Mohadese: sport as a way to control emotions

by | Apr 11, 2022 | Peace education, Youth empowerment | 0 comments

Mohadese is a young Afghan woman who is a certified yoga teacher living in Athens.
She is living in Greece for 3 years with her family, brother, sister and mother. She is determined, kind and generous.
She just finished an instructor Empowerment Self Defense Training in Athens.

“For me, sport is an expression of emotions. It allows me to focus on my mind, on one thing at a time – keeping me from overthinking. I set myself goals for poses and I keep on practicing, fighting until I get there.

Sports has helped me to control my emotions and feel more confident in society as a woman as well as to improve and protect myself. Since I started doing sports 4 years ago I have achieved more self-knowledge and awareness.”

Communication and Press Manager at Peace and Sport, I have 5+ years of experience in political affairs, conflict prevention and resolution, and communication. A great part of my work has been conducted in the context of conflict and transition settings.