Mindfulness Meditation Houston | Mindful Being Houston Classes
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 course. Classes include guided instruction, sitting, standing and, walking meditation, research on the mental and physical health benefits, and practices to be with painful emotions, challenging thoughts, and physical pain.
Cultivating Happiness (follow up to Beginning Mindfulness)
This 6-week class provides an introduction to the qualities we 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. Mindfulness provides specific ways of cultivating our minds and hearts in these qualities.
Adult Classes for Cultivating Happiness offered at Mindful Being Studio, 4544 Post Oak Blvd., Suite 100
Adult Classes for Mindful Communication being offered at 4544 Post Oak Place Dr., Suite 100
This 6-week class for adults is based on mindfulness with the principles of Non-Violent Communication. We will practice learning to listen deeply, to open to compassion even in challenging situations, and to speak our truth.
Mondays, April 1st – May 6th, 6:00-7:30 pm
Thursdays, April 18th – May 30th, 9:30-11:00 am (no class May 2nd)
Six week class fee $300
Classes for Parents/Caregivers and their Children ages 6-12
Beginning Mindfulness for Parents/Caregivers and Children
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.
Classes offered at The Museum of Health and Medical Science
Sundays, Fall 2019
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: $360 for Child + Parent and only $100 for a second child
Classes for Teens
Beginning Mindfulness for Teens
This 6-week course provides an introduction to mindfulness meditation and mindful awareness practices. Classes will include guided instruction, meditation practice, walking meditation, mindful eating, group discussion, and home practices.
Classes being offered at The Houston Health Museum
Sundays, Fall 2019
6 week class fee $360
MINDFUL PARENTING (new class!)
This 6-week class delves into ways to be more present with our children. Discussions topics with exercises to examine our parenting include: connecting with ourselves, acceptance of ourselves and our children, the blessings of imperfection, mindful discipline, being with emotional pain, and mindful communication.
Classes being offered at Mindful Being Studio, 4544 Post Oak Place, Suite 100
Tuesdays, April 2-May 7; 9:30-11 am
Six-Week Class Fee $300.00 for individual, $400.00 for couple
INTENSIVE MINDFULNESS TRAINING FOR TEACHERS, PRINCIPALS, ADMINISTRATORS, AND SCHOOL COUNSELORS
Throughout time, teachers have told students to “pay attention,” but no one teaches us how. Recent scientific research suggests that the human mind wanders about half of the time, often focusing on issues that are bothering us. Mindfulness teaches us how we can pay more attention to the present moment with an open, curious, kind awareness. This innate human ability can be developed through training. When we are fully present in the moment, we are often happier and less stressed.
Join Ann Friedman, Ph.D., Psychologist and Certified Mindfulness Trainer, in a 3-week training (6 classes) designed especially for teachers, principals, administrators and school counselors. Ann will be assisted in the beginning classes by Michele Pola, Ed.D., former Chief of Staff for HISD and Trained Mindfulness Facilitator. The classes will focus on how to bring more mindfulness into your daily life, as well as how to share it with students. You will also receive 12-hours of continuing education credits through Ann’s partner in this program, Mental Health America of Greater Houston.
Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 11th – 27th, 10:00 am- noon
Tuesdays & Thursdays, June 11th– 27th 4:30 – 6:30 pm
Three-Week Class Fee $250.00
INDIVIDUAL TRAINING SESSIONS
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.
Individual privacy is maintained. Since these are not therapy sessions, no written record is kept.
OPEN GROUP SITS
Open Sits are free for everyone!!!
It is helpful to sit with a group on a regular basis with a facilitator. You are invited to attend as many sits as you wish each month. Both cushions and chairs are available.
Mondays, Tuesday, Wednesdays & Thursday: 12:00 – 12:30pm