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Hello, I’m Jawad! My goal is to seek a more holistic approach in helping people find happiness within.

Jawad Abdi

Biography
Jawad is a local Washingtonian and certified Mindfulness Meditation practitioner trained at The Mindfulness Center in Bethesda, Maryland. While studying Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University, Jawad was actively involved in the Bhakti Yoga Club and Ekoji Buddhist Sangha of Richmond. After college, he started to work for Washington D.C.’s oldest and largest adolescent psychiatry office, Columbia Associates in Psychiatry. During this time, Jawad learned the ins and outs of the mental health field, witnessing first hand how pharmaceuticals and insurance companies would limit people’s search for lasting wellbeing. This awakening experience got him to seek a more holistic approach in helping people find happiness within.  Jawad helped launch and manage Synergy Float Center in Old Town Alexandria. He taught "floaters", from novice to advanced, how to deepen their personal experience by practicing mindfulness techniques in the float tank. He also used biofeedback technology to train his clients how to control their brain waves and heart rate variability to achieve deep states of peace and harmony using their breath. Jawad has been an active member of Insight Meditation Society of Washington; attending lectures, meditation sits and involved in Young Adult Sangha at the Lamont Dharma House. He’s also involved in Kadampa Meditation Center at their new Temple For World Peace in Southwest D.C. His life mission is simple: help evolve human consciousness worldwide, through contemporary practices so we discover our truest self and find compassion within all life on this planet.
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mindfulness
Attuned awareness is the first stage to cultivating a life experience of ease and contentment. The ability to fully notice our surroundings and our relationship to them is a skill that can be refined through the practice of mindfulness meditation. Reawaken to the internal and external experiences of the present moment through practices that cultivate awareness, self-regulation, and the capacity for presence.

The practice of mindful awareness has a variety of well-documented impacts, including a reduction in toxic stress, an increase in emotion regulation, and an improvement in sustained attention, focus and executive functioning.