AJ & Adi
AnJenette Afridi, MA, ERYT-500, is the Creator of INHALE EXHALE SMILE℠ Meditation and Mindfulness Targeted Skills-Based Training for Stress Resilience and Optimal Wellbeing. AnJenette is a Wellbeing Expert, Speaker, and Meditation and Mindfulness Master Teacher. “AJ” holds a Master’s Degree in Psychology (MA) 1997, Experienced Registered Yoga Teacher (ERYT-500) 2002, and more than three decades of professional credentials including a member in good standing with the American Psychological Association (APA) since 1996 and continuing education at Harvard Medical School with Dr. Herbert Benson, MD (The Relaxation Response) the last 15 years.
AnJenette aka AJ has worked with corporations, hospitals, health centers, schools, and private clientele including adults and children. She is often featured at public and private in-person and online events, and she hosts events as well. AJ's warmth, credibility, and energetic sense of humor create an atmosphere that supports expansion, creativity, and abundant possibility. (AJ's Bio)
LEARN "Live with AJ" via Phone, FaceTime, Zoom, Skype, Google Hangouts, WebEx, at an event, walkshop, offsite, or AJ’s San Francisco Bay Area office. AnJenette offers targeted skills-based training for Kids, Teens, Adults, Parents, Business Leaders, and Seniors.
CONTACT AJ to Speak at your next virtual or in-person meeting, event, workshop, or gathering.
Meet Adi, AJ's "Therapy Pup in Training" and a LOVE. Adi, an F1B Goldendoodle is non-shedding, hypoallergenic, and has a sweet temperament which makes her an ideal therapy dog. You'll meet Adi at AJ's San Francisco Bay Area office, on video conferencing, at an event, or a walkshop.
Dogs make such effective therapy animals because of their sensitivities to human emotion. Therapy dogs often visit places with vulnerable populations of people such as nursing homes, hospitals, and college campuses to soothe stressed patients and students. Therapy dogs are even being brought into the corporate workplace, where they make employees feel less stressed and more productive. Their roles vary from actively participating in physical rehabilitation therapy to giving children with learning disabilities the confidence to read aloud and improve reading skills.
The simple act of petting a dog has been proven to provide a human with multiple mental and physical heath benefits. When a human pets an animal, hormones such as serotonin, prolactin, and oxytocin, that play a role in elevating moods, are released in the brain. Animal assisted therapy also lowers anxiety to help patients relax, provides comfort, reduces loneliness, increases mental stimulation, and provides an escape or happy distraction. Physically, the presence of and interaction with therapy animals can help lower blood pressure, reduce the number of medications that people need, diminish overall physical discomfort or pain, motivate people to exercise, and help children with autism in the departments of language and social interaction.
(Alliance of Therapy Dogs)