Mindfulness Classes at The Health Museum

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Mindfulness Classes at The Health Museum



Mindfulness is learning to pay attention to the present moment with an openness, curiosity and kindness. It is something that we do naturally. Most often, however, we are caught in habit energy where we are thinking about events of the past or future or caught in judging the present, taking us out of our experience. Over the last 25 years, mindfulness practices have been studied widely in America and shown to reduce stress, lessen suffering from anxiety, depression and physical pain, boost the immune system, improve our sense of well-being, and actually change the structure and function of the brain. Come join Dr. Ann Friedman, a psychologist and certified Mindfulness instructor, to learn more.


Learn a little mindfulness

If you’re considering a mindfulness program, join us for a free information session! We’ll give you a brief overview on how best to learn mindfulness and what programs we offer for you to develop a practice.

You Will Learn

  • what mindfulness is
  • how to learn mindfulness
  • understand mindfulness benefits

Who Should Attend
Anyone interested in taking a mindfulness program at The Health Museum.

Sunday, August 18, 2019 | 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Fee: Free

Want to attend? Please rsvp here.


BEGINNING MINDFULNESS for Parents/Children $300 (6 class series)

Sundays, September 8th - October 20th (No class September 22nd)

2:30 pm - Parents/Caregivers with Children - age 9-12


BEGINNING MINDFULNESS for Teens $300 (6 class series)

Sundays, September 29th - November 6th, 1:00pm


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Learn how to focus your attention and let go of stressful thoughts and emotions.
You will learn a specific way of paying attention to your breath, body, thoughts, feelings and to 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.


Questions? Contact publicprograms@thehealthmuseum.org for more information. 

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.