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Deepening Kindness & Compassion

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

Our society, as others, often tells us to “be nice.” When you learn to wear the mask of niceness, it feels inauthentic, separates you from others, and causes you to overextend yourself in ways that can cause resentment.  How can you learn to be kind to yourself and others instead? The world’s wisdom traditions emphasize

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Communicating Effectively with Kindness

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

This course combines practices of Mindfulness with principles of Non-Violent Communication, developed by the psychologist Marshall Rosenberg, Ph.D.  It is summarized in Oren Jay Safer’s book, Say What You Mean:  A Mindful Approach to NonViolent Communication.  You won’t learn this from reading a book; however, you must practice with others. When you use Violent Communication,

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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

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

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), the original mindfulness curriculum developed at University of Massachusetts Medical Center, is the curriculum utilized in most of the scientific studies about the health benefits of mindfulness practice. It is an 8-week, experiential curriculum, with periods of group discussion, mindfulness practice as well as didactic components. Primarily based on tapping into

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Communicating Effectively with Kindness

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

This course combines practices of Mindfulness with principles of Non-Violent Communication, developed by the psychologist Marshall Rosenberg, Ph.D.  It is summarized in Oren Jay Safer’s book, Say What You Mean:  A Mindful Approach to NonViolent Communication.  You won’t learn this from reading a book; however, you must practice with others. When you use Violent Communication,

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Mindfulness Essentials for Stress Reduction

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

This 6-week course provides an introduction to mindfulness meditation and mindful awareness practices.  In the first three weeks, you will learn to ground in your body through your breath, sound, and body sensations while still and while moving. The last three weeks offer specific practices for being with physical pain, emotional distress, and difficult thinking. 

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Mindfulness Essentials for Mental Health Professionals

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

Mindfulness is a hot topic, but few mental health professionals are adequately prepared to share the experience with their clients.  Some clients will not be interested and for others, it may be contraindicated, having adverse effects. While it is not recommended that Mental Health Professionals facilitate mindfulness unless they have their own practice and have

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Deepening Kindness & Compassion

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

Our society, as others, often tells us to “be nice.” When you learn to wear the mask of niceness, it feels inauthentic, separates you from others, and causes you to overextend yourself in ways that can cause resentment.  How can you learn to be kind to yourself and others instead? The world’s wisdom traditions emphasize

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Parenting with Less Stress & More Compassion

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

This 6-week class delves into ways to be more present with our children and to let go of stress while interacting with family. Discussions topics with written exercises will help you become more aware of your parenting habits and intentions.  Topics include: connecting with yourself, learning to accept yourself and your child(ren), letting go of

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Cultivating Happiness & Peace

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

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 and these practices are in accord with those teachings, but presented in a secular

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Better Living with Tinnitus & Hearing Loss

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

Living with ringing in the ears or hearing loss can be frustrating. The brain is telling us that we are under attack. This 4-week course in mindfulness teaches us to be with situations that we cannot change with acceptance. With practice, the brain can rewire overtime and ringing can become background noise. We can also

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