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The Mindful Awareness Practice (MAPs) class is filling up very quickly. Please be sure to sign up if you’d like to secure your spot in the class, which begins on October 28th. I am also available to answer any questions you might have related to the outline or specifics of the class.
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:
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.
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:
Students will also learn a variety of mindfulness practices so that the student can discover which practice is useful to them. Practices taught include:
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A testimonial from a brave, wise and loving teen client as shared by his mother.
A wonderful book offering a new mindfulness practice every week of the year is called How to Tame a Wild Elephant. As we look for a deeper understanding of this being human through mindfulness practices it is important to remember as Thich Nhat Hanh states, “The wave does not have to search for water, because water is the very substance of the wave.” I invite you to check in with yourself today with open curiosity and question if you too have been searching for something that is already present within you.