UCLA MAPS - CULTIVATING SELF-COMPASSION
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.
Pre-requisite: This class builds on basic mindfulness skills. It is suggested you have either taken an introductory class like MAPS Practices for Daily Living, or another introductory class, or have at least a beginning meditation practice. If you are unsure about whether this class is suitable for you, check in with the instructor.
Instructor: Frank Baird, MA, LMFT, LPCC
Refunds and Cancellation Policy
Class Refunds requested in advance of 5PM on FRIDAY of that first week of class will be assessed a $25 administrative fee. We regret that we cannot give refunds after this date. Refunds should be requested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
MARC 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".
Postponing a Class: 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 the one immediately following the missed class series. NO EXCEPTIONS. (for example: if postponing a May/June class series you will have to use your credit and enroll in the July/August class series)
Make-up Class: If you miss a class, you may make up ONE class in any other class at your level during the current series or the series immediately following. No refund or prorate will be issued for missed classes.
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