Mindfulness and Anxiety with Lee Lipp and Martina Schneider

Mindfulness and Anxiety with Lee Lipp and Martina Schneider [2011]

Saturday, June 25, 9:30am – 5pm

Aversion to anxiety is often accompanied by reactivity and actions that worsen how we feel. We suffer. Instead of running from anxiety, our focus for this day will be on kindhearted mindful awareness and intentional cultivation of non-reactive attention to this mood state. Guided meditations will be offered as we practice stopping and quieting the mind so that we slow down enough to see what is actually happening internally. The natural state of a quieted mind interrupts reactivity and offers us freedom to discover a compassionate and responsive relationship to this element of experience. Please bring lunch.This daylong is appropriate for those new to meditation and to those wishing to deepen their practice.
Note about CE’s:  Dr. Lipp is able to offer 6.5 CEs for MFTs/LCSW’s (BBS Provider #4468). Those interested in this option will need to attend the entire workshop and give Dr. Lipp  $25 administrative fee for the processing of the units. For more information about CE’s, please contact Martina Schneider at martinaschneider108@gmail.com 


Lee Lipp, Ph.D. has been a member of Thich Nhat Hanh’s Order of Interbeing, practicing Zen and Vipassana since 1991. Having taught in psychology graduate programs for 16 years, her most recent work has included being Diversity Coordinator at SF Zen Center. She has taught classes for Spirit Rock, IMC, SFZC, East Bay Meditation Center, Zen Hospice Project, Tassajara, Arcata Zen Center, La Casa de las Madres, Gay Men’s Buddhist Sangha, UCSF, SF Mental Health Assoc. and SF Dept. of Mental Health. Lee supervises at Haight Ashbury Psych Services, leads “Transforming Depression” and “Transforming Anxiety” workshops and practice groups and has a psychotherapy practice in SF. leelipp.com

Martina Schneider has been a student of the Dharma since 1996. She has studied and practiced Vipassana meditation in the United States, India and Burma, where she was ordained as a nun. Inspired by the teachings of the Buddha she has combined her practice with social engagement and has worked extensively with homeless and underrepresented populations, counseled people who are incarcerated, and volunteered with the Zen Hospice Project in San Francisco. She completed four years of teacher training with Jack Kornfield. Martina is also interested in the combination of mindfulness practices and psychotherapy and uses this approach in her work as a Marriage and Family Therapist registered Intern # 61048, supervised by Mary Owen, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist # 14190, Grateful Heart Holistic Therapy Center (Berkeley & San Francisco).