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.
Join us at MARC for a day exploring mindfulness in K-12 schools. On this day, we will learn about the state of mindfulness in education, both in Los Angeles and nationwide. We will share the latest school-based research, offer information on a variety of school-based initiatives, and will learn basic guidelines on how to get started bringing mindfulness into your school or take existing programs to the next step. We will offer opportunities for community-building and best-practice sharing as well.
The day will include an experiential component; we will practice mindfulness throughout the day, as the foundation of sharing mindfulness is having a personal practice.
This day is intended for educators, teachers, administrators, school counselors, parents, or anyone interested in mindfulness in schools.
About the Instructors:
Susan Kaiser Greenland, JD, a corporate attorney, developed the Inner Kids program and is an international leader in teaching secular mindfulness and meditation to children, parents, educators, and clinicians. She’s the author of The Mindful Child and Mindful Games.
Rachel Lewin is and educational administrator, mindfulness educator and educational consultant. She is head of an independent elementary school in Los Angeles where she established, and continues to lead, a school-wide mindfulness program. She has certificates in Mindfulness Facilitation from the University of California, Los Angeles' (UCLA's) Mindful Awareness Research Center and from Mindful Schools yearlong program.
Lisa Flook, PhD, became involved in studying the effects of mindfulness in school settings at UCLA through the Mindful Awareness Research Center. She has continued this work at the Center for Healthy Minds at UW-Madison through projects with preschool and elementary school students and teachers, parents, and pre-service teachers to explore effective and sustainable ways of introducing mindfulness-based practices into school and community settings.
Diana Winston is the Director of Mindfulness Education at MARC and has been teaching mindfulness since 1993. She is the co-author (with Susan Smalley, Ph.D.) of Fully Present: The Science, Art, and Practice of Mindfulness (2010). She has brought mindful awareness into schools, hospitals, and nonprofits, as well as to adolescents, seniors, leaders, teachers, activists, and health professionals in the US and Asia. She is also the author of Wide Awake: A Buddhist Guide for Teens (2003) and the CD, "Mindful Meditations." Diana is also a member of the teacher's council at Spirit Rock Meditation Center in California. She spent a year as a Buddhist nun in Burma and has been practicing mindfulness meditation since 1989.
*Discounts: UCLA 50 Plus Program: $65, Senior (65+)/UCLA Staff: $60, Students: $60, UCLA Students: $20
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
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
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