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Upcoming:

 
Mindfulness & Creativity (6/4)

 Past Workshops 

MARC offers several workshops throughout the year that designed to be experiential and educational. MARC workshops introduce you to the latest topics related to mindfulness and well-being. Many of these programs are Continuing Education credit eligible.

Past workshops incude Why Mindfulness Matters: A Scientific Perspective with Dr. Sue Smalley, Mind Body Medicine: From Genes to Behavior with Dr. Michael Irwin, An Integrative Journey to the Mind with Dr. Daniel Siegel, The Cognitive Neuroscience of Mindfulness Meditation with Dr. Philippe Goldin,  Positivity Resonates with Dr. Barbara Fredrickson, and many more.

 Upcoming Workshops

 




Mindfulness and Creativity: Transforming the Self
with Ronald A. Alexander, Ph.D
Ronald A. Alexander, Ph.D
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All of life's conflicts can be described as a struggle between letting go or holding on, opening to the present or clinging to the past. Life's journey is a series of challenges that confront the self with difficult yet highly purposeful choices that ask our soul to awaken, take courage, and choose a more purpose driven life. The ancient wisdom traditions specifically the teachings of the Buddha taken from 2400 B.C. on Mindfulness and transforming the self are our context for the structure of our day.

This workshop is for those seeking to ignite the flame of creative change. We will explore our own patterns of holding on, of not moving forward with life's calling. We will use the healing power of mindfulness meditation, positive psychology, mind-body healing practices, and music to break free from the past in order to become more conscious and creative in the present.

Participants will learn how to:

  • Tap into their core creativity
  • Mindfulness Meditations to awaken Wise, Open and Big Mind
  • Develop trust with their unconscious
  • Explore their intuition and internal healing resources
  • Develop fresh new insights
  • Create a cohesive sense of their vision, purpose and insight

Our goals are to enhance and balance our moods and vitality, access your creative unconscious, and develop a clear open mind and big heart. The methods taken from Buddhist psychology will offer positive antidote remedies for enabling you to let go of pain and the past and find healthier pathways for living, loving, working, and creating. This course may be especially useful for those in the helping professions seeking new skills.

Copies of Dr. Alexander's book Wise Mind, Open Mind (New Harbinger Publications, 2019) will be available for purchase.

CEUs are available for MFTs and MSWs.

About the Instructor:

Ronald A. Alexander, Ph.D. is a licensed psychotherapist, mindfulness teacher, leadership consultant, international trainer, and the author of the widely acclaimed book, Wise Mind, Open Mind. He is the Executive Director of the OpenMind Training® Institute in Santa Monica, a leading edge organization that offers personal and professional training programs in integrative mind-body therapies, transformational leadership, and mindfulness. Ron's unique method combines ancient wisdom teachings with positive psychology and creative thinking into a comprehensive integrated mind-body program. This system combines techniques that support strategies of personal and clinical excellence and growth. He has been practicing mindfulness since 1970 studying in India, Nepal and USA with Jack Kornfield and Joseph Goldstein. He is also ordained in the lay Zen tradition of Soto Zen.  

Date Time Venue Instructor *Cost  Open

Saturday, June 4

10am-1pm

UCLA Semel / Neuropsychiatric Institute Auditorium
Room#C8-183 (ground floor)     
720 Westwood Plaza,
LA, CA 90098

Dr. Ronald A. Alexander

$55

+CEU: $15 additional

 


 
Class Notes & Policies

*Discounts: $35 student & seniors (65+), $40 UCLA Staff & UCLA 50 Plus

+Continuing Education Units: $15 for 3 hrs (MFTs and MSWs only)

Scholarship and Work-exchange opportunities available

  

 

 


Past Workshops

2015| 201420132012 | 2011 |2010

 

2015 

  • Surrender to the Wisdom of Your Intuitive Body with Judith Orloff, MD. October 10, 2015
  • Mindfulness & Psychotherapy: Cultivating the Clinician, Crafting the Intervention with Matthew Brensilver, Ph.D. Aug 15, 2015
  • Integrated Mindfulness based Therapy for Trauma, with Lobsang Rapgay Ph.D. Aug 1, 2015
  • Working with Anger with Matthew Brensilver, Ph.D. July 16-30, 2015
  • Embodied Mindfulness with Jill Satterfield, July 8, 2015
  • Uncovering Happiness Through Creating an Anti-Depressant Brain with Elisha Goldstein,Ph.D. Feb 21, 2015
  • Mindfulness & Creativity: Transforming the Self with Ronald A. Alexander, Ph.D. Feb 7, 2015
  • 10% Happier: The Skeptic's Case for Meditation with Dan Harris, Jan 22, 2015

2014

  • No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind with Dan Siegel M.D. and Tina Payne Bryson Ph.D., December 6, 2014

  • Mindfulness Based Leadership: How to Be a Valued Presence in your Organization and Community with Dawa Tarchin Phillips, October 25, 2014

  • Working with Anger: Developing Skill in the Midst of Intense Feeling, A Three-Class Series with Matthew Brensilver, Ph.D. July 10, 17, 24, 2014

  • Mindfulness & Psychotherapy: Cultivating the Clinician, Crafting the Intervention with Matthew Brensilver, Ph.D. Saturday July 19, 2014

  • Intuition and the Power of Letting Go with Judith Orloff, M.D. Saturday June 14,m 2014

  • Mindfulness and World Music with Diana Winston, Michael Perricone, Jahna Perrricone, A.J. Racy, Thursday, June 5, 2014. Fowler Museum UCLA.

  • The Science of Mindfulness Series - Mindfulness and Cancer:  Effects of Mindfulness Training for Cancer Patients and Survivors
    with Julienne Bower, Ph.D. April 30, 2014

  • The Awake in the Wild Experience with Mark Coleman, Saturday March 15, 2014

  • Mindfulness & Psychotherapy: Cultivating the Clinician, Crafting the Intervention with Matthew Brensilver, PhD, Saturday March 1, 2014

  • Mindfulness Based Leadership: How to Become a Valued Presence in your Organization and Community, with Dawa Tarchin Phillips, Saturday, Feb 8, 2014

  • The Power and Purpose of the Teenage Brain: Developing the Adolescent Mind, with Dan Siegel, M.D, January 11, 2014 

2013

  • Bridging the Science of Mindfulness and Psychoneuroimmunology, with David S. Black M.D., M.P.H., December 4, 2013

  • Conversations with Sharon Salzberg and Robert Thurman, with Robert Thurman and Sharon Salzberg. November 7, 2013

  • Mindfulness for the Earth: Deepening Personal and Ecological Awareness, with Deborah Eden Tull. November 2, 2013.

  • Mindfulness Meditation and Tibetan Singing Bowls, with Michael Perricone and Diana Winston. Fowler Museum. October 17, 2013

  • Breaking Bad Habits, with Dr. Elisa Goldstein, September 21, 2013

  • Why Mindfulness Matters: A Scientific Perspective with Susan Smalley, PhD July 10, 2013

  • Mind Body Medicine: From Genes to Behavior with Dr. Michael Irwin, MD, July 17, 2013

  • Mindfulness and Psychotherapy with Matthew Brensilver, PhD, July 24, 2013

  • Positivity Resonates: Creating Health and Happiness in Micro-Moments of Connection with Barbara Fredrickson PhD, June 25, 2013

  • Mind Whispering: A New Map to Freedom From Self-Defeating Emotional Habits with Dr. Daniel Goleman and Tara Goleman, June 1, 2013

  • Untangle and Be Free: Thoughts and Emotions as a Path to Freedom with Shinzen Young, May 29, 2013

  • The Science and Practice of Self-Compassion with Diana Winston and Rory Reid, Ph.D. May 8, 2013
  • Mindful Awareness & Stress Management with Diana Winston, Robert Bilder Ph.D., George Slavich Ph.D. April 23, 2013
  • Intuitive Healing and Mindfulness with Judith Orloff, M.D. March 16, 2013

2012 

  • Intuitive Healing and Mindfulness with Judith Orloff, M.D. March 16, 2013

  • Classical Mindfulness: Intensive Training for Treatment of Anxiety Disorders, with Lobsang Rapgay, Ph.D, December 7 & 8, 2012  

  • Breaking Bad Habits: The Neuroscience and Psychology of Transforming our Lives with Dr. Elisha Goldstein, November 3, 2012

  • Brain Plasticity and Meditation, with Drs. Eileen Luders & Marvin G. Belzer, July 11, 2012

  • The Cognitive Neuroscience of Mindfulness Meditation and Its Effects On Anxiety And Emotion Regulation, with Philippe Goldin, Ph.D., May 2012

  • An Integrative Journey to the Mind with Daniel Siegel, M.D., May 2012 
  • Mindfulness, Meditation, and Imagination: Creating Resiliency in Children with Charlotte Reznick Ph.D., April 2012
  • Becoming Focused, Aware and Self-Directed: The Mindfulness Prescription for Adult ADHD with Dr. Lidia Zylowska, March 2012

2011 

 

  • The Whole-Brain Child: 12 Revolutionary Strategies to Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind, Drs. Dan Siegel and Tina Bryson, October 14, 2011
  • Intuition, Emotional Healing, and Mindfulness, with Dr. Judith Orloff, October 1, 2011
  • Introduction to Classical Mindfulness based CBT for the Treatment of Anxiety Disorder with focus on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder with Lobsang Rapgay, Ph.D, August 2011
  • Mindfulness and the Healing Professions: Deepening the Skill of Compassion with Dr. Matthew Brensilver, July 2011
  • Mindfulness, Neuroscience and Creativity: An Interactive Exploration, June 2011
  • The Worry Solution: An Exclectic Approach to Anxiety and Stress, March 2011

 

2010 

  • HypnoMeditation: Transforming Fear into Safety with Dr. Marc Scheon, December 2010
  • Mindfulness and Psychotherapy: Deepening our Capacity to Notice and Manage Counter-Transference with Dr. Matthew Brensilver, November 2010
  • The Healing Power of Children's Imagination: Nine Therapeutic Tools with Dr. Charlotte Reznick, October 2010
  • Letting Everything Become Your Teacher: The Healing Power of Mindfulness with Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, October 2010
  • Intuition and Mindfulness: Awaken the Power of Intuition for Health and Healing with Dr. Judith Orloff, October 2010
  • The Mindful Therapist with Dr. Dan Siegel, July 2010
  • HypnoMeditation and Retraining your Mind and Body's Response to Negative Thinkingwith Dr. Marc Schoen, May 2010
  • Hypnomeditation & Sleep Enhancement with Dr. Marc Schoen, April 2010
  • Introduction to Hypnomeditation with Dr. Marc Schoen, March 2010

 

 

 

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