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Brain-Mind-Wellness/ Wilderness Summer Institute

The Brain-Mind-Wellness (BMW) Summer Institute brings together experts from UCLA's world-renowned Center for East-West Medicine and the Semel Institute

for Neuroscience and Human Behavior (including leaders from both the Mindful Awareness Research Center, and the Tennenbaum Family Center for the Biology of Creativity), to provide this unique integrative program under the aegis of the David Geffen School of Medicine. The BMW Summer Institute aims to engage students in a series of courses and experiences focused on bridging multiple disciplines to understand the links among brain, mind and wellness.  The courses emphasize both the scientific foundations and practical applications of methods that aim to enhance health, well-being, and creativity.  Explicitly trans disciplinary, the curriculum draws from practices that span the globe, and considers ancient traditions, current practices, and projected future developments. Academic credits eligible.

The Brain-Mind-Wellness (BMW) Summer Institute provides a unique integrated experience across the three component courses that are the cornerstones of this program:

  • Mindfulness Practice and Theory
  • Personal Brain Management
  • Integrative East-West Medicine for Health and Wellness

Note: The three courses that make up this Summer Institute can be taken in conjunction or they can be taken separately.

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