This 6-week course provides an introduction to mindfulness meditation and mindful awareness practices. These classes draw on the material provided in the UCLA Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPS I) course. Classes include guided instruction, meditation practice, group discussion, walking meditation, presentation of research on the mental and physical health benefits, dealing with challenging emotions and thoughts, dealing with physical pain, mindful eating, downloadable guided meditations, and home practices. The classes are interchangeable; if you miss your class you may attend another class during the same week.
This 6-week class provides an introduction to the qualities we can cultivate through mindfulness which increase our overall sense of well-being, including equanimity, gratitude, appreciative joy, generosity, loving kindness and compassion. All of these teachings are found in the world’s great wisdom traditions, but mindfulness provides specific ways of cultivating our minds and hearts in these qualities. This class is a follow-up to the beginning mindfulness course.
These classes are interchangeable; if you miss your class you may attend another class during the same week. Those who have taken the class before may take this class for free as a refresher course.
A Still Quiet Place: Beginning Mindfulness for Parents/Caregivers and Children
In addition to my clinical training with children and families, I have worked as a volunteer with various children’s organizations for most of my adult life. In my classes for children, my students call me Annie. I seek to make them comfortable and at ease.
This course is designed using the curriculum of A Still Quiet Place by Amy Saltzman, M.D. The classes are easy class for children to attend with a parent or caregiver to learn about mindfulness meditation and mindful awareness practices which can be done together at home. Both children and parents have a deeper experience when they learn and practice together.
The classes includes guided instruction, meditation and mindful awareness practices, mindful eating, dealing with challenging thoughts and emotions, group discussion, physical movement, stories, and home exercises.
Winter Classes offered at The Museum of Health and Medical Science
Sundays, January 21- March 4th. 2018
Children ages 6-8 with parent/caregiver: 1:00-2:00 pm
Children ages 9-12 with parent/caregiver: 2:30-3:30 pm
Six week class fee: $250 for Child + Parent and only $75 for a second child
Beginning Mindfulness for Teens
This 6-week course provides an introduction to mindfulness meditation and mindful awareness practices. These classes utilize exercises from Dr. Amy Saltzman’s program, A Still Quiet Place. Classes will include guided instruction, meditation practice, walking meditation, mindful eating, group discussion, and home practices.
Winter Classes being offered at The Houston Health Museum
Sundays, January 21- March 4th. 2018, 4:00-5:00 pm
6 week class fee $250
While it is often better to attend a mindfulness class or workshop, in order to share insights with others in a group process, some individuals seek one-on-one training due to challenging work schedules or for various other reasons. Ann is available for one-on-one training.
These 60-minute sessions cover the same material which is taught in a mindfulness class or workshop. In addition, Ann is able to work with an individual on specific situations at home, in business or social settings which may be challenging.
Mindfulness sessions are not therapy or counseling. In mindfulness, we are not trying to “fix” any problems. In fact, mental health professionals may refer a client to learn mindfulness as an adjunct practice to assist with his or her therapy.
Sessions are held at Ann’s office, 550 Post Oak Drive, Suite 430. Individual privacy is maintained. Since these are not therapy sessions, no written record is kept.
Open Sits are free for everyone!!!
It is helpful to sit with a group on a regular basis with a facilitator. Ann will be present to lead each sit. Ann will provide a short teaching at the beginning of the sit and lead a guided meditation, followed by a short period of silence to practice. She will take questions at the end of each sit. All group sits are held in her office at 550 Post Oak, Suite 430.
You are invited to attend as many sits as you wish each month. Both cushions and chairs are available.
Open Sits: Come practice! Short teaching and guided sits with silence.
Mondays & Wednesdays: 12:00-12:45 pm
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 7:05 -7:50 am