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MAPs I

MAPs I ONLINE

MAPs II: Positive Emotions

MAPs II ONLINE

MAPs II: Difficult Emotions

MAPs II: Obstacles

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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 8 - Oct 17
  • 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 »

 


 
July/August 2015
MAPs Class Schedule

Choose from one of the following MAPs I sections:

  Date Time Venue Instructor Cost

Opens soon

Section 1

Sundays
7/12-8/16

4-6pm

Well Baby Center
12316 Venice Boulevard
Mar Vista, CA 90066

Nicholas Bruss

$185

Discounts

CEU

 

 

Section 2 Mondays
7/6-8/10
7-9pm

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

Mitra Manesh

$185

Discounts

CEU


Section 3

Tuesdays
7/7-8/11

9:30am-11:30am

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

Eric López-Maya

$185

Discounts

CEU


Section 4

Tuesdays 
7/7-8/11

10am-12noon

Continuum Studio
1629 18th St, Studio 7,
Santa Monica

Natalie Bell 

$185

Discounts

CEU

Section 5 Wednesdays
7/8-8/12
7-9pm 

31324 Via Colinas,Unit 111, Westlake Village CA 91362

Frank Baird

$185*

Discounts

CEU


Section 6 Wednesdays 
7/8-8/12
7-9pm 

Pacific Lodge Youth Services
at the Chapel
4900 Serrania Avenue
Woodland Hills, CA 91364

Manijeh Motaghy

$185*

Discounts

CEU

Section 7 Thursdays
7/9-8/13
11am-1pm

Our Lady of Grace Parish
Saint Joseph Room, first door
5001 White Oak Ave
Encino, CA 91316

Manijeh Motaghy

$185*

Discounts

CEU

Section 8

Thursdays
7/9-8/13

7-9pm

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

Mitra Manesh

$185*

Discounts

CEU

Section 9 Thursdays
7/9-8/13
7-9pm

Alternatives Brain Institute
822 South Robertson Blvd, Suite 308, Los Angeles

Heather Prete

$185

Discounts

CEU

Section 10

Thursdays
7/9-8/20
(no class 7/30)

7-9pm

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

Brian Shiers

$185

Discounts

CEU

Section 11

7/6-8/16

- 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 May 8, 2015. If you register after May 8, we will send you enrollment details within 1 business day. Last day to register is Tuesday May 19.

  Date Time Venue Instructor Cost

Open

Section 11 7/6-8/16 - 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

Opens Soon

Section 1

Mondays
5/12- 6/16

7-9pm

UCLA Santa Monica Hospital


Gloria Kamler

$185*

Discounts

No CEU



Section 2

Thursdays
7/9-8/20
(no class 7/23)

10-12noon

Continuum Studio
1629 18th St, Studio 7,
Santa Monica


Natalie Bell  

$185*

Discounts

No CEU



Section 3


Thursdays
7/9-8/13

7-9pm

Pacific Lodge Youth Services
at the Chapel
4900 Serrania Avenue
Woodland Hills, CA 91364

Manijeh Motaghy

$185*

Discounts

No CEU



Section 4
7/6-8/16
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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 Thursday July 3, 2015. If you register after July 3, we will send you enrollment details within 1 business day. Last day to register is Tuesday July 14.

Date Time Venue Instructor Cost

Open

5/11-6/20 - 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: 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.

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

Opens Soon

Thursdays
7/9-8/13

10-12noon

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

Gloria Kamler

$185*

Discounts

No CEU



 
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

 


 

MAPs II: Turning Obstacles into Allies

This follow up class to MAPs I 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.

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

Opens Soon

Saturdays
7/11-8/22
(no class 8/1)

9-11am

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

Brian Shiers

$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.




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)

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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