Summer Practice Groups

Mindfulness encompasses teachings on all present moment experiences, including the body and body sensations, feelings, thoughts, needs and values, speech and actions, and relationships.  Join Dr. Ann Friedman for classes on specific mindfulness topics.  Hybrid 90-minute classes offered by zoom AND in-person, from 6:15-7:45 pm, at 4544 Post Oak Place Dr. Suite 100.

Wednesday, July 7:  Training the Mind to be Less Reactive and More Discerning
Wednesday, July 14:  Practicing Self-Compassion
Wednesday, July 21:  Getting a Better Night’s Sleep
Wednesday, August 11:  Cultivating More Equanimity in Difficult Situations
Wednesday, August 18:  Speaking and Listening Mindfully
Wednesday, August 25:  Identifying and Meeting Your Unmet Needs in Stressful Situations

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Course Description

Each of the weekly sessions will incorporate guided practices, a presentation talk based on the theme and its link to the practice of mindfulness. The session will bring together others who have similar interests based on the topic, along with new connections and shared experiences.

Instructors

Ann Friedman, Ph.D., a licensed psychologist, has studied mindfulness intensively with various national teachers since 2007.  In 2015, she received a Certification in Mindfulness Facilitation from the Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) of the Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Behavioral Medicine at UCLA.  She has also completed Certification for Cognitive Based Compassion Training through Emory University.  Dr. Friedman teaches mindfulness classes for adults, teens, and children, as well as for businesses, schools and nonprofit organizations.  She has been sent by UNICEF to Florida and Puerto Rico to train physicians and counselors following treacherous hurricanes, and to Oklahoma by Dr. Oz’s HealthCorps to work with a Middle School.

Ann previously served as an Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston Counseling Psychology Graduate Program for over ten years.  She holds both a Doctorate in Counseling Psychology and a Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Houston.  She completed her Internship in Clinical Psychology at U.T. Medical School and her Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology at Baylor College of Medicine.

 

 

 

 

Additional Information

Location:

At this point, students will have the choice to join each class in person or through Zoom.

Mindful Being Studio
4544 Post Oak Place Dr., Suite 100
Houston, Texas 77027

*NOTE: Please be sure to type this address exactly into your navigation app as there are several variations of the Post Oak street name in our area. We want to be sure that you are specifically routed to our building.

Parking:

There is free parking available in the front and rear of our office building. For students attending the night classes, we want you to know there is a security guard on staff.

Please note that the building doors lock at 6 pm, so you will need to enter through the back door of the building — this is where the security guard is located. 

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 all understand that sometimes things happen beyond our control, however, and we would rather have you come late than not at all. 

You are allowed to bring food and beverages. We offer water, tea, and coffee at our studio at no charge. 

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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