Hello, my name is Ana Ferreira, I was born in Portugal and currently live in Groningen, the Netherlands, with my family. I am passionate about life, learning, personal development, traveling, human connection, parents&babies, human biology, health, and everything that has the magic of combining these themes.
I have an academic background in Biology and Medical Sciences and a 15 years journey of working in scientific research. After becoming a mother, my interest for personal development, as well as for the bridges between science and parenting and education, started to grow stronger. I decided to study and complete certifications in Coaching, Conscious Parenting, and other disciplines related to personal development. A new (inner and outer) journey started for me.
In 2018 I made a change in my career to become a Life Coach. Now I help other scientists, parents, travelers, and life-curious of many sorts navigating their unique life paths, through workshops and private sessions.
I believe that growing self-awareness is a key step to increase freedom, joy and well-being in all areas of our life. That has been the vision behind my coaching work and the creation of the Travel Into You project.
From April 2018 I am a member of NOBCO, Nederlandse orde van beroepscoaches, the Dutch order of professional coaches.
In this website you will find more information about my work. If you have questions or would like to contact, please do, I will be happy to reply.
Thanks for visiting and joining this journey!
My main studies
-MSc in Biology (University of Porto, 2002)
-PhD in Medical Sciences (University of Groningen, 2009)
-Babies in Mind: Why the Parent’s Mind Matters (University of Warwick, 2015)
-Conscious Parenting Certification (Academia de Parentalidade Consciente/Life Training, 2016)
-International Certification in Coaching (Life Training/EAPPT, 2017)
-Somatic Experiencing® Professional training Beginner I and II (Somatic Experiencing, 2017)
-Points of You® for Professionals - Certified Practitioner Training (Points of You Benelux, 2017)
-Lego® Serious Play® for Coaching - Personal training (Gold Label Creation & Strategy, the Netherlands, 2018)
-Therapeutic Art Life Coach Certification (Transformation Academy, 2019)
-Trauma Training 4 Professionals (Passion4Life, Netherlands, 2019)
-Add Heart Facilitator™, in training (HeartMath Institute, 2019)