Valeria Portugal, PhD Valeria Portugal, Ph.D., is an expert in Consciousness-based Education. She has an extensive background in traditional and integrative medicine. She is currently leading a large school project on Transcendental Meditation at the Federal Center of Technological Education in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Dr. Portugal has the following publications: Ao desbravar caminhos, Nau Editora; Olhando para dentro: insight, consciência e transcendência, Editora Gryphus; and Transdisciplinaridade da Consciência. Editora.