When Annadelis first read the powerful statement made by the Dalai Lama; “If every 8 year old in the world is taught meditation, we will eliminate violence from the world within one generation” she immediately felt the necessity to contribute to empower those words.
Her first Mindfulness Course/Training was 4 years ago, before even thinking about becoming a Mindfulness Educator. She was very curious about this new subject, and wanted to learn more effectively tools in order to help her son to lift his awareness and control his moods.
Ultimately, the studies made her understand that the practice of mindfulness allows us to see things as they are, as they are happening, without an emotional response. That cultivating this ability allows us to be the best we can be in any given moment. It also taught her how to be more patient and compassionate towards others and released from the impulse to “react,” which leads us to better and more rational decisions.
Annadelis believes that it is important to plant seeds of meditation and pranayama (breathing techniques) in early child development, and that Mindfulness adds to a growing research literature that’s showing, these kinds of programs and practices increase academic gains.