Committed to Healing—how can we be and act for ourselves and for others in a way that serves and uplifts humanity?
Now this is the kind of news that we love to receive and share. Our spa colleagues at Kurotel Longevity Medical Center and Spa in Brazil, shared these highlights from the first research conducted by the NGO Mente Viva (Mind Alive). This non-profit organization was co-founded by Dr. Mariela Silveira, Kurotel Medical Director, to promote the culture of peace through meditation among children in public schools.
“Currently, there are two-hundred-and-twenty-nine registered schools, covering a universe of thirty-five thousand students and teachers all over Brazil, Spain, and Portugal.”
“There were only twenty local schools in the project when it was officially launched in May of 2014,” says Rochele Silveira, Kurotel Director, and a speaker at the recent Healing Summit conference. “Currently, there are two-hundred-and-twenty-nine registered schools, covering a universe of thirty-five thousand students and teachers all over Brazil, Spain, and Portugal.”
The first simultaneous collective meditation was held in Brazil at the end of 2014, and included nearly 5,000 children across the country. There’s more on the agenda for 2015.
NGO Mind Alive Initial Research Findings
- Increased well-being among children and teens
- Increased well-being among teachers in classrooms
- Improved cognitive skills, such as memory and attention
- Improved attention deficit and hyperactivity symptoms
- Improved learning abilities and academics
- Decreased grade repetition
- Reduction of the consumption of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs
- Decreased violence levels in schools and their communities
- Decreased hospital admissions
- Improved systemic hypertension levels
- Improved family relations
That’s what we call good news. Here’s where you can learn more about this worthy project: menteviva.org.