NEW! 6-week Mindful Awareness Practice Course now offered in Utah!

16 Sep

 

Rebecca Peters, LCSW, Certified Mindfulness Facilitator through UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center, and owner of METTA – The Mindfulness Center is offering a:

6-week Mindful Awareness Practice Course (MAPs I), created by Diana Winston & Dr. Sue Smalley of the Mindful Awareness Research Center, University of California Los Angeles

The 6-week course will be held on Tuesdays beginning October 28th through December 9th

**No class on November 25th

$185 per person **Space is limited

6:30 – 8:30 pm

Location: METTA – The Mindfulness Center

360 West Broadway #206

SLC, UT 84101

Online registration: rebeccapeters.org or directly through the following link:

http://clients.mindbodyonline.com/classic/ws?studioid=34828&stype=-7&sTG=22&sVT=15&sView=day&sTrn=2&sDate=10/28/2014 

Read more about MAPs Classes:

Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs) Classes Overview

Mindful Awareness Practices are the signature educational programs of the Mindful Awareness Research Center, University of California Los Angeles. These six-week class series are open to the public for registration. The classes lay the foundation for students to understand basic principles of mindfulness, develop a personal meditation practice, and to apply the principles in their daily life on an ongoing basis.

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 20-30 students. Students report that the group support was one of the most helpful and inspiring aspects of the class. MAPs instructors have years of personal experience practicing mindfulness and teaching it nationally and internationally. MAPs is helpful for people of all backgrounds and religions. These classes are suitable for ages 16 and over.

Class Structure

MAPs classes meets weekly for two hours per week for six weeks. Students will complete daily home practice meditation assignments starting at five minutes a day and working up to 20 minutes daily by the end of the course. Students will receive a complimentary Home Practice CD and a copy of the book Fully Present: The Science, Art, and Practice of Mindfulness by Susan Smalley, PhD. and Diana Winston.

Students will learn Mindful concepts that include:

  • 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

Students will also learn a variety of mindfulness practices so that the student can discover which practice is useful to them. Practices taught include:

  • Sitting meditation
  • Eating meditation
  • Daily life meditations
  • Relational mindfulness
  • Walking meditation
  • Standing meditation
  • Movement meditation
  • Practices to develop positive emotions

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