MARC offers several workshops throughout the year that designed to be experiential and educational. MARC workshops introduce you to the latest topics related to mindfulness and well-being. Many of these programs are Continuing Education credit eligible.
Past workshops incude Why Mindfulness Matters: A Scientific Perspective with Dr. Sue Smalley, Mind Body Medicine: From Genes to Behavior with Dr. Michael Irwin, An Integrative Journey to the Mind with Dr. Daniel Siegel, The Cognitive Neuroscience of Mindfulness Meditation with Dr. Philippe Goldin, Positivity Resonates with Dr. Barbara Fredrickson, and many more.
Curiosity is the lifeblood of mindfulness practice. Perhaps more than any other intention for practice, the interest to understand propels us towards more freedom. Because curiosity has no particular agenda other than to look deeply, it is conducive to growth. How can we nourish curiosity? How do we investigate our lives, our autobiographies, our relationships and our roles? How do we actually learn something new about ourselves? In this three-week class, we’ll consider these questions, blending meditation practices with interrogations of our habits and assumptions. All are welcome.
About the Instructor:
Matthew Brensilver, PhD, is a member of the Teachers Council and Guiding Teachers Committee at Spirit Rock Meditation Center. He previously served as Program Director for Mindful Schools and for more than a decade, was a core teacher at Against the Stream Buddhist Meditation Society. He lectures at UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center about the intersections between mindfulness and mental health. Before committing to teach meditation full-time, he spent years doing research on addiction pharmacotherapy at the UCLA Center for Behavioral and Addiction Medicine and is interested in the unfolding dialogue between dharma and science. Matthew is the co-author of two forthcoming books on meditation in adolescence.
*Work-exchange opportunities available.
**Note: In support of the UCLA Healthy Campus Initiative, current UCLA students (non-Extension) may sign up for this class for FREE. To use this discount, please register using your UCLA email address, and select the "UCLA Student" discount from the pulldown menu during the payment process.
No-Drama Discipline: The Whole-Brain Way to Calm the Chaos and Nurture Your Child's Developing Mind with Dan Siegel M.D. and Tina Payne Bryson Ph.D., December 6, 2014
Mindfulness Based Leadership: How to Be a Valued Presence in your Organization and Community with Dawa Tarchin Phillips, October 25, 2014
Working with Anger: Developing Skill in the Midst of Intense Feeling, A Three-Class Series with Matthew Brensilver, Ph.D. July 10, 17, 24, 2014
Mindfulness & Psychotherapy: Cultivating the Clinician, Crafting the Intervention with Matthew Brensilver, Ph.D. Saturday July 19, 2014
Intuition and the Power of Letting Go with Judith Orloff, M.D. Saturday June 14,m 2014
Mindfulness and World Music with Diana Winston, Michael Perricone, Jahna Perrricone, A.J. Racy, Thursday, June 5, 2014. Fowler Museum UCLA.
The Science of Mindfulness Series - Mindfulness and Cancer: Effects of Mindfulness Training for Cancer Patients and Survivors
with Julienne Bower, Ph.D. April 30, 2014
The Awake in the Wild Experience with Mark Coleman, Saturday March 15, 2014
Mindfulness & Psychotherapy: Cultivating the Clinician, Crafting the Intervention with Matthew Brensilver, PhD, Saturday March 1, 2014
Mindfulness Based Leadership: How to Become a Valued Presence in your Organization and Community, with Dawa Tarchin Phillips, Saturday, Feb 8, 2014
Bridging the Science of Mindfulness and Psychoneuroimmunology, with David S. Black M.D., M.P.H., December 4, 2013
Conversations with Sharon Salzberg and Robert Thurman, with Robert Thurman and Sharon Salzberg. November 7, 2013
Mindfulness for the Earth: Deepening Personal and Ecological Awareness, with Deborah Eden Tull. November 2, 2013.
Mindfulness Meditation and Tibetan Singing Bowls, with Michael Perricone and Diana Winston. Fowler Museum. October 17, 2013
Breaking Bad Habits, with Dr. Elisa Goldstein, September 21, 2013
Why Mindfulness Matters: A Scientific Perspective with Susan Smalley, PhD July 10, 2013
Mind Body Medicine: From Genes to Behavior with Dr. Michael Irwin, MD, July 17, 2013
Mindfulness and Psychotherapy with Matthew Brensilver, PhD, July 24, 2013
Positivity Resonates: Creating Health and Happiness in Micro-Moments of Connection with Barbara Fredrickson PhD, June 25, 2013
Mind Whispering: A New Map to Freedom From Self-Defeating Emotional Habits with Dr. Daniel Goleman and Tara Goleman, June 1, 2013
Untangle and Be Free: Thoughts and Emotions as a Path to Freedom with Shinzen Young, May 29, 2013
Intuitive Healing and Mindfulness with Judith Orloff, M.D. March 16, 2013
Classical Mindfulness: Intensive Training for Treatment of Anxiety Disorders, with Lobsang Rapgay, Ph.D, December 7 & 8, 2012
Breaking Bad Habits: The Neuroscience and Psychology of Transforming our Lives with Dr. Elisha Goldstein, November 3, 2012
Brain Plasticity and Meditation, with Drs. Eileen Luders & Marvin G. Belzer, July 11, 2012
The Cognitive Neuroscience of Mindfulness Meditation and Its Effects On Anxiety And Emotion Regulation, with Philippe Goldin, Ph.D., May 2012