Mindfulness is about waking up to life and what it means to be fully human. The practice of mindfulnessis marked by openness and curiosity toward your experience. Mindfulness meditation develops awareness and compassion, which are essential to living skillfully. Compassionate attention helps develop many qualities and abilities such as focus, clarity, insight, love, compassion, and joy. These translate into reduced stress and anxiety, improvements in health and mental wellbeing, and greater adaptability and appreciation in life. Mindfulness practice helps us to take care of ourselves and thus transform the suffering and stress in our lives and in our society.
On this site you can learn about and sign up for the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program (MBSR), also known as our 8-week Mindfulness Meditation Course and discover the benefits of practicing mindfulness meditation. In addition to information on our classes, you’ll find information aboutmindfulness counseling and how it can help individuals who suffer from stress, anxiety, chronic pain, reoccurring bouts of depression, in addition to other challenging life situations. We also offer fully accredited training programs specifically designed for medicaland mental health professionals,retreats and daylong workshops for anyone who is interested in living with greater ease, connection, and skillfulness. All training, courses, retreats and counseling are led by Micki Fine M.Ed., L.P.C., the only certified mindfulness teacher in the Houston Metro area.
Anderson Cooper talks about the benefits of mindfulness with University of Massachusetts neuroscientist Jean King, Vietnam veteran and mindfulness teacher Ralph Steele, and sports psychologist George Mumford.
Jon Kabat Zinn was recently interviewed for 60 Minutes. Anderson Cooper put down his mobile devices to meditate and report on what it’s like to try to achieve “mindfulness,” a self-awareness scientists say is very healthy, but rarely achieved in today’s world of digital distractions.