Carlos Fernandes Fugas

Carlos Fernandes Fugas, 58 years old, was born in Oliveira do Hos- pital, in the district of Coimbra.

He studied at the University of Porto, where he obtained a degree in Clinical Psychology at the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences, in 1983.

In 1984, he moved to Lisbon, where he specialized in Therapeutic Communities for drug addicts and in Family Therapy.

In the nineties, he learnt expressive psychotherapeutic techniques with Dutch supervisors and completed an internship in Holland, in the therapeutic community of Breegweeste.

In 1991, he started doing interventions at Casal Ventoso, which led to the rst open door service, and street task forces in Lisbon, for risk reduction and damage control. In 1992, along with some colleagues, he founded the Therapeutic Community “Lugar da Manhã”; these two projects provided the observations which originated Syntonic therapy.

In 2001, he completed training in theoretical seminaries and per- sonal psychotherapy in Group Psychoanalytic Psychodrama. Between 2006 and 2010, he underwent training in Pesso–Boyden System Psy- chomotor (PBSP), with the founder of the technique, Albert Pesso with beginning in Boston, Massachusetts and ending in Lisbon.

In 2009, the Syntonic “method” emerged, a contribution encour- aged by successful experiences with the Altar technique, applied at “Lugar da Manhã” throughout 2008. In the beginning, the technique focused on Encounter groups with no access to bio energy or scream therapy techniques.

At the start of 2012, the rst Syntonic therapy groups are formed at “Lugar da Manhã” using the therapy’s original techniques.

Around the same time, Carlos decided to apply Syntonic therapy in every possible setting, and for di erent mental health problems en- countered in his clinical activity, predominantly in private practice.

In April 2013, he o cially introduced Syntonic therapy in the rst Syntonic Therapy Congress organizes the collection of texts which is simultaneously made available to participants. From June 2013 onwards, he conducted various workshops in Lisbon and one in Co- imbra, and participated in numerous scienti c conferences in Porto, Coimbra and Lisbon.

In 2015, he collaborated in Bernardo Pinto Coelho’s book, with a chapter on the Syntonic approach to Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis.

Also in 2015, he began to deepen and update the technique, follow- ing his discovery of the color of construction, and with image anima- tions which he calls “ lms”.