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The Practice of Mindfulness

Applying Neuroplasticity for Well-Being in Daily Life

A Four Week Course

with Dr. Don Maurer

Four Week Course

[Dr. Don Maurer]

 

Wednesday Evenings

August 6-27th

6:30-8:30 pm

Class Location:

Samueli Clinic, 1202 Bristol Street, Suite 200, Costa Mesa, CA 92626 

 

 

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This course focuses on applying mindfulness in daily life, increasing awareness in the moment
so that we can see conscious choices available in situations where we might normally react 
automatically, out of habit or routine. The techniques are based on traditional practices of 
mindfulness for nurturing one's innate capacity for resilience, emotional agility, and inner 
peace, as taught in the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program. This course is experiential 
and the techniques learned are practical in everyday life. The course will give participants an 
opportunity to experience and discuss mindfulness in a supportive group setting, with the goal of 
making the practice a regular part of one's life.
 

The workshop and 4 week course are designed to be complementary, but can be taken separately. 
Prior experience with meditation, although helpful, is not required.

Cost:
$115 Workshop including lunch 
$130 Four Week Course 
15% discount for UCI faculty/staff and Wellbeing Circle members

The Instructor:
Dr. Don Maurer is a retired Emergency Medicine Physician who is trained in MBSR and 
lectures on mindfulness, and its role in health and performance. He has taken advanced training 
for Health Professionals with Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn and other senior faculty of the Mindfulness 
Based Stress Reduction program at the University of Massachusetts Medical School Center for 
Mindfulness. He teaches MBSR and other mindfulness courses at the Susan Samueli Center of 
Integrative Medicine, and is a consultant in mindfulness to the Univeristy of California Mindful 
Safety Program.

 


*Research over 3 decades has shown that the practice of mindfulness reliably offers significant physical and 
mental benefits for people of all ages, including improved vitality and increased coping skills, resilience and 
self-efficacy.

 

More information here:
http://www.sscim.uci.edu/Education/Classes/MBSR/Resources.asp
http://sites.uci.edu/mindfulhs/articles/
http://www.umassmed.edu/cfm/stress/index.aspx