in English

Conhecer-Se – associação de crescimento pessoal  is a non-profit association founded in July 2013, with the objective of promoting personal growth and development through mindfulness practices and Christiane Aguas’ Aprender a Ser method.

Conhecer-Se has 5 in-house Mindfulness teachers who offer a wide-range of mindfulness programmes to the general public, as well as in the Education, Health, Justice and Corporate sectors.

We are able to teach established Mindfulness programmes in English – MBSR, Mindful Eating, Mindful Self-Compassion, SIT – as well as develop tailored programmes to suit our client’s needs.  We can also provide one-on-one sessions.

Feel free to contact us if you’d like further information – our email is

Our English speaking teachers

Teresa Ranieri has been a dedicated meditator since 1988, she holds Master degree in Pedagogy and Movement Research by the Bruckner Universität in Linz (Austria). She is facilitating Mindful-based programs for stress reduction and eating disorder in different social contexts. At the moment, she is enrolled in a Master Program in Mindful-based Approaches, School of Psychology at Bangor University (UK).

Anne-Sophie Pastel Dubanton has a Post-graduation in Mindfulness-Based Approaches from Bangor University and a Post-Graduation in Positive Psychology from the Lisbon University (ISCSP). She is a certified teacher of the Search Inside Yourself Program of Emotional Intelligence, and a teacher of MBSR Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Center for Mindfulness created by Jon Kabat Zinn at UMAAS), MSC Mindful-Self Compassion (Center for MSC – University of San Diego), and a facilitator of collective intelligence processes using the Theory U approach developed by Otto Scharmer from the MIT as well as Social Presencing Theater developed by Arawana Hayashi.

Inês Águas has been practicing meditation for 28 years and teaching Mindfulness since 2013, with a strong emphasis on daily-life applications. Co-founder and director of Conhecer-Se, certified Mindfulness Teacher (Mindfulness Training Institute), translator, mother of 2, Inês was part of the Mindfulness team at the French Lycée in Lisbon and is now working on a school-wide implementation prototype programme involving teachers, staff, students and their carers.  Inês is also actively involved in the Mindfulness na Educação initiative.