mindful & well

by emily

mind-body-spirit wellness for youth & adults
 

Hi!  I'm Emily. My greatest

motivation is helping others

embody their best, healthiest

selves. I guide youth & adults

toward wellness through 

mindfulness + heartfulness, natural

living, and re-connecting to our true selves.

We can work one-on-one through coaching, or you can join one of my group workshops or online courses.

 

I'm looking forward to meeting you, and being here for you. <3 

 

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The Mindful & Well program is based in:

In the Mindful & Well program, we practice:

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Mindfulness

Mindfulness is all about becoming aware and accepting of our experience. The Mindful & Well program uses a variety of mindful practices that are scientifically proven to reduce stress, increase focus and resilience, and improve sleep and self-confidence, among other benefits. 

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Heartfulness

Heartfulness is the practice of cultivating positive mind states such as compassion, gratitude, and kindness. It helps us better connect to ourselves and others, and to view the circumstances in our life with acceptance.

Natural Living

The developments of our modern world have unfortunately put our nervous systems into overdrive. To restore our bodies to a more natural state, we learn wellness practices that help us better connect with ourselves and the Earth. This includes strategies like grounding, yoga and embodied movement, nourishing foods, and more.

Connecting with Our True Selves

There are many societal pressures and messaging that influence us. Connecting to our true self means examining those beliefs we've picked up, and shedding those that don't serve us. This process helps us identify what truly makes us happy and fulfilled, so we can invite more of it into our life.

Who is this program for?

Everyone can benefit from mindfulness and wellness practices, as we all experience difficult emotions and stress in our lives.

 

This program helps youth ages 11+ and adults change the way they relate to stress and other difficult emotions and experiences: we break the habit of repeated negative thoughts, and learn to view life through a more positive lens. 

 

We use self-care strategies that are proven to be equally effective for youth and adults. This program is an especially great fit for those who experience:

Overwhelm with academic, career, or family demands

Toxic stress

Anxiety or depression

Addiction to electronic devices and/or social media

Difficulty sleeping

High emotional or environmental sensitivity

Bullying 

Trouble regulating emotions, or a tendency to overreact

Issues with body image

Low self-esteem

Physical tension

Difficulty focusing

Stagnation in achieving personal or academic goals

Unhealthy eating habits or relationship with exercise

Difficulty being still or relaxing, i.e. overactive or “high-strung”

A lack of purpose or connection to the world around them

A tendency to feel guilt or shame, or to be too hard on themselves

Feeling inauthentic, as though they are not the person they truly wish to be

**and** those who are well and thriving and just want to take time for self-care!

 

Everyone's experience in the Mindful & Well program is individual, and personalized according to their needs. Please don't hesitate to contact me to discuss specific needs for you or your child/students. Email me at emily@mindfulandwell.org or text (831) 471-7314.

Workshops &
Courses
For youth ages 11+, and adults
Online and in person in Santa Cruz
Mindfulness & Wellness Coaching
For youth ages 11+, and adults 
Online or in person in Santa Cruz\​ 
 

About Emily Listmann

Founder of Mindful & Well

Hi! I'm Emily. Mindful & Well was born from my own journey in wellness and self-

growth. I was suffering from chronic stress and anxiety, while stuck in a job and a

lifestyle that wasn't right for meAs a result, I developed numerous health

issues that ultimately left me no choice but to scale back my career and re-examine my

health.

 

I spent years on a mission to find wellness and peace of mind. I tried everything-- all the

wellness fads and programs and healers. Eventually, I came to realize that there was no quick fix and no

magic pill to wellness. True, sustainable wellness began within, through building my own mindful awareness. From there, the clarity I gained allowed me to formulate my unique approach to mind-body-spirit wellness. 

 

All that I teach at Mindful & Well is based in accessing this inner awareness. The education I provide is really a support system for youth and adults to create their own wellness formula that works for them, accompanied by research-backed approaches to healthy living. 

 

I am a Cornell University-certified wellness coach with an MA in Teaching from Stanford University. I have training in teaching mindfulness through Mindful Schools, as well as many years of personal and professional experience in wellness education. 

 

Whether you or a child in your life is healing from physical or emotional stresses, or you simply want to learn more about wellness strategies such as mindfulness or heartfulness, I am here to help. <3

My experience includes:

  • Cornell University-certified wellness coach
  • Master in Arts in Teaching from Stanford University
  • Graduate of the Mindful Schools Educator Essentials Program, as well as the Mindfulness Fundamentals Course​
  • Creator of a mindfulness course for grades 7 & 8 at Woodland School (Portola Valley, CA)
  • 9th grade mentor and advisor, focusing in social-emotional learning at Summit Preparatory High School (Redwood City, CA)
  • 7th + 8th grade mentor and advisor in social-emotional learning at Woodland School
  • Curriculum Head of the Social Studies Department for grades K-8 at Woodland School 
  • Middle school Social Studies teacher at Woodland School
  • High school Social Studies teacher at Summit Preparatory High School
  • Training in social-emotional education from the Institute for Social-Emotional Learning
 
Workshops &
Courses
For youth, parents, and 
educators
Online and in person in Santa Cruz
Mindfulness & Wellness Coaching
For youth & adults
 
Online or in person in Santa Cruz\​ 

Testimonials

Emily is a wonderful person, kind and compassionate, sweet and gentle.  She made meditating fun for the kids, and had many exciting ways to teach mindfulness.  I don’t think they will ever forget the experience or Emily.  I truly believe that mindfulness is an essential teaching that children can greatly benefit from alongside the more academic pursuits we tend to emphasize.  The beautiful outdoor setting was relaxing and peaceful.  Thank you Emily!

Anna, mother of two girls

I like that Emily is so gentle and kind.  I also like her because she really helped me meditate and be calm.  The seats are comfy and it was fun.  The garden was really pretty and I liked sitting outside.  My favorite thing was when we were stretching... and I miss you.

Clara, 8 years old

Emily really connects with her students. She gets to know them as people and pays close attention to their feelings. She has experience with kids with learning differences and knows how to relate to them. She is warm and supportive, and helps kids calm down when they are feeling stressed.

Barbara, mother of two boys

 

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