Vera Lucia Moura graduated at the School of Medicine and Public Hearth, Catholic University of Salvador, Brazil, and practiced clinical Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis for 20 years before moved to the United States in the 1990s. She worked at the UofM School of Medicine for ten years, during which time she had an appointment as a Research Fellow and Research Associate and also completed the Center for Mind-Body Medicine’s Professional Certification Program in Mind-Body-Medicine. In 2008, Vera joined the UNC-CH, School of Medicine as a Research Instructor, and afterward as an Adjunct Instructor. In collaboration with faculty of both UofM and the UNC-CH, she wrote grant proposals and was involved in research in the field of Integrative Medicine. Her interest in the subject of cure and healing led her to study indigenous approaches to health with many masters and teachers of ancient traditions from different cultures. In 2012, she completed a degree in Master of Science in Mind-Body Medicine at Saybrook University, CA, and in 2015 concluded an Integrative Wellness Coaching Certificate through the same University.
In the last eighteen years, Vera has facilitated Mind-Body Skills Groups for healthcare professionals, health professionals students including medical students, women victims of abuse, and those with a history of breast cancer, people with chronic diseases, and also individuals seeking wellness and lifestyle changes. In the United States, as well as in Brazil, Vera has facilitated workshops and weekend retreats for burn survivors and their families and other groups of people interested in Integrative Medicine, Spirituality, and Health. As an Integrative Wellness Coach, Vera works with individual clients to help them feel empowered so that they can flourish into living with presence, integrity, acceptance, and enjoyment.