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Ana Teresa Silva combines 30 years of journalism and writing with Life Coaching, NLP, PSYCH-K® and Training in the area of Personal Development.

As a award-winning writer, she navigates between novels, poetry, children's literature and screenplay. She has 7 published books. "The man who never cried" is her last book, released in June 2019.

Ana Teresa also facilitates Writing Retreats as well Creative Writing workshops.

As an independent journalist, she worked on radio, television, magazines, documentaries and the web.

In 2008, she founded a pioneer international digital magazine covering the best in the world for a better world that has inspired readers from 145 countries (  

For 10 years, she interviewed, all over the world, extraordinary people who are changing the world in different areas, visionaries and social entrepreneurs, men of science and the arts, activists, pioneers and international authors in the field of personal transformation (including great authors like Joe Dispenza, Gregg Braden, Bruce Lipton, Neale Donald Walsh, Masaru Emoto, Mark Williams, Barbara Fredrickson or Sir Ken Robinson).

Ana Teresa Silva was also, for two years, a regular presence at SIC Mulher TV channel sharing positive news. She also co-created the Portuguese + television program for TVi24, the children's TV series A Família Galaró (RTP), the Bloom and Inspire Saúde events at CCB, and she was also Editorial Director of the digital magazine MSN Saúde e Bem-Estar.

She is currently developing an international series of 12 documentaries, Genius & Leaders: Roots and Fruits.

As a Life Coach, NLP Practitioner and PSYCH-K® Facilitator, Ana Teresa also has been empowering others to create the change they want to see in themselves and in their own lives.

In addition to obtaining the International Coaching and NeuroLinguistic Programming (NLP) Certification, she was part of the first group in Portugal to have advanced PSYCH-K® Certification, which Bruce Lipton, author of the bestseller "The Biology of Belief", considers a big step towards the new 21st century psychology.

Ana Teresa Silva also attended the Biodanza School of Portugal (3-year course), Aura Reading Course, Energy Medicine, Authentic Leadership Course, Movement Analysis, International Training in Participative Leadership, among others.

Combining her different professional knowledge, she creates and facilitates courses, workshops and retreats in the field of human development that you can find here in The Journey.


Journalism/ Writing

  • Master Degree in Social Communication at Universidade Nova de Lisboa (Portugal – FCSH)

  • Scholarship from the University of Bordeaux III (France)

  • Secreenwriting course (2 years) with Hugo Hepell, Martin Dale and Jason Kliot

  • Creative Writing Course with Rui Zink (1 year)

  • Photography Course AR.CO (2 years)


  • WORKSHOPS (just a few highlights, among others)

  • Workshop “Between document and fiction” with Dusan Makavejev (Serbia)

  • Workshop “Writing movies around music” with Michael Heath (New Zealand)

  • Workshop “The actor and improvisation” with Alfredo Cavazzoni (Italy)

  • Workshop “The practice of film language” with Veit Helmer (Germany)

  • Workshop “Directing actors” with Beatriz Flores Silva (Uruguay)

  • Workshop “Road Movie” with Olivier Babinet and Fred Kihn (France)

Personal Development

  • 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)


CONFERENCES PARTICIPATIONS (just a few highlights, among others)

  • Speaker: I International Conference of Positive Psychology "Positive Nations: looking for hope-inspiring collective processes"

  • X Congress of Psychodrama

  • Speaker GLOCAL 2010 “Communication for Sustainability”

  • II International Sociodrama Retreat (Awakening Humanity, Sociatry, Psychodrama for Transformation and Transformational Breathwork)

  • I International Conference on Transgenerational Transmission ("Reconnecting Ancestral Roots": Knowing and Healing Family Patterns)

  • Speaker III Social Entrepreneurship Congress (ES)

  • Speaker II Portuguese Congress of Positive Psychology ("Letter to Humanity")