This EdNet was held on Thursday, April 21st, 7:30-9:00 am PST
MOMM was inspired by the 1993 Washington DC experiment that saw thousands of participants use meditation to bring about a more peaceful community, a dynamic group of expert and registered holistic practitioners with a deep and passionate desire to create a grassroots movement of local supported self-care, self-responsibility, and self-awareness practices, organized a holistic wellbeing event in Nottingham called ThinKNotts.
In May 2017 to coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week, ThinkNotts brought over 600 people together to enjoy the UK’s first mass meditation, with over 4,500 people visiting the stalls and exhibition throughout the day.
In May 2018, a twinned event with Nottingham and Bristol saw once again, hundreds come together between the two sites. The power of this mass connection was felt by all involved. This is where the broader concept of Moments of Mass Mindfulness (MOMM) was born.
In May 2019 MOMM went global bringing 52 countries, 360 locations, with over 10,000 participants. For this event they partnered with the HeartMath Institute and The Global Coherence Initiative integrating the science of health with the experience of meditation.
In September 2019 for the U. N. International Day of Peace, in partnership with HeartMath Institute, Campaign Nonviolence, Pathways To Peace and Peace One Day, MOMM took place in 46 countries with 536 events and over 15,000 people.
MOMM realizes the power of bringing people together in their communities or wherever people may be and using meditation and mindfulness practices to connect us on the same day creating a ripple of peace across the globe. Studies show that meaningful relationships are one of the main sources of happiness. When we come together with a shared intent of peace and harmony, we naturally amplify the coherence within and radiate out into the world.
Sue Cooper is a Mindfulness and Meditation Teacher, Holistic Lifestyle Coach, and Nurse with over four decades of nursing in clinical care, healthcare management, and education. Sue is a qualified Ayurvedic Lifestyle Instructor from The Chopra Centre for Well-being led by founder Dr Deepak Chopra. Sue also completed a one-year voluntary position as Health and Well-being Ambassador to The High Sheriff of Nottinghamshire 2015/16, Dr Jas Bilkhu, where the focus was on conversations, collaborations, and connections around ‘Co-creating Integrative Care Communities’.
For the last 12 years she has been exploring natural healing modalities from Indigenous cultures around the world, their applications to modern-day Self Care and the fusion with scientific research from Health Care, also known as Integrative Care.