UCLA Staff Assembly hosts regular Learn-at-Lunch events for all UCLA employees. Join us to learn the basics of mindfulness for self-care and stress management with UCLA Mindfulness Awareness Resource Center (MARC). MARC was created to bring to a renowned mental health research institution the ancient art of mindful awareness in a scientifically supported and rigorous form.
Mindfulness is the art of openly and actively paying attention to experience in the present moment. This approach has scientific support as a means to reduce stress, improve attention, boost the immune system, reduce emotional reactivity, and promote a general sense of health and wellness. This workshop will engage participants in several experiential practices where they will explore the basics of mindfulness meditation as well as methods to cultivate positive emotions, with special emphasis on reduction of stress.
What to expect: PowerPoint lecture, experiential exercises (meditation, interactive exercises), Q&A
Marvin G. Belzer, PhD, has taught mindfulness meditation for twenty years. He is an Adjunct Associate Professor in the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences. For many years he taught a semester-long meditation course in the Department of Philosophy at Bowling Green St. University, where he was an Associate Professor of Philosophy. He teaches an undergraduate course at UCLA (Psychiatry 175: Mindfulness Practice and Theory) and teaches mindfulness in many different venues in Los Angeles.
Date: Thursday, January 17, 2019
Time: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
Location: JD Morgan Athletic Center Press Room (more info)
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