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MAPs I

MAPs I ONLINE

MAPs II: Emotions

MAPs II: Obstacles

MAPs III 

MAPs II ONLINE

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May/June MAPs Class Schedule


Class Dates for 2014:

January 13 - February 22
March 10 - April 19
May 5 - June 14
July 7 - August 16
September 8 - October 18
October 27 - December 13

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Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs) I for Daily Living:

The MAPs I course is an excellent introduction to mindfulness for beginners. MAPs provides insight into the basics of mindfulness, how to develop a mindfulness meditation practice, and how mindfulness can be applied in daily life. It is also appropriate for an experienced practitioner who wishes to revitalize his/her practice.

Each class is a combination of lecture, practice, and group feedback and discussion. MAPs is taught in a context of a supportive community environment with classes no larger than 30-40 students. Learn more on Course Overview »

 

Choose from one of the following MAPs I sections:

  Date Time Venue Instructor Cost

Open

Section 1

Mondays
5/5-6/16
(no class 5/26 for Memorial Day)

7-9 pm Santa Monica UCLA Medical Center, 1250 16th Street, Conference Center, Room# G340, Santa Monica Marvin G. Belzer

$185*

Discounts

CEU



 

Section 2

Tuesdays
5/6-6/10

7-9 pm

Semel Institute
Level 6 (67-415) UCLA

Marvin G. Belzer

$185*

Discounts

CEU

Section 3 Wednesdays 
5/7-6/11
7-9pm Harbor UCLA Medical Center
Building 1 - East Conference room
1000 W Carson St
Torrance, CA 90502
Daisy Swan

$185*

Discounts

CEU


 

Section 4 Thursdays
5/8-6/12
7-9pm

Semel Institute
Level 6 (67-415) UCLA


Gloria Kamler

$185*

Discounts

CEU

Section 5 Saturdays 
5/10-6/14 
10am-12noon

Semel Institute
Level 6 (67-415) UCLA


Mitra Manesh

$185*

Discounts

CEU

Section 6

Saturdays
5/10-6/14

 9am-11am

Toluca Lake
Tennis Club

Brian Shiers

$185

Discounts

CEU


 

Section 7 5/5-6/14 - Online Diana Winston &
Gael Belden
$165

No Discounts

No CEU


Section 8     March 18-April 29 (no class April) - Mexico Staff TBA


Class Notes & Policies

*Scholarship and Work-exchange opportunities available





Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs) I for Daily Living (ONLINE)

The MAPs I course is an excellent introduction to mindfulness for beginners. MAPs class lays the foundation for a daily meditation practice and provides insight into the basics of mindfulness and how it can be applied to daily life. It is also appropriate for an experienced practitioner who wishes to revitalize his/her practice. MAPs is helpful for people of all backgrounds and religions.

This is an online course that is accessible anywhere with internet connection. You can work at your own pace during this 6 week course. The online course is pre-recorded. Participants will have access to audio materials as well as participate in a optional weekly live chat with one of the instructors and other participants. Schedule for the weekly live chats will be determined after the class starts.

Course Overview »

Note: After you register, you will receive additional details on course enrollment on May 2, 2014. If you register after May 2, we will send you enrollment details within 1 business day. Last day to register is May 13.

  Date Time Venue Instructor Cost Open
Section 7 5/5-6/14 - Online Diana Winston &
Gael Belden
$165

No Discounts

No CEU



Class Notes & Policies

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


 



MAPs II: Finding Happiness (ONLINE)

In this follow up class to MAPs I, we will learn how to cultivate loving kindness, compassion, equanimity, joy, gratitude, and forgiveness. This is a helpful expansion to your mindfulness practice.

This is an online course that is accessible anywhere with internet connection. You can work at your own pace during this 6 week course. The online course is pre-recorded. Participants will have access to audio materials as well as participate in a optional weekly live chat with one of the instructors and other participants. Schedule for the weekly live chats will be determined after the class starts.

Course Overview »

Prerequisite: MAPs I or equivalent
If you have not taken a MAPs I class at MARC, please email us a brief description of you equivalent experience to marcinfo@ucla.edu before class start date.

Note: After you register, you will receive additional details on course enrollment on May 2 2014. If you register after May 2, we will send you enrollment details within 1 business day. Last day to register is May 13.

Date Time Venue Instructor Cost Open
5/5-6/14 - Online

Diana Winston &
Gael Belden

$165

No Discounts

No CEU

 
Class Notes & Policies

 



MAPs II: Working with Difficult Emotions

Many of us struggle with anxiety, depression and anger. These natural human emotions can be a source of suffering that can negatively impact quality of life. Mindfulness has been shown to promote more states of well being and happiness and has been incorporated into a variety of clinical treatments for mental health issues such as anxiety and depression. But whether or not you have a mental health concern or simply struggle with the challenges of 21st century living and the anxiety, stress, and frustration of life, this class can support you in finding more ease, balance, and happiness.

In the class we will work weekly with each emotion, exploring how to bring mindfulness to it and include other approaches to working with it. We will also learn practices that antidote difficult emotions such as equanimity or balance, compassion, and loving kindness.

This class may be particularly relevant for mental health clinicians, but is open to anyone.

Pre-requisite: Attendance in any introductory MAPs I series or equivalent mindfulness introductory class with permission from our instructor. If you have not taken a MAPs I class at MARC, please email us a brief description of you equivalent experience to marcinfo@ucla.edu before class start date.

Date Time Venue Instructor Cost Open
Wednesdays
5/7-6/11
10am-12noon

Semel Institute
Level 6 (67-415) UCLA

Gloria Kamler

$185*

Discounts

No CEU



 
Class Notes & Policies

*Scholarship and Work-exchange opportunities available




MAPs II: Working with Obstacles

This class is for students who have taken the MAPs I class and wish to go deeper.

This class will offer tools for working with both outer and inner obstacles, helping us to learn to see difficulties, not as problems, but as situations and mind states that can actually help us more deeply understand ourselves and our practice.

Prerequisite: MAPs I or equivalent or equivalent mindfulness introductory class with permission from our instructor. If you have not taken a MAPs I class at MARC, please email us a brief description of you equivalent experience to marcinfo@ucla.edu before class start date.

 

Date Time Venue Instructor Cost Open
Mondays
5/5-6/9
7-9pm

Semel Institute
Level 6 (67-415) UCLA

Mitra Manesh

$185*

Discounts

No CEU




Thursdays
5/8-6/12
7-9pm

Toluca Lake
Tennis Club

Brian Shiers

$185

Discounts

No CEU



 
Class Notes & Policies

*Scholarship and Work-exchange opportunities available

 



MAPs III- Continuing Practice Group

This class is for students who have taken MAPs I and MAPs II classes and wish to go deeper.

We will be exploring different facets of mindfulness and have an opportunity for longer practice sessions and ongoing study of different themes. Themes may include daily life practice, working with judgments, and the nuance of the meditative experience.

Prerequisite: MAPs I and at least two MAPs II classes, or permission from instructor.
 

Date Time Venue Instructor Cost Open
Thursdays
5/8-6/19
(no class 5/29)
10am-12noon

Semel Institute
Level 6 (67-415) UCLA

Diana Winston

$185*

Discounts

No CEU



 
Class Notes & Policies

*Scholarship and Work-exchange opportunities available




Class Notes & Policies

  • MARC classes are educational programs not a clinical treatment.

  • Please avoid wearing restrictive clothing or jewelry to our workshops, classes, and daylongs. Please mindful and avoid wearing heavy fragrances and perfumes too, as this may disturb the practice of others around you.

  • All MARC events are subjected to recording.

 


Class Discounts

Student $150
UCLA Student $60
Senior (65+) $150
UCLA 50 Plus Program & KCRW subscribers $165
UCLA Staff $155




CEU Information

The Semel Institute at UCLA is an accredited provider for Continuing Education Credits (BBS) for LCSWs and MFCCs/MFTs, (CME) for Physicians and Psychologists  (provider # PCE 378), and Registered Nursing (RN). The MAPs I course meets the qualifications for 20 hours of continuing education credit as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (BBS), Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Registered Nurse (RN)

Please note, attendance at a 7th class titled "Clinical Applications of Mindful Awareness" (2hrs), and an additional fee of $50 will be required for those requesting CEUs.

The date for the 7th class for the MAPs I class will be determined shortly. Please note that we require a minimum of 5 registrants for this class. If we do not meet the minimum number the 7th class will be postponed until we do, so please plan accordingly.  If you are taking this class for CEU credits please email marcinfo@ucla.edu.


Accreditation details

CME: This credit may also be applied to the CMA Certification in Continuing Medical Education. This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Institute for Medical Quality and the California Medical Association's CME Accreditation Standards (IMQ/CMA) through The Semel Institute at UCLA.  The Semel Institute is accredited by IMQ/ CMA to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Semel Institute takes responsibility for the content, quality and scientific integrity of this CME activity. The Semel Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 20 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(tm). Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

LCSWs and MFCCs/MFTs: The Semel Institute at UCLA is an accredited provider for continuing education credits for LCSWs and MFCCs/MFTs (provider number PCE 378). This course meets the qualifications for up to 20 hour of continuing education credit for LCSWs and MFCCs/MFTs as required by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. 

Registered Nurse (RN): The Semel Institute at UCLA is an accredited provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing (provider number CEP 381). Registered nurses attending this course may report up to 20 hours.

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