Unified Mindfulness Introduction to Unified Mindfulness: Improving Life Through Meditation Dates: Thursday, July, 30th to September 3rd Time: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Location: Online via Zoom Class Overview Unified Mindfulness is a secular system of meditation that unifies the best practices from contemplative traditions around the world into a comprehensive, evidence-based, versatile program. Created through more than 50 years of study and research, UM is based upon the work of meditation teacher and neuroscience research consultant Shinzen Young, who has collaborated with institutions such as Harvard University and Carnegie Mellon to study the efficacy of meditation on human flourishing.https://unifiedmindfulness.com/shinzen-young/ UM offers a robust and precise approach for students, both new and experienced, to improve the quality of their lives and their overall happiness through meditation. In this six-week Summer 2020 series, students will enhance their self-awareness, emotional regulation, personal fulfillment, insight, and well-being by learning foundational UM practices. Classes, held conveniently via Zoom, last 90 minutes and are a mix of brief talks, meditation practice, dialog and questions and answer periods. Students also practice at home during the length of the course. In this series students will learn how to: Attend to the Sensory Experience of See, Hear, Feel Relax and Renew Through Mindfulness Practice Mindfulness and Meditation in Daily Life Go with the Flow Nurture Positive Emotions Strategically Apply Mindfulness to Challenging Situations Enrollment and Registration: The Summer 2020 UM series is offered on a pay-what-you-can basis via a secured PayPal button. To enroll and register for the class series, please read the disclaimer and select your pricing below. If payment is an issue, please contact Kelly Barron at firstname.lastname@example.org to make other arrangements. A Zoom link for the class will be sent to class participants Thursday, July 30th. (If you are unfamiliar with Zoom you can learn how to join a Zoom class here: https://support.zoom.us/hc/en-us/articles/201362193-Joining-a-meeting.) If you have any questions regarding the class series please contact Kelly at email@example.com. Disclaimer: The UM program discussed and offered on this website does not constitute professional medical or therapeutic advice and should not be used as a substitute for medical diagnosis, therapeutic advice, or services. Mindfulness meditation involves working with body sensations, thoughts, and emotions to help participants develop more awareness of their internal and external reactions. If for any reason I think it’s unwise or if I’m unable to engage in the practices and exercises presented during UM classes or at home I’m under no obligation to do so. I will not hold the instructor, Kelly Barron, liable for any mental, emotional, or physical injury incurred from these practices or exercises. What’s more, if I need medical, psychological, or psychiatric intervention or assistance during the class series I’m participating in it’s my responsibility to seek out such services. By registering for a UM class on this site, you acknowledge you have read this disclaimer and waive the instructor, Kelly Barron, from all liability. Prices Option 1 $85.00 USDOption 2 $100.00 USDOption 3 $150.00 USD About Kelly Kelly Barron has studied and practiced mindfulness meditation for nearly 20 years. She is a Level 2 Unified Mindfulness coach, a UCLA certified mindfulness facilitator as well as an Inner Kids trained teacher who teaches mindfulness in schools, corporations, privately and for eMindful, a provider of online mindfulness programs worldwide. Kelly came to understand the importance of living mindfully and creating more stress resiliency while working as a deadline-driven journalist. A former associate editor and staff writer for Forbes magazine, Kelly understands how to apply mindfulness in professional settings and draws upon her journalistic curiosity as well as her experience as a mother and a lifelong athlete to inform her work. Kelly holds a B.A. in philosophy from the College of William and Mary and an M.A. in journalism from the University of Missouri. She also holds a training certification from the American Council on Exercise with a specialty in Orthopedic Exercise. Kelly has developed and facilitated mindfulness programs for organizations such as Milbank, Orrick, the Broad Center, the City of Hope, and the Skirball Cultural Center as well as for numerous professional associations and for writers and screenwriters. She facilitates mindfulness in schools, working with teachers, administrators, and students, on an ongoing basis throughout Los Angeles.