One Person At A Time

Team Members

Professional Holistic Mindfulness Life Coaching Support Specialists

Jorge Venceslau
Catarina Capinha
Henrique Duarte
Barbara Santos
Jacques Gabriels
Octávio Teixeira
Douwe Elsman

Jorge Venceslau

Time to Be You® Founder and Director

Passionate about Making a Difference
The Journey of Jorge Venceslau: Born in Arruda dos Vinhos in 1969 in Portugal, from chasing his first dream on the football field to soaring through the magic in the aviation industry, Jorge Venceslau’s journey has been nothing short of extraordinary adventures. But it was his encounter with a profound opportunity that changed the course of his life forever—a scholarship awarded by the Association of Treatment of Drug Addiction, IPSS (A.T.T.).

In 1996, Jorge embarked on a transformative journey to England, where he immersed himself in the study of Addictions Counselling at Action on Addictions Foundation. Armed with newfound knowledge and an unwavering dedication to helping others, he embarked on a mission to make a difference in the world of addiction treatment.

Read More About: Jorge’s Experience in Counselling

His path led him to treatment centers across the globe, from Portugal’s Treatment Center Farol II to the Crossroads in Antigua Treatment Center founded by the legendary Eric Clapton. In England, he lent his expertise to Outcome Consulting, leaving an indelible mark on institutions like Clouds House and reaching communities as far as Brazil and South Africa.

But it was his return to Portugal in 2002 that marked a turning point in Jorge’s career. Driven by a passion for structured family interventions, he pursued specialised training, recognising the pivotal role families play in the journey to recovery.

Back in Portugal, Jorge initiated groundbreaking projects focused on primary and secondary prevention and family support. From the innovative ponto de escuta ( hearing point) project in all public Cascais schools to implementing the LifeSkills Training® program in educational institutions like the German School of Lisbon and Colégio Amor de Deus in Cascais, his impact was felt far and wide.

For Jorge, working with families isn’t just a profession—it’s a calling and a profound source of fulfillment. He believes that empowering families with the knowledge and tools they need is essential in breaking the cycle of addiction and fostering lasting change.

As Jorge continues to champion the cause of addiction and mental health treatment and family support, his legacy serves as a testament to the power of passion, dedication, and love in transforming lives and communities for the better.

Time to Be You® – The Real You>, is a unique approach for people transformation, Jorge’s passion for his spiritual journey in recent years as been his ultimate adventure, where mindfulness living, to be able to live the present at present time, energy Understanding & Flow, the fundamental of living being breathing, living as a unique soul that we all are and live love as the true creation…

Catarina Capinha

Psychotherapist and Art Therapist

Catarina started her career as a Clinical Psychologist in the Departments of Psychology Evaluation and Hospital Internment Miguel Bombarda.

She then took steps for ten years in the clinical intervention with children, adolescents and families at the Center for Family Support and Parental Counseling at the IPSS “O Século” Foundation.

Effective Member of the Portuguese Order of Psychologists Professional Card Nº 2713

Effective Member Candidate of the Portuguese Society of Art Therapy Nº044/12

Art Institutional Therapist credited by the Portuguese Society of Art Therapy CAP – Vocational Training Certificate of the IEFP – Institute for Employment and Vocational Training Postgraduate

Course on “Child Abuse: Repercussions” – Lisbon Medical School Interview, …

Jorge Venceslau: Catarina’s career is like a beautiful tapestry, woven with threads of clinical psychology, art therapy, and a passion for helping others. She began her journey as a Clinical Psychologist, working in the Departments of Psychology Evaluation and Hospital Internment Miguel Bombarda. From there, she spent ten years working in clinical intervention with children, adolescents, and families at the Center for Family Support and Parental Counseling at the IPSS “O Século” Foundation.

Catarina’s dedication to her profession is evident in her many accomplishments, including being an Effective Member of the Portuguese Order of Psychologists and a candidate for the Portuguese Society of Art Therapy. She is also an Art Institutional Therapist credited by the Portuguese Society of Art Therapy, with a Vocational Training Certificate from the IEFP – Institute for Employment and Vocational Training.

As a trainer in workshops and thematic seminars at the Portuguese Society of Art Therapy, Catarina shares her knowledge and expertise in the areas of creativity, psychopathology, clinical psychopathology, and art-psychotherapy, among others. Her publications in several journals of clinical intervention in Art Therapy and Psychotherapy demonstrate her commitment to advancing the field and helping others.

Catarina’s life is like a beautiful work of art created with passion, dedication, and a desire to impact the world positively. Thank you, Catarina, for inspiring us to use our talents and skills to help others andbetter make the world. See:

Certified in the Portuguese order of psychologists and the Portuguese society of art therapy. (Catarina Capinha)

Henrique Duarte

Unveiling a Journey of Holistic Wellness and Empowerment


I am Henrique, and I am thrilled to introduce myself as a dedicated team member at Time to Be You-the real you®. Being part of this vibrant community is not just a role but a profound calling that aligns with my passion for personal transformation and empowerment.

Personal Introduction:

Born in 1978, I am a dedicated team member, a loving husband, and a proud father of four wonderful children. My educational voyage led me to Manchester, England, where I obtained a degree in Business Management from the esteemed Manchester University. This academic foundation bestowed upon me valuable insights into management, strategy, and leadership.

Professional Journey:

I have immersed myself in management, real estate promotion, construction, and hospitality throughout my career. My professional journey is marked by an unwavering commitment to excellence and an enduring desire to create positive ripples in these industries.

Embarking on a Quest for Self-Discovery:

However, life often unveils unexpected chapters that redefine our purpose. In 2005, I encountered a formidable health challenge that left conventional medicine with unanswered questions. This pivotal moment sparked a profound journey of self-discovery, driving me to seek alternative avenues for healing and holistic well-being. I realised that true wellness transcends the physical and encompasses our emotional, mental, energetic, and unconscious dimensions.

Diving into Holistic Exploration:

Over the years, I have delved deep into studying and practising diverse holistic tools and techniques. These include Shamanism, Biomagnetism, Cellular Harmonization, Feng Shui, Ayurveda, Family Constellations, EMF awareness, Bach Flower Remedies, Alchemical Spagyrics, Geobiology, Radiesthesia, Kinesiology, and Philosophy.

A Healing Protocol that Transforms Lives:

My exploration led to the development of a comprehensive healing protocol. This protocol centres on stress reduction, body regeneration, and life transformation. I have applied this protocol to my life and extended its benefits to those seeking wellness and balance.

Our Shared Vision at Time To Be You – The Real You®:

As a dedicated team member at Time to Be You-the real you®, I am honoured to be part of a community that resonates deeply with my mission. My passion lies in helping individuals reduce stress, restore balance, and enrich their quality of life. Together, we can empower people to take charge of their well-being and embark on a journey to fulfilment.

In Conclusion:

My journey has been one of resilience, self-discovery, and an unwavering commitment to positively impacting. As a team member of Time to Be You-the real you®, I bring a holistic perspective that harmonises seamlessly with the organisation’s core values and mission.

I look forward to collaborating with my fellow team members and contributing my boundless passion, knowledge, and love for holistic well-being to Time to Be You-the real you and its community.

With heartfelt gratitude and boundless enthusiasm,


Barbara Santos

HeartMath® Certified Trainer & Coach | Certified NeuroChange Solutions Consultant
(personally trained by Dr. Joe Dispenza)

Barbara Santos believes that her mission is to help people live from the heart, living healthier and happier lives.

Barbara dedicates herself wholeheartedly to supporting people who suffer from intense stress and moments of being overwhelmed. She helps them regain their power, reduce stress, and boost their energy levels and resilience to reach their highest potential and thrive.

Barbara has +18 years of experience in the corporate world, 17 of which were in market-leading telecommunication companies.

During her Marketing and communications Team Manager journey, Barbara needed tools to help her manage the high-stress levels associated with the corporate world and unleash her highest potential. Her search led her to find powerful tools and to discover her genuine passion for teaching those tools to others.

Since 2010, Barbara has been delivering workshops to well-renowned organisations and individuals, having helped hundreds of people from all over the world to become the best version of themselves.

In 2015 and 2016, she was the first Portuguese HeartMath® Certified Coach and the first Portuguese HeartMath® Certified Trainer.

Since 2018, Barbara has been a Team Leader / Group Lead at numerous international events with the lecturer, author and researcher Dr. Joe Dispenza.

In 2020, Barbara also had the honour of being personally trained by Dr. Joe Dispenza, becoming the first Portuguese Certified NeuroChangeSolutions Consultant.

With a robust set of science-based tools, Barbara passionately supports people to transform their lives they can reach their full potential.

Jacques Gabriels

Case Manager & Sober Transportation

A born entrepreneur with a heart for service, Jacques embarked on his professional journey in sales and marketing, catering to a diverse range of markets from SMMEs to large corporates. His expertise in providing advisory services and raising capital finance for under-serviced businesses showcased his knack for innovation and strategic thinking.

A Journey of Recovery and Renewal
In 2016, Jacques began his own journey of recovery, igniting a profound transformation in his life. This experience granted him invaluable insights into the emotional intricacies of substance dependence, mental health, and behavioral issues. Inspired by his personal journey, Jacques underwent a vocational shift, finding purpose in guiding others towards healing and renewal.

A Passion for Healing
Over the years, Jacques has dedicated himself to assisting individuals in their recovery from substance and behavioral dependencies, as well as mental health challenges. From serving as a sober companion to advocating for recovery, his journey has encompassed various roles, including that of a case manager in dual diagnosis treatment facilities.

Supporting Families, Sustaining Wellness
Jacques’ work extends beyond individual recovery, as he discovered a deep passion for supporting families through their own healing processes. Recognising the vital role of continued support in sustaining wellness, Jacques is committed to providing ongoing guidance and assistance to those navigating the path to wholeness.

Jacques is thrilled to collaborate with the ‘Time To Be You’ team, bringing his wealth of experience and passion for healing to empower individuals and families on their journey towards wellness.

Octavio Teixeira

Outdoor Adventure Coach

Octavio’s life is like a thrilling adventure, full of excitement and discovery. Just as he grew up surrounded by the natural beauty of his small village in Portugal, his life has been shaped by his love for adventure, mountains, and green spaces. Like a true adventurer, Octavio has faced challenges head-on, including serving as a military parachutist and founding his own adventure tourism company.

For 25 years, Octavio has been the fearless leader of countless expeditions, guiding clients through the rugged terrain of Portugal’s mountains, rivers, and canyons. He is like a compass, providing direction and guidance, while his clients take the steps towards their own personal transformation. Octavio’s passion for adventure and his commitment to safety have earned him the trust and respect of his clients, who return year after year to experience the thrill of his expeditions.

“I have three great passions in life,” Octavo says. “Nature, animals and people. I think that if we manage to harmonise these three aspects, we will be able to live in an almost perfect world.”

Today, Octavio puts his love of the outdoors and his vast experience as an adventure guide to work at Time to Be You, where he safely leads clients on adventures in Portugal’s wild spaces.

Douwe Elsman

Mentor & Outdoor Guide

Douwe’s life is like a thrilling bike journey, full of adventure and discovery. Just as he embarked on a 3500-kilometre journey from the Netherlands to Portugal, he has taken on new challenges and explored new places throughout his life. Douwe’s passion for adventure and his willingness to embrace the unknown have led him to discover new things and meet new people along the way.

As a Social Work graduate, Douwe understands the importance of being in nature and living in a way that aligns with our core values. He believes that people are helped by being surrounded by a supportive community and facing challenges with a solid foundation of values. Douwe’s commitment to helping others and his love for nature make him a true adventurer, always seeking new ways to make a positive impact on the world.

In his free time, Douwe enjoys cooking and playing football, showing his passion for both creativity and physical activity. He is like a well-rounded athlete, with a strong mind and body, ready to take on any challenge that comes his way.

Thank you, Douwe, for inspiring us all to embrace the adventure of life and to live in a way that aligns with our core values. We look forward to seeing where your journey takes you next!

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