Beginning Mindfulness is a 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.
In Beginning Mindfulness, you will learn specific ways of paying attention to your body, breath, thoughts, feelings, and the world around you. These ways of paying attention can be powerful because when you can observe your thoughts and feelings, you have more choice in how you respond. You can also bring relaxation to your body when you are feeling stress.
The practice of mindfulness has been shown to increase attention and focus, reduce stress, anxiety and depression and increase an overall sense of well-being in both adults and children. It is a practice used by professional athletes, healthcare workers, educators, lawyers, military personnel, and business executives to be at their best.
Mindful Being Studio, 4544 Post Oak Place Dr., Suite 100