Workshop on Dealing with Tinnitus

Hybrid Class (in-person & Zoom options)

For many people, tinnitus can be a very aggravating experience and cause stress throughout the day.  Mindfulness is being used successfully with helping people to reduce their stress from tinnitus.

Join Dr. Ann Friedman and others who share your experience to learn techniques to live with your tinnitus with more ease and comfort.

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Key Takeaways

  • the basics of tinnitus;
  • why your brain is reacting with frustration and stress;
  • practices to help you let go of the stress and frustration and be with what cannot be changed with more acceptance;
  • an understanding of the power of attention.

Course Description

This class includes discussion and experiential practices.  While invited to share experiences, no one will be compelled to do so.  You may share as much or as little as is comfortable for you.

For some, tinnitus is annoying; for others, it is so frustrating that it impacts their social participation and relationships with others.  A short power point will be utilized to activate discussion about the thoughts and emotions which can emerge with tinnitus.

We will discuss why your brain is struggling with the tinnitus.  Practices will include noticing what your brain is saying to you and how you can speak to your brain to bring calm.

We will also notice how where we place our attention affects our experience and how we can switch attention when any experience becomes too unpleasant and intense.

As all mindfulness, these are practices which will have to be continued at home for long-term success with being with your tinnitus.


Michele Pola, Ed.D.

Additional Information


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

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.


There is free parking available in the front and rear of our office building. For students attending night classes, there is a security guard present in the building.

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

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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