You know those people you meet for the first time, but you somehow feel like you are life-time friends? I was fortunate to feel a similar immediate kinship with Dr. David Parisian. With his impressive background in education and strategic cognitive strategies for learning, he has already been a great asset to help us implement two of the initiatives of the Albany Peace Project, one of which is to get coherence meditations into local area schools.
How can we get kids to care about math, when their nervous systems are invoking the fight-or-flight response, which highjacks the part of the brain required for higher ordered thinking? It is physically impossible! One of the initiatives of the Albany Peace Project is to offer coherence based meditations through the school districts that will help students rewire their brains for academic success.
The Albany Peace Project has been meeting with local education leaders to determine best practices to introduce coherence meditation in schools, and Dr. Parisian’s work is already becoming be a key part of these discussions.
This interview doesen’t do justice to his immense knowledge base.