Date(s): Sep. 14 - Oct. 12
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm (Wednesdays)
**This is a zoom class that takes place Wednesdays from 12 pm to 1 pm**
This 5-week class focuses on mindfulness practices which support skillful responding to stressful challenges of everyday life.
You will learn how to begin unwinding unhelpful automatic habits such as: anxiety, smart phone overuse, stress eating and procrastinating through awareness and compassion practices that help foster resilience, wellbeing and social connection.
Topics will include:
- Overview of Mindfulness and Meditation Practices
- Overview of the Habit Loop and Reward Based Learning
- Enhancing Mind / Body Connections
- Perception and Creative Responding, How You Perceive is How You Respond
- Understanding Stress and Anxiety; Reducing and Recovering More Quickly
- Negativity Bias and Cultivating Positivity
- Mindful Communication
This course is appropriate for beginners and anyone who would like to develop the habit of a daily mindfulness practice. Each class will include a variety of formal and informal meditations, mindful movement, discussions, and experiential learning.
Robert Lurye, MEd
Robert Lurye is an artist, educator, and meditation practitioner who loves teaching the ancient wisdom and modern science of mindful living. He is a certified MBSR teacher through Brown University Mindfulness Center and UMass Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness. Robert became a certified Mindfulness facilitator through InsightLA and is also a qualified facilitator for Dr. Judson Brewer’s Mindfulness-Based Behavior Change programs which combine app-based training with in-person facilitated sessions to address unwanted habits from cigarettes to smart phones, emotional eating, and anxiety. He’s a certified RYS 200 yoga instructor and currently studying Buddhist Eco-Chaplaincy at the Sati Center with Gill Fronsdal.
Robert teaches Mindfulness-Based Habit Change: Unwinding Anxiety and Mindful Eating programs, MBSR, Essentials of Mindfulness, Co-Facilitates the LGBTQueer+ Mindfulness group and the Hollywood Forever Cemetery Practice Group. He also leads mindfulness classes and facilitates sitting-groups for Long Beach Mediation and Mindful USC. He has been a computer animation artist since 1985 working in television, research and development and feature film production. He received his Master of Education degree from The Ohio State University and has taught art at Ohio State, Texas A&M, and University of Texas, Austin.