Cass Drakeford

facilitating a journey for children, adults & families

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Mindful to Mindfulness Meditation

Take a breath into the presence using mindfulness. Mindfulness practice deepens ones personal and interpersonal well-being.

Cass Drakeford Gets Real and Personal about Mindfulness Meditation.  It was not until I walked into Walter Reed Hospital in Washington, DC that I stumbled into this amazing tool that has kept me humble, peaceful and calm. My Uncle Charlie was Mindfully “Riding The Clouds”.

A Mindful Note,
Thank you Uncle Charlie for my first formal introduction to mindfulness and guided meditation. In 2005 as you encountered pain and discomfort on a daily basis mindfulness meditation was your dose of feel better. Amazingly through “Riding the Clouds” you found an avenue to gracefully, and mindfully overcome daily health challenges.

As you stated to me “by riding the clouds” pain and the heavy cares of the world will be acknowledged and then tucked away. Mindfulness and Meditation provides balance that leads to care, love and compassion for oneself and others. I too joined Uncle Charlie’s “Ride the Clouds” journey. As I was challenged with mild anxiety, my quest was to create and implement a combination of mindfulness and guided meditation to quiet the noise in my head.

Mindful experiences, and certifications since 2005 consist of:

  • Uncle Charlie “Riding the Clouds”
  • Yoga and Meditation – Charlotte Hindu Temple
  • Abadiania Brazil
  • Charlotte Meditation
  • Youth Meditation
  • Allenbrook Elementary School
  • Ashley Park School
  • Carmel Middle School
  • Bethlehem Center
  • BeMindful Meditation
  • Knowledge Is Power Early Learning Program Inc.
  • Mindfulness Leadership Summit
  • Next Level Leadership (Save Our Black Boys)
  • Palouse Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Learn mindfulness yourself

Learn mindfulness yourself with our “Beginner’s Guide to Mindfulness Meditation“

Are you mindfully empowered?

Empowerment is not a something we’re born with, it’s a feeling and experience that is developed and cultivated over time and under the right conditions. Thankfully, teachers, parents and caregivers are in an excellent position to model and support children in this endeavor. As we see it, to be mindfully empowered is to have an inner sense of confidence, capability and self-awareness, which allows us to approach life with openness, courage, and enthusiasm.

Meditation websites & APPS

It can be difficult at times to keep up with the fast-paced life of modern society. Catching your breath is often the only break you get, and that’s already asking for a lot. As a result, it may seem even more daunting a task to set aside time for meditation. There are only 24 hours in a day, and 7 days in a week – often it seems like not enough time to get everything done that we need to. What about the time for ourselves? What about the time we all need to relax our minds and rejuvenate our souls?

Discover how mindful you are!

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Want to teach mindfulness?

Mindfulness is a state of active, open attention on the preset moment. When you are mindful, you observe your thoughts and feelings without judging them. Today, more and more healthcare practitioners are seeing the benefits of incorporating mindfulness in to their treatments and teaching others in all backgrounds about this valuable practice. In this certificate program, you'll examine the many benefits of mindfulness for both your personal and professional life. You'll also lay the foundation...

Mindfulness: How to Do It

Mindfulness meditation practice couldn’t be simpler: take a good seat, pay attention to the breath, and when your attention wanders, return. By following these simple steps, you can get to know yourself up close and personal.