embodied @ work

Have you experienced moments when you have a task ahead and your energy is not fitting it at all? Maybe you need to focus on a spreadsheet at a moment when you are feeling very creative and imaginative, or vice-versa.

Being able to recognise what kind of setting is needed, and which one is present is the first challenge. Which part of you is usually sitting in the driver’s seat, making those choices?




In the open session, you will:

  • explore the concept of archetypes and how they relate to some parts of you;
  • experience how they can be mobilised, both individually and as a group;
  • learn warm-up exercises that you can use to connect with each archetype by yourself or with your team in your day-to-day work.

(this session is open for everyone, registration is mandatory)



C.G. Jung defined archetypes as patterns of instinctual behaviour. Even if we have some that are more dominant in our personality, Jung suggested that they are carried through generations in the collective unconscious. The number of archetypes is not fixed or static, but Jung referred to 12 archetypal figures: Ruler, Creator, Sage, Innocent, Explorer, Rebel, Hero, Wizard, Jester, Every person, Lover, and Caregiver.

By using these figures as a reference model, you will explore:

  • which qualities of the archetypes feel familiar, and which are more difficult to connect with;
  • in which work circumstances these archetypes usually appear in you, and when they would be beneficial;
  • embodied practices that allow you to connect with these archetypal energies when you need them.

Each archetype brings a different filter to how we perceive ourselves and the world. By tapping into them, we experience alternative ways of being, collaborating, relating, thinking and acting, which may be more useful than our default responses.


The journeys are designed to combine knowledge from psychology, dance and movement pedagogy, experience design, neuroscience and game design, aiming to promote collective transformation, starting from individual awareness.

developing yourself

working through archetypes

First contact with working with archetypes and embodiment

Duration: 1,5 hours

archetypes one by one

Focus on each archetype, in how it shows up for you, the benefits and dangers of their qualities, and how to connect with them


the magician, the lover, the hero, the sovereign

Duration: 3 hours

meeting the “inner team”

Understanding what parts of ourselves are present in each moment, in which beliefs they are set, and bringing awareness to the Self as the inner witness and regulator of all the others.

Your “inner team” is the collection of parts that are present in you, showing up through your patterns of thought and behaviour.

Duration: 2 days

developing others

working through archetypes – facilitator

For: facilitators, trainers, team leaders, and hosts.

Learning embodied practices that allow you to awaken specific qualities and mindsets in the participants in your events or meetings;

Understanding the theoretical and methodological concepts behind the exercises

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An interesting combination of personal body awareness, theoretical inputs on the archetypes and interactions with other participants. Instructive and touching.

Testimonial – Andreas

Ana Bernardes

A degree in psychology was only the first step into the topic of development and transformation. Ana’s path made her a believer in the power of play and relation in order to create purposeful life and live in balance. She believes that change can only have impact if we also act on changing the workplaces and how we relate to work.

Body awareness and movement as key elements of exploration that allow the unconscious wisdom to be expressed and reflected on, is the core of her work.

Ana has a degree in Psychology is trained in Holistic Dance, Social Presencing Theater and Embodiment coaching, which she combines with the experience of working in Business Consulting, Corporate Training, Experience and Game Design.


what is embodiment?

Embodiment relates to the intertwined existence of body and mind, where both of them influence each other and are able to create change.

Working with embodiment refers us to the body, especially to its somatic experience, which is the experience of the living body.

embodiment and archetypes

The methods we use are based on a 4E cognition approach: embodied, embedded, enacted and extended).

We connect to the expression of archetypes through embodiment practices, inviting one’s personal direct experience of the concepts.

embodiment and work

The changes in the world and in business demand people to be more self-aware and present. Being whole and authentic at the workplace can only be achieved by developing not only outwardly but also inwardly.

Raising consciousness implies deep inner work that includes body, mind and spirit.