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Workshops

Upcoming:

Mindfulness Based Leadership
(10/25)

No Drama Discipline
(12/6) 

 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.

  


 

 


 Dawa Tarchin Phillips
Mindfulness Based Leadership: How to Be a Valued Presence in your Organization and Community

Leadership in the 21st century is being redefined. Organizations are experiencing an increase in pressure for authenticity, transparency, accountability and emotional intelligence. Leaders are asked to become more conscious and walk their talk. Encouraged by the discoveries of modern brain science, the understanding of how your own states of mind affect the people around you is progressively becoming common knowledge. Innovative talent and accomplished professionals often no longer want to work for immature or unconscious leaders or organizations. Developing mindfulness based leadership and authentic presence in order to attract talent that is able to share your vision and see beyond the material rewards alone is the new competitive edge. But knowledge does not equal behavior.

How does a leader begin to turn the corner toward deeper, broader and more authentic leadership presence when the territory ahead is uncharted and former road signs unreliable? How does a leader cultivate focused attention and expansive awareness that can inspire long term motivation and trust?

This program introduces the science and practice of Mindfulness Based Leadership, turning you into a presence others can count on for intelligent leadership and greater quality of life in your organization and community.

 
About the Instructor:

Dawa Tarchin Phillips belongs to a next generation of transformational leaders. He is a research specialist in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at the University of California Santa Barbara, where his research focuses on the cognitive and academic benefits of secular mindfulness in school children, young adults and educational leaders, funded by the U.S. Department of Education. Dawa is the President of Empowerment Holdings, LLC, a U.S. based international leadership training and consulting firm that trains leaders and organizations in Mindfulness Based Leadership and Conscious Business approaches. He is the founder and board member of The Institute of Compassionate Awareness (T.I.C.A.), a 501c3 registered public benefit initiative which research and activities are centered on secular mindfulness training, self-confidence development and mindfulness based leadership for children and youth. Dawa studied and trained for 12 years at A.H.E.T. and D. K. L. Hermitage in France, where he completed two 3-year meditation retreats. He also teaches as an authorized, non-sectarian lama in the U.S. and abroad.

Date Time Venue Instructor *Cost
Saturday, Oct 25 10am-1pm

UCLA Neuroscience Research Building (NRB),
Auditorium
 635 Charles E Young Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90095

Dawa Tarchin Phillips


$75 
Discounts

 

  

 
Class Notes & Policies

Discounts: Seniors & Students $60, FiftyPlus: $65, UCLA Students: $35

*Scholarship and Work-exchange opportunities available


No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind

Based on the ideas from their brand new book No-Drama Discipline, this workshop highlights the fascinating link between a child's neurological development and the way a parent reacts to misbehavior, providing an effective, compassionate roadmap for dealing with tantrums, tensions, and tears-without causing a scene.

Defining the true meaning of the "D" word (to instruct, not to shout or reprimand), the authors explain how to reach your child, redirect emotions, and turn a meltdown into a teachable moment. By doing so, the cycle of negative behavior (and punishment) is essentially brought to a halt, as problem solving becomes a win/win situation.

This workshop will focus on providing:

  • strategies that help parents identify their own discipline philosophy-and master the best methods to communicate the lessons they are trying to impart;
  • facts on child brain development-and what kind of discipline is most appropriate and constructive at all ages and stages;
  • the way to calmly connect and communicate love for a child-no matter how extreme the behavior-while still setting clear and consistent limits;
  • tips for navigating your children through the storm to achieve insight, empathy, and repair;
  • a discussion of common discipline mistakes even great parents make-and how to stay focused on the principles of whole-brain parenting and discipline techniques.

Complete with candid parenting stories and a great deal of compassion and humor, this presentation shows you how to work with your child's developing mind, peacefully resolve conflicts, and inspire happiness and strengthen resilience for everyone in the family.

Attendees will receive a copy of the book No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind (Bantam, 2014).
 

Date Time Venue Instructor *Cost Open
Saturday, Dec 6 10am-1pm

TBA, UCLA

Dan Siegel M.D. and Tina Payne Bryson Ph.D.

$75

 



  

 
Class Notes & Policies

*Scholarship and Work-exchange opportunities available

 

 


Past Workshops

201420132012 | 2011 |2010

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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