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      Mindfulness Classes at The Health Museum in Houston

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      October 20, 2019

      Sunday   1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (weekly on Sundays until November 6, 2019)

      1515 Hermann Drive
      Houston, Texas 77004

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      Mindfulness Classes at The Health Museum

      Learn how to focus your attention and let go of stressful thoughts and emotions with The Health Museum and Dr. Ann Friedman, a psychologist and certified Mindfulness Instructor. The John P. McGovern Museum of Health and Medical Science will be holding a six-class mindfulness series for teens starting Sunday, September 29, 2019, through Wednesday, November 6, 2019, from 1-2 p.m.

      Teens will learn a specific way of paying attention to your breath, body, thoughts, feelings and the world around you. The way of paying attention is powerful because when you can observe your thoughts and feelings, then you can choose how you act. You can also learn how to bring relaxation to your body when you are feeling stress and anxiety.

      Mindfulness is the art of paying attention to the present moment with openness, curiosity, and kindness. It’s something we do naturally, however, we are often caught in the habit of thinking about past and future events or caught in judging the present. All these things take us out of the experience of life.

      Over the last 25 years, mindfulness practices have been studied widely through America and are overwhelmingly shown to be beneficial; reducing stress, lessening suffering from anxiety, depression and physical pain, boosting the immune system, improving our sense of well-being, and actually changing the structure and function of our brains.

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

      Since 2007, Ann has studied mindfulness intensively with various national teachers. 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 is now in a program to become an affiliate teacher with UCLA. Ann has also completed courses on teaching children and teens, including Sitting Like a Frog with Eline Snell and The Still Quiet Place by Dr. Amy Saltzman.

      Ann currently teaches mindfulness classes for adults, teens, and for caregivers and their children through her company, Mindful Being, P.C. at The John McGovern Houston Health and Medical Science Museum and Rothko Chapel, as well as in her private office.

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      General admission to The Health Museum is free for children two and under; $8 for children 3 to 12 years old and seniors 65 and above; $10 for adults; and free on Thursdays for families. Active and retired personnel receive half-off admission for up to four people. General admission also provides access to the museum’s multiple exhibits. For more information about The Health Museum visit

      Cost: Payment required - $300 (6 class series)

      Categories: Education | Health & Wellness | Museums & Attractions

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