Ashley recently launched Evenflow - A next generation mindfulness & meditation app. The psychology behind the curriculum helps you dig deeper into your own behaviors, allowing you to make more conscious choices, bring mindfulness to stressful areas of your life and integrate real change.
Now available on the app store.
App Download: appsto.re/us/m_uDgb
MINDFULNESS FOR FAMILIES CLASSES ASHLEY IS TEACHING:
Next classes begin September 10, 2017
- Mindfulness for Families with Children ages 6-12 years old: http://www.mindfullivingla.org/offerings/mindfulness-classes/
- Mindfulness for Families with Teens ages 13-18 years old http://www.mindfullivingla.org/offerings/mindfulness-classes/
What families are saying about this class:
"It is a perfect class for families needing to slow down and connect with each other. It also introduced children to concepts of awareness that are often not taught in school but is invaluable."
"Laurie and Ashley are great teachers. I found myself being moved at times knowing that we were all in the this space to get better and be more aware, which makes us more compassionate people."
Mindfulness is the awareness that emerges through paying attention to what is happening in the moment, without getting caught up in thoughts about the past, worries about the future, and without judgment. Mindfulness encourages self-awareness of body sensations, emotions and thoughts, which helps a person to respond rather than react in difficult life situations.
Let's face it, we are all very busy. Juggling a full life and career can leave you feeling emotionally tuned out from yourself and your loved ones. Practicing mindfulness does not need to be something else you have to check off your "to do" list. It can begin to happen in a few breaths or while stopped at a red light.
"CNN Anchor and 60 Minutes correspondent Anderson Cooper is one of the busiest journalists in America. And like many people, he's constantly working his cell phone, probably more than most. But this Sunday, he puts it down to meditate and report on what it's like to try to achieve "mindfulness," a self-awareness that scientists say is very healthy, but people are losing to life's many distractions like cell phones. " To view interview click here.
Ashley integrates mindfulness techniques into her therapy sessions. These techniques include learning how to experience the world in the present moment and observing your thoughts from a more objective point of view. Experiencing the world in the present moment opens your eyes to experiences you are missing because the focus on the past or worries about the future overshadow your present moment.
Mindfulness also opens us up to a new type of relationship with ourselves through cultivating self-compassion, joy, and fostering a better understanding of who we are.
The practice of mindfulness has been proven to help with:
- Anxiety and Depression
- Addiction Relapse
- Managing Personal Relationships
- Chronic Pain
Ashley works with individuals, young children, adolescents and families to learn meditation and mindfulness practices. If you are interested for yourself, your children or your family as a whole, Ashley can work with you individually or tell you about the groups she regularly runs. Please contact her for further information.
Ashley co-created the Mindfulness for Families program at The Center for Mindful Living, co-leads Stefanie and Elisha Goldstein's CALM (Connecting Adolescents to Learning Mindfulness) groups is part of the Santa Monica Alternative School House (SMASH) mindfulness team teaching 4rd & 4th graders mindfulness & meditation and is the meditation and mindfulness educator for the Rustic Canyon Restaurant Group. Additionally, Ashley just launched a meditation and mindfulness app called Evenflow.
Ashley was trained by The Center for Mindfulness at UCSD to teach Jon Kabat-Zinn's (MBSR) Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Mindful Schools to teach children.
If you would like to schedule an appointment, please contact Ashley or call (310) 210-1155.