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  • April 14th, Pleasure, Connection & Healing | all-day workshop

    What are the real causes of disease?

    • How often we find ourselves doing everything ‘good’ and we still failed to be healthy?
    • Why does our emotional state affect our body so much?
    • How can I be well?

    In the last decade, Adriana Candeias has supported clients with a wide range of chronic disease recovering through natural therapies.  Nevertheless, she observed that access to the right medicines and diet was not always enough.  Some times, not even essential.
    Studying which factors promote wellbeing in depth, Adriana started introducing one more remedy in her prescriptions: Pleasure.  The results were impressing.

    Adriana is here to demonstrate how our body benefits from “feel good” sensations, on a daily basis.  Furthermore, that we depende on them.

    With her we will:

    • learn the real meaning of the word “Pleasure”
    • check our physical and emotional wellbeing in.
    • find holistic therapeutic tools we can all use at home
    • discover our desires and how important is to satisfy them
    • analyse tabus around indulgence, orgasm and gratification
    • acquire verbal and non-verbal communication skills
    • expand methods of individual expression
    • develop our capacity to connect authentically with others.

    Adriana is especially careful in creating safe spaces where participants feel at ease, accepted and relaxed to engage in reflection, discussion, expression and meditation within their needs of the moment.
    Be prepared to move your body, sit on the floor and interact with others.

    Next dates
    Experiential workshop
    Lisboa, Saturday, April 14th.

    This workshop will be delivered in Portuguese.

    Click the link for details in Portuguese & bookings.

  • 10-11 March | Woman-of-me Workshop | London

    Woman Of Me Workshop London

     

    – meet your authentic, empowered and intimate self –

    with Dr Adriana Candeias

    Intense and liberating workshop for the wise, abundant and sensual modern woman in you.

    March 10th – 11th
    London

    (Booking closed)

    Can you speak your desires?
    Do you know what you need?
    Do you often think of others before yourself?
    Do you believe there is something powerful you can bring to the world but don’t know what?
    Do you feel you are one step from tapping into your potential?
    Whatever it is stopping you… it must get out of the way!

    You must meet your Woman-of-Me.

     

    THIS TRAINING IS FOR YOU IF:

    You feel there is something more;
    you ask questions;
    you find some answers;
    you feel the force;
    you freeze at applying it;
    you have ideas;
    you seek clarity;
    you feel there is something more;

    you sense your inner power;
    you desire to express (so much);
    you know grace and tenderness;
    you watch your presence;
    you expand;
    you are kind and care;
    you find your limitations unbearable;
    you feel there is something more;

    you crave the best of you;
    you wish to share;
    you wish to grow;
    you fear;
    you have shame;
    you have tears;
    you have amazing laughter;
    you cannot be small anymore;
    you know there is something more.

    WOM is your inner wisdom.
    Discover Her and allow Her to guide your way. This is a journey for women who cannot afford to stay in denial, ignorance or oblivion anymore.
    There is something more.  Within you.

     

     

    What Is It?

    Adriana Candeias has designed this training as a personal development experience for women who wish to discover and embrace their feminine power in a truly holistic form. Apart from using thinking processes, we will practice, exercise and go through transitions where we encounter our own unique Woman-Of-Me. As we see Her in Her body and spirit, the transformation is carefully facilitated gradually, sequentially, ritualistically even, and cultivated within and by the group as a whole.

    What Happens?

    Over the course of two and a half days, we will go though three stages of personal development which will feel like a journey out of our vision and ideals, facing obstacles and unblocking our patterns, into projects and actions.

    The programme also includes special seminars on:
    – the healing processes and pleasure

    Within a very intimate and small women-only group, female bodies and sensuality are our central inspirations and we are taking this opportunity to talk and explore this special universe as much as our WOM needs and desires to.

    Places are limited.
    Reserve in advance to avoid disappointment.

    Schedule

    Saturday, March 10, 10am-8pm
    Sunday, March 11, 10am-6pm

    Location: London (address details are provided upon registration)

    Prices
    – £157 (early bird) until Feb 17
    – £197 (after Feb 17)

    (Healthy snacks and drinks will be provided. The price does not include meals, accommodation or travel)

    This workshop is included in Adriana’s Sustainable Empowering Transformations © coaching programme and entitles you to a 10% discount on all her other events/packages for 12 months.

    (Booking closed)

     

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    DR ADRIANA CANDEIAS

    is the founder of Applied Sustainable Health (ASH), a therapeutic platform to support clients achieving and maintaining natural wellbeing. Following her exceptional success when applying tools such as advanced nutrition and energetic medicine to a vast range of chronic conditions, Adriana developed an unique approach which integrates the most recent findings in human science, the ancient medicinal paradigms and anthropological interpretations of tradicional societies merging her deep comprehension of biological and emotional processes and her client’s modern life style needs.

    She has gradually incorporated coaching techniques which confirm the link between mind and immune response and has created the Sustainable Empowering Transformations programme (SET), coaching clients holistically during the most important transition phases of life.

    Nowadays, Adriana is a highly sought after holistic therapist and coach for her insightful and research-based knowledge, intuition and creativity in guiding her clients transforming processes.

    She regularly offers CPD seminars to health professionals on forefront subjects such as the role of Oxytocin in healing and Primal Health, and facilitates transformative events for the wider community. Her favourite themes of action are personal development, creative relationships, female empowerment, career potential, conscious sexuality and expanded conscioussnes. Above all she likes to spread the belief that healing derives from pleasure.

    When she is not coaching, she may be preparing the world’s best sauerkraut or at a ritual gathering at sunset. Additionally to her nearly 20 years path on natural therapies, traditional cooking, the Tao and Tantra Kundalini yoga, Adriana is daily inspired in her roles as a mother, friend, and partner.

     

  • “Emotions, Symptoms and I in 2018” workshop

    Adriana is once again invited to present one of her workshops on holistic health.

    She will be in Lisbon immediately after New Year’s and this is a great opportunity to catch up with her work if you are in the country.

    This time, besides teaching the emotions associated with which particular organ in the body and offering reflection on how our feelings may be determining of physical sensitivities, she will be taking participants through gentle movement meditation to better integration of this knowledge.

    You will also learn the importance of addressing both mental well-being and specific behaviours to support recovery from chronic conditions and she will show you how to design short rituals to support your recovery and of your family.

    This workshop is open to all and will be taught in Portuguese with great incidence to music and group sharing.

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    “Emoções, Sintomas e Eu em 2018”
    Workshop prático por Adriana Candeias.
    Lisboa, quinta-feira, 4 Janeiro, 18h-21h30

    O nosso bem estar físico depende do nosso bem estar emocional.
    Mas como aplicar este conhecimento para melhorarmos a nossa saúde geral?

    Seguindo o sucesso do workshop apresentado o ano passado em Lisboa, Adriana Candeias volta a levar-nos numa visita guiada onde o corpo, o intelecto e as emoções se encontram e através de exercícios ensinar-nos a olhar para o nosso corpo como uma fonte de saber contínuo sobre as nossas necessidades e os nossos desejos.

    Com ela iremos descobrir:
    – sentimentos associados a cada sistema do corpo
    – comportamentos que determinam fragilidades físicas específicas
    – sensações como uma bússola das nossas emoções
    – o nosso corpo como um amigo, sensual
    – como mover a energia no nosso corpo
    – um ritual para o nosso bem-estar e o das nossas famílias

    Com este workshop prático e com movimento, sairemos mais preparados para fazer de 2018 um ano mais saudável.
    Adriana alia as suas técnicas de terapia e coaching numa abordagem do prazer pelo movimento.
    A não perder!

    Data: Quinta-feira, 4 de Janeiro 2018
    Hora: 18h-21h30
    Localização: Lisboa – centro. A morada será confirmada após inscrição.

    Preço:
    – Early bird (antes de 15 de Dezembro) €27
    – Preço completo (depois de 16 de Dezembro) €37
    – Casais (depois de 16 de Dezembro) €57

    Reservas: Ângela Coelho
    Pagamento: paypal.me/AngelaCoelho/

    (Por favor, pague com antecedência para lhe podermos enviar a localização do ateliê.)

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    A Dr Adriana Candeias é a fundadora dos programas de coaching SET (Sustainable Empowering Transformations) e de saúde ASH (Applied Sustainable Health).
    Baseada em Londres e com uma longa experiência em investigação científica na área da eco-fisiologia, Adriana especializou-se em saúde primal, nutrição avançada e desenvolveu uma abordagem terapêutica natural única com surpreendentes resultados no apoio a complexos e inúmeros quadros clínicos crónicos.
    Adriana tem passado a última década a estudar a relação entre o corpo físico e emocional e o papel do prazer e da nossa sexualidade na nossa saúde em geral.
    Desenvolveu um programa de desenvolvimento pessoal exclusivo para mulheres “Women-of-Me”, oferece coaching para indivíduos e casais e é apaixonada pela introdução do movimento na transformação de processos emocionais.
    Hoje em dia, Adriana é procurada como consultora nas áreas empresariais aplicando os seus princípios holísticos no desenho de serviços com sucesso.
    Adriana organiza e facilita encontros com regularidade nos temas da sexualidade consciente e consciência expansiva em Londres. Amando este país, tenciona agora trazer esta experiência ao público lusitano.

  • The Women-of-me Workshop – Portugal

    “THE WOMEN-OF-ME (WOM)

    – meet your authentic, empowered and intimate self –

    by Dr Adriana Candeias

    Intense and liberating workshop for the wise, abundant and sensual modern woman in you.
    Dec 1st-3rd
    Lisbon, Portugal.
    Guest teacher: Julian Marcus

     

    Can you speak your desires?
    Do you know what you need?
    Do you often think of others before yourself?
    Do you believe there is something powerful you can bring to the world but don’t know what?Do you feel you are one step from tapping into your potential?
    Whatever it is stopping you… it must get out of the way!

    You must meet your Women-of-Me.

    THIS TRAINING IS FOR YOU IF

    You feel there is something more;

    you ask questions;
    you find some answers;
    you feel the force;
    you freeze at applying it;
    you have ideas;
    you seek clarity;
    you feel there is something more;

    you sense your inner power;
    you desire to express (so much);
    you know grace and tenderness;
    you watch your presence;
    you expand;
    you are kind and care;
    you find your limitations unbearable;
    you feel there is something more;

    you crave the best of you; you wish to share;
    you wish to grow;
    you fear;
    you have shame;
    you have tears;
    you have amazing laughter;
    you cannot be small anymore;
    you know there is something more.

    WOM is your inner wisdom.
    Discover Her and allow Her to guide your way. This is a journey for women who cannot afford to stay in denial, ignorance or oblivion anymore.
    There is something more.  Within you.

    WHAT IT IS

    Adriana Candeias has designed this training as a personal development experience for women who wish to discover and embrace their feminine power in a truly holistic form. Apart from using thinking processes, we will practice, exercise and go through transitions where we encounter our own unique Women-Of-Me. As we see Her in her body and spirit, the transformation is carefully facilitated gradually, sequentially, ritualistically even, and cultivated within and by the group as a whole.

     

    WHAT HAPPENS

    In the course of two and a half days, we will go though three stages of personal development which should feel like a journey out of our vision and ideals, facing obstacles and unblocking our patterns, into project and actions.

    The programme also includes special seminars on:
    – Bodywork technique (with guest teacher Julian Marcus)
    – the healing processes and pleasure

    Within a very intimate and small women-only group, female body and sensuality are our central inspirations and we are taking this opportunity to talk and explore this special universe as much as our WOM needs and desires to.

    Places are limited.
    Reserve in advance to avoid disappointment.

    SCHEDULE

    Friday, Dec 1st, 6pm-10pm
    Saturday, Dec 2nd, 10am-8pm
    Sunday, Dec 3rd, 10am-5:30pm

    Location: Lisbon (address details are provided upon registration)

    Prices
    – €197 (early bird) until Nov 7
    – €247 (after Nov 8)

    Bookings: Julian Marcus
    https://adrianawom.typeform.com/to/a0QOL7

    (Healthy snacks and drinks will be provided. The price does not include meals, accommodation or travel)

    This workshop is included in Adriana’s Sustainable Empowering Transformations © coaching programme and entitles you to a 10% discount on all her other events/packages for 12 months.

     

    ******************************************************

    DR ADRIANA CANDEIAS

    is the founder of Applied Sustainable Health (ASH), a therapeutic platform to support clients achieving and maintaining natural wellbeing. Following her exceptional success when applying tools such as advanced nutrition and energetic medicine to a vast range of chronic conditions, Adriana developed an unique approach which integrates the most recent findings in human science, the ancient medicinal paradigms and anthropological interpretations of tradicional societies merging her deep comprehension of biological and emotional processes and her client’s modern life style needs.

    She has gradually incorporated coaching techniques which confirm the link between mind and immune response and has created the Sustainable Empowering Transformations programme (SET), coaching clients holistically during the most important transition phases of life.

    Nowadays, Adriana is a highly sought after holistic therapist and coach for her insightful and research-based knowledge, intuition and creativity in guiding her clients transforming processes.

    She regularly offers CPD seminars to health professionals on forefront subjects such as the role of Oxytocin in healing and Primal Health, and facilitates transformative events for the wider community. Her favourite themes of action are personal development, creative relationships, female empowerment, career potential, conscious sexuality and expanded conscioussnes. Above all she likes to spread the belief that healing derives from pleasure.

    When she is not coaching, she may be preparing the world’s best sauerkraut or at a ritual gathering at sunset. Additionally to her nearly 20 years path on natural therapies, tradicional cooking, the Tao and Tantra Kundalini yoga, Adriana is daily inspired in her roles as a mother, friend, and partner.

    JULIAN (HIKARI) MARCUS

    is a bodyworker therapist and teaches alchemy and embodiment practices.
    Since 2001 his passion is for conscious touch and trans-formative connection through massage, group work, conscious sexuality trainings.
    He is one of the directors of an online learning platform for health practitioners. The passion for this work over the years has lead to strong professional connections and collaborations with other facilitators including Adriana in a beautiful and synchronistic way.
    Hikari is a father and practices in Lisbon and Colares Portugal and London UK as well as offering online coaching.

  • Teaching with eHEALTH Learning

    Establishing genuine, meaningful and international collaborations.
     
    This is one of my visions for 2017 and it is happening here and now.
    Since January, I have been working with this fabulous team to bring some of my contents into their online education platform.
     
    Now, listed as one of their teachers, I am honoured and humbled to join these fabulous team of inspiring and leading authors.
     
    It is gorgeous to meet and associate in a community of members who ultimately believe in a better, healthier and more fulfilled world.
     
    As most of my work talks about health factors, human and environment connection, I must say that we must find ways to use the new digital technologies to best serve us.
    This is one of them.

  • Diet culture and immortality

    Is dieting another way of denying death?
    Or does it serve group bounding?
    Is it the new way of religious identity?

    I use diet merely from a therapeutic perspective.
    I have studied many different approaches and have not made an oath on any, which gives me the freedom to be creative and above all specific to my patients’ needs.
    I apply my knowledge in human and clinical physiology and my nutritional plans follow essentially organ support, cultural background and… palate.
    Food is suppose to be pleasurable.  If healthy, even better. And if curing, … the goal.
     
    I do not subscribe all opinions expressed in the present article.
    I do not agree with “Humans [to be] the only animals aware of [their] mortality”, for example.
    But it analysis our most prominent intellectual choices around what we eat, which is in fact … food for thought.
     

  • The physiology of love and creating the best workplace on Earth

    In my “Oxytocin: the physiology of love” course for professionals, I go to great lengths to explain how physical wellbeing depends on our emotional environment, both internally and externally.

    If you are an employer who would like to grow your business in a sustainable way you must consider the relationship between joy, trust, and reward of your employees and your company productivity and stability.

    If you are an employee or self-employed professional, you may understand why it is so important to build and demand a work environment that not only feels good to be in but also allows your mind to expand, relax, evolve and create.

    The point is that our greatest body systems are all related and work together to achieve and maintain health.  In balance, our hormones and neurotransmitters work to keep metabolic processes, immune response and intellectual activity efficient, whilst providing us with the space and ability to be emotionally more capable.  We live in healthier bodies, we relate better to our fellow colleagues and neighbours, we see the world under a more positive, hopeful and unified perspective.

    Pragmatically, we are likely to identify problems and find solutions more effectively.  Which in turns compensates us with a higher sense of usefulness and purpose in life.

    Inserted in a nurturing environment under supportive working conditions, our needs are acknowledged and satisfied.  And our job does not need to be a chore but in fact one more daily activity where we can be healthier and connected.

     

    Want to learn how to set up a sustainable working environment for your team?
    I can help you.

     

     

  • Music and Mind – tools for Wellbeing

    Very interested in this. From personal experience, I use music as a mouldable tool to cheer me up, get me to certain mental moods, facilitate emotional expressive processes, trigger overall healing, as an intellectual activator, and a sound track of day-to-day activities.

    I have made my own tunes since I remember, and I use melodies and humming as a physical companion when I am lonely, cold, reflective or observant.
    Music is just another way of colouring the world for me.
    And in my workshops I carefully choose sounds and tunes to support and illustrate my exercises in coaching.

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    So, this scientific conclusions don’t come as a surprise.
    Before, some astrologers would say my calling for the beauty of sounds derives from my Taurine / Sagittarius nature.
    Whatever explanation, sound frequencies shall not be ignored in wellbeing.

    At least, when silence is not enough…

    (check my playlists on the Resources page for Inspiration)

     

    Psycho-Acoustic Medicine: The Science of Sound In Producing Serotonin, Neurotransmitters & Health

     

  • Working Holidays:  Is This Happiness Strange?

    Portuguese at my origins, the inevitability of holiday trips to visit family and friends takes me often to the light of Lisbon and the south Atlantic.

    But I love my work, and ideas spring easily at new conversations, situations, questions.  Inspiration is everywhere and creativity does not go on breaks.  So, as I discovered some years ago, it is great to combine both.

    From the early times as a graduating therapist giving consultations from different locations in Portugal, offering workshops on natural health for pregnant women and families, then as a tutor to students attending CPH’s course and more recently working with professionals and the regulatory bodies in the country, I have enjoyed merging both moods, the relaxed authentic and … nerdy manner.

    We are working on bringing my extended Women-Of-Me workshops and Power Coaching retreats in the near future too.  Really, watch this space, as I will be bringing a fabulous team for this.

    In the meantime, and whilst I am in Lisbon for NYE, nothing like starting 2017 with TWO intensive workshops.

     

    “The real ache of a broken heart.”

    Thursday, Jan 5th, 6:00 – 8:30 pm, Cascais.

    An introductory workshop on the links between emotions and the physical body , it will be fun as we navigate within organs sensitivities and blocked feelings whilst discovering ways to support some health conditions by developing specific problem solving, expression of emotions, establishing boundaries and promote self-love.

    Although the session won’t be therapeutic you will gather enough information to identify your particular mind/body links and start appreciating your body as a key to your inner emotional needs.

    Reserve event with Ângela Coelho

     

     

    “2017: one step to healthy relationships, nutrition and general being”

    Saturday, Jan 7th, 3:00 – 6:00 pm, Lisbon.

    This will be an informal presentation of my coaching strategies to keep track of our projects, unblocking obstacles and achieve our dreams, sooner than later, whilst attaining physical health  and connecting wonderfully with those around us.

    Is this utopian? Not at all. And I will be sharing how to do it in one single step.
    Lots of time for fun exercises and Q&A.

    Reserve event with Ana Rosendo Cabral

     

    Looking forward to seeing you in Lisbon or London.

    In the meantime, have the most wonderful auspicious and healthy 2017!!!!

  • New parents, life can be a little bit easier…

    Breastfeeding and sleeping are the most discussed themes with parents who seek my help to support their child’s health in their first year of life.

    Independently of the route parents chose, there is often a time that baby’s sleeping patters and eating habits do not make much sense. There are many reasons why this could be be happening and we try to identify and analyse them all.
    The strategy is always to integrate the needs of the baby with the physical and emotional ability parents have of respond to these.

    However, the struggles presented by new-born-mums (which extends to the other parent and through their following years at home) very often coincides with the decision of putting baby to sleep in a separate cot or bed. Too often.

    With our modern life styles this is not always easy, but I still observe that most anxiety, disturbed sleep and lack of satiation of breastmilk is resolved by prolonging co-sleeping.

    Life can be a little bit easier…

    Photos of Mammals Safely “Co-Sleeping” with Their Babies, As They’ve Done for Millions of Years