Mindfulness Meditation Classes
WEEKLY CLASSES on:
"MEDITATION, REDUCING STRESS
& CONTEMPLATIVE LIVING"
ZOOM CLASS INFORMATION:
Email us for a free visit to either the
Thursday evening or Friday noon Class!
This is an on-going class, and Not a drop-by class.
There is currently a Waiting List for both classes.
Instructor: Jerome Front, LMFT
(Instructor Bio in "About Us" website section.)
Our office is located in Studio City, CA
and currently held on ZOOM
Two Choices (Pacific Standard Time)
THURSDAY Evenings: 8:00pm to 9:30pm
FRIDAYS: 11:00am to 12:30pm
“This is what we’ve been practicing for:
the situations where the practice doesn’t come easily.
When the winds of change reach hurricane force,
our inner refuge of mindfulness, concentration, and discernment
is the only thing that will keep us from getting blown away.”
During this extraordinary period in our lives, deepening our mindfulness practice as well as developing resilience and self-compassion, has never held such an essential place in our everyday lives. This is especially important, since in turn, we nourish those we love and work with through our own regular, heartfelt practice and presence. We’ll also examine and deeply reflect on how our lives are intersecting with all the issues arising within an evolving Covid-mediated reality. We’ll use our regular group mindfulness practice for warmly supporting one another through mindful listening, inquiry and dialogue. In this way, as part of our large on-going practice community, you’ll be able to learn mindfulness in an active, experiential, and relational way.
This on-going class – now in it’s 25th consecutive year - provides down-to-earth, common sense-oriented, yet inspiring instruction in Mindfulness. The class draws on innovations in Mind-Body Medicine, including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), brain research as well as deep traditional Eastern & Western Contemplative practices, traditions, and metaphors that can nourish the experience of being calmer, alive, present, well and more in touch with ourselves and those around us. This class is not meant to be therapy, or a substitute for psychotherapy. This mindfulness course grows out of one of the original resources for mindfulness in Los Angeles, since 1996. Jerome has own mindfulness meditation practice since 1987.
Every class includes a lesson, discussion, and an experiential practice. And, eventually, down the road, I look forward to us all reconnecting in person and on mindful retreat, and integrating our shared work together. Pre-Registration is Required to Enter Class. (No CE Credits for this class.)
-WHEN: Weekly, either Thursdays, Or, Fridays
-LENGTH: 90-minutes per weekly class.
-DAYS/ TIME: Thursdays from 8:00pm to 9:30pm /Or/ Fridays from 11:00am-12:30pm
-COST: currently $150 for each Class Cycle, which is four-consecutive Classes. Payment is due every “Week #1” of a 4-Class Cycle.
-FORMAT: This Mindfulness Class meets weekly by Zoom for 90 minutes, (and will have aspects of a hybrid class, e.g.: in-person once every 8 or 10 weeks, and then the rest on Zoom.) This Class supports the development of your deep mindfulness practice, as well as growing the healing aspects of the practice within a consistent, nourishing practice community, or Sangha. Please note: This is Not a drop-by-whenever-you-can class, and Not a pay-only-when-you-attend class. Regular, on-going attendance is expected, e.g., this is not a one-month on, next-month off class while you are a member. Missed classes are Not interchangeable or transferable as credit to other classes or future events.
-NO REFUNDS: for missed classes – for any reason. Missed Classes are Not interchangeable, and Not transferable as credit to other classes.
-PAYMENT METHOD: Zelle preferred, using our Email (not phone #) to pay: Jerome@JeromeFront.com
Jerome Front, LMFT, is a year-round Adjunct Faculty member at Pepperdine University in the Graduate School of Education & Clinical Psychology since 1999. In the year 2000, he created the first full graduate Course called "Mindfulness & Psychotherapy" countable towards Degree credit. Jerome has presented on the neuroscientific and contemplative aspects of mindful sensory meditations at the international UCLA "Mindfulness & Psychotherapy” Conference featuring Zen Master Thich Hanh.
Few of the recent places Jerome has been invited to lead Mindfulness Trainings include:
· USC Graduate School of Social Work
· UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center
· CA Association of Marriage & Family Therapists
· American Association of Pediatrics, So. Cal.
· National Symposium on Palliative Care
His past workshops around the country including conferences in Michigan, Washington, DC, and South Carolina, and he wrote the cover story on Mindfulness for helping professionals called, "A Quiet Revolution," for The Psychotherapy Networker. Jerome has had a mindfulness meditation practice since 1987, and has trained in MBSR on three 8-day in-person Group Clinical Training Retreats with Jon Kabat-Zinn & Saki Santorelli. Jerome teaches two weekly meditation classes since 2000, and has a therapy private-practice in Studio City for 30 years. Also, for 18 years, he has led a weekend retreat on "Mindfulness in Deep Relationship," at the renowned Esalen Institute, in Big Sur. More instructor Information and writings via: www.JeromeFront.com