Committed to Healing | HEALING SUMMIT 2015 | Berlin Germany March 3, 2015
“Creating a paradigm shift through a holistic lifestyle”…was last year’s theme
This year our theme is “Committed to Healing” Today is a call to action!
As part of our Commitment to Healing we would like to highlight a few of the speakers from the recent Healing Summit 2015. This one day conference considered how to encourage people to live life in all its full richness, caring for others to nurture greater well being and empowerment for all.
Rochele Silveira Kurotel Longevity Medical Center in Brazil
Rochele Silveira is one of the daughters of the founders of the Kurotel, Medical Longevity Center and Spa (http://kurotel.com.br/) located in Gramado, south of Brazil. She studied Hotel Management in Gramado, Brazil and took her specialization in Salzburg, Austria. She also studied Marketing in Berkeley, CA, and now is part of the Family Council at the Kurotel and is the Director of the cosmetics company of the group called Kur Concept.
“Today we will talk about promoting peace in public schools.” When we first started to study meditation – what we found is that we could increase well being, compassion, tolerance and life happiness. Mediation had no cost and once you learned it, you can do it on your own ….. thinking of all of that, we thought, how could we extend that to more people? A study in Detroit found that only 10 min of meditation could increase performance in school and decrease alcohol, hospitalization, etc…and besides this it is for everyone! Started doing meditation with our clients and seeing great results and began extending to “mentaviva.”
Putting it into action:
We created a mission to reduce violence and promote peace in public schools- WE can increase empathy. How does it work? Teach teachers how to teach students how to meditate- what is the importance of starting in childhood?
- By age 4, children have 1 trilllion more synapses than an adult
- By age 6 the prefrontal cortex has reached its max thickness
- Need to give them positive thinking for positive action
The age of the kids in the program are from 3 to 18 years old. We work with researchers and neuroscientists; in the classroom the kids do the “exercise for peace” it’s easy and can be done in any position, at the beginning of class or after recess. The kids are asked to constantly repeat 5 sentences out loud:
- I am in peace
- My family and friends are in peace
- My neighborhood is in peace
- My city is in peace
- The world is in peace
It only takes 5- 10 min every day; the littlest ones do it with a song; the important thing is that they are metalizing the sentences. What we found:
- Improve well being in relationship with parents and teachers
- Cognitive pattern improved
- School performance improved
- Blood pressure was reduced
- Decreased symptoms of ADD
- Decrease use of tobacco alcohol and drugs and school violence
Comparing the results- We asked the children to make drawings at the beginning and at the end of the year. When they started the program we got a lot of drawings of guns and violence, at the end of the year the drawings featured suns, hearts and friends shaking hands. Currently there are 35,000 students participating in the free program.
The Kurotel longevity center focuses on 2 forms of meditation-
- Creative visualization – positive thoughts for insomnia anxiety chronic disease and others
Need to exercise the brain and know it is possible to train it to be different; we can lower BP, anxiety, improve sleep and immunity and family and social relationships with 10 min a day.