Teresa Pasquale Mateus is a trauma therapist, yoga and contemplative practice teacher, contemplative activism educator, and studier of the Christian Mystics. She works at the intersection of spirituality, healing and justice working with individuals and communities to help people find grounding and centering, healing and reconciliation, while also being change-makers in the world in a radically inclusive and spiritually balanced way. She is a graduate of NYU’s School of Social Work and the Center for Action & Contemplation’s Living School. She is also on the leadership team for TransFORM network and the Spirituality and Healing programming coordinator for The Wild Goose Festival, where she is co-curating Mystic Action Camp to plant the seeds for the intersections of activism and contemplation. She is the author of Mending Broken: A Journey Through the Stages of Trauma & Recovery and is currently on tour with her second book, Sacred Wounds: A Path to Healing from Spiritual Trauma. She is co-curator of the Emerging Voices blog on Patheos, is a contributor in a number of anthologies, and speaks, teaches, and facilitates programming on trauma, healing, spirituality, contemplation, ritual, and the intersection of all of these dimensions with the work of justice-seeking in the world.