This is my secret. I don't mind about what happens. ~ Krishnamurti
Something About Janet "My passion is training First Responders to integrate research-based mindfulness practices into their personal and professional lives so they can be safer, healthier and happier. I want them to know they don't have to choose between who they are and what they do for a living; that they can be better at both through the practice of mindfulness meditation."
Janet Sandman, founder of The Noble Dragonfly,is passionate about serving others. Shortly after retiring from her 21-year career as a cross-trained police officer and firefighter, and after struggling to regain some normality in her life, Janet turned to mindfulness meditation to mitigate the effects of chronic stress accumulated during her tour of duty in Operation Desert Storm and her subsequent career in public safety.
After committing to a regular meditation practice and experiencing the profound physical, mental and emotional benefits, Janet was struck by how much she could have benefitted, personally and professionally, had she learned these skills earlier. At that moment, she knew she wanted to teach these simple and life-changing tools to others.
Janet has a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of North Florida, is a McLean Meditation Institute Certified Meditation and Mindfulness Instructor (CMMI), a Trained Teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion (TTMSC) and has received training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR).
Janet attained the rank of Captain with the Highland Park Department of Public Safety in Dallas, Texas, held the rank of Major in the United States Army Reserve and was awarded the Bronze Star Medal for Exceptionally Meritorious Service during her tour of duty in Operation Desert Storm. She continues in her desire to serve others by offering meditation and mindfulness instruction with integrity, compassion and a sense of humor. Allow yourself to be astounded by what meditation and mindfulness can do for you!