Mindfulness is about waking up to life and what it means to be fully human.
The practice of mindfulness is 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. The benefits of practicing mindfulness translate into reduced stress and anxiety, improvements in health and mental well-being, and greater adaptability and appreciation in life. Mindfulness practice, especially with a group/class or community, 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 and the advantages of practicing with a class/group. In addition to information and testimonials about our courses, you will also find information about how a practice of mindfulness and meditation can help lessen the suffering from stress, chronic pain, depression relapse, and other life challenges. We also offer a variety of other mindfulness-based groups, workshops and retreats. We can provide continuing education for mental health professionals for several of these offerings. For a groups desiring medical CMEs; authorization can be arranged.
All training, courses, retreats are conducted by Micki Fine M.Ed., L.P.C., founder of Mindful Living and pioneer of mindfulness in Houston, TX since 1994. Micki is a certified mindfulness instructor (certification from the Center for Mindfulness - University of Massachusetts Medical School) and practicing licensed professional counselor in since 1990.