Online Mindfulness Classes: 6 Week UCLA Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs) Classes. Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs) are the signature educational programs of the Mindful Awareness Research Center. These six-week class series are open to the public and to all UCLA staff, faculty, and students.
MAPs I for Daily Living – (6 week introdcutory class, May 7-June 16)
MAPs II: Finding Happiness – ( 6 weeks advanced class, May 7- June 16)
MAPs I for Daily Living
This is an excellent introduction to mindfulness. You will learn mindfulness meditation practices including sitting meditation, walking meditations and how to work with difficult thoughts and emotions.
These mindfulness practices have scientific support as means to reduce stress, improve attention, boost the immune system, reduce emotional reactivity, develop greater mind-body awareness, and promote a general sense of health and well-being. You will learn how to incorporate mindfulness into your daily life.
The online course can be accessed from anywhere in the world. You can work at your own pace during this 6 week course. The online course is pre-recorded. Participants will have access to audio and video materials as well as participate in a weekly live chat with one of the instructors and other participants.
Testimonials from previous participants:
“I appreciated the online format which gave me the flexibility of when and where to listen to lectures and practice the exercises.”
“Wonderful experience. I learned to be present in my thoughts and emotions, which bring me more peace in difficult situations.”
“I enjoyed the practicality of the lessons to modern daily life. It was a fortunate opportunity for me to deal with my stress in such an appropriate way.”
“I did not think I would enjoy taking a class in the solitude of my own house. However, it was such a wonderful experience that I plan to take other online classes in the future and explore MAP further.”
“Very helpful to help me relax and feel peaceful and send the same to others. Thank you for the gift.”
“Good balance of explanatory materials and practices, and of teacher instruction and student participation.”
“This is the kind of course that contributes so much to your life.”
You will receive more information on how to enroll in the course AFTER you register. This information will be sent to you on Fridays May 4th.
Date: Week of May 7 (May 7-June 16)
Instructor: Diana Winston and Gael Belden
Cost: $165 (no discounts)
CEUs: Not available.
For more information and registration: http://marc.ucla.edu/body.cfm?id=65