• MAPs II: Cultivating Positive Emotion

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    September 15, 2016 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

    Mindful Awareness Practices II: Cultivating Self Compassion
    (Not Currently Being Offered)

    Overview

    Many of us struggle with issues of self-judgment and self-criticism. People of all ages suffer from painful thoughts such as, “I’m not good enough,” “I messed that up again,” and “I hate my body.” Although these thoughts may feel overwhelming and intractable, we can learn how to work with and lessen them. Science has shown that you can actually change your brain through mindfulness and the cultivation of positive emotional states.

    In this class, we will explore mindfulness practices to work with self-critical thoughts, and self-compassion practices to nurture kindness and compassion for ourselves and others. This class will include sitting and walking mindfulness and kindness meditations, periods of silence, personal exploration, and discussion to help cultivate and encourage more self-compassion. The material in this class is very powerful. We encourage you to have a consistent daily meditation practice before attending this class.

    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, please email us a brief description of you equivalent experience to marcinfo@ucla.edu before class start date.

    Teacher
    Dr. Manijeh Motaghy – A Founder, Executive Director and Teacher at Perfectly Here. She is also the Founder and CEO of Mindful Business Institute. She is an Authorized Mindfulness teacher through UCLA MARC and holds a Doctorate in Psychology of Organization Management. For more on her bio, click on her name above.

    Location and Parking Instructions
    This class will take place in Tarzana at: 19100 Ventura Blvd #5, Los Angeles, CA 91356. Parking is free and there no time limits in the front after 6:00pm. There are also plenty of free parking in the lot behind Tarzana Cultural Center. When you arrive at the shopping center go to the second floor and go all the way to the East side of the building. Go into the hallway and we will be the last door on the right.

    Refund, Make-up and Cancellation Policy
    Class Refunds must be requested before 5pm on Friday of the first week of class. There will be a $25 administrative fee. After the first Friday we cannot give refunds. Refunds should be requested by emailing: register@perfectlyhere.org. Perfectly Here reserves the right to cancel classes due to low enrollment. Registrants will be notified in advance of the class.No refunds or credits are given to registrant “no-shows”.

     

    If you miss a class, you may make it up during a current series or the series immediately following. No refund or prorate will be issued for missed classes. Students may Postpone a class. In this case, credit towards a future class will be provided if a registrant notifies us by phone or email in advance of 5pm on Friday of the first week of the class series. Future class must be made up on the class immediately following the missed class series. (For example: if postponing a May/June class series you will have to use your credit and enroll in the July/August class series)

    What to Bring
    All you need is comfortable clothing. Chairs and cushions are provided.

    Class Capacity
    We allow no more than 30 students per class.

    Pricing
    We offer special pricing for UCLA 50+ Membership Program, seniors (+65) and UCLA students. For exact pricing of classes click “Click Here to Register”.

    Time and Date
    This class is offered at two different times this semester:

    • Tuesday, Jan 17 – Feb 28 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm,   (no class Feb 14)
    • Sundays, Jan 15 – Feb 19 from 12:30pm to 2:30pm,