Last week the IBREA Foundation was able to hold the seventh term of its World Peace Leadership program. It was such an exciting time and there are so many memories that were made as well as new friends for IBREA.
During the world peace leadership program, we take our guests to Honor’s Haven Resort and Spa for a weekend’s worth of intense training and education. We also spend some time in the mountains on a couple morning hikes! These training sessions include our holistic brain education curriculum as well as practices that help the participants focus on themselves and work on bringing out their great potential.
After the weekend, we made our way back into the city to get ready for the conferences we held in the United Nations headquarters. We had a small conference on Tuesday and we were able to hear from and talk to Collette Hemmings, one of IBREA’s board members. She cares deeply about brain education and she talked with us about how she has grown and why she is an advocate for IBREA’s training and education, which she has used in her executive roles with Nike inc. for the last sixteen years, with a focus on enabling teams to reach their highest potential. Her experience inspired our participants in many ways!
The next day was the main conference in the United Nations with guest speakers, H.E. Laura E. Flores, Permanent Representative of Panama to the UN, H.E. Lewis Brown, Permanent Representative of Liberia to the UN, H.E. Frederick Musiiwa Makamure Shava, 72nd President of ECOSOC, Dr. Dickey, Dr. Yumiko Aratani, Dr. Emeran Mayer, and Dr. Mashura Akilova. All of our speakers gave an educational presentation about the body and the brain, and their relationship to the UN Sustainable Development Goal #1:Poverty Eradication. After each gave their testimony and presentation, the floor was opened up for questions and the speakers were able to answer with clarity all of the questions asked.
On Thursday of last week, we took our participants to our Harlem class so that we could show them how we the IBREA program can be implemented in school settings. For the educators that participated with us, it was helpful to see why this would be useful in the schools they come from. Afterwards, we held our last training session. During this session, we asked our participants to look deeply inside themselves to discover where they wanted to be in 5 years, 10 years, and so on. Once that was over, we asked the participants to write down and share what they saw. We heard many amazing things and we are proud of all the participants! All participants were deeply moved with their experiences during the training. One participant stated that she “thought IBREA would be useful for others, but it was actually for me. This helped me figure out what I needed to figure out.”
IBREA is for everyone and has made a difference in the lives of a few new friends, and we want to continue to help others in as many ways as possible! If you would like to join us for our summer session to help make a difference, please go to ibreafoundation.org and apply!