UCLA – Mindful Awareness Practices for Daily Living
Mindful Awareness Practices are the signature educational programs of the Mindful Awareness Research Center. These six-week classes lay the foundation to understand basic principles of secular mindfulness, develop a personal meditation practice, and apply the principles in daily life on an ongoing basis.
Each class is a combination of education, practice, feedback and discussion. MAPs is taught in a context of a supportive community environment. Students report being a part of a group was one of the most helpful and inspiring aspects of the class. MAPs can be helpful for people of all backgrounds.
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
Students will also learn a variety of mindfulness practices so that the student can discover which practice is useful to them. Practices taught include:
Daily life meditations
Practices to develop positive emotions
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