Making Space for New Possibilities
Teresa is an innovator. Trained as an architect and group analyst, she enable ‘spaces’ for people to find new perspectives on their lives. Her personal and professional background give her a unique portfolio of skills. An architect with 40 years experience in the construction industry, mainly in the social housing sector skill to encourage dialogue in groups of any size, she brings two ways of looking at the world together in various projects.
Teresa is based in the UK and works in a variety of settings throughout the world mainly conducting median and large groups to facilitate understanding of complex issues that relate to the construction industry, the built environment, cultural difference, racism, conflict and trauma.
She recognises the inhibiting aftermath of traumatic experiences and how when unrecognised, can powerfully determine how much descendent generations can ‘know’ about their history and how much they can be freed from its limiting and insidious influence on their thinking and feeling.
Her work takes many forms and includes:
- Teaching how larger group processes influence all aspects of our lives.
- Supporting managers to take new steps that bring results beyond previous possibilities
- Ensuring differences are sensitively understood and creatively worked through in many contexts – organisational, cultural, social and political
- Understanding long-term influences of transgenerational trauma
- Encouraging collaborative working within construction industry partnering contracts
- Enabling aesthetically designed physical spaces that respond to clients’ dreams
She co-authored Design through Dialogue: A Guide for Clients and Architects and has published a number of papers and book chapters on dialogue, transmission of sociopolitical trauma, culture and the relationship between the built environment and people.
More recently she co-edited The Journey Home: Emerging out of the Shadow of the Past.