What Professionals Have To Say

“I learned that I can apply mindfulness everywhere, and it is a matter of reminding yourself. It inspired me for my future studies. I just graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Psychology and was looking to clarify my path.”

“I loved the singing bowl! I have one at home and will now bring this into a school setting I would suggest two days not just one! Gina is very down to earth and relatable. She is an inspirational speaker. Thank you for sharing your LIGHT with us.”

“I liked the practical ways to integrate this approach with youth and also that mindfulness is moving into the education system. I see this as vital! I have seen this approach work for me and am inspired to teach others. Especially children, they need to learn this early in life.”

“From now on while teaching I will model and practice mindfulness in front of my students.”

“I learned that multi-tasking may be the antithesis to mindfulness. Do one thing at a time.”

“Resistance to teaching mindfulness may be more about me than my students. I will continue using mindfulness as best I can.”

“When I did the bodyscan I felt serene, sleepy, calm, and at peace! Thank you Gina, that was a wonderful experience.”

“I learned not to feel guilty about doing things for myself. I learned that I need to go with the flow. Also, I need to plant seeds so that they may grow into beautiful things.”

“After the mindfulness practice I felt quiet, at peace, relaxed, and also energized. I feel very encouraged and I am looking forward to working with my students!”

“Mindfulness has huge results! I can’t believe this can help with cutting- so pleased!”

“Great work! I learned how mindfulness works with me and the community I serve. At the center is intention, attention, and attitude.”

“I am feeling relaxed and this is something that I want to start doing with my children and my clients. It’s nice to “stop and smell the roses”- really smell them!”

“I feel totally relaxed and sleepy. This sounds so useful not only in my class, but in my life. There is a lot of stigma that goes with anxiety and depression. Mindfulness seems like a great resource. I’ve noticed that my students are starting to identify symptoms of emotional and mental ailments, but don’t know what to do with them. Thank you.”

“My body feels verified. It feels as though every individual part is connected to one another. I normally feel very disconnected, like each part of my body is independent of the rest. This feeling of connectedness is very positive, relaxing, grounding, and light.”

“I feel like I was mindful before today, but I wasn’t sure how to teach students how to be mindful. Now I feel like I can start a group!”

What Teens Have To Say

“This class was amazing. The subjects we talked about in this class made me feel as if a bus had hit me, allowing me to look at things in a totally different way. It allowed me to let go, think positive, and let me be free and comfortable with my disability. I can only see myself succeeding from this point.”

“I am a better thinker, a better friend, a better learner, and have allowed myself to care about the careless. I believe this class helped me to grow and that the different exercises I learned here will be with me for the rest of my life.”

“I learned to OPEN MY EYES and not spend so much time trying to escape the discomfort of life and stare my monsters in the eye. With this I can CHANGE situations for the better. Even if I cannot ease my struggles, I’ll have the strength to endure them and grow from the experience.”

“I learned how to deal with my stress differently, which helped me stop cutting. I know it was my choice to stop, but this class gave me tools to deal with stress instead of cutting.”

“I learned ways to manage stress and anger without having to be violent.”

“I learned to be mindful and appreciative of my surroundings. I also learned different ways to calm down to deal with stress.”

“I enjoyed uncovering my problems and learning ways to cope with them.”

“I feel that the coping skills I learned in this class are easy and effective enough to be used when I need them. I now feel at the very least, that I have the ability to reduce my stress to a certain degree.”

“It was a valuable experience and gave me more insight on ways to live a happier life. I really like the body scan and the idea of not living in the past or the future, but being mindful.”

“I am less judgmental, less stressed, happier with myself, more honest, more caring, and kinder after your class.”

“This class is amazing. It seems like everyday I come here I’m learning something new. The class really helped me grow as a young lady. Thanks for everything.”

“From this class I learned how to care about others even when I don’t think I care about myself. Before I started this class I was a troubled teen with many anger problems that I needed help with. Now I can use the tools learned to help control my anger.”

“As a result of this class I have been able to accept others as they are. Before, I used to judge others and only consider my own views. It seems as if I’ve matured as a person and have become more aware about the world around me.”

“My self-esteem has grown and I no longer beat myself down as much. I think more realistically and catch my mind when it wanders, especially in negative thoughts. I’m a lot more patient with people and put myself in their shoes. I’ve realized that I can accomplish anything.”

“Almost everytime I get out of this class I feel proud and calm. I’m proud that I was able to be mindful and ‘live in the moment.’ I’m calm because my stress really does seem to disappear and I realize that all my worries are not such a big deal.”