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.
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