Introduction to Mindfulness Workshop Webinar
By Diana Winston, UCLA

Presented by the Alan Hu Foundation

Pleasanton, Calif. — September 27, 2023 — On Tuesday, October 24, 2023, Diana Winston, Director of Mindfulness Education at UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC), will lead a workshop on mindfulness and how it can be helpful to reduce stress and cultivate well-being for adolescents and their parents as part of the Alan Hu Foundation Mental Health Lecture Series. Ms. Winston explains, “Mindfulness involves paying attention to your present-moment experiences, and there is scientific evidence showing its positive impact on stress, attention, and mental and physical health. Mindfulness offers helpful tools for anxiety and depression and can help cultivate positive emotions. Participants will engage in an experiential workshop to discover how mindfulness practices apply to daily life or school, to provide support in these challenging times.”

The free webinar will be held on Tuesday, October 24, 2023, from 6:00 – 7:00 pm PT via Zoom. It will include 15 minutes for questions and answers following Ms. Winston’s presentation. Please RSVP by October 23, 2023, at: to receive the Zoom meeting link. Participants may join beginning at 5:45 pm PT. The Mental Health Association for Chinese Communities at will provide simultaneous Chinese interpretation.

Diana Winston is the author of The Little Book of Being, and the co-author of Fully Present, the Science, Art, and Practice of Mindfulness. The LA Times called Winston “one of the nation’s best-known teachers of mindfulness”. She has taught mindfulness in a variety of settings in the United States and Asia. She developed the Mindfulness Awareness Practices (MAPS) curriculum, and the Training in Mindfulness Facilitation, which trains mindfulness teachers worldwide.

The Alan Hu Foundation was created by Xiaofang Chen and Chih-Ching Hu in memory of their son, Alan. He passed away due to mental disorders in 2018 at the age of 15. Their mission is to promote mental health, raise awareness and remove stigma surrounding psychiatric disorders, and to support fundamental research for cures.

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