A truly therapeutic procedure cannot have less an objective than the whole of mankind...”Moreno, J. L. (1953). Who Shall Survive?

Monday, January 17, 2011


Awakening Humanity, Sociatry, Psychodrama for Transformation and Transformational Breathwork

Palmela - Setúbal - Portugal

May 27 - 28 -29th

Directed by
Edward Schreiber - Christian de la Huerta


Edward Schreiber and Christian de la Huerta



Breathwork for Transformation

This retreat offers an extensive and in-depth training experience in the application of Sociodrama, Psychodrama and Sociatry as a method for personal and social transformation. This retreat includes also training in the healing power of Transformational Breathwork, a yogic practice, a healing tool learned quickly and efficiently, yielding immediate results, impacting the physical, emotional, psychological and spiritual aspects. 

Sociatry is the awakening of “the Godhead” within each of us and within a group, as J.L. Moreno discovered it.  It is at the core of the Sociodrama and Psychodrama methods. Sociatry teaches the formulas and practices of enlightenment, which was Moreno’s path. Sociatry teaches codes for such an awakening, and for planting of seeds of enlightenment within the body of humanity.  Sociatry teaches about the power of Sociodrama and Psychodrama and tools to be learned.

When Sociatry, Sociodrama and Psychodrama are reinforced with the healing practice of Transformational Breathwork, this brings about an experience at profound levels, pleasurable, and provides skills for engaging power in new ways, resulting in levels of personal fulfillment and effectiveness in the world.

You will emerge clearer, more resolved to express yourself fully. This retreat will offer an understanding and direct experience of soulful power of the Godhead, humble, quiet and unassuming, not abusive, arrogant or self-aggrandizing. It is about authentic self-expression, service and making a difference in the world.

Highly experiential, the retreat incorporates presentation and discussion within a context of personal and global transformation.

Edward Schreiber

Edward Schreiber is a Trainer in Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy. He is a long time student of Zen, combining the essence of Zen with the essence of Psychodrama, creating Psychodrama-Sociodrama for Transformation. Edward is the Executive Director of the Zerka T. Moreno Foundation for Training, Research and Education. He is the Director of the Adult Psychiatric Day Treatment Program in Ware, Massachusetts. Edward is the author of the Chapter on Psychodrama, Sociometry, Sociatry and Group Psychotherapy in Kaplan and Sadock’s Comprehensive Guide to Psychiatry, 9th Edition. He is the co-editor of The Quintessential Zerka: Writings by Zerka Toeman Moreno on Psychodrama, Sociometry and Group Psychotherapy. Ed is the Editor of To Dream Again: Memoirs of Zerka Toeman Moreno.

Edward teaches Psychodrama at the Graduate School of Expressive Therapies at Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He has served on the faculty of the International Association of Group Psychotherapy and Group Process Granada Academy. 

He is researching the unpublished work of Dr. J.L. Moreno, the work of Sociatry: the healing of society and brings this work as tools for personal, group and social transformation to the retreat.

Christian de la Huerta

Christian de la Huerta has been a writer, speaker, retreat and group facilitator for the past 20 years. Author of the award-winning and critically-acclaimed “Coming out Spiritually,” he is currently writing a new book “The Soul of Power.” 

Christian is creator and teacher of self-development programs focusing on personal growth and awareness, advanced transformational practices, understanding sex and relationships, mechanisms of ego and projection, life purpose, and reclaiming personal power. 

He is an acclaimed speaker at universities, conferences and spiritual communities nationwide, where audiences find Christian's message particularly relevant in these times. Christian also practices as spiritual coach and a leadership development consultant whose work ranges from individuals and couples in private practice to major corporate engagements and non-profit groups.

Organized by 
 Ivo Banaco
  Economist, Life Coach, currently doing Phd in Psychology
Manuela Maciel 
 Clinical Psychologist, Psychodramatist and Sociodramatist. Chairman of the Psychodrama section of the IAGP (2003-2009 - International Association for Group Psychotherapy and Group Processes) and Vice-President of the Portuguese Psychodrama Association.
Maria Margarida Barros
Sociodramatist, member of  the Portuguese Psychodrama Association. Plastic artist. Trans-disciplinary approach  to the Social Science and Humanities, Long time researcher/practitioner of the Old Wisdom Traditions.

Value includes meals and overnight stays
180,00€ until March 4
230.00€ until April 29

170.00€ until March 4
210,00€ until April 29


of six participants or more participants, the value is 150.00€ for each participant, who must deliver the registration together until March 04 or 200,00€ until April 29

For registration contact for
00 351 915 486 254 - 00 351 967 707 623

This retreat has the support of the Psychodrama Portuguese Association http://www.sociedadeportuguesapsicodrama.com/