I never thought that meditation was anything more than a way of relaxing. But now I am learning a way to change my perception, which in turn changes my destructive patterns and habits. [After working with Daniel], meditation has become an important part of my self-development and recovery [from alchoholism].
I can't believe I spent all these years avoiding this stuff! If I had leaned this earlier in my life, I don't think I would be an addict now.
I appreciate Daniel's vast knowledge, his supportive nature, and his sense of humor.
For the first time I feel like I have a way out of my hole. Thank you Kiva.
Daniel Trautman came into our office to teach meditation and talk about mindfulness, and I had no idea what to expect. Now I can't imagine starting my day without what he taught us.
The spiritual journey class [presentation] showed me how I had been living society's values, rather than my own. I am not really a spiritual person, but I was inspired intellectually by the class [...] by the way Daniel brought together spirituality, philosophy, anthropology, and sociology in order to understand ourselves, and how we're trying to find our way in this world.
Who would have thought you could teach this old dog new tricks? But the teachers from Kiva mindfulness have!