Mindfulness for Middle School Youth (Hybrid)
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Our minds are easily-distracted, and our thoughts are often wandering. This state naturally leads to our feeling disconnected from ourselves, and from others. Mindfulness helps us to train our focus and attention, and teaches us to observe our thoughts and emotions with less reactivity. We also learn what it feels like to bring compassion to ourselves and others. Scientific studies suggest that mindfulness can help reduce stress, create a sense of well-being, reduce anxiety and depression, and help with emotional regulation.
Have your middle school child join Dr. Ann Friedman, psychologist and certified mindfulness facilitator, for this in-person or online class to learn some basic practices. The classes include:
July 9: An introduction to mindfulness, quick practices to relieve stress, mindful eating and bringing mindfulness into the day.
July 16: Training the mind for more presence through mindful listening and walking.
July 23: Understanding our negative thinking and learning to let it go.
July 30: Practicing self-compassion and letting go of judgment.
This program will be offered both in-person and via livestreaming. Please use the registration form to select which way you plan to participate. If you register to attend online, you will be emailed viewing instructions either the evening before or the morning of the event. Please be sure to check “spam” and “junk” folders!
This class will be recorded. Recordings will be distributed to registered participants ONLY, after each class session. Recordings will not be available for purchase after the program ends.
All times are CDT. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Please register early. Programs with four or fewer participants are subject to cancellation, 48 hours prior to their start.
About the instructor
Ann Friedman, Ph.D. is a Psychologist and Certified Mindfulness Facilitator from UCLA. She has also completed classes through Mindful Schools, A Still Quiet Place, and other programs. She is currently in the Teacher Certification program for CBCT through Emory University. In 2015, she opened Mindful Being, a company which provides training in schools, corporations, and nonprofits. She has taught mindfulness across Southeast Texas, Puerto Rico and Florida with Mental Health America and UNICEF following hurricanes.
Date & time
July 9 - 30,
11am - 12pm CT
Number of sessions