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Daylong Retreats

Daylong Retreats

MARC programs six full day retreats. Some daylongs are designed for beginners and some are designed to help deepen an already existing mindfulness practice with exercises such as eating, walking, and sitting meditations.

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Finding Freedom / Chronic Issues (11/22)

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Day of Mindfulness
Dropping into the Deep: Finding Freedom within Chronic Issues
with Gael Belden and Elizabeth Ann Robinson

How do we remain resilient and present while facing chronic issues? Is there a way to move from suffering to a healthy relationship with chronic symptoms? Ancient myths offer a broad base in which to respond to the inevitable suffering we experience in life. Through mindfulness and self-compassion we are invited to enter into the deeper layers of our lives, providing a foundation for exploration into finding freedom within symptoms.

            

Gael Belden

Elizabeth Ann Robinson

During this daylong retreat, within the well-spring of silence, we will explore finding freedom in chronic issues, such as pain, injury, illness, self-limiting habits, and other persistent challenges, through both formal and informal mindfulness practices, meditation, self-compassion, story, poetry, and movement. Added to the exploration we will dive into relevant myths, which will help us find ourselves through the timeless and ancient motifs of illness, the opening of the heart, regeneration, and transformation.
 
This daylong is suitable for new and experienced practitioners.

About the Instructors:

Gael Belden, MA, CMF, began her meditation practice over 35 years ago. She was lay-ordained by Thich Nhat Nanh, was certified to facilitate mindfulness by UCLA's MARC program, and has completed the Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher Training. Gael teaches the online MAPs classes for MARC, works closely with UCLA's CMF program, leads retreats, classes in self-compassion, and has created curriculum for distance-learning high school students. She has an MA in Mythology and Depth Psychology, weaving myth, poetry and story into her mindfulness work. She is the author of "Soror Mystica" and "Roam: Ojai's Hip, Little Hiking Guide."

Elizabeth Ann Robinson, PhD, RN, author of The Soul of the Nurse, is an advanced practice nurse. She received her master's degree in nursing from UCSF and has a PhD in mythological studies with emphasis in depth psychology. Robinson has been a staff nurse in oncology and cardiology at Stanford Medical Center, administrator at Duke Heart Center, and a Clinical Nurse Specialist in cardiology and critical care at Sequoia Hospital, Redwood City and Sutter Medical Center, Sacramento. She now works in the Quality Improvement Department at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital and continues to write and speak from the perspective of a nurse, a patient, and a mythologist. For details, visit www.SpannRobinson.com

Note: Please bring your lunch with you.
 

Date Time Venue *Cost Notes  Open
Saturday Nov 22 10 am - 
4 pm

UCLA Straus Clubhouse (LA Tennis Center)
555 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095
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$60*

Scholarship & Work-exchange


Class Notes & Policies

*Discounts: $50 student & seniors, $50 UCLA Staff, $55 UCLA 50 Plus & KCRW subscriber.

Note: In support of the UCLA Healthy Campus Initiative, UCLA students may sign up for this workshop for free. Please contact us at marcinfo@ucla.edu with your student email address and Student ID.

  


 

2012-2013 Past Events

  • Day of Mindfulness: Opening to Forgiveness, with Diana Winston (October 11, 2014)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Energize your Practice, with Gloria Kamler (July 20, 2014)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Energy, Calm, Ease, and Well-being with Marvin Belzer (June 28, 2014)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Cultivating Self-Compassion, with Diana Winston (June 7, 2014)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Learning to Stay with a Tender Heart: Mindfulness and Compassion in the face of Loss, Dr. Paul D'Alton & Beth Mulligan (May 24, 2014)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Energy, Calm, Ease, and Well-being, with Marvin Belzer (May 10, 2014)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Energize your Practice, with Gloria Kamler (April 12, 2014)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Freedom from Anxiety, with Diana Winston (February 22, 2014)
  • Breakthrough Pain: A Workshop for Patient, Clinicians, and Others Interested in Mindfulness, with Shinzen Young (Jan 18, 2014)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Transforming Difficult Thinking, with Diana Winston (October 28, 2013)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Energize your Practice, with Gloria Kamler (September 8, 2013)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Energy, Calm, Ease, and Well-being, with Marvin Belzer (August 17, 2013)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Opening to Joy, with Diana Winston (July 28, 2013)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Cultivating Self-Compassion, with Diana Winston (May 11, 2013)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Energy, Calm, Ease, and Well-being, with Marvin Belzer (April 13, 2013)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Freedom from Anxiety, with Diana Winston (March 9, 2013)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Energy, Calm, Ease, and Well-being, with Marvin Belzer (February 9, 2013)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Mindfulness and Social Engagement, with Diana Winston and Donald Rothberg (December 1, 2012)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Energy, Calm, Ease, and Well-being, with Marvin Belzer (November 17, 2012)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Opening to Joy, with Diana Winston (September 8, 2012)
  • Day of Mindfulness, with Marvin Belzer (August 18, 2012)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Cultivating Self-Compassion with Diana Winston (June 9, 2012)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Freedom from Anxiety, with Diana Winston (March 24, 2012)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Foundations of Mindfulness Practice, with Diana Winston and Marvin Belzer (February 25, 2012)
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    2011 Past Events

  • Day of Mindfulness: Fostering Contentment and Managing Desire and Greed, with Diana Winston (December 10, 2011)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Activate your Mindfulness Practice, with Marvin Belzer (November 19, 2011)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Foundations of Mindfulness Practice, with Diana Winston and Marvin Belzer (September 17, 2011)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Cultivating Self-Compassion with Diana Wiston (August 13, 2011)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Finding Balance in our Meditation, with Marvin Belzer (Saturday, June 11, 2011)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Transforming Difficult Thinking, with Diana Winston, (May 21, 2011)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Cultivating Positive Emotions, with Marvin Belzer (April 23, 2011)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Freedom from Anxiety, with Diana Winston and Marvin Belzer (March 6, 2011)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Fully Present, with Diana Winston and Sue Smalley (Feb 5, 2011)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Mindfulness and Expressive Movement, with Marvin Belzer and Michael Sakamoto (Jan 22, 2011)
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    2010 Past Events

  • Day of Mindfulness: Finding Balance in our Meditation, with Marvin Belzer (Dec 4, 2010)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Full Present, with Susan Smalley and Diana Winston (Sept 11, 2010)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Cultivating and Celebrating Joy, with Dr. Marv Belzer and Diana Winston (July 24, 2010)
  • Day of Mindfulness: Mindful Movement, with Marvin Belzer and Minchael Sakamoto (May 30, 2010)
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