Surviving and Thriving in the face of the Unknown

Tags: Families, Relationships, Coping Mechanisms

During this 3-hour interactive presentation/conversation we will: 

  • Explore and discuss the coping patterns that helped us survive but no longer enhance our relationships 
  •  Look at the habits of body holding, feelings, thoughts and behaviours underlying these patterns 
  • Learn practical ways of reclaiming the strands of gold hidden in these patterns so that they become a resource in our relationships 
  •  Engage in exercises for restoring ourselves. 

This workshop is for anyone who wants to enhance their relationship with the families they support, with colleagues, and with their own family members. The workshop will help you identify your survival coping patterns and the strengths hidden in them. This will allow you to take the next step of relating to the families you support from a place of inner power and choice, rather than from earlier habitual patterns 

Presenter: Tereza Gomes

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Registration closes a week before the scheduled workshop


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Tereza Gomes brings a passion to her teaching and years of learning from her many life teachers. She has taught in all 3 levels of the 21-week Family Systems Training offered to Child and Family Services Workers, has been a Family Therapist at New Directions since 1995, and has worked as a Child Protection Worker.

Tereza supervises Master’s level Practicum students and teaches at the University of Winnipeg. As the owner of Sunkuyu Counselling, Training & Consulting, she has partnered with local and international, educational, social service, mental health, and health agencies to train their staff. Some themes of the training have been Grief and Loss, Befriending Anger, Co -Creating Well being, Celebrating the Body & Accessing its Wisdom and Mindfulness.

Tereza has designed and led groups, including Mindfulness based groups since 1998 for sexually exploited youth and women, high school students, parents of high-risk youth, and adolescent parents. She has also designed and facilitated an annual group for teenagers, – “Befriending Anger, Becoming Kinder” for 18 years at New Directions.