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Meet Tereza Gomes: Mindfulness Teacher and Family Therapist

Updated: Mar 11

Tereza will be teaching Mindfulness & Meditation classes in our new spring training program, Weaving Braids of Belonging: Enhancing Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion through Art, Movement, and Mindfulness Practices, and in our Rivers of Solidarity Expressive Arts Certificate launching this July 2023.

Tereza has been employed as a Family Therapist at New Directions for Children, Youth, Adults and Families since 1995 and has been teaching Mindfulness since 1998. Tereza teaches in the Marriage and Family Therapy Program at the University of Winnipeg and supervised Counselling Practicums through the University of Manitoba. She studied with Movement teachers Gabrielle Roth and Emilie Conrad and is currently in a 2-year Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Training Certification Program with Jack Kornfield, Tara Brach, and Konda Mason. Tereza has designed and led Mindfulness based groups like. “Restoring yourself, Re-storying yourself and Restoring your Self “, (an art- meditation series), “Delighting in Movement, Overcoming Inertia, (a movement series), and “Sitting with Yourself, Sitting with Your Client”. Tereza has a Master’s degree in Counselling and a Master`s degree in Psychology.

Weaving Braids of Belonging is a unique and dynamic arts-based Equity, Diversity and Inclusion program. Participants will learn ways to use creativity to explore and embody EDI principles through arts and mindfulness practices. This 100-hour training program is open to individuals to do the personal work required to build competency in working effectively in our socially diverse and complex communities. The program uses poetry, movement, drama, and music to amplify meaning and diversify possibilities in questions of culture and communication.

There is a team discount of 25% for groups of 4 or more in our Weaving Braids of Belonging program. Participants will also receive a 20% discount to extend their learning in our 9-month Rivers of Solidarity Expressive Arts Certificate, beginning July 12, 2023 at Painted Sky Studio in St. Laurent, Manitoba, which will provide a deeper dive into arts-based social justice practice and leadership and result in a certificate.


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