Integrating body, mind and spirit!
Quinta da Calma
Join Dr. João Paulo Pestana for a weekend of discovery and deepening of the theoretical principles and practical applications of Energy Medicine and Energy Psychology at Quinta da Calma, an oasis in the center of the Algarve.
come learn to heal, restore and revitalize your physical and emotional energy naturally and non-invasively. balance the energy of mind and body increases happiness and enhances health and physical and psychological well-being.
For thousands of years, our ancestors recognized the healing value of energy.
From Asia to America, traditional medicine focused on our energetic health as the most effective way to prevent illness and increase overall vitality.
Whether it was through balancing the qi (chi) that travels through the meridians, Ayurvedic practices to balance the doshas, or the use of therapeutic touch in shamanic practices, vital energy was understood as the "master key" to a healthy and balanced life.
For millions of people, over thousands of years, accessing and balancing their vital energy has helped keep disease at bay. However, nowadays, modern medicine practically ignores the healing power of our vital energy.
"Energy Medicine brings vitality when we are tired, health when we are sick and joy when we are down."
– Donna Eden
THE Energy Medicine is based on the scientifically accepted fact that everything in our Universe is made up of energy , including the human body. Conventional Medicine, at its base, focuses on the biochemistry of cells, tissues and organs. Energy Medicine, at its core, focuses on the body's energy fields that organize and control the growth and repair of cells, tissues, and organs.
Fortunately, the latest scientific evidence is beginning to prove what our ancestors knew so well: vital energy is powerful. Very powerful!
Effectively, the field of Energy Medicine is helping thousands of people around the world to recover this ancient knowledge, lighting the way for what is possible to happen, when we know how to direct the energy of our body, mind and emotions.
Energy Medicine puts our health and well-being in our own hands. Daily practices can open up and align different levels of our energy, giving us access to abundant health, deep joy and happiness, as well as greater focus and mental clarity.
Fortunately, we can all tap into the source of this transformative energy!
Energy Medicine is an integrative approach that expands upon principles and practices of therapeutic approaches as diverse as acupuncture, craniosacral therapy, therapeutic tai chi, yoga and other holistic modalities in order to:
decrease suffering, pain and physical and psychological illness;
strengthen the feelings of happiness, joy and satisfaction with life;
increase focus and mental clarity, enhancing productivity;
improve balance, harmony and well-being;
enhance general health and longevity.
Currently, there are many people who are beginning to realize that their daily physical and psychological imbalances are based on their energy levels . When the flow of energy is blocked or unbalanced, illness is more likely to develop, life becomes more difficult and everything looks grayer.
"Energy medicine is the next big step... it's the future of medicine"
– Dr. Mehmet Oz
When the different energy systems are aligned, reopened and unobstructed , life begins to flow in another way, it becomes easier, more abundant and with renewed meaning .
The good news is that Energy Medicine and all its benefits are not just reserved for doctors, psychologists, gifted therapists or other health professionals. We all have the ability to use our life energy to create a fundamental shift in the mind-body relationship that can transform our lives for the better.
In our innermost being, we are all therapists instinctive because our body and mind naturally seek healing and alignment.
With the proper knowledge, any of us can learn to consciously access and direct these energies, gaining access to a powerful and almost inexhaustible source of health, vitality and joy.
Ancestral Techniques to Restore Health, Joy and Vitality
According to the In Traditional Chinese Medicine , Autumn is associated with the Metal Element and represents the “end of the cycle” in the Five Element Theory . The active nature (yang) of summer gives way to a more passive energy (yin), inviting an analysis of the year that now enters its final stretch. It is normal, therefore, that some relationships come to an end now, whether romantic or commercial, that detox diets are started and cleaning is done (in the house and in the mind), that we have an impulse to change something that we feel we are not “flow”…, in short, it is a time of confrontation with our reality, which invites us to introspection, to revaluation and transformation.
Autumn/Metal energy often represents an acute awareness of the passage of time and focuses our attention on what is essential. Autumn's message is to let go of everything that is not necessary . Like the leaves that fall, autumn invites us to let go of what no longer serves our purpose, thus opening the way (energy) for a new cycle of growth.
The Autumn Retreat takes advantage of this energy of transformation and was created with the aim of providing participants with unique moments of introspection, discovery and sharing about the essence that we are and that unites us all: pure energy!
Energy Medicine respects and honors our body's natural wisdom and is based on the understanding that the body is designed to heal itself and feel good. Studying and practicing Energy Medicine transports us to a time when we were closer to the rhythms of nature and when we lived in greater harmony with our own bodies. A time when healing meant a close collaboration between nature and the body's own energy. From Celtic Medicine, through Traditional Chinese Medicine, Ayurveda, Yoga or Tai Chi, for shamans and priests, healing through the manipulation of the body's own energy was something widely known and practiced.
By re-embracing these natural energies and learning to apply them in contemporary contexts, we reconnect to a sacred wisdom that allows us to nourish body, mind and spirit.
I invite @, therefore, to join us in the Autumn Retreat for a weekend of exploration, transformation and personal growth.
Best wishes and, if necessary, a see you soon.
João Paulo Pestana
What to Expect at the Autumn Retreat
Participants can expect a cozy and informal atmosphere throughout the weekend, where they will learn that they can, in a simple and fun way, evaluate and positively influence their own energy, as well as the energy of other people. They will learn specific protocols to identify and correct energy imbalances, learn to manage stress and dysfunctional emotions and meet people with the same interests in deepening knowledge about Energy Medicine, Chinese Medicine, Energy Psychology, emotions, spirituality and personal development.
It is not necessary to have any special sensitivity or previous knowledge in working with energy to enjoy the Retreat. The techniques we will use are simple to learn and can be applied by anyone who wish to increase their knowledge in the field of Energy Medicine and non-conventional therapies , from therapists and health professionals to the general public.
Among the various topics that we will address throughout the Autumn Retreat , we can highlight the following:
Daily Energy Routine;
You essential principles of Energy Medicine;
Learn to test the vital energy of the organism;
The Five Elements of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Water, Wood, Fire, Earth and Metal);
acupressure techniques n Traditional Chinese Medicine Meridians to balance metabolism, promote digestion and intestinal transit, helping to maintain or lose weight;
Learn to test the energy of foods and supplements to create a personalized diet;
Learning trigger points in the lymphatic system that stimulate the release of toxins;
Psychology Protocols Energy to manage stress, the emotions and eliminate negative thoughts;
Learning to communicate with the sub-conscious to identify and eliminate dysfunctional beliefs;
Techniques to increase confidence and improve concentration and learning;
The energies of love (simple techniques to improve and balance energy in the couple).
Although learning takes place in a fun and relaxing environment, the Autumn Retreat is designed to provide powerful personal transformation tools l. To this end, participants will work individually or in pairs, depending on the protocol or exercise in question. Everyone will have the opportunity to feel and personally experience the benefits of Energy Medicine.
At the end of the training, each participant will have learned simple and very effective techniques that they can start using immediately, for the rest of their lives, on themselves and their family members. The regular use of Energy Medicine techniques promotes feelings of joy, happiness and inner peace , promoting health and well-being. These techniques can also be used by therapists, as support in curing diseases, maintaining or improving the patient's quality of life.
João Paulo Pestana It's degree in Psychology, with a specialist degree in Clinical and Health Psychology awarded by the Portuguese Psychologists Association. He is a pioneer in the introduction of Energy Psychology in Portugal and a professor of Energy Medicine in Portugal and in the Eden Energy Medicine Certification Program in England and the USA.
He maintains a clinical practice in the Algarve of Psychology and Energy Medicine and carries out regular training on these topics, in Portugal and abroad.
Tânia André It's licensed in Nursing working in the field of Urgent and Emergency for over 10 years.
Seeking to deepen his knowledge in the field of holistic therapies, he later graduated in Chinese Medicine, currently doing consultation and treatments, of which the acupuncture and adult and pediatric Tuina massage.
Autumn Retreat Location
Quinta da Calma
Quinta da Calma is a unique place, a true Oasis in the heart of the Algarve.
A space of beauty and harmony between Man and Nature, where healing and transformation find ideal conditions.
Quinta da Calma
Address: Quinta da Calma
Apartado 3053 · 8135-901 Almancil · Algarve · Portugal
(GPS Coordinates : N 37º 04.712′ / W 008º 00.624′)
In addition to Energy Medicine and Quinta da Calma's own energy, the Autumn Retreat includes a careful meal , provided by the vegetarian restaurant of Quinta da Calma, Gaia Sol . It will be an excellent opportunity to detoxify and purify the body from the excesses of summer, making it more resilient and healthy for the coming winter.
All meals will be held at Gaia Sol , where eating means enjoying the best ingredients that nature has to offer, prepared with love and care and presented as a feast for the eyes and stomach.
Many of Gaia Sol's regular visitors are not vegetarians but love the homemade soups, salads and main dishes. Fresh juices, healthy herbal teas and delicious desserts complete the menu and prove that vegetarian can be synonymous with very tasty. You can mix whatever you want – soup and salad; main course and dessert; or eat a little of everything. We are confident you will enjoy it!
The training has a very practical nature, so enrollment will be limited . Thus, it is intended to create a cohesive group spirit, where each of the participants feel welcomed and confident, with the time and the space necessary so that master the theoretical concepts and practical applications of all the tools that we will work with.
The values of the Autumn Retreat correspond to the final value per person.
We have two registration possibilities.
Registration without accommodation:
We also opened up the possibility of holding the Autumn Retreat without staying at Quinta da Calma. We will accept applications on a first-come, first-served basis (with proof of payment sent).
retreat without accommodation
€310 (training fee)
€275 (promotional value until September 28))
inscription with accommodation:
We have a limited number of accommodations for each of the options described below. We will accept applications on a first-come, first-served basis (with proof of payment sent).
Buganvilia accommodation 2 beds - double occupancy ( see accommodation description here )
€370 (training value)
€335 (promotional value until 28 September)
Accommodation Buganvilia 1 bed - single