The MAPs I course is an excellent introduction to mindfulness for beginners. MAPs I provides insight into the basics of mindfulness, how to develop a mindfulness meditation practice, and how mindfulness can be applied in daily life. It is also appropriate for experienced practitioners who wish to revitalize their practice.
MAPs classes meets weekly for two hours per week for six weeks. Students are encouraged to complete some daily meditation practice starting at five minutes a day and working up to 20 minutes daily by the end of the course.
There is a free app "UCLA Mindful" with guided meditations.
Students will learn Mindful concepts that include:
Overview of Mindfulness
Mindfulness of the Body
Obstacles to Mindfulness
Mindfulness to help with Physical Pain
Working with Difficult Emotions
Cultivating Positive Emotions
Working with Difficult Thoughts
Students will also learn a variety of mindfulness practices so that the student can discover which practice is useful to them. Practices taught include:
Daily life meditations
Practices to develop positive emotions
MAPs I- for Daily Living is an excellent introduction to mindfulness for clinicians, who are welcome to take it for credit.
The cost for the CEs is $50.
Psychologists: Continuing Education Credit for this program is provided by UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness. The UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness maintains responsibility for this program and its content. This course offers 10 CE credit.
California licensed MFTs, LPCCs, LEPs, LCSWs: Continuing Education Credit for this program is provided by UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness. The UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists 10 CE credit may be applied to your license renewal through the California Board of Behavioral Sciences. For those licensed outside California, please check with your local licensing board to determine if CE credit is accepted.
Nurses: UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP16351, for 12 contact hours.
MAPs 1 is helpful for people of all backgrounds and religions. These classes are suitable for ages 16 and over.