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"Makeda delivered a fantastic interactive mindfulness & self-care session for about 50 members of our staff. She did a brilliant job of explaining the science behind the mindfulness techniques and engaged the entire crowd throughout the session with real-life examples. The meditation exercise was very impactful and many participants noted a feeling of calm and de-stress after doing it. It truly was a great session expertly delivered and I would love to see it integrated into more aspects of life, work, and our society. I personally found the experience calming and relaxing where I learned awareness and ways to apply this to everyday life - including at the workplace.”
“I invited Makeda to give a presentation to our PPGPL staff last year. The session exceeded my expectations and really highlighted the importance of being in tune with your spirit and having a more focused approach to life. The reviews from staff was astounding. I’m looking forward to working with Makeda again in the future.”
Kellee-Ann S. - Commercial Team Lead,
Phoenix Park Gas Processors Limited
"The Caribbean Mindfulness Institute conducted a session on mindfulness for my team at work. The session was informative as in this environment with so many competing priorities, it is important to find ways to become centered in order to provide clarity and direction! Thank you Makeda for providing this technique to the team!"
Marcia M. - Team Lead, National Energy Corporation
"The Caribbean Mindfulness Institute, through their lunch and learn session with us, brought a level of awareness to our employees who participated. Makeda professionally delivered a very informative and interactive session enlightening us about mindfulness and meditation. This session was welcomed by each employee in attendance and it peaked the interest of others who were unable to attend due to space constraints. We keep reminding ourselves of the tips and techniques for more mindful living shared in the session, and some now meditate before their workday begins. We are very happy to have hosted the Caribbean Mindfulness Institute and look forward to other offerings that they may have in the future. Thank you!"
Dinelle B. - HR & Administration Manager, Massy United Insurance
"We would like to thank the Caribbean Mindfulness Institute for positively responding to our request for a session at one of our company wellness initiatives. Ms. McKenzie was very professional and accommodating. She willingly worked with our schedule and came to our facility to make it easier for our employees. The feedback from everyone who attended was extremely positive. They are looking forward to another session and some also registered for the private sessions. They are using the handout that was provided and actively practicing the “Mindfulness Everyday”. We are so happy to have initiated this relationship with the CMI and look forward to future sessions! Thank you!"
Kristen D. - HR Manager, IAL Engineering Services Limited
"Thank you Makeda for putting a lot of effort into making this a memorable experience for all of us! I think the course was really an excellent introduction to mindfulness. You were patient and kind but gently got us to analyze our thoughts and feelings. In a short 8 weeks, you were able to touch on so many aspects of mindfulness and most importantly guide us and encourage us to develop our own formal and informal meditation practice, showing us different options and allowing us, in the end, to choose what we felt comfortable with.
I would highly recommend this course or any other shorter introduction to mindfulness course to anyone who has to deal with the stresses of modern life, basically all of us!"
Dr. Stephanie O. - Trinidad & Tobago
"Through the Caribbean Mindfulness Institute, I was introduced to mindfulness meditation. It was an enriching experience being guided by Makeda - who is warm, supportive and quite knowledgeable on the practice. I also appreciated the post-session support she provided, which allows you to practice on your own."
Derval B. - Trinidad & Tobago
"I am not big on speeches but anyone out there feeling overwhelmed with life and looking to realign with their purpose of being the MBSR is definitely a nice self-investment programme and Makeda is truly a Gem. Thank you for having me!"
Rachel I. - Trinidad & Tobago
Roshni M. – Area Manager BPTT & Chairperson of BP Women's International Network -Trinidad Chapter
The service delivered by Makeda (of Caribbean Mindfulness Institute) truly surpassed our expectations. The Mindfulness for a Happier You session was just the right amount of science, calm, and engagement to pique everyone’s interest in mindfulness and show how it can benefit us at work and in our personal lives. Staff members who were skeptical prior to experiencing the session were actively encouraging others to participate by the end of it. Since our introductory sessions in 2018 staff have been asking to have more in-depth sessions and to extend this to their families. We are astounded by the positive feedback from our entire staff and looking forward to working with Makeda again.
Priscilla S. – HSSE Officer
"When my workplace invested in bringing in a Mindfulness Specialist to expose staff to the concept, I was eager to attend the session. Ms. Makeda was personable, a thorough and engaging presenter and an excellent facilitator. Overall, this session was greatly beneficial to me. I made full use of the resources, especially at the workplace.
Thank you Makeda, I am eternally grateful for the excellent presentation on Mindfulness."
Lesley-Ann T. - The National Gas Company of Trinidad & Tobago Limited
"Thank you, Makeda, and the Caribbean Mindfulness Institute,for the gift that we have been given. We at St. Joseph's Convent, St. Joseph feel that we have been reenergized, rejuvenated and we are more equipped for our teaching vocation."
Sandra F. - Vice Principal - St. Joseph's Convent
St. Joseph, Trinidad & Tobago Limited