creative solution from the most simple, to the most complex personal issues. At times, you will be challenged to face something really important, like developing your business, take care of a newborn baby, manage a job, a career, a relationship, aging parents, deal with retirement, children, and teenager education, as well as financial restrictions. Whenever emotional issues remain unresolved, even the smallest of problems can push you off track, causing havoc and delaying the expression of your talents and emotional availability to embrace the best opportunities. 
 
As your consciousness expands, the intentionality that supports the Holistic Life Coaching Process awakens your willpower and puts it to work on behalf of your Emotional Intelligence improvement while you deepen your commitment to the Transformative Process of our Coaching Sessions. The organic way the Holistic Life Coaching process unfolds will respect your own emotional and intellectual blueprint. 
 
Once you are largely engaged in the process, you become fully aware of the constant dialogue going on between you and the Universe, as it delivers signs of alignment as a response to let you know that you are connected to the flow of positive possibilities. I guide you to manifest your personal power, through a mix of logical thinking and creative exercises. Slowly you will learn how to hold the vision and the space to experience a vibrant and fulfilling life, anchored by your best values and deepest desires. You will manifest self-confidence whether your challenge is about dealing with a life transition or seeking to embrace more meaning in your daily life. You will learn how to live in purpose and actualize your full potential in order to become the greatest version of yourself.  
 
My Holistic Life Coaching Process uses Astrology (The Birth Chart) as a way to guide you through your planetary cycles and biography. The powerful combination of Coaching and Astrology is a highly transformative and singular approach that is both an experiential and a practice-based process. I sincerely hope that you will decide to join me in this extraordinary venture of growing body, mind, heart and spirit in self, culture, and nature.
 
Emotional Intelligence was largely used by Daniel Goleman, a Harvard University Psychology professor. The concept that defines who is being Emotionally Smart has been largely tested and deeply researched in all ways of life and has been validated in various cultural backgrounds and fields. The set of guidelines that draw the boundaries of who is and who is not Emotionally Intelligent is quite simple.
 
What is Emotional Intelligence? It is the ability to identify and manage your own emotions and the emotions of others. It is generally said to include three skills: 
 
1) Emotional awareness, including the ability to identify your own emotions and those of others.
2) The ability to harness emotions and apply them to tasks like thinking and problems solving.
3) The ability to manage emotions, including the ability to regulate your own emotions, and the ability to cheer up or calm down another person. 
 
The concept has been embraced by educators in the form of programs in "social and emotional learning".  The impact of Emotional Intelligence in the world of business, particularly in the areas of leadership and employee development has produced solid, positive results. The use of Emotional Intelligence in the workplace can provide the guidelines for people and organizations seeking to enhance their ability to achieve their business goals or fulfill a mission.
 
Howard Gardner says that the standard psychological view of intellect states that there is a single intelligence, adequately measured by IQ or other short answer tests. On the basis of evidence from a variety of sources, Multiple Intelligences (MI) theory claims that human beings have a number of relatively discrete intellectual capacities. Multiple Intelligences include the following types of intelligences: Interpersonal, Intra-personal, Logical-Mathematical, Naturalist, Spatial, Bodily-Kinesthetic, Linguistic and Musical. Some of us will have great musical intelligence, combined with any number of other intelligence, but we may also lack a fundamental intelligence, such as Interpersonal Intelligence, which is about being smart when dealing with relationships. 

 

Multiple Intelligence theory helps me to identify sources of artistic and thematic inspiration and explore these individually, and as an ensemble, through thinking routines and frameworks developed to create the possibility of generating new visible thinking that leads to an ever-growing creativity. I call this process "Artful Thinking", which focuses on experiencing and appreciating art as a way to help my clients develop ways of thinking that support thoughtful learning.
 
Artful Thinking is comprised of six thinking dispositions which strengthen my client's intellectual behavior. The dispositions are developed through Thinking Routines that are easy to learn and can deepen their thinking and help them develop better problem-solving strategies. The six thinking dispositions are: Questioning & Investigating, Observing & Describing, Comparing & Connecting, Finding Complexity, Exploring Viewpoints & Reasoning. I first started testing the method with kids at the time when I was working with Artistic Development in partnership with Moreira Salles Institute in Rio de Janeiro.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The places I have called home and the destinations I have explored have become gateways to the unknown. Traveling has enabled me to delve deep into the depths of my own being, unveiling hidden aspects of myself. With every new encounter and each step into unfamiliar territories, I am reminded that the greatest adventure I can embark upon is the journey within myself.

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