Date(s): Oct. 20 - Nov. 17
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (Thursdays)
**This is a Zoom class that meets on Thursdays 12pm to 1pm**
This is the foundational class for developing a mindfulness meditation practice. You may have heard reports of the power of mindfulness to help you be more present in your life, tame anxiety, and develop the capacity to respond rather than react to the challenges in life. Whether you are looking for instruction in how to begin a mindfulness practice, wanting to refresh an existing practice or seeking more training in the basics of mindfulness after taking an applied mindfulness class, please consider joining us. We will explore developing and incorporating an effective and ongoing mindfulness practice in your life. Topics include:
- An overview of mindfulness
- Mindfulness of the body
- Obstacles to mindfulness
- Working with anxiety and difficult emotions
- Cultivating positive emotions
- Working with difficult thoughts
- Bringing mindfulness into daily life
Elliott Law has studied mindfulness since 2011 and maintains a dedicated practice. Elliott supports mindfulness at USC as a Mindful USC teacher and the Associate Director of Fundraising for the USC Center for Mindfulness Science. In 2015, he established the Mindful USC Mindfulness Practice Group in Downtown LA, which he leads weekly. Elliott also regularly presents on mindfulness for Keck Medicine of USC medical students.
A graduate of InsightLA’s Mindfulness Facilitator Training program, Elliott is also a certified yoga teacher. At InsightLA, Elliott teaches Unwinding Anxiety and Mindful Eating Mindfulness-based Habit Change courses, Essentials of Mindfulness courses, co-facilitates the LGBTQ+ Practice Group, and is on the Ethics and Reconciliation Council.
The sport of tennis is a long-time passion for Elliott. He is a U.S. Professional Tennis Association Elite Professional with over 20 years of teaching experience and integrates mindfulness concepts into his tennis instruction.
Elliott loves to connect with nature and wildlife and gets very excited whenever he encounters a bird he has not seen before. He holds an MS in mechanical engineering and works as an associate director with Keck Medicine of USC’s Advancement team.