Barbara is a Metta-therapist, a compassionate and mindfulness-based approach, with a strong somatic component.
Inspired by Buddhist philosophy, and sustained by the scientific knowledge of modern psychology and neuroscience, Barbara creates a safe support to your process, to release emotional issue, improving mental health and sense of wellbeing. Barbara merges mindfulness practices, with many western and eastern modalities, and ancient wisdom.
She is currently working with clients from all over the world.
Barbara develops mindfulness-based programs and breathwork programs for individuals and organisations, teaches Buddhism and meditation, as well as being a senior Yoga teacher for more than 20 years.
She is a Somatic Breath coach, Cranio-sacral therapist, Sound Massage Professional Practitioner, Peter Hess® Method and a Reiki Master.
In parallel to her spiritual path, she has been a journalist and a tireless activist, campaigning and giving voice to racial equality, gender equality, human rights, LGBTQ+ rights, religious freedom, and animal rights.
Barbara is a mother of two born children and two unborn souls, married twice, and with her own personal journey through abuse, addiction and some health challenges. A path that led her to a powerful and deep work, through various modalities, including shamanic and spiritual practices.
Portuguese, English, French and Spanish
Other Certified Training
- Completed Compassionate Inquiry Mentorship Program - Completed CI-Informed Suicide Attention Training - Advanced Master on the Treatment of Trauma, with NICAB (USA) - Psychological First Aid Program, by Johns Hopkins University (USA) - Professional Training for Integrating Mindfulness into Clinical Practice, with Tara Brach - Mindfulness Training for Anxiety and Sleep, with Tara Brach - MBSR – Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teacher Training, UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness - CranioSacral Therapist, at Upledger Institute Portugal - Somatic Breathwork coach, at BreathMasters Academy - Senior Yoga Teacher, by Yoga Alliance Professionals - Yoga Massage and other Thai Yoga Massage techniques - Sound Massage Professional Practitioner, Peter Hess® Method, at Peter Hess Academy (Peter Hess Institut, Germany) - Sound Healing Therapist - Reiki Usui Shiki Ryoho Master - Journalist, M.A. - Economics, B.A.
addiction, ADHD, adolescents, anxiety, chronic pain, depression, eating disorders, illness, refugees, self-esteem, sexual abuse, spirituality and ritual, trauma, Women's Health