Mindful Awareness Practices for Creating Well-Being
Mindful awareness is the art of openly and actively paying attention to the present moment. Anyone can learn mindfulness and repeated practice can greatly improve the way we relate to stress and other difficulties in our lives. 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.
At this presentation by Diana Winston, you'll learn the science behind how mindfulness works on your body and brain and the basics of mindfulness meditation. All of these practices can be easily utilized in your daily life in order to face stressful situations, improve your mood, relax and find well-being.
Diana Winston is the Director of Mindfulness Education for the Semel Institute’s new Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC). She has been teaching mindfulness since 1993 and has brought mindful awareness into schools, hospitals and nonprofits, as well as to adolescents, leaders, teachers, activists and health professionals. At UCLA, she has been teaching mindful awareness practices to the UCLA community and the general public, including ongoing classes and a weekly group for hospital staff and faculty. Scientists from the MARC center will also present.
Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Location: Louis Jolyon West Auditorium, Neuropsychiatric Institute Building, Room C8-183
Time: Noon - 1 p.m.
Admission: Free and open to staff and faculty
RSVP: (310) 794-0245
Sponsor: CHR Staff & Faculty Counseling Center
Campus Human Resources, Staff and Faculty Counseling Center
Phone: (310) 794-0245 | Fax: (310) 794-0251