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Brazil; Community Caravan Series

September 4, 2020 @ 6:45 pm - 7:30 pm

This stop will visit Sao Paolo in Brazil and hear from the team behind the Caravana Da Paz, Brasil – a Portuguese version of the Caravan of Unity inspired by this years event series. The organising team, Clinical Psychologist Ligia Splendore, Sean Blackwell, Christina Barros and Flavia Galbiatti will discuss;

  • Brazilian culture and its spiritual-religious syncretism
  • Groups that have been studying and researching these topics
  • Initiatives that are bringing innovations that recognize the spiritual dimension
  • Introduction of the Caravana da Paz Brasil

The Caravan of Peace Brazil, inspired by the European Caravan of Unity, expands to include its own identity and diversity and will run alongside the September events in Portuguese.

Site: https://www.caravanadapazbrasil.org/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Caravana-da-Paz-Brasil-2020-664195180863255/

And Instagram https://www.instagram.com/caravanadapazbrasil/ 

Our invitation is for each one of us to exercise our power to create and express ourselves. This movement integrates several initiatives for a post-pandemic world. We will co-create a new world strengthened in our similarities and supported in our singularities.


Sean Blackwell

Since 2007 Sean Blackwell has been researching and teaching about the spiritual dimension and healing potential of bipolar disorder through his YouTube channel, bipolarORwakingUP. His videos graphically illustrate subjects such as spiritual emergency, transpersonal psychology, and the evolution of consciousness, always demonstrating how these themes relate to transcending the bipolar condition. His book, “Am I Bipolar or Waking Up?”, published in 2011, describes his own bipolar awakening, subsequent hospitalization, and complete recovery, which happened in 1996.

In 2013, Sean started The Bipolar Awakenings Healing Retreat, a pioneering program for people who wanted to heal from their so-called incurable condition. In September of 2016, Sean received his certification as a Holotropic Breathwork facilitator with Grof Transpersonal Training, the official training program of Dr. Stanislav Grof. In 2020, Sean launched Distance Surrogate Breathwork and Conscious Emotional Clearing, as two very affordable options that could help people begin to heal their bipolar conditions safely, within the comfort of their own home.

Maria Cristina Barros

Maria Cristina Barros Graduated in Psychology at the Institute of Psychology at the University of São Paulo (1989) and got a master’s degree in Developmental Psychology from the same institution (1999). She specialized in Transpersonal Psychology by the Portuguese-Brazilian Transpersonal Association (ALUBRAT) in 2004. From 2005 to 2012 she was a representative of ALUBRAT in Porto Alegre, RS, coordinating the specialization course (Lato sensu) in Integrative Transpersonal Psychology. She is a member of the International Commission of the International Transpersonal Association (ITA), and a founding member of ATI – Asociación Transpersonal Iberoamericana. Cristina is currently vice president of ALUBRAT- Brazil, and has been working as clinical psychotherapist and psychooncologist with adults through a Transpersonal approach. Currently, she is also dedicated to research, assistance and teaching on the impact of spirituality on mental health, integrating the PROSER (Health, Spirituality and Religiosity Studies Program) at the Psychiatry Institute of the Hospital das Clínicas, Faculty of Medicine, University of São Paulo, institution for which she is a candidate for doctorate.

Flavia Galbiatti

Flávia graduated in Medical School in 1994 at Jundiai University and specialized in Alergic Deseases by the University of São Paulo in 1998.

She specialized also in Transpersonal Psycology by the Portuguese-Brazilian Transpersonal Association ALUBRAT) in 2002 and in Homeophathy in Science College of São Paulo (FACIS), in 2010. She works with Integrative and Vibrational Medicine.


September 4, 2020
6:45 pm - 7:30 pm
Event Category:


Sao Paolo
Sao Paolo, Brazil + Google Map
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Ligia Splendore
View Organiser Website


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2020-09-04 19:30:00

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Ligia Splendore and team

Ligia Splendore is a clinical psychologist licensed in São Paulo, Brazil (1986), with a post-graduate degree in Transpersonal Psychology from ALUBRAT – Associação Luso-Brasileira de Transpessoal (2008). In 1991-92 she gained valuable experience, working as therapeutic support with the mental health system in Trieste, Italy – internationally recognized as one of the pioneering mental health services of the anti-psychiatry movement. Since 2007, together with Sean, Ligia has been studying the relationship between bipolar disorder and Dr. Stanislav Grof’s concept of spiritual emergency. In 2009, she started the social network, almabipolar.org (“bipolar soul”), which offered psychoeducational support for those diagnosed with bipolar disorder. In 2017, almabipolar.org changed its name to Rethinking Madness (Repensando a Loucura) and it was integrated into the international campaign #EmergingProud. Ligia has become a reference in this field in Brazil, teaching courses in spiritual emergency as well as supporting people undergoing spiritual emergencies for more than a decade.
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