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Before learning about Green Hearts mindfulness my life was full of teenage tantrums and worry over how my daughter would cope with the stress of her GCSE’s. I was walking on egg shells wondering what mood I was going home to next and wishing I could make my daughter happy. Then Lucy was introduced to meditation. At first I thought it was a long shot but knew anything she tried to make her deal with the troubles of life was worth a shot. Lucy did an intense course, learning to meditate 2 hours a day for 10 days. To cut a long story short, she is a different girl. Don’t get me wrong she still has her moods and is still learning to understand herself but she takes control rather than stomping around or crying. Meditation and mindfulness has taught her to understand that it’s ok to feel upset, sad and angry. That it’s ok to cry and that crying doesn’t mean there is something wrong with her. She smiles more than I have known in years and I have my daughter back. We laugh, cuddle and are bonding again. She used the square breathing technique in her physics exam which helped her to calm, take stock and see the answers that nerves had initially blocked from her mind. I would urge all parents to consider this for their children. Life is not easy but life is life and coping through the difficult times is what builds a person’s soul. Mindfulness taught at a young age will help them grow into a strong adult and give them the strength to tackle all aspects of life, good and bad. I have started to implement the basic techniques into my routine and I am looking forward to spending more time on this in the summer. Thanks for all your work with Lucy and for helping me to get my daughter back.

Kelly (teacher)

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