Welcome to the MARC Healthy Campus Mindfulness Toolkit
Supported by The Semel Healthy Campus Initiative Center at UCLA
We hope his toolkit offers basic guidance about what mindfulness is, how it is practiced, and how you may bring mindfulness resources to your division, department, center, and beyond. Fill out this inquiry form to request any of the below MARC programs.
Free Weekly Meditation Sessions “Live-Online”
Join MARC teachers in Weekly Virtual Meditation Drop-In Sessions every Monday 12.30-1p PT and Thursday 12.30-1p PT. Event details HERE.
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Introductory Mindfulness Workshops
Learn the basics of mindfulness including the science, theory, and experiential practices to help you understand mindfulness, practice it, and how it might positively impact your life.
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UCLA Mindful App
This free easy to use app offers basic meditations for getting started (in 16 different languages); videos exploring how to get started, supportive meditation postures, and the science of mindfulness; weekly podcasts from UCLA's Hammer Museum-- a 30-minute meditation on different themes you can search for and bookmark.
Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs) Classes
Mindful Awareness Practices are the signature evidence-based educational programs of the Mindful Awareness Research Center. These six-week class series are open to the public and to all UCLA staff, faculty, and student and are available in-person, live-online or a pre-recorded format.
MAPs classes lay the foundation 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 1 for Daily Living is the foundational class. Advanced classes (MAPs II) are also available.
Additional Resources for College Students
- Free MAPs classes- MAPs classes as described above are free to UCLA students
- Psychiatry 175: A 4-credit course Mindfulness Practice and Theory is offered in Winter quarter and Summer session A. This for-credit mindfulness course is open to UCLA and outside college students. Study the practice and theory of mindfulness, including sitting and moving meditation, ways to deepen positive emotions like gratitude or joy, relational mindfulness, and methods for integrating awareness and creativity into ordinary activities. We will examine the science of mindfulness for mental and physical health, including reduced stress, improved attention, and greater mind-body awareness. Taught by Marvin G. Belzer, Ph.D. Associate Director of the Mindful Awareness Research Center, Semel Institute for Neuroscience.