Mukara has 40 years experience in teaching, consulting, and working with the healing arts. A practicing Buddhist, she is a certified Hakomi Trainer and Therapist. Mukara integrates Living Systems principles into a new model of Leadership she developed called MatrixWorks™.
The MatrixWorks model of Leadership rests on the foundation of the experiential Hakomi Method and is used in conjunction with an understanding of Groups and Organizations as Living Systems. In our approach, we can experience the emergence of ‘Group Genius’ that supports transformation of the individual and the group. The relationship of the individual and the group becomes collaborative rather than conflictual. Mutuality and cooperation become new norms that support well-being at work.
“Work is Love made visible.” -K. Gibran
Russell has been studying and experimenting with mind-body coordination and human dynamics since adolescence. He has studied Shin Shin Toitsu Do, the art of mind and body coordination, and Shin Shin Toitsu Aikido for over 35 years. He has been intensively studying trauma and its effects with Peter Levine for over 15 years.
Russell currently teaches Somatic Experiencing, Peter Levine’s therapeutic system for working with trauma, on four continents. He has a bachelor’s degree in psychology and has been accepted into a graduate program. Russell has studied the MatrixWorks directly with Mukara since 2005 and applies the principles with all the groups he works with.
Together with Lael Keen, he operates a healing center on the island of Santa Catarina off the south coast of Brazil.
Russell and Lael combine their skills and efforts to bring the MatrixWorks to the Brazilian culture..
Lael has been fascinated all her life with how situations of conflict can transform into situations of harmony. This interest lead her to study the Japanese martial art of Ki-Aikido at an early age, and she has continued to study and teach Aikido all her adult life. She currently holds the rank of 5th degree black belt.
Her interest in group dynamics lead her and her husband Russell Jones, also a MatrixWorks Trainer, to bring Mukara Meredith to Brazil for the first Brazilian MatrixWorks training in 2006, and since then they have actively used MatrixWorks in all the groups that they work with. They began teaching MatrixWorks in 2011. Lael works with Rolfing® and Somatic Experiencing® (a therapy that works with post traumatic stress) and teaches these approaches all over the world. She also recently completed a five year training as an Art Therapist.
Ms. Rosseana Wong has more than 30 years experience in Organization Development and Human Resources Management in Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Thailand and Indonesia.
Ms Wong holds a Master of Business Administration from Griffith University, Australia. She is a Certified Trainer of MatrixWorks, a graduate in Hakomi Professional Training and holds a Certificate in Family Business Advising (CFBA). She is certified in Saville Assessment, MBTI, DISC, Firo-B and Emergenetics psychometric profiling.
Rosseana Wong is currently the Head of Chairman’s Office in IMC Pan Asia Alliance Group, a fourth-generation family owned business based in Asia with interests in Industry, Investment, Lifestyle and Real Estate and Learning. She is also a Board Member of AITIA Institute, the learning arm of the Group.
Sook Yee understands the businesses need to read and understand market trends, is financially sensitized and have ability to lead and transform business models to meet market needs. In an environment where technology is driving cycles shorter and shorter, there is no space for follower-ship or gradual change. Enterprises that provide an environment for innovation, where curiosity is welcomed, is the future. Her personal journey has led her to believe that leadership in the 21st century is one that needs development of a whole self, so they can harness the wisdom from an inner self that is well. Only leaders who are healthy as a being, can express themselves as part of a collective and collaboratively with the external world, to flourish in an evolving world order today.
I met Mukara 20 years ago in Brazil.
Our Rolfing Faculty community was interested in improving the quality of our connection and of our teaching… That’s how I fell in love with Matrixworks! I’ve been part of many classes, did all my training in Brazil, and stayed deeply connected with Mukara and the EFL.
From this expertise, I began to facilitate groups always trying to bring this somatic/energetic /affective connection to different groups and communities.
My somatic and educational approach lead me to deepen in the studies of trauma, and I’m also part of the Somatic Experiencing community…. a body oriented facilitator, instructor and therapist.
I really do believe that we need to open to the world a broader dimension of education! That can honour body, mind, soul, the group, the planet…this amazing matrix of connectedness and compassion. I’m very honored to be part of this community.
Adriana dreamed about working to make a better world. That lead her into private education, where she’s worked as a school leader for 24 years, leading and developing teams, working with group facilitation, strategic planning, decision making processes, conflict mediation, crisis management and parent orientation.
She’s been studying and practicing different approaches and methods to improve her work with individuals, groups and organizations. Getting to know Matrixorks in 2012 and learning with Mukara in different trainings and workshops gave her new tools and possibilities to work even better and closer to her purpose of helping people to be more human and true in groups, at work and life.
Having worked as a leader and now as a consultant and conflict mediator, Adriana believes in conflicts and crises as opportunities of growth and connection.
Matrixworks was transformational for Alex when she first experienced it in the Environmental Leadership masters program at Naropa University in 2008. While previously shying away from group work, she discovered that participating in a group that has come alive with collective intelligence is one of the most important and satisfying human experiences. Over the last 12 years she has participated in, assisted, and led a variety of MatrixWorks trainings and programs.
As a lover of systems thinking, Alex is fascinated by the ways in which supporting groups of people to function as living systems invites higher conscious, novel creativity, and incredible opportunities for personal transformation. She is passionate about helping create a world in which humans live in symbiotic harmony with one another and with natural systems, and believes MatrixWorks holds a crucial key for our times.
Alex has training in Hakomi therapy and engages in group facilitation and activism with an aim to support a more kind, just, and healthy human presence on the planet. She is also the founder and director of The Living Forest Project, an initiative that works closely with indigenous communities to protect rainforests, promote indigenous rights, and uplift cosmologies that celebrate interconnectedness.
Level 2 Matrixworks Facilitators:
Carlos Eduardo Melo Oliveira
Anamaria Aziz Creton
Julia Maria Oliveira de Andrade
Bendita Maria Gomes Esteves de Carvalho
Elizabeth Cassano Cruz
Elaine Schleiniger Barcellos
Esther Shorr Raphael
Gislaine Fois Coelho Abramof
Salvador Berga Coris
Alexandra Franco Meneghetti
Izabela de Oliveira e Candido
Carmem Sylvia Dias Lemos
Eudes Dos Santos Martins
Flavia Guaracy Ribeiro
Lucience Deccache Moreira
Maria Virginia Vianna Mattos
Level 1 Matrixworks Facilitators: