Sarah Hommel de Mendonça
Sarah is a MBSR teacher in training, with the Mindful Academy Solterreno
Sarah Hommel de Mendonça studied political science and worked in different development cooperation projects, as a language teacher and journalist in Latin America and Germany. Her focus on promoting sustainable development and education in the service of common welfare shifted after she suffered a severe sports accident. This event led Sarah to focus inwards and had her recognize how much her life has been influenced by being on autopilot and affected by stress and painful emotions.
Since 2019, she practices meditation and mindfulness, which helped her to transform the traumatic happening into an opportunity to live more conscious and connected with herself and the people around her. With the intention to also enable her environment to develop alternative paradigms of self-relation, she enrolled in the MBSR teacher training in 2021 after attending an MBSR 8-week course and 2 years of practice and studies on meditation and mindfulness. She is leading a weekly online MBSR meditation course and participated in a Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) 8-week course.
It´s a special interest of Sarah to support people in difficult life situations and marginalized groups, teaching them mindfulness as an alternative approach to promote acceptance and to actively shape and convert their attitude towards experiencing hardship instead of feeling exposed to it.