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Cerqueira César, Brazil

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Experience hosted by Joana

60 mins
Includes drinks
Up to 1 people
Hosted in English, Portuguese

What you'll do

We'll meet in a café (including a cold or hot beverage). This is a one-on-one experience. You'll tell me your story in an easygoing conversation, in which I'll guide you to remember events and help trigger your past memories. I'll be taking notes in order to develop a story line from a unique angle. Within 5 days, I'll send your story to you by email in its final format (of around 700 words). I can deliver the text in either English or Portuguese, it's up to you. In addition, I'll take a set of portrait photos of you that I'll send together with the text. You'll leave from this experience with a feeling that someone was fully present listening to you. It's a nice way to get to know more about yourself and the perception of another person on you from an amicable perspective.

You can treat yourself to a session or give it as a gift to a loved one.

I also offer sessions to children from seven years old.

Writing samples in English:

"The Language of Animals"
https://www.dropbox.com/s/7errbkngfdeqsbh/the%20language%20of%20animals.pdf?dl=0

"The Wrong Gift, the Right Choice"
https://www.dropbox.com/s/ds1efdwwnousfzm/the%20wrong%20gift%2C%20the%20right%20choice.pdf?dl=0

Writing samples in Portuguese:

"A Outra Parte de Si"
https://www.dropbox.com/s/5vj0f5rqb3mbpn7/a%20outra%20parte%20de%20si.pdf?dl=0

"Escolhas Que Te Escolhem"
https://www.dropbox.com/s/c1a812ng9xwe1uy/escolha
Other things to note
Please contact me for other time slots that are not on the calendar.
It's also possible to have sessions if you have a longer story to tell. I'll deliver a text of about 750 words for each session.
We'll meet in a café (including a cold or hot beverage). This is a one-on-one experience. You'll tell me your story in an easygoing conversation, in which I'll guide you to remember events and help trigger your past memories. I'll be taking notes in order to develop a story line from a unique angle. Within 5 days, I'll send your story to you by email in its final format (of around 700 words). I can deliver the text in either English or Portugues…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    1 hot or cold beverage
From $52
/ person
Wed, Dec 2
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
$52 per person
$52 per person
Thu, Dec 3
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
$52 per person
$52 per person
Fri, Dec 4
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
$52 per person
$52 per person

Meet your host, Joana

Host on Airbnb since 2014
  • 7 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I was born and raised in Sao Paulo. After living in other countries (USA, Germany and England) to study, I recently returned to my hometown, where I can experience the city with a different set of eyes. I have a background in psychology, neuroscience and a PhD in cognitive innovation, as well as I work as a screenwriter and independent filmmaker.

My writing is driven by the desire to speak up, to raise questions and to connect intimately with the lives of others. With my stories, fictional or biographical, I seek to take my readers on a journey that hopefully offers refuge while also encouraging bold thinking and a courageous engagement with the world.
I was born and raised in Sao Paulo. After living in other countries (USA, Germany and England) to study, I recently returned to my hometown, where I can experience the city with a different set of eyes. I have a background in psychology, neuroscience and a PhD in cognitive innovation, as well as I work as a screenwriter and independent filmmaker.

My writing is driven by the desire to speak up, to raise questions and to connect intimately with the lives of others. With my stories, fict…
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Where you'll be

We'll meet in a café where we'll talk and have a non-alcoholic drink. There are tables inside and outdoors as well. It's possible to do via video chat for those outside of Sao Paulo.

Rated 4.86 out of 5 from 7 reviews.

Suelen
February 2020
Demos esta experiência de presente para uma amiga, ela simplesmente amou a Joana e a esperiência como um todo trouxe clareza para sua história e pra fase da sua vida. Ela super recomenda a experiência como presente, pois além de ser original é algo singular e criativo.
Demos esta experiência de presente para uma amiga, ela simplesmente amou a Joana e a esperiência como um todo trouxe clareza para sua história e pra fase da sua vida. Ela super re…
Ivanez
January 2020
Uma experiência sem igual,Joana tem uma energia ótima e sabe deixar você a vontade para com o objetivo. Viver algo assim é único e significativo.
Flávia
December 2019
Uma experiência única e diferente de tudo que já tinha vivido. Legal para quem gosta de contar histórias e ser ouvido por uma escuta ativa.
Norbert
October 2019
Joana is a lovely lady with really positive energy. You will feel good to be around her, kind, good attention to details. Me and my daughter felt really relaxed and connected straight away. I can recommend her without any doubt!
Francesco
August 2019
I am writing this before getting the story, but I am sure it will be a great one, given the level of attention Joana paid and the smart questions she used to guide the conversion. I had the possibility to share a relevant part of my life in just one hour time. Joana was really kind and attentive. Everything was great.
I am writing this before getting the story, but I am sure it will be a great one, given the level of attention Joana paid and the smart questions she used to guide the conversion.…
Bianca
May 2019
I loved this experience. It's a skill (a difficult one) to tell your own story, so I imagine an even more difficult one to articulate someone else's story. Joana did this so well. She listened and paid attention to everything throughout our hour together. She didn't judge, and didn't pity any part of it, but just listened, which has to be the biggest gift of all. The coffee shop was a lovely setting to be in, and afterwards we took a few head shots, which wasn't awkward or embarrassing like I'd feared it might be! I really like the photos and they reflect me really well. I received the essay after only one day - it was such a treat to read, and was fascinating to read my life story through the eyes of another. These days I don't think of myself as strong physically or mentally, but Joana had a lovely way of conveying this, and in an honest and believable way. It was a lovely essay to read and a lovely experience. Telling a story, and having someone put it into words that can be shared, I think is one of the most powerful things that can exist. I really recommend it. Thank-you Joana.
I loved this experience. It's a skill (a difficult one) to tell your own story, so I imagine an even more difficult one to articulate someone else's story. Joana did this so well.…

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    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $52 per person
  • Thu, Dec 3
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $52 per person
  • Fri, Dec 4
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $52 per person
  • Mon, Dec 7
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $52 per person
  • Tue, Dec 8
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $52 per person
  • Wed, Dec 9
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $52 per person
  • Thu, Dec 10
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $52 per person
  • Fri, Dec 11
    4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    $52 per person

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 1 guest ages 7 and up can attend.