We developed the stress reactions we all know as being productive coping strategies. Even if they were good for us at some point in time (things that we learned in childhood in very harsh conditions, and that helped us deal with the situations encountered then – we might have used denial, for instance and that fruitful for the moment). However, as adults we started to realize how the strategy of denial is very limiting.
As we did earlier, is important to look at your patterns and ask a question: what IS required now and what IS the role of awareness in this situation. It has to be deliberate.
I want you to be aware that you might experience sadness during the process, and how this reality appears in your lives. Yet there’s no chance of changing, shifting without seeing the way things are.
Turning INWARDS is an alternative for pushing or holding on to what we perceive as stressful.
The possibility to turn inwards, to begin to see more clearly what is actually occurring, how am I seeing this, what’s going on in my body, what kind of thoughts are arising, what kind of actions did they typically drive me towards?
In mindfulness we are deeply engaged in relationality: when something arises (a thought, a certain pain), honour it, notice that it’s here. Our ability to see them and to step back just slightly perhaps allows us to meet those moments in a more measured way, that amounts to being filled with attention and awareness.
We strengthen those muscles with all other mindfulness practices.
Discovering Mindfulness through a surgeon is one of the most complex learning experiences. I felt it as a journey of initiation: from the concepts about the anatomy of the brain and all their functions that give man the instinct for survivial, emotions, balance and free will to the possibility to choose to calm your mind through music, vibrations, recalled experiences, but also scientifically documented stories. Mindfulness means self-discovery, curiosity and, why not, the awakening of the mind to look beyond reality and create its own realities.
The experience with Lorelei was like a dance that carried us with passion and dedication to knowledge but also with a concrete anchoring of what it means to live in the present and to enjoy what we have but also what we can see beyond appearances if we have an open mind. During the leadership program, the participants learned about a self-knowledge technique that would help them inspire and motivate those with whom they work.
Statement Roxana Crăciun
HR Manager Romania , The Adecco Group
I met Lorelei within the Business Women Forum Romania Leadership Program, where she was one of the inspirational ladies mentors. She immediately inspired me with her holistic approach to mindfulness: a state of spirit you could have at work, even in very tough carriers like dentistry, and in personal life alike. I took from her the feeling that meditation can be as natural and important as brushing our teeth. As such it should a routine and the roadmap for a successful and positive life.
Statement Ludmila Tones,
Managing Partner Positive Communication
We invited Lorelei as a speaker in the Business Women Forum Romania annual leadership project, including senior and executive managers targeting an open discussion about mindfulness and stress management. Lorelei performed a very unique workshop, full of examples and demonstrations, engaging the audience and triggering a very positive connection between the messages and their incorporation in each member’s daily living.
Together with a great meditation practice, we managed to enjoy the mindfulness experience in a wonderful way!
Thank you Lorelei, for your contribution and for enriching us with brilliant messages.
Statement Osnat Peled,
Business Woman Forum Romania President
Dr. Lorelei Nassar is a mentor and also my personal model! When I say Lorelei I see a smile, a colorful person and warmth on one hand, but also determination, courage and perseverance, on the other. I don’t think I will ever give up using all the advices she gave me!
Statement Dr. Carmen Ban,