Being Here: an Introduction to the Art and Science of Being Present

October 07, 2013

Contact: Shani Leonards,


Change your brain!  Be happier!  Mindfulness is receiving increasing scientific support as a means to manage stress and promote health and well-being. On Saturday, November 2 at 10:30 AM in the Claremont Branch Library we’ll be learning about mindfulness with Neesha Patel. Please join us for this introduction to the art and science of being present and how it can help you. This event is free and open to all ages.

Neesha Patel, PhD is a psychologist who has offered guided meditation sessions and led workshops and classes on mindfulness, mindful eating, mindfulness in the workplace, cultivating compassion, and mindfulness based stress management. Learn more at

Wheelchair accessible. To request a sign language interpreter, real-time captioning, materials in large print or Braille, or other accommodations for these events, please call 510 981-6195 (voice) or 510 548-1240 (TTY) At least three working days’ notice will ensure availability. Please refrain from wearing scented products to public programs.

Sponsored by the Friends of the Berkeley Public Library (

The Claremont Library, 2940 Benvenue Avenue, Berkeley CA 94705,  is open Monday and Tuesday, 10:00 a.m.-6:00p.m., Wednesday and Thursday 12p.m.-8 p.m.., and Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. until 6 p.m., For questions and accessibility information, call 510-981-6195, TDD 510-548-1240,