UCLA MAPsI: Mindful Awareness Practices for Daily Living
See Class Descriptions Below
Dates for Maps I: No Class for Jan/Feb Session
Location: Online via Zoom (Classes previously held in Santa Monica at Hari’s RIE Studio)
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Maps I Class Overview:
Mindful Awareness Practices are the signature educational programs of UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center. These six-week classes are taught throughout Los Angeles and on the UCLA campus. The series creates the foundation for students to understand the basic principles of mindfulness, develop a personal meditation practice, and apply the principles in their daily lives.
The MAPs I course is an excellent introduction to mindfulness. It’s also appropriate for experienced practitioners who wish to revitalize their practice. The class is suitable for ages 16 and over.
Class Structure: Each class is a combination of lecture, practice, group feedback, and discussion. MAPs are taught in the context of a supportive community environment with classes no larger than 30-40 students. Classes are six-weeks long and meet once per week for two hours. Students also practice meditation at home starting with five minutes a day and working up to 20 minutes a day by the end of the course. Students attending an in-person Maps I class receive a complimentary home practice CD.
• Overview of Mindfulness
• Mindfulness of the Body
• Obstacles to Mindfulness
• Mindfulness to help with Physical Pain
• Working with Difficult Emotions
• Cultivating Positive Emotions
• Working with Difficult Thoughts
• Mindful Interactions
• Sitting meditation
• Eating meditation
• Daily life meditations
• Relational mindfulness
• Walking meditation
• Standing meditation
• Movement meditation
• Practices to develop positive emotions
Maps II Class Overview:
This six-week, follow-up class to Maps I focuses on how to maintain and sustain a daily mindfulness practice. Students deepen their meditation practice by learning how to develop more concentration and bring more wisdom and compassion to their practice. Students also learn additional techniques to bring mindfulness into their daily life. The class format is similar to Maps I and includes a combination of lecture, practice, group feedback, and discussion. The class, which meets once a week for two hours, is taught in a supportive, community environment.
Pre-requisite: Attendance in a Maps II class requires students to take any introductory MAPs I series or equivalent introductory mindfulness class with permission from our instructor. If you have not taken a MAPs I class at MARC, please email us a brief description of your equivalent experience to firstname.lastname@example.org before the class start date.
Refunds, Make-up, and Cancellation Policy
Refunds requested prior to two weeks before the first day of class will be assessed a $25 administrative fee. We regret that we cannot give refunds after this date. There will be a $25 administrative fee to process refunds. Refunds should be requested by emailing: email@example.com. MARC reserves the right to cancel a class due to low enrollment. Registrants will be notified in advance if this occurs.
• No refunds or credits are given to registrant “no-shows.”
How to Make Up a Missed MAPs Class:
Step 1: Read Our Policy
- MAPs students may make up ONE missed class at another location offering the same MAPs level & topic
- Example: If you miss one “MAPs II: Next Steps” class, your makeup class must be from another “MAPs II: Next Steps” class offered at a different location.
- Makeup classes do not have to be attended in the same week as the missed class
- Example: If you miss week 2 of MAPs I For Daily Living at your location, you can attend week 6 of MAPs I For Daily Living at another locations
- Makeup classes must be attended in the series
- Example: If you miss a class during the January/February 2018 series, you must attend your makeup class within this same series.
- Making up the class online is not an option.
Step 2: Choose a Makeup Class
- If you need to miss one of your MAPs classes and would like to make it up, you can choose a makeup class from our list of current MAPs classes below.
- When choosing your makeup class, make sure that it is the same class title as the one you are currently taking. For example, if you missed one of your “MAPs: II Next Steps” classes, you’ll want to choose a makeup class from another location offering a “MAPs II: Next Steps” class.
Step 3: Obtain Approval
Before attending your makeup class, you must email firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- Your name
- What class you are registered for, including location and teacher
- The date, location, and teacher of the make up class you would like to attend
You will receive an email approving your make up class or requesting additional information. Please do not attend your makeup class unless you have received prior approval.
MARC offers various discounts to our community. Everyone will need to show proof for any discounts claimed (this includes those who have prepaid with a discount). For MAPs registrants, you must present this proof by the second class or the discount WILL NOT be honored.
• Seniors — 65 years or older
• UCLA Students — full-time or half-time at UCLA. Includes Graduate students. ID required.
Continuing Education Credits: CECs
MAPS is an excellent introduction to mindfulness for clinicians, who are welcome to take it for credit. The cost for the CEs is $50.
Psychologists: Continuing Education Credit for this program is provided by UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness. The UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course offers 10 hours of credit.
California licensed MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, LCSWs: Continuing Education Credit for this program is provided by UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness. The UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. 10 contact hours may be applied to your license renewal through the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. For those licensed outside California, please check with your local licensing board to determine if APA accreditation meets their requirements.
Nurses: UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP16351, for 12 contact hours.
The Mindful Awareness Practices discussed and offered on this website do not constitute professional medical or therapeutic advice and should not be used as a substitute for medical diagnosis, therapeutic advice, or services. By signing up for a Maps class you acknowledge this and waive the instructor, Kelly Barron, from all liability.
Kelly Barron has studied and practiced mindfulness meditation for nearly 20 years. She is a Level 2 Unified Mindfulness coach, a UCLA certified mindfulness facilitator as well as an Inner Kids trained teacher. Kelly teaches mindfulness in schools, corporations, and for eMindful, a leading provider of online mindfulness programs worldwide. She also coaches clients one-on-one. Kelly came to understand the importance of living mindfully while working as a deadline-driven journalist. A former associate editor and staff writer for Forbes magazine, Kelly understands how to apply mindfulness in professional settings and draws upon her journalistic curiosity to inform her work. She holds a B.A. in philosophy from the College of William and Mary and an M.A. in journalism from the University of Missouri. A lifelong athlete with an interest in physical health and overall wellbeing, Kelly also holds a training certification from the American Council on Exercise and a nutrition certification from Precision Nutrition. Kelly has developed and facilitated mindfulness programs for organizations such as the City of Hope, Intuit, Milbank, Orrick, the Broad Center, the Skirball Cultural Center, the University of Virginia, and others. She facilitates mindfulness in schools, working with teachers, administrators, and students, on an ongoing basis throughout Los Angeles, and works one-on-one with clients.