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MAPs I

MAPs I ONLINE

MAPs II: Positive Emotions

MAPs II ONLINE
Positive Emotions

MAPs II: Next Steps

MAPs II ONLINE
Next Steps

MAPs III

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Class Dates for 2015:

  • Jan 12 - February 21
  • Mar 9 - April 18
  • May 11 - June 20
  • July 6 - Aug 22
  • Sept 1 - Oct 27
  • Nov 2 - Dec 19

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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. Classes are 6-weeks long and meet once a week for 2 hours. Learn more on Course Overview »

 


 
Sept/Oct 2015
MAPs Class Schedule

Choose from one of the following MAPs I sections:

  Date Time Venue Instructor Cost

Open

Section 1

Saturday
9/5-10/17
(no class 9/26)

9-11am

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

Brian Shiers

$185

Discounts

CEU

Section 2

Tuesdays 
9/8-10/20
(no class 9/22)

10am-12noon

Continuum Studio
1629 18th St, Studio 7
Santa Monica

Natalie Bell 

$185

Discounts

CEU

Section 3

Sundays
9/13-10/18

5-7pm

Well Baby Center
12316 Venice Boulevard
Mar Vista, CA 90066

Nicholas Bruss

$185

Discounts

CEU

 


 

Section 4

Tuesdays
9/15-10/20

9:30am-11:30am

UCLA Semel Institute
Room 67-415 (Level 6)
740 Westwood Plaza, LA 

Eric López-Maya

$185*

Discounts

CEU


Section 5

Wednesdays 9/16-10/21

10-12noon

Firestation 82 Annex
1800 N. Bronson Avenue
Los Angeles, California 90028 

Lucinda Phillips

$185*

Discounts

CEU


Section 6 Wednesdays 
9/16-10/21
7-9pm 

19100 Ventura Blvd.
suite #5,
Tarzana, Ca
(updated)

Manijeh Motaghy

$185

Discounts

CEU

Section 7 Wednesdays 
9/16-10/21
7-9pm

1776 Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Heather Prete

$185

Discounts

CEU

Section 8 Thursdays
9/17-10/22
10-12noon

19100 Ventura Blvd.
suite #5,
Tarzana, Ca
(updated)

Manijeh Motaghy

$185

Discounts

CEU

Section 9 Thursdays
9/17-10/22
7-9pm

Vistamar School, 737 Hawaii Street, El Segundo, CA 90245

Daisy Swan

$185

Discounts

CEU


Section 10 Saturday 
9/19-10/24
10-12noon

31324 Via Colinas,Unit 111, Westlake Village CA 91362

Frank Baird

$185

Discounts

CEU



Section 11

Mondays
9/21-10/26

7-9pm


UCLA Santa Monica Hospital
1250 16th Street, Conference Center,
Room# G340,
Santa Monica

Marvin Belzer

$185*

Discounts

CEU

Section 12

Tuesdays
9/22-10/27

7-9pm


UCLA Semel Institute
Room 67-415 (Level 6)
740 Westwood Plaza, LA 

Marvin Belzer

$185*

Discounts

CEU

             
Section 13

Tuesdays
9/22-10/27

6.30-8.30pm   360 West Broadway, #206,
SLC, Utah

Becca Peters

$185

No Discounts

CEU

             
Section 14

9/14-10/25

- 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 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 enrollement information on Sept 11, 2015. If you register after Sept 11, we will send you enrollment details within 1 business day. Last day to register is Tuesday Sept 22.

  Date Time Venue Instructor Cost

Opens

Section 14 9/14-10/25 - 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 (formerly Finding Happiness)

 This MAPs II class emphasizes heart-based qualities that complement mindfulness and can be cultivated through meditation practices. We will explore loving kindness, compassion, equanimity (even-mindedness), joy, generosity, and gratitude.

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.

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.

  Date Time Venue Instructor Cost

Open

Section 1

Tuesdays
9/1-10/6

7-9pm

UCLA Semel Institute
Room 28-221 (Level 2)
740 Westwood Plaza, LA

Mitra Manesh

$185*

Discounts

No CEU

Class Full
Call for waitlist: 310-206-7503

Section 2


Thursdays
9/17-10/22

12.30-2.30pm

19100 Ventura Blvd.
suite #5,
Tarzana, Ca
(updated) 

Manijeh Motaghy

$185

Discounts

No CEU



Section 3


Sundays
9/13-10/18

4-6pm

Space Station Initiative
950 N. Cahuenga,
Los Angeles, CA 90038

Heather Prete

$185

Discounts

No CEU



Section 4

Wednesdays
9/23-10/28

7-9pm

Vistamar School,
737 Hawaii Street,
El Segundo, CA 90245

Daisy Swan

$185

Discounts

No CEU



Section 5
9/14-10/25
-


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.



MAPs II: Cultivating Positive Emotions (formerly 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.

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 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.

Note: Please note that this class was formerly Finding Happiness.

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 enrollement information on Sept 11, 2015. If you register after Sept 11, we will send you enrollment details within 1 business day. Last day to register is Tuesday Sept 22.

Date Time Venue Instructor Cost

Open

9/15-10/25 - 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

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.

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

Thursday
9/3-10/15
(no class 9/24)

7-9pm

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

Brian Shiers

$185

Discounts

No CEU


9/15-10/25

-

Online

Diana Winston

$165

No Discounts

No CEU


 
Class Notes & Policies

 


 


MAPs II: Next Steps ONLINE NEW

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.

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. 

Note: After you register, you will receive enrollement information on Sept 11, 2015. If you register after Sept 11, we will send you enrollment details within 1 business day. Last day to register is Tuesday Sept 22.

 

Date Time Venue Instructor Cost

 Open

9/15-10/25

-

Online

Diana Winston

$185

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 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 nuances 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
9/17-10/22

10-12noon

UCLA Semel Institute
Room 67-415 (Level 6)
740 Westwood Plaza, LA 

Diana Winston

$185*

Discounts

No CEU



Class Full
Call for waitlist: 310-206-7503

 
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.

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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