Mindfulness. Simply put - being present. We live in a world where our minds get overwhelmed with constant stimuli that can often lead us to anxiety, depression, and searching for an escape. Email, famly, work, mobile phones, social media - everything seems to be screaming for our attention and all at the same time. What if there was a way to slow things down, to live the present moment and feel at peace? One way to reduce the clutter of the mind is through mindfulness meditation. Taking control of your mind through focus and breathing.
Mindfulness-based meditation has been proven to dramatically reduce the symptoms of anxiety, chronic pain, depression, and overall feelings of stress. It has also shown to help prevent relapses in recovery by focusing on the moment in front of you. Nothing else.
Our Mindfulness curriculum is led by Dr. Katie Hirst, MD. Our groups cover a variety of mediation practice areas including: introduction to mindfulness, maternal mental health, anxiety regulation, relapse prevention, and overall emotional fitness. You will be guided every step of the way and taught at-home/daily methods to work on your practice outside of the group.
All meditation groups are secular (no-religious or spiritual basis).
BIOFeedBACK/ Interactive Meditation
Through our unique partnership with Unyte Health, we offer the only biofeedback-interactive meditation program in Southern California. Often, there is a barrier to even trying meditation. Unyte takes that problem away by creating an easy to follow step-by-step interactive meditation experience that seeks to calm stress and anxiety symptoms.
Even the busiest minds need a break! Come practice a short mindfulness meditation, followed by a brief discussion to support regular practice in daily life. ($15/class)
Mothers MINDFULNESS CLASS
This class teaches short mindfulness practices that can be incorporated into anyone's busy schedule, whether a woman is chasing a toddler or between conference calls. Each class teaches 2-3 short practices, centered around one of the foundational attitudes of mindfulness. Women with children of all ages are welcome to attend, but only children under 1yo can accompany their mother to class.
MINDFULNESS MEDITATION FOR BUSY MINDS
Can't commit to a 2-hour class each week, but still want to learn mindfulness techniques? Or have you tried to start or maintain a daily practice but can't quite seem to do it on your own? Come practice in a calm group setting, with 1-2 practices each class and brief discussions to share experiences and motivate each other.
($20 or 30 each class)