Mindfulness for Parents & Elementary School Children Ages 6-10

Hybrid Class (in-person & Zoom options)


Our minds are distracted, wandering about half of the time and we often can feel disconnected from ourselves and others.  Mindfulness helps us train our focus and attention, and teaches us to observe our thoughts and emotions with less reactivity.  We also learn to bring compassion to ourselves and others.  Scientific studies suggest that mindfulness can help reduce stress, create a sense of well-being, reduce anxiety and depression, and help with emotional regulation.

Bring your elementary-age child or children to this class with Dr. Ann Friedman, psychologist, and certified mindfulness instructor, in person or virtually to learn some basic practices.  The classes include:

  • July 9: An introduction to mindfulness, mindful eating, and bringing mindfulness into the day.
  • July 16: Training the mind for more presence through mindful listening and walking.
  • July 23: Understanding our negative thinking and learning to let it go.
  • July 30: Practicing self-compassion and letting go of judgment.


For the Zoom option: this livestreaming program can be taken from home or anywhere with an internet connection. If you register, you will be emailed viewing instructions either the evening before or the morning of the event. Please be sure to check “spam” and “junk” folders!

This class will not be recorded.

All times are CDT/CST. Please contact onlinelearning@junghouston.org with any questions.

Please register early. Programs with four or fewer participants are subject to cancellation, 48 hours prior to their start.



Ann Friedman, Ph.D., a psychologist, works fulltime on the Jung Center’s MBSI faculty to provide mindfulness and compassion training to adults, teens and children.  She received her certifications through the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center, Emory University’s Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion Based Ethics, .b, and A Still Quiet Place.

Additional Information


This class will be delivered through a hybrid of in-person and  Zoom, an online meeting tool. 

The Jung Center of Houston
5200 Montrose Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006

Other Items to Note:

(Applies to both our Zoom online classes and the in-person classes at our studio)

Come as you are, and be comfortable. Some of our students may be in business attire, and others in workout clothes. 

Class is experiential and includes some teaching, as well as practices with discussion. No one is pressured to speak. 

We recommend that you arrive 5 minutes before class starts. If you are going to arrive late, that it is fine, but it is best to be on time to be respectful of the group. We understand, however, that things can happen beyond your control and we would rather have you come late than not at all. 

If you will miss your class, please inform the instructor.  You may make up the class the next time the series is offered; or you may take the entire next series again for free.  Alternatively, you can pay for a private make-up session. 

You are allowed to bring food and beverages. We do offer water, tea, and coffee at our studio. 

There is no need to take notes. Our instructors will provide summaries of each class as handouts (or sent via email).

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