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 July-August Classes:

Upcoming Class Dates for 2016:

  •     Jan 11 - February 20
  •     Mar 7 - April 16
  •     May 2 - June 18
  •     July 11 - Aug 20
  •     Sept 12 - Oct 22
  •     Oct 31 - Dec 17

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July/August 2016
MAPs Class Schedule

 

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 experienced practitioners who wish to revitalize their 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. Classes are 6-weeks long and meet once a week for 2 hours. 

Choose from one of the following MAPs I sections:

  Date Time Venue Instructor Cost

 Open

Section 1

Saturdays
7/9- 8/20
(no class 7/16)

9-11am

NOW House Mindful Awareness Center
31324 Via Colinas Unit 111, Westlake Village, CA 91362

Frank Baird

$185

Discounts

CEU 

Section 2

Updated
Sundays
7/10- 8/21
(no class 7/17)

4-6pm

Space Station
950 N. Cahuenga Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90038

Heather Prete

$185

Discounts

CEU 

Section 3

Mondays
7/11- 8/15

7-9pm

UCLA Semel Institute
Room C8-201 (Level C)
740 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles

Eric López Maya

$185*

Discounts

CEU

 
Closed
Class Full

Section 4

Tuesdays
7/12- 8/16

10am-12noon

 Continuum Studio
1629 18th St, Studio 7
Santa Monica

Natalie Bell

$185

Discounts

CEU

 

Section 5 Tuesdays
7/12- 8/16
6:30-8:30pm

19100 Ventura Blvd. Suite #5 Tarzana, CA

Manijeh Motaghy

$185

Discounts

CEU 

Section 6

Wednesdays
7/13- 8/24
(no class 8/3)

10am-12noon

UCLA Semel Institute
Room C8-201 (Level C)
740 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles

Gloria Kamler

$185*

Discounts

CEU 

Section 7

Wednesdays
7/13- 8/24
(no class 8/10)

7-9pm

UP Studio
1116 E. Wardlow Road, Long Beach, CA 90807

Vivian Hermiz

$185

Discounts

CEU 


Section 8

Wednesdays
7/13- 8/17

12noon-2pm

19100 Ventura Blvd. Suite #5 Tarzana, CA

Manijeh Motaghy

$185

Discounts

CEU 

Section 9

Thursdays
7/14- 8/18

7-9pm

UCLA Semel Institute
Room C8-201 (Level C)
740 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles

Mitra Manesh 

$185*

Discounts

CEU 

Section 10

Thursdays
7/14- 8/18

7-9pm

Toluca Lake Tennis Club
6711 Forest Lawn Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90068

Brian Shiers

$185

Discounts

CEU 


Class Full

 Section 11 Fridays
7/22- 8/26
10am-12noon 

The Santa Barbara Center for Art, Science, and Technology (SBCAST)
513 Garden St. Suite C
Santa Barbara, CA 

Daisy Swan

$185

Discounts

CEU


Cancelled

             
Section 12
(Online)

7/11- 8/19

Self-paced(7/11- 8/19) Online

Diana Winston &
Gael Belden

$165

No Discounts

No CEU


Class Notes & Policies

*Scholarship and Work-exchange opportunities available

Note: In support of the UCLA Healthy Campus Initiative, current UCLA students may sign up for this class for FREE at UCLA campus locations. Please use "UCLA Student" discount from the pulldown menu and use your UCLA email address when you register. 

 

 



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 for the duration of the 6 week course (5/9-6/18). 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 »

Technical Recommendation: For optimal browsing experience, we encourage you to access the course with Google Chrome, on a desktop/ latop with secure internet connection.

Note: After you register, you will receive enrollment information on Friday, July 8 If you register after July 8, we will send you enrollment details within 1 business day. Last day to register is Tuesday, July 19.

  Date Time Venue Instructor Cost Open
Section 12

7/11- 8/19

Self-paced
(7/11- 8/19)
Online

Diana Winston &
Gael Belden

$165

No Discounts

No CEU


Class Notes & Policies

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

  


 

MAPs II: Cultivating Positive Emotions 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.

We will learn new meditations to develop these qualities, tools to work with when we find them ourselves stuck and not feeling positive emotions, and practical exercises to incorporate them into our daily life. This is a helpful expansion to our basic mindfulness practice.

This is an online course that is accessible anywhere with internet connection. You can work at your own pace for the duration of the 6 week course (7/11-8/19). 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.

Technical Recommendation: For optimal browsing experience, we encourage you to access the course with Google Chrome, on a desktop/latop with secure internet connection.

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 enrollment information on Friday, July 8. If you register after July 8, we will send you enrollment details within 1 business day. Last day to register is Tuesday, July 19.

Date Time Venue Instructor Cost

Open

7/11- 8/19

Self-paced
(7/11- 8/19)
Online

Diana Winston &
Gael Belden

$165

No Discounts

No CEU

 
Class Notes & Policies

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

 

  


 

MAPs II: Next Steps ONLINE

In this follow up class to MAPs I, we will focus on maintaining and sustaining a daily mindfulness practice, how to bring mindfulness into our daily activities, how to develop more concentration, and how more confidence and wisdom can arise in our practice.

This is an online course that is accessible anywhere with internet connection. You can work at your own pace for the duration of the 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.

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. 

Technical Recommendation: For optimal browsing experience, we encourage you to access the course with Google Chrome, on a desktop/latop with secure internet connection.

Note: After you register, you will receive enrollment information on Friday, July 8. If you register after July 8, we will send you enrollment details within 1 business day. Last day to register is Tuesday, July 19.

 

Date Time Venue Instructor Cost

Open

7/11- 8/19

Self-paced

Online


Diana Winston &
Gael Belden

$165

No Discounts

No CEU

 
Class Notes & Policies

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

 


 


MAPs II: Cultivating Self-Compassion

Many of us struggle with issues of self-judgment and self-criticism. People of all ages suffer from painful thoughts such as, "I'm not good enough," "I messed that up again," and "I hate my body." Although these thoughts may feel overwhelming and intractable, we can learn how to work with and lessen them. Science has shown that you can actually change your brain through mindfulness and the cultivation of positive emotional states.

In this class, we will explore mindfulness practices to work with self-critical thoughts, and self-compassion practices to nurture kindness and compassion for ourselves and others. This class will include sitting and walking mindfulness and kindness meditations, periods of silence, personal exploration, and discussion to help cultivate and encourage more self-compassion. 

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

Section 1

Saturdays
7/9- 8/20
(no class 7/16)

12-2pm

NOW House Mindful Awareness Center
31324 Via Colinas Unit 111, Westlake Village, CA 91362

Frank Baird

$185

Discounts

No CEU 

Section 2

Tuesdays
7/12- 8/16

10am-12noon

9437 South Santa Monica Blvd. #200
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

Mitra Manesh

$185

Discounts

No CEU


Closed
Class Full

Section 3

Updated
Tuesdays
7/12- 8/23
(no class 7/19)

7-9pm

The Den
360 S. La Brea Ave,
Los Angeles, CA 90036

Heather Prete

$185

Discounts

No CEU

 

Section 4

Tuesdays
7/12- 8/23
(no class 8/2)

7-9pm

UCLA Semel Institute
Room C8-201 (Level C)
740 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles 

Gloria Kamler

$185*

Discounts

No CEU

Section 5

Wednesdays
7/13- 8/17

6:30-8:30pm

19100 Ventura Blvd. Suite #5 Tarzana, CA

Manijeh Motaghy

$185

Discounts

No CEU

Section 6

Thursdays
7/14- 8/18

12-2pm

19100 Ventura Blvd. Suite #5 Tarzana, CA

Manijeh Motaghy

$185

Discounts

No CEU

Class Notes & Policies

*Scholarship and Work-exchange opportunities available

Note: In support of the UCLA Healthy Campus Initiative, current UCLA students may sign up for this class for FREE at UCLA campus locations. Please use "UCLA Student" discount from the pulldown menu and use your UCLA email address when you register. 

  


 

Mindful Aging

Mindful aging is about kind acceptance & awareness of our present experience of aging in order to enhance our physical, mental and emotional well?-?being. In this course we will examine our existing beliefs, assumptions & cultural narratives, and provide tools to participants to experience this natural flow of life with a deeper sense of awareness, appreciations, and wonder. Through befriending our aging process we can directly & positively participate in our experience of being alive!

Since all of us are aging, this course is open to people of all ages.

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

Closed

Thursdays
7/14- 8/18

10-12noon

UCLA Semel Institute
Room C8-201
(Level C)
740 Westwood Plaza, LA 

Mitra Manesh

$185*

Discounts

No CEU


Closed
Class Full

 
Class Notes & Policies

*Scholarship and Work-exchange opportunities available

Note: In support of the UCLA Healthy Campus Initiative, UCLA students may sign up for this class for FREE at UCLA campus locations. Please use "UCLA Student" discount from the pulldown menu and use your UCLA email address when you register




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 $0
Senior (65+) $150
UCLA 50 Plus Program $165
UCLA Staff $150




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)

The cost for the CEUs is $50 which will give you 18 units as well as attendance to the 7th class which is an additional 2 units. The 7th class titled "Clinical Applications of Mindful Awareness" (2hrs) is an optional class. To register please click here.

The date for the 7th class for the MAPs I class is set for this Thursday, July 21, 2016. 7-9pm. It will be held in the UCLA Semel Institute (Room #C8-183) on the UCLA campus.


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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