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Livestream Sunday Meditation with Natalie Bell, PT, CMF

Meditation CushionsLivestream Sunday Meditation

Do you want to stress less and find more calm and peace in your life? Join us Sundays from 9:00 am - 9:30 am (PST) for a guided Mindfulness Meditation with one of our inspiring teachers via Facebook Live.

Mindfulness simply means awareness. It is a practice where you are intentionally paying attention to the present moment while putting aside your programmed biases. This allows you to break free from old patterns that no longer serve you and open up to the possibilities of life.

Each Sunday, one of the Center for Mindful Living's experienced teachers will lead you through a guided practice so you can start experiencing the transformative benefits of Mindfulness in your own life.

Join us on The Center for Mindful Living LA's Facebook Page and look for the new LIVE post starting at 9:00 am PST.

If you have any questions, please email: valerie@mindfullivingla.org

We hope to "see" you on Sunday!

Price: $0.00

Date: October 1, 2017

Livestream Sunday Meditation with Stefanie Goldstein, PhD

Meditation CushionsLivestream Sunday Meditation

Do you want to stress less and find more calm and peace in your life? Join us Sundays from 9:00 am - 9:30 am (PST) for a guided Mindfulness Meditation with one of our inspiring teachers via Facebook Live.

Mindfulness simply means awareness. It is a practice where you are intentionally paying attention to the present moment while putting aside your programmed biases. This allows you to break free from old patterns that no longer serve you and open up to the possibilities of life.

Each Sunday, one of the Center for Mindful Living's experienced teachers will lead you through a guided practice so you can start experiencing the transformative benefits of Mindfulness in your own life.

Join us on The Center for Mindful Living LA's Facebook Page and look for the new LIVE post starting at 9:00 am PST.

If you have any questions, please email: valerie@mindfullivingla.org

We hope to "see" you on Sunday!

Price: $0.00

Date: October 8, 2017

Livestream Sunday Meditation with Meredith Klein

Meditation CushionsLivestream Sunday Meditation

Do you want to stress less and find more calm and peace in your life? Join us Sundays from 9:00 am - 9:30 am (PST) for a guided Mindfulness Meditation with one of our inspiring teachers via Facebook Live.

Mindfulness simply means awareness. It is a practice where you are intentionally paying attention to the present moment while putting aside your programmed biases. This allows you to break free from old patterns that no longer serve you and open up to the possibilities of life.

Each Sunday, one of the Center for Mindful Living's experienced teachers will lead you through a guided practice so you can start experiencing the transformative benefits of Mindfulness in your own life.

Join us on The Center for Mindful Living LA's Facebook Page and look for the new LIVE post starting at 9:00 am PST.

If you have any questions, please email: valerie@mindfullivingla.org

We hope to "see" you on Sunday!

Price: $0.00

Date: October 15, 2017

Livestream Sunday Meditation with Jason Thomas, LEP

Meditation CushionsLivestream Sunday Meditation

Do you want to stress less and find more calm and peace in your life? Join us Sundays from 9:00 am - 9:30 am (PST) for a guided Mindfulness Meditation with one of our inspiring teachers via Facebook Live.

Mindfulness simply means awareness. It is a practice where you are intentionally paying attention to the present moment while putting aside your programmed biases. This allows you to break free from old patterns that no longer serve you and open up to the possibilities of life.

Each Sunday, one of the Center for Mindful Living's experienced teachers will lead you through a guided practice so you can start experiencing the transformative benefits of Mindfulness in your own life.

Join us on The Center for Mindful Living LA's Facebook Page and look for the new LIVE post starting at 9:00 am PST.

If you have any questions, please email: valerie@mindfullivingla.org

We hope to "see" you on Sunday!

Price: $0.00

Date: October 22, 2017

Livestream Sunday Meditation with Roger Nolan, MA, LMFT

Meditation CushionsLivestream Sunday Meditation

Do you want to stress less and find more calm and peace in your life? Join us Sundays from 9:00 am - 9:30 am (PST) for a guided Mindfulness Meditation with one of our inspiring teachers via Facebook Live.

Mindfulness simply means awareness. It is a practice where you are intentionally paying attention to the present moment while putting aside your programmed biases. This allows you to break free from old patterns that no longer serve you and open up to the possibilities of life.

Each Sunday, one of the Center for Mindful Living's experienced teachers will lead you through a guided practice so you can start experiencing the transformative benefits of Mindfulness in your own life.

Join us on The Center for Mindful Living LA's Facebook Page and look for the new LIVE post starting at 9:00 am PST.

If you have any questions, please email: valerie@mindfullivingla.org

We hope to "see" you on Sunday!

Price: $0.00

Date: October 29, 2017

Livestream Sunday Meditation with Roger Nolan, MA, LMFT

Meditation CushionsLivestream Sunday Meditation

Do you want to stress less and find more calm and peace in your life? Join us Sundays from 9:00 am - 9:30 am (PST) for a guided Mindfulness Meditation with one of our inspiring teachers via Facebook Live.

Mindfulness simply means awareness. It is a practice where you are intentionally paying attention to the present moment while putting aside your programmed biases. This allows you to break free from old patterns that no longer serve you and open up to the possibilities of life.

Each Sunday, one of the Center for Mindful Living's experienced teachers will lead you through a guided practice so you can start experiencing the transformative benefits of Mindfulness in your own life.

Join us on The Center for Mindful Living LA's Facebook Page and look for the new LIVE post starting at 9:00 am PST.

If you have any questions, please email: valerie@mindfullivingla.org

We hope to "see" you on Sunday!

Price: $0.00

Date: November 5, 2017

Livestream Sunday Meditation with Stefanie Goldstein, PhD

Meditation CushionsLivestream Sunday Meditation

Do you want to stress less and find more calm and peace in your life? Join us Sundays from 9:00 am - 9:30 am (PST) for a guided Mindfulness Meditation with one of our inspiring teachers via Facebook Live.

Mindfulness simply means awareness. It is a practice where you are intentionally paying attention to the present moment while putting aside your programmed biases. This allows you to break free from old patterns that no longer serve you and open up to the possibilities of life.

Each Sunday, one of the Center for Mindful Living's experienced teachers will lead you through a guided practice so you can start experiencing the transformative benefits of Mindfulness in your own life.

Join us on The Center for Mindful Living LA's Facebook Page and look for the new LIVE post starting at 9:00 am PST.

If you have any questions, please email: valerie@mindfullivingla.org

We hope to "see" you on Sunday!

Price: $0.00

Date: November 12, 2017

Livestream Sunday Meditation with Ashley Graber, LMFT

Meditation CushionsLivestream Sunday Meditation

Do you want to stress less and find more calm and peace in your life? Join us Sundays from 9:00 am - 9:30 am (PST) for a guided Mindfulness Meditation with one of our inspiring teachers via Facebook Live.

Mindfulness simply means awareness. It is a practice where you are intentionally paying attention to the present moment while putting aside your programmed biases. This allows you to break free from old patterns that no longer serve you and open up to the possibilities of life.

Each Sunday, one of the Center for Mindful Living's experienced teachers will lead you through a guided practice so you can start experiencing the transformative benefits of Mindfulness in your own life.

Join us on The Center for Mindful Living LA's Facebook Page and look for the new LIVE post starting at 9:00 am PST.

If you have any questions, please email: valerie@mindfullivingla.org

We hope to "see" you on Sunday!

Price: $0.00

Date: November 19, 2017

Livestream Sunday Meditation with Roger Nolan, MA, LMFT

Meditation CushionsLivestream Sunday Meditation

Do you want to stress less and find more calm and peace in your life? Join us Sundays from 9:00 am - 9:30 am (PST) for a guided Mindfulness Meditation with one of our inspiring teachers via Facebook Live.

Mindfulness simply means awareness. It is a practice where you are intentionally paying attention to the present moment while putting aside your programmed biases. This allows you to break free from old patterns that no longer serve you and open up to the possibilities of life.

Each Sunday, one of the Center for Mindful Living's experienced teachers will lead you through a guided practice so you can start experiencing the transformative benefits of Mindfulness in your own life.

Join us on The Center for Mindful Living LA's Facebook Page and look for the new LIVE post starting at 9:00 am PST.

If you have any questions, please email: valerie@mindfullivingla.org

We hope to "see" you on Sunday!

Price: $0.00

Date: November 26, 2017

Livestream Sunday Meditation with Jason Thomas, LEP

Meditation CushionsLivestream Sunday Meditation

Do you want to stress less and find more calm and peace in your life? Join us Sundays from 9:00 am - 9:30 am (PST) for a guided Mindfulness Meditation with one of our inspiring teachers via Facebook Live.

Mindfulness simply means awareness. It is a practice where you are intentionally paying attention to the present moment while putting aside your programmed biases. This allows you to break free from old patterns that no longer serve you and open up to the possibilities of life.

Each Sunday, one of the Center for Mindful Living's experienced teachers will lead you through a guided practice so you can start experiencing the transformative benefits of Mindfulness in your own life.

Join us on The Center for Mindful Living LA's Facebook Page and look for the new LIVE post starting at 9:00 am PST.

If you have any questions, please email: valerie@mindfullivingla.org

We hope to "see" you on Sunday!

Price: $0.00

Date: December 3, 2017

Livestream Sunday Meditation with Elisha Goldstein, PhD

Meditation CushionsLivestream Sunday Meditation

Do you want to stress less and find more calm and peace in your life? Join us Sundays from 9:00 am - 9:30 am (PST) for a guided Mindfulness Meditation with one of our inspiring teachers via Facebook Live.

Mindfulness simply means awareness. It is a practice where you are intentionally paying attention to the present moment while putting aside your programmed biases. This allows you to break free from old patterns that no longer serve you and open up to the possibilities of life.

Each Sunday, one of the Center for Mindful Living's experienced teachers will lead you through a guided practice so you can start experiencing the transformative benefits of Mindfulness in your own life.

Join us on The Center for Mindful Living LA's Facebook Page and look for the new LIVE post starting at 9:00 am PST.

If you have any questions, please email: valerie@mindfullivingla.org

We hope to "see" you on Sunday!

Price: $0.00

Date: December 10, 2017

Livestream Sunday Meditation with Natalie Bell, PT, CMF

Meditation CushionsLivestream Sunday Meditation

Do you want to stress less and find more calm and peace in your life? Join us Sundays from 9:00 am - 9:30 am (PST) for a guided Mindfulness Meditation with one of our inspiring teachers via Facebook Live.

Mindfulness simply means awareness. It is a practice where you are intentionally paying attention to the present moment while putting aside your programmed biases. This allows you to break free from old patterns that no longer serve you and open up to the possibilities of life.

Each Sunday, one of the Center for Mindful Living's experienced teachers will lead you through a guided practice so you can start experiencing the transformative benefits of Mindfulness in your own life.

Join us on The Center for Mindful Living LA's Facebook Page and look for the new LIVE post starting at 9:00 am PST.

If you have any questions, please email: valerie@mindfullivingla.org

We hope to "see" you on Sunday!

Price: $0.00

Date: December 17, 2017

Livestream Sunday Meditation with Roger Nolan, MA, LMFT

Meditation CushionsLivestream Sunday Meditation

Do you want to stress less and find more calm and peace in your life? Join us Sundays from 9:00 am - 9:30 am (PST) for a guided Mindfulness Meditation with one of our inspiring teachers via Facebook Live.

Mindfulness simply means awareness. It is a practice where you are intentionally paying attention to the present moment while putting aside your programmed biases. This allows you to break free from old patterns that no longer serve you and open up to the possibilities of life.

Each Sunday, one of the Center for Mindful Living's experienced teachers will lead you through a guided practice so you can start experiencing the transformative benefits of Mindfulness in your own life.

Join us on The Center for Mindful Living LA's Facebook Page and look for the new LIVE post starting at 9:00 am PST.

If you have any questions, please email: valerie@mindfullivingla.org

We hope to "see" you on Sunday!

Price: $0.00

Date: December 31, 2017

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)

Mindful Self-Compassion

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)

Teacher: Natalie Bell, PT, CMF

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empirically supported 9-week course designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. MSC was developed by Kristin Neff, the pioneering researcher in the field of self-compassion and the author of  Self-Compassion: The Power of Being Kind to Yourself and Leave Insecurity Behind; and Christopher Germer, a clinical psychologist who specializes in mindfulness and compassion-based psychotherapy and the author of many books including A Mindful Path to Self-Compassion.

MSC combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to enhance our capacity for emotional well-being.

The 9-week course consists of eight weekly, 2 1/2 - hour sessions, along with a ½ day retreat. Each weekly class offers a lively blend of instruction, group discussion, meditation practice and class exercises – all in a supportive and nourishing environment.

Participants will learn “home” self-compassion practices that they can easily incorporate into their daily life and that serve as valuable interventions for moments of challenge and distress:

The Mindful Self-Compassion program can help you:

  • Learn skills for Self-Compassion
  • Handle difficult emotions with greater ease
  • Reduce anxiety, depression, and stress
  • Improve personal relationships
  • Maintain healthy habits such as diet/exercise/self care

Enjoy these researched benefits of Mindful Self-Compassion:

  • Improve emotional well-being
  • Motivate yourself with encouragement, not criticism
  • Gain a new perspective on stressful situations
  • Transform difficult relationships, both old and new
  • Manage caregiver fatigue
  • Become your own best teacher
  • Practice self-compassion in your daily life
  • Understand the theory and research behind mindful self-compassion

Class meets: Sundays, January 21 - March 25 from 4:00 - 6:30 pm
Half day Retreat: Sunday, February 18 from 9:15 am - 1:15 pm
No class on March 4

Enrollment Limit: 15

Location: 11850 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 200 (link to map)

Cost: using a sliding scale as follows:

Income                             Price

$75,000 and up               $600

$60,000 - $74,999         $525

$59,999 and below         $450

Please pay at the highest level of the sliding scale that you can afford.

If you need financial assistance please contact us.

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CE Credits are available for professionals. The fee for CE credits is $60 and payable by check or money order to the teacher, Natalie Bell, at the first class.

Info for CEs:

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 24.0 hours of 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. 24.0 contact hours 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 APA accreditation meets their requirements.

Nurses: UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP16351, for 28.75 contact hours.

Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel your registration, you must e-mail programs@mindfullivingla.org to make arrangements for applying your fee as a credit towards another program or to get a refund. Our refund and cancellation policies vary by program, please click to read the cancellation policy.

Parking: There are metered spaces on Wilshire Blvd. and a few metered spaces on Westgate. There is also free street parking on the rest of Westgate and surrounding side streets near University High School. Finally, there is also a free parking lot on the North side of Wilshire Blvd. about 1 block West of CML at the Brentwood Place Shopping Center if you plan to do any shopping during your visit. Please do not park in the lot behind the building – it is for tenants only.

*Special Note for those with limited mobility: Due to the age of the building there is no elevator to the second floor.

Contact the teacher: natalie@nataliebell.com

For additional contact information, email us at: programs@mindfullivingla.org

Price: $450.00 — $600.00

Date: January 21, 2018

Available Spaces: 10

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)

Mindful Self-Compassion

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)

Teacher: Natalie Bell, PT, CMF

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empirically supported 9-week course designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. MSC was developed by Kristin Neff, the pioneering researcher in the field of self-compassion and the author of  Self-Compassion: The Power of Being Kind to Yourself and Leave Insecurity Behind; and Christopher Germer, a clinical psychologist who specializes in mindfulness and compassion-based psychotherapy and the author of many books including A Mindful Path to Self-Compassion.

MSC combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to enhance our capacity for emotional well-being.

The 9-week course consists of eight weekly, 2 1/2 - hour sessions, along with a ½ day retreat. Each weekly class offers a lively blend of instruction, group discussion, meditation practice and class exercises – all in a supportive and nourishing environment.

Participants will learn “home” self-compassion practices that they can easily incorporate into their daily life and that serve as valuable interventions for moments of challenge and distress:

The Mindful Self-Compassion program can help you:

  • Learn skills for Self-Compassion
  • Handle difficult emotions with greater ease
  • Reduce anxiety, depression, and stress
  • Improve personal relationships
  • Maintain healthy habits such as diet/exercise/self care

Enjoy these researched benefits of Mindful Self-Compassion:

  • Improve emotional well-being
  • Motivate yourself with encouragement, not criticism
  • Gain a new perspective on stressful situations
  • Transform difficult relationships, both old and new
  • Manage caregiver fatigue
  • Become your own best teacher
  • Practice self-compassion in your daily life
  • Understand the theory and research behind mindful self-compassion

Class meets: Sundays, January 21 - March 25 from 4:00 - 6:30 pm
Half day Retreat: Sunday, February 18 from 9:15 am - 1:15 pm
No class on March 4, or following the retreat on February 18

Enrollment Limit: 15

Location: 11850 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 200 (link to map)

Cost: using a sliding scale as follows:

Income                             Price

$75,000 and up               $600

$60,000 - $74,999         $525

$59,999 and below         $450

Please pay at the highest level of the sliding scale that you can afford.

If you need financial assistance please contact us.

Register for this Event
Secured by PayPal

CE Credits are available for professionals. The fee for CE credits is $60 and payable by check or money order to the teacher, Natalie Bell, at the first class.

Info for CEs:

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 24.0 hours of 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. 24.0 contact hours 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 APA accreditation meets their requirements.

Nurses: UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP16351, for 28.75 contact hours.

Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel your registration, you must e-mail programs@mindfullivingla.org to make arrangements for applying your fee as a credit towards another program or to get a refund. Our refund and cancellation policies vary by program, please click to read the cancellation policy.

Parking: There are metered spaces on Wilshire Blvd. and a few metered spaces on Westgate. There is also free street parking on the rest of Westgate and surrounding side streets near University High School. Finally, there is also a free parking lot on the North side of Wilshire Blvd. about 1 block West of CML at the Brentwood Place Shopping Center if you plan to do any shopping during your visit. Please do not park in the lot behind the building – it is for tenants only.

*Special Note for those with limited mobility: Due to the age of the building there is no elevator to the second floor.

Contact the teacher: natalie@nataliebell.com

For additional contact information, email us at: programs@mindfullivingla.org

Price: $450.00 — $600.00

Date: January 28, 2018

Available Spaces: 15

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

Rock Pile by woodleywonderworks

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
Teacher: Roger Nolan, M.A., LMFT

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) combines the basics of cognitive therapy, such as awareness of distortions in thinking, with ancient mindfulness practices. This combination helps us to see upsetting, automatic thoughts as simply moment-to-moment events rather than as solid facts, and allows us to disengage from them and return to the reality of the present moment. We come to recognize our automatic reactions toward situations, people, and things, and this awareness gives us more choice as to how we might respond to them. In this way, we are changing how we relate to thoughts and situations, which, in turn, decreases our depression and anxiety.

This skills-building course is designed for individuals who have suffered from recurring depression and anxiety. Studies have shown that MBCT is as effective as anti-depressants in preventing depressive relapse, and more effective in enhancing quality of life (Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 12/1/08).

The course consists of eight weekly 2 1/2 hour classes and a day-long retreat

Classes include guided mindfulness practices, gentle yoga, in-class exercises, and discussion. There are also home practice assignments to be completed between sessions. The structure of MBCT requires strong commitment and work, but the rewards can be profound and lasting.

Class Meets:  Tuesdays, January 30 - March 20 from 7:00 - 9:30 pm
Day-long Retreat: Saturday, March 17 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location: 11850 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 200 (link to map)

Maximum Participants: 15 

Cost (using a sliding scale as follows):

Income                             Price

$75,000 and up               $600

$60,000 - $74,999         $525

$59,999 and below         $450

Please pay at the highest level of the sliding scale that you can afford.
If you need financial assistance please contact email us at programs@mindfullivingla.org.

Register for this Event
Secured by PayPal

Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel your registration, you must e-mail programs@mindfullivingla.org to make arrangements for applying your fee as a credit towards another program or to get a refund. Our refund and cancellation policies vary by program, please click to read the cancellation policy.

MBCT may also be helpful for mental health professionals, who wish to further their own self-care and understanding of applied mindfulness. If you are a professional interested in obtaining CE Credits for this class, click here to learn more and purchase the CE credits.

Contact the teacher, Roger Nolan, with questions about the class: roger.nolan.mbct@gmail.com

For additional information, email us at: programs@mindfullivingla.org

Image courtesy of woodleywonderworks

Price: $450.00 — $600.00

Date: January 30, 2018

Available Spaces: 15

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)

Mindful Self-Compassion

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)

Teacher: Natalie Bell, PT, CMF

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empirically supported 9-week course designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. MSC was developed by Kristin Neff, the pioneering researcher in the field of self-compassion and the author of  Self-Compassion: The Power of Being Kind to Yourself and Leave Insecurity Behind; and Christopher Germer, a clinical psychologist who specializes in mindfulness and compassion-based psychotherapy and the author of many books including A Mindful Path to Self-Compassion.

MSC combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to enhance our capacity for emotional well-being.

The 9-week course consists of eight weekly, 2 1/2 - hour sessions, along with a ½ day retreat. Each weekly class offers a lively blend of instruction, group discussion, meditation practice and class exercises – all in a supportive and nourishing environment.

Participants will learn “home” self-compassion practices that they can easily incorporate into their daily life and that serve as valuable interventions for moments of challenge and distress:

The Mindful Self-Compassion program can help you:

  • Learn skills for Self-Compassion
  • Handle difficult emotions with greater ease
  • Reduce anxiety, depression, and stress
  • Improve personal relationships
  • Maintain healthy habits such as diet/exercise/self care

Enjoy these researched benefits of Mindful Self-Compassion:

  • Improve emotional well-being
  • Motivate yourself with encouragement, not criticism
  • Gain a new perspective on stressful situations
  • Transform difficult relationships, both old and new
  • Manage caregiver fatigue
  • Become your own best teacher
  • Practice self-compassion in your daily life
  • Understand the theory and research behind mindful self-compassion

Class meets: Sundays, January 21 - March 25 from 4:00 - 6:30 pm
Half day Retreat: Sunday, February 18 from 9:15 am - 1:15 pm
No class on March 4, or following the retreat on February 18

Enrollment Limit: 15

Location: 11850 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 200 (link to map)

Cost: using a sliding scale as follows:

Income                             Price

$75,000 and up               $600

$60,000 - $74,999         $525

$59,999 and below         $450

Please pay at the highest level of the sliding scale that you can afford.

If you need financial assistance please contact us.

Register for this Event
Secured by PayPal

CE Credits are available for professionals. The fee for CE credits is $60 and payable by check or money order to the teacher, Natalie Bell, at the first class.

Info for CEs:

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 24.0 hours of 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. 24.0 contact hours 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 APA accreditation meets their requirements.

Nurses: UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP16351, for 28.75 contact hours.

Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel your registration, you must e-mail programs@mindfullivingla.org to make arrangements for applying your fee as a credit towards another program or to get a refund. Our refund and cancellation policies vary by program, please click to read the cancellation policy.

Parking: There are metered spaces on Wilshire Blvd. and a few metered spaces on Westgate. There is also free street parking on the rest of Westgate and surrounding side streets near University High School. Finally, there is also a free parking lot on the North side of Wilshire Blvd. about 1 block West of CML at the Brentwood Place Shopping Center if you plan to do any shopping during your visit. Please do not park in the lot behind the building – it is for tenants only.

*Special Note for those with limited mobility: Due to the age of the building there is no elevator to the second floor.

Contact the teacher: natalie@nataliebell.com

For additional contact information, email us at: programs@mindfullivingla.org

Price: $450.00 — $600.00

Date: February 4, 2018

Available Spaces: 15

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

Rock Pile by woodleywonderworks

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
Teacher: Roger Nolan, M.A., LMFT

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) combines the basics of cognitive therapy, such as awareness of distortions in thinking, with ancient mindfulness practices. This combination helps us to see upsetting, automatic thoughts as simply moment-to-moment events rather than as solid facts, and allows us to disengage from them and return to the reality of the present moment. We come to recognize our automatic reactions toward situations, people, and things, and this awareness gives us more choice as to how we might respond to them. In this way, we are changing how we relate to thoughts and situations, which, in turn, decreases our depression and anxiety.

This skills-building course is designed for individuals who have suffered from recurring depression and anxiety. Studies have shown that MBCT is as effective as anti-depressants in preventing depressive relapse, and more effective in enhancing quality of life (Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 12/1/08).

The course consists of eight weekly 2 1/2 hour classes and a day-long retreat

Classes include guided mindfulness practices, gentle yoga, in-class exercises, and discussion. There are also home practice assignments to be completed between sessions. The structure of MBCT requires strong commitment and work, but the rewards can be profound and lasting.

Class Meets:  Tuesdays, January 30 - March 20 from 7:00 - 9:30 pm
Day-long Retreat: Saturday, March 17 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location: 11850 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 200 (link to map)

Maximum Participants: 15 

Cost (using a sliding scale as follows):

Income                             Price

$75,000 and up               $600

$60,000 - $74,999         $525

$59,999 and below         $450

Please pay at the highest level of the sliding scale that you can afford.
If you need financial assistance please contact email us at programs@mindfullivingla.org.

Register for this Event
Secured by PayPal

Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel your registration, you must e-mail programs@mindfullivingla.org to make arrangements for applying your fee as a credit towards another program or to get a refund. Our refund and cancellation policies vary by program, please click to read the cancellation policy.

MBCT may also be helpful for mental health professionals, who wish to further their own self-care and understanding of applied mindfulness. If you are a professional interested in obtaining CE Credits for this class, click here to learn more and purchase the CE credits.

Contact the teacher, Roger Nolan, with questions about the class: roger.nolan.mbct@gmail.com

For additional information, email us at: programs@mindfullivingla.org

Image courtesy of woodleywonderworks

Price: $450.00 — $600.00

Date: February 6, 2018

Available Spaces: 15

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)

Mindful Self-Compassion

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)

Teacher: Natalie Bell, PT, CMF

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empirically supported 9-week course designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. MSC was developed by Kristin Neff, the pioneering researcher in the field of self-compassion and the author of  Self-Compassion: The Power of Being Kind to Yourself and Leave Insecurity Behind; and Christopher Germer, a clinical psychologist who specializes in mindfulness and compassion-based psychotherapy and the author of many books including A Mindful Path to Self-Compassion.

MSC combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to enhance our capacity for emotional well-being.

The 9-week course consists of eight weekly, 2 1/2 - hour sessions, along with a ½ day retreat. Each weekly class offers a lively blend of instruction, group discussion, meditation practice and class exercises – all in a supportive and nourishing environment.

Participants will learn “home” self-compassion practices that they can easily incorporate into their daily life and that serve as valuable interventions for moments of challenge and distress:

The Mindful Self-Compassion program can help you:

  • Learn skills for Self-Compassion
  • Handle difficult emotions with greater ease
  • Reduce anxiety, depression, and stress
  • Improve personal relationships
  • Maintain healthy habits such as diet/exercise/self care

Enjoy these researched benefits of Mindful Self-Compassion:

  • Improve emotional well-being
  • Motivate yourself with encouragement, not criticism
  • Gain a new perspective on stressful situations
  • Transform difficult relationships, both old and new
  • Manage caregiver fatigue
  • Become your own best teacher
  • Practice self-compassion in your daily life
  • Understand the theory and research behind mindful self-compassion

Class meets: Sundays, January 21 - March 25 from 4:00 - 6:30 pm
Half day Retreat: Sunday, February 18 from 9:15 am - 1:15 pm
No class on March 4, or following the retreat on February 18

Enrollment Limit: 15

Location: 11850 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 200 (link to map)

Cost: using a sliding scale as follows:

Income                             Price

$75,000 and up               $600

$60,000 - $74,999         $525

$59,999 and below         $450

Please pay at the highest level of the sliding scale that you can afford.

If you need financial assistance please contact us.

Register for this Event
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CE Credits are available for professionals. The fee for CE credits is $60 and payable by check or money order to the teacher, Natalie Bell, at the first class.

Info for CEs:

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 24.0 hours of 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. 24.0 contact hours 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 APA accreditation meets their requirements.

Nurses: UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP16351, for 28.75 contact hours.

Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel your registration, you must e-mail programs@mindfullivingla.org to make arrangements for applying your fee as a credit towards another program or to get a refund. Our refund and cancellation policies vary by program, please click to read the cancellation policy.

Parking: There are metered spaces on Wilshire Blvd. and a few metered spaces on Westgate. There is also free street parking on the rest of Westgate and surrounding side streets near University High School. Finally, there is also a free parking lot on the North side of Wilshire Blvd. about 1 block West of CML at the Brentwood Place Shopping Center if you plan to do any shopping during your visit. Please do not park in the lot behind the building – it is for tenants only.

*Special Note for those with limited mobility: Due to the age of the building there is no elevator to the second floor.

Contact the teacher: natalie@nataliebell.com

For additional contact information, email us at: programs@mindfullivingla.org

Price: $450.00 — $600.00

Date: February 11, 2018

Available Spaces: 15

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

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Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
Teacher: Roger Nolan, M.A., LMFT

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) combines the basics of cognitive therapy, such as awareness of distortions in thinking, with ancient mindfulness practices. This combination helps us to see upsetting, automatic thoughts as simply moment-to-moment events rather than as solid facts, and allows us to disengage from them and return to the reality of the present moment. We come to recognize our automatic reactions toward situations, people, and things, and this awareness gives us more choice as to how we might respond to them. In this way, we are changing how we relate to thoughts and situations, which, in turn, decreases our depression and anxiety.

This skills-building course is designed for individuals who have suffered from recurring depression and anxiety. Studies have shown that MBCT is as effective as anti-depressants in preventing depressive relapse, and more effective in enhancing quality of life (Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 12/1/08).

The course consists of eight weekly 2 1/2 hour classes and a day-long retreat

Classes include guided mindfulness practices, gentle yoga, in-class exercises, and discussion. There are also home practice assignments to be completed between sessions. The structure of MBCT requires strong commitment and work, but the rewards can be profound and lasting.

Class Meets:  Tuesdays, January 30 - March 20 from 7:00 - 9:30 pm
Day-long Retreat: Saturday, March 17 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location: 11850 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 200 (link to map)

Maximum Participants: 15 

Cost (using a sliding scale as follows):

Income                             Price

$75,000 and up               $600

$60,000 - $74,999         $525

$59,999 and below         $450

Please pay at the highest level of the sliding scale that you can afford.
If you need financial assistance please contact email us at programs@mindfullivingla.org.

Register for this Event
Secured by PayPal

Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel your registration, you must e-mail programs@mindfullivingla.org to make arrangements for applying your fee as a credit towards another program or to get a refund. Our refund and cancellation policies vary by program, please click to read the cancellation policy.

MBCT may also be helpful for mental health professionals, who wish to further their own self-care and understanding of applied mindfulness. If you are a professional interested in obtaining CE Credits for this class, click here to learn more and purchase the CE credits.

Contact the teacher, Roger Nolan, with questions about the class: roger.nolan.mbct@gmail.com

For additional information, email us at: programs@mindfullivingla.org

Image courtesy of woodleywonderworks

Price: $450.00 — $600.00

Date: February 13, 2018

Available Spaces: 15

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)

Mindful Self-Compassion

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)

Teacher: Natalie Bell, PT, CMF

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empirically supported 9-week course designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. MSC was developed by Kristin Neff, the pioneering researcher in the field of self-compassion and the author of  Self-Compassion: The Power of Being Kind to Yourself and Leave Insecurity Behind; and Christopher Germer, a clinical psychologist who specializes in mindfulness and compassion-based psychotherapy and the author of many books including A Mindful Path to Self-Compassion.

MSC combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to enhance our capacity for emotional well-being.

The 9-week course consists of eight weekly, 2 1/2 - hour sessions, along with a ½ day retreat. Each weekly class offers a lively blend of instruction, group discussion, meditation practice and class exercises – all in a supportive and nourishing environment.

Participants will learn “home” self-compassion practices that they can easily incorporate into their daily life and that serve as valuable interventions for moments of challenge and distress:

The Mindful Self-Compassion program can help you:

  • Learn skills for Self-Compassion
  • Handle difficult emotions with greater ease
  • Reduce anxiety, depression, and stress
  • Improve personal relationships
  • Maintain healthy habits such as diet/exercise/self care

Enjoy these researched benefits of Mindful Self-Compassion:

  • Improve emotional well-being
  • Motivate yourself with encouragement, not criticism
  • Gain a new perspective on stressful situations
  • Transform difficult relationships, both old and new
  • Manage caregiver fatigue
  • Become your own best teacher
  • Practice self-compassion in your daily life
  • Understand the theory and research behind mindful self-compassion

Class meets: Sundays, January 21 - March 25 from 4:00 - 6:30 pm
Half day Retreat: Sunday, February 18 from 9:15 am - 1:15 pm
No class on March 4, or following the retreat on February 18

Enrollment Limit: 15

Location: 11850 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 200 (link to map)

Cost: using a sliding scale as follows:

Income                             Price

$75,000 and up               $600

$60,000 - $74,999         $525

$59,999 and below         $450

Please pay at the highest level of the sliding scale that you can afford.

If you need financial assistance please contact us.

Register for this Event
Secured by PayPal

CE Credits are available for professionals. The fee for CE credits is $60 and payable by check or money order to the teacher, Natalie Bell, at the first class.

Info for CEs:

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 24.0 hours of 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. 24.0 contact hours 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 APA accreditation meets their requirements.

Nurses: UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP16351, for 28.75 contact hours.

Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel your registration, you must e-mail programs@mindfullivingla.org to make arrangements for applying your fee as a credit towards another program or to get a refund. Our refund and cancellation policies vary by program, please click to read the cancellation policy.

Parking: There are metered spaces on Wilshire Blvd. and a few metered spaces on Westgate. There is also free street parking on the rest of Westgate and surrounding side streets near University High School. Finally, there is also a free parking lot on the North side of Wilshire Blvd. about 1 block West of CML at the Brentwood Place Shopping Center if you plan to do any shopping during your visit. Please do not park in the lot behind the building – it is for tenants only.

*Special Note for those with limited mobility: Due to the age of the building there is no elevator to the second floor.

Contact the teacher: natalie@nataliebell.com

For additional contact information, email us at: programs@mindfullivingla.org

Price: $450.00 — $600.00

Date: February 18, 2018

Available Spaces: 15

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

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Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
Teacher: Roger Nolan, M.A., LMFT

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) combines the basics of cognitive therapy, such as awareness of distortions in thinking, with ancient mindfulness practices. This combination helps us to see upsetting, automatic thoughts as simply moment-to-moment events rather than as solid facts, and allows us to disengage from them and return to the reality of the present moment. We come to recognize our automatic reactions toward situations, people, and things, and this awareness gives us more choice as to how we might respond to them. In this way, we are changing how we relate to thoughts and situations, which, in turn, decreases our depression and anxiety.

This skills-building course is designed for individuals who have suffered from recurring depression and anxiety. Studies have shown that MBCT is as effective as anti-depressants in preventing depressive relapse, and more effective in enhancing quality of life (Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 12/1/08).

The course consists of eight weekly 2 1/2 hour classes and a day-long retreat

Classes include guided mindfulness practices, gentle yoga, in-class exercises, and discussion. There are also home practice assignments to be completed between sessions. The structure of MBCT requires strong commitment and work, but the rewards can be profound and lasting.

Class Meets:  Tuesdays, January 30 - March 20 from 7:00 - 9:30 pm
Day-long Retreat: Saturday, March 17 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location: 11850 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 200 (link to map)

Maximum Participants: 15 

Cost (using a sliding scale as follows):

Income                             Price

$75,000 and up               $600

$60,000 - $74,999         $525

$59,999 and below         $450

Please pay at the highest level of the sliding scale that you can afford.
If you need financial assistance please contact email us at programs@mindfullivingla.org.

Register for this Event
Secured by PayPal

Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel your registration, you must e-mail programs@mindfullivingla.org to make arrangements for applying your fee as a credit towards another program or to get a refund. Our refund and cancellation policies vary by program, please click to read the cancellation policy.

MBCT may also be helpful for mental health professionals, who wish to further their own self-care and understanding of applied mindfulness. If you are a professional interested in obtaining CE Credits for this class, click here to learn more and purchase the CE credits.

Contact the teacher, Roger Nolan, with questions about the class: roger.nolan.mbct@gmail.com

For additional information, email us at: programs@mindfullivingla.org

Image courtesy of woodleywonderworks

Price: $450.00 — $600.00

Date: February 20, 2018

Available Spaces: 15

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)

Mindful Self-Compassion

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)

Teacher: Natalie Bell, PT, CMF

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empirically supported 9-week course designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. MSC was developed by Kristin Neff, the pioneering researcher in the field of self-compassion and the author of  Self-Compassion: The Power of Being Kind to Yourself and Leave Insecurity Behind; and Christopher Germer, a clinical psychologist who specializes in mindfulness and compassion-based psychotherapy and the author of many books including A Mindful Path to Self-Compassion.

MSC combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to enhance our capacity for emotional well-being.

The 9-week course consists of eight weekly, 2 1/2 - hour sessions, along with a ½ day retreat. Each weekly class offers a lively blend of instruction, group discussion, meditation practice and class exercises – all in a supportive and nourishing environment.

Participants will learn “home” self-compassion practices that they can easily incorporate into their daily life and that serve as valuable interventions for moments of challenge and distress:

The Mindful Self-Compassion program can help you:

  • Learn skills for Self-Compassion
  • Handle difficult emotions with greater ease
  • Reduce anxiety, depression, and stress
  • Improve personal relationships
  • Maintain healthy habits such as diet/exercise/self care

Enjoy these researched benefits of Mindful Self-Compassion:

  • Improve emotional well-being
  • Motivate yourself with encouragement, not criticism
  • Gain a new perspective on stressful situations
  • Transform difficult relationships, both old and new
  • Manage caregiver fatigue
  • Become your own best teacher
  • Practice self-compassion in your daily life
  • Understand the theory and research behind mindful self-compassion

Class meets: Sundays, January 21 - March 25 from 4:00 - 6:30 pm
Half day Retreat: Sunday, February 18 from 9:15 am - 1:15 pm
No class on March 4, or following the retreat on February 18

Enrollment Limit: 15

Location: 11850 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 200 (link to map)

Cost: using a sliding scale as follows:

Income                             Price

$75,000 and up               $600

$60,000 - $74,999         $525

$59,999 and below         $450

Please pay at the highest level of the sliding scale that you can afford.

If you need financial assistance please contact us.

Register for this Event
Secured by PayPal

CE Credits are available for professionals. The fee for CE credits is $60 and payable by check or money order to the teacher, Natalie Bell, at the first class.

Info for CEs:

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 24.0 hours of 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. 24.0 contact hours 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 APA accreditation meets their requirements.

Nurses: UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP16351, for 28.75 contact hours.

Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel your registration, you must e-mail programs@mindfullivingla.org to make arrangements for applying your fee as a credit towards another program or to get a refund. Our refund and cancellation policies vary by program, please click to read the cancellation policy.

Parking: There are metered spaces on Wilshire Blvd. and a few metered spaces on Westgate. There is also free street parking on the rest of Westgate and surrounding side streets near University High School. Finally, there is also a free parking lot on the North side of Wilshire Blvd. about 1 block West of CML at the Brentwood Place Shopping Center if you plan to do any shopping during your visit. Please do not park in the lot behind the building – it is for tenants only.

*Special Note for those with limited mobility: Due to the age of the building there is no elevator to the second floor.

Contact the teacher: natalie@nataliebell.com

For additional contact information, email us at: programs@mindfullivingla.org

Price: $450.00 — $600.00

Date: February 25, 2018

Available Spaces: 15

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

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Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
Teacher: Roger Nolan, M.A., LMFT

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) combines the basics of cognitive therapy, such as awareness of distortions in thinking, with ancient mindfulness practices. This combination helps us to see upsetting, automatic thoughts as simply moment-to-moment events rather than as solid facts, and allows us to disengage from them and return to the reality of the present moment. We come to recognize our automatic reactions toward situations, people, and things, and this awareness gives us more choice as to how we might respond to them. In this way, we are changing how we relate to thoughts and situations, which, in turn, decreases our depression and anxiety.

This skills-building course is designed for individuals who have suffered from recurring depression and anxiety. Studies have shown that MBCT is as effective as anti-depressants in preventing depressive relapse, and more effective in enhancing quality of life (Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 12/1/08).

The course consists of eight weekly 2 1/2 hour classes and a day-long retreat

Classes include guided mindfulness practices, gentle yoga, in-class exercises, and discussion. There are also home practice assignments to be completed between sessions. The structure of MBCT requires strong commitment and work, but the rewards can be profound and lasting.

Class Meets:  Tuesdays, January 30 - March 20 from 7:00 - 9:30 pm
Day-long Retreat: Saturday, March 17 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location: 11850 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 200 (link to map)

Maximum Participants: 15 

Cost (using a sliding scale as follows):

Income                             Price

$75,000 and up               $600

$60,000 - $74,999         $525

$59,999 and below         $450

Please pay at the highest level of the sliding scale that you can afford.
If you need financial assistance please contact email us at programs@mindfullivingla.org.

Register for this Event
Secured by PayPal

Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel your registration, you must e-mail programs@mindfullivingla.org to make arrangements for applying your fee as a credit towards another program or to get a refund. Our refund and cancellation policies vary by program, please click to read the cancellation policy.

MBCT may also be helpful for mental health professionals, who wish to further their own self-care and understanding of applied mindfulness. If you are a professional interested in obtaining CE Credits for this class, click here to learn more and purchase the CE credits.

Contact the teacher, Roger Nolan, with questions about the class: roger.nolan.mbct@gmail.com

For additional information, email us at: programs@mindfullivingla.org

Image courtesy of woodleywonderworks

Price: $450.00 — $600.00

Date: February 27, 2018

Available Spaces: 15

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

Rock Pile by woodleywonderworks

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
Teacher: Roger Nolan, M.A., LMFT

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) combines the basics of cognitive therapy, such as awareness of distortions in thinking, with ancient mindfulness practices. This combination helps us to see upsetting, automatic thoughts as simply moment-to-moment events rather than as solid facts, and allows us to disengage from them and return to the reality of the present moment. We come to recognize our automatic reactions toward situations, people, and things, and this awareness gives us more choice as to how we might respond to them. In this way, we are changing how we relate to thoughts and situations, which, in turn, decreases our depression and anxiety.

This skills-building course is designed for individuals who have suffered from recurring depression and anxiety. Studies have shown that MBCT is as effective as anti-depressants in preventing depressive relapse, and more effective in enhancing quality of life (Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 12/1/08).

The course consists of eight weekly 2 1/2 hour classes and a day-long retreat

Classes include guided mindfulness practices, gentle yoga, in-class exercises, and discussion. There are also home practice assignments to be completed between sessions. The structure of MBCT requires strong commitment and work, but the rewards can be profound and lasting.

Class Meets:  Tuesdays, January 30 - March 20 from 7:00 - 9:30 pm
Day-long Retreat: Saturday, March 17 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location: 11850 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 200 (link to map)

Maximum Participants: 15 

Cost (using a sliding scale as follows):

Income                             Price

$75,000 and up               $600

$60,000 - $74,999         $525

$59,999 and below         $450

Please pay at the highest level of the sliding scale that you can afford.
If you need financial assistance please contact email us at programs@mindfullivingla.org.

Register for this Event
Secured by PayPal

Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel your registration, you must e-mail programs@mindfullivingla.org to make arrangements for applying your fee as a credit towards another program or to get a refund. Our refund and cancellation policies vary by program, please click to read the cancellation policy.

MBCT may also be helpful for mental health professionals, who wish to further their own self-care and understanding of applied mindfulness. If you are a professional interested in obtaining CE Credits for this class, click here to learn more and purchase the CE credits.

Contact the teacher, Roger Nolan, with questions about the class: roger.nolan.mbct@gmail.com

For additional information, email us at: programs@mindfullivingla.org

Image courtesy of woodleywonderworks

Price: $450.00 — $600.00

Date: March 6, 2018

Available Spaces: 15

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)

Mindful Self-Compassion

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)

Teacher: Natalie Bell, PT, CMF

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empirically supported 9-week course designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. MSC was developed by Kristin Neff, the pioneering researcher in the field of self-compassion and the author of  Self-Compassion: The Power of Being Kind to Yourself and Leave Insecurity Behind; and Christopher Germer, a clinical psychologist who specializes in mindfulness and compassion-based psychotherapy and the author of many books including A Mindful Path to Self-Compassion.

MSC combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to enhance our capacity for emotional well-being.

The 9-week course consists of eight weekly, 2 1/2 - hour sessions, along with a ½ day retreat. Each weekly class offers a lively blend of instruction, group discussion, meditation practice and class exercises – all in a supportive and nourishing environment.

Participants will learn “home” self-compassion practices that they can easily incorporate into their daily life and that serve as valuable interventions for moments of challenge and distress:

The Mindful Self-Compassion program can help you:

  • Learn skills for Self-Compassion
  • Handle difficult emotions with greater ease
  • Reduce anxiety, depression, and stress
  • Improve personal relationships
  • Maintain healthy habits such as diet/exercise/self care

Enjoy these researched benefits of Mindful Self-Compassion:

  • Improve emotional well-being
  • Motivate yourself with encouragement, not criticism
  • Gain a new perspective on stressful situations
  • Transform difficult relationships, both old and new
  • Manage caregiver fatigue
  • Become your own best teacher
  • Practice self-compassion in your daily life
  • Understand the theory and research behind mindful self-compassion

Class meets: Sundays, January 21 - March 25 from 4:00 - 6:30 pm
Half day Retreat: Sunday, February 18 from 9:15 am - 1:15 pm
No class on March 4, or following the retreat on February 18

Enrollment Limit: 15

Location: 11850 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 200 (link to map)

Cost: using a sliding scale as follows:

Income                             Price

$75,000 and up               $600

$60,000 - $74,999         $525

$59,999 and below         $450

Please pay at the highest level of the sliding scale that you can afford.

If you need financial assistance please contact us.

Register for this Event
Secured by PayPal

CE Credits are available for professionals. The fee for CE credits is $60 and payable by check or money order to the teacher, Natalie Bell, at the first class.

Info for CEs:

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 24.0 hours of 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. 24.0 contact hours 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 APA accreditation meets their requirements.

Nurses: UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP16351, for 28.75 contact hours.

Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel your registration, you must e-mail programs@mindfullivingla.org to make arrangements for applying your fee as a credit towards another program or to get a refund. Our refund and cancellation policies vary by program, please click to read the cancellation policy.

Parking: There are metered spaces on Wilshire Blvd. and a few metered spaces on Westgate. There is also free street parking on the rest of Westgate and surrounding side streets near University High School. Finally, there is also a free parking lot on the North side of Wilshire Blvd. about 1 block West of CML at the Brentwood Place Shopping Center if you plan to do any shopping during your visit. Please do not park in the lot behind the building – it is for tenants only.

*Special Note for those with limited mobility: Due to the age of the building there is no elevator to the second floor.

Contact the teacher: natalie@nataliebell.com

For additional contact information, email us at: programs@mindfullivingla.org

Price: $450.00 — $600.00

Date: March 11, 2018

Available Spaces: 15

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

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Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
Teacher: Roger Nolan, M.A., LMFT

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) combines the basics of cognitive therapy, such as awareness of distortions in thinking, with ancient mindfulness practices. This combination helps us to see upsetting, automatic thoughts as simply moment-to-moment events rather than as solid facts, and allows us to disengage from them and return to the reality of the present moment. We come to recognize our automatic reactions toward situations, people, and things, and this awareness gives us more choice as to how we might respond to them. In this way, we are changing how we relate to thoughts and situations, which, in turn, decreases our depression and anxiety.

This skills-building course is designed for individuals who have suffered from recurring depression and anxiety. Studies have shown that MBCT is as effective as anti-depressants in preventing depressive relapse, and more effective in enhancing quality of life (Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 12/1/08).

The course consists of eight weekly 2 1/2 hour classes and a day-long retreat

Classes include guided mindfulness practices, gentle yoga, in-class exercises, and discussion. There are also home practice assignments to be completed between sessions. The structure of MBCT requires strong commitment and work, but the rewards can be profound and lasting.

Class Meets:  Tuesdays, January 30 - March 20 from 7:00 - 9:30 pm
Day-long Retreat: Saturday, March 17 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location: 11850 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 200 (link to map)

Maximum Participants: 15 

Cost (using a sliding scale as follows):

Income                             Price

$75,000 and up               $600

$60,000 - $74,999         $525

$59,999 and below         $450

Please pay at the highest level of the sliding scale that you can afford.
If you need financial assistance please contact email us at programs@mindfullivingla.org.

Register for this Event
Secured by PayPal

Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel your registration, you must e-mail programs@mindfullivingla.org to make arrangements for applying your fee as a credit towards another program or to get a refund. Our refund and cancellation policies vary by program, please click to read the cancellation policy.

MBCT may also be helpful for mental health professionals, who wish to further their own self-care and understanding of applied mindfulness. If you are a professional interested in obtaining CE Credits for this class, click here to learn more and purchase the CE credits.

Contact the teacher, Roger Nolan, with questions about the class: roger.nolan.mbct@gmail.com

For additional information, email us at: programs@mindfullivingla.org

Image courtesy of woodleywonderworks

Price: $450.00 — $600.00

Date: March 13, 2018

Available Spaces: 15

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)

Mindful Self-Compassion

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)

Teacher: Natalie Bell, PT, CMF

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empirically supported 9-week course designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. MSC was developed by Kristin Neff, the pioneering researcher in the field of self-compassion and the author of  Self-Compassion: The Power of Being Kind to Yourself and Leave Insecurity Behind; and Christopher Germer, a clinical psychologist who specializes in mindfulness and compassion-based psychotherapy and the author of many books including A Mindful Path to Self-Compassion.

MSC combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to enhance our capacity for emotional well-being.

The 9-week course consists of eight weekly, 2 1/2 - hour sessions, along with a ½ day retreat. Each weekly class offers a lively blend of instruction, group discussion, meditation practice and class exercises – all in a supportive and nourishing environment.

Participants will learn “home” self-compassion practices that they can easily incorporate into their daily life and that serve as valuable interventions for moments of challenge and distress:

The Mindful Self-Compassion program can help you:

  • Learn skills for Self-Compassion
  • Handle difficult emotions with greater ease
  • Reduce anxiety, depression, and stress
  • Improve personal relationships
  • Maintain healthy habits such as diet/exercise/self care

Enjoy these researched benefits of Mindful Self-Compassion:

  • Improve emotional well-being
  • Motivate yourself with encouragement, not criticism
  • Gain a new perspective on stressful situations
  • Transform difficult relationships, both old and new
  • Manage caregiver fatigue
  • Become your own best teacher
  • Practice self-compassion in your daily life
  • Understand the theory and research behind mindful self-compassion

Class meets: Sundays, January 21 - March 25 from 4:00 - 6:30 pm
Half day Retreat: Sunday, February 18 from 9:15 am - 1:15 pm
No class on March 4, or following the retreat on February 18

Enrollment Limit: 15

Location: 11850 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 200 (link to map)

Cost: using a sliding scale as follows:

Income                             Price

$75,000 and up               $600

$60,000 - $74,999         $525

$59,999 and below         $450

Please pay at the highest level of the sliding scale that you can afford.

If you need financial assistance please contact us.

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CE Credits are available for professionals. The fee for CE credits is $60 and payable by check or money order to the teacher, Natalie Bell, at the first class.

Info for CEs:

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 24.0 hours of 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. 24.0 contact hours 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 APA accreditation meets their requirements.

Nurses: UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP16351, for 28.75 contact hours.

Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel your registration, you must e-mail programs@mindfullivingla.org to make arrangements for applying your fee as a credit towards another program or to get a refund. Our refund and cancellation policies vary by program, please click to read the cancellation policy.

Parking: There are metered spaces on Wilshire Blvd. and a few metered spaces on Westgate. There is also free street parking on the rest of Westgate and surrounding side streets near University High School. Finally, there is also a free parking lot on the North side of Wilshire Blvd. about 1 block West of CML at the Brentwood Place Shopping Center if you plan to do any shopping during your visit. Please do not park in the lot behind the building – it is for tenants only.

*Special Note for those with limited mobility: Due to the age of the building there is no elevator to the second floor.

Contact the teacher: natalie@nataliebell.com

For additional contact information, email us at: programs@mindfullivingla.org

Price: $450.00 — $600.00

Date: March 18, 2018

Available Spaces: 15

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)

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Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT)
Teacher: Roger Nolan, M.A., LMFT

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) combines the basics of cognitive therapy, such as awareness of distortions in thinking, with ancient mindfulness practices. This combination helps us to see upsetting, automatic thoughts as simply moment-to-moment events rather than as solid facts, and allows us to disengage from them and return to the reality of the present moment. We come to recognize our automatic reactions toward situations, people, and things, and this awareness gives us more choice as to how we might respond to them. In this way, we are changing how we relate to thoughts and situations, which, in turn, decreases our depression and anxiety.

This skills-building course is designed for individuals who have suffered from recurring depression and anxiety. Studies have shown that MBCT is as effective as anti-depressants in preventing depressive relapse, and more effective in enhancing quality of life (Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 12/1/08).

The course consists of eight weekly 2 1/2 hour classes and a day-long retreat

Classes include guided mindfulness practices, gentle yoga, in-class exercises, and discussion. There are also home practice assignments to be completed between sessions. The structure of MBCT requires strong commitment and work, but the rewards can be profound and lasting.

Class Meets:  Tuesdays, January 30 - March 20 from 7:00 - 9:30 pm
Day-long Retreat: Saturday, March 17 from 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Location: 11850 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 200 (link to map)

Maximum Participants: 15 

Cost (using a sliding scale as follows):

Income                             Price

$75,000 and up               $600

$60,000 - $74,999         $525

$59,999 and below         $450

Please pay at the highest level of the sliding scale that you can afford.
If you need financial assistance please contact email us at programs@mindfullivingla.org.

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Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel your registration, you must e-mail programs@mindfullivingla.org to make arrangements for applying your fee as a credit towards another program or to get a refund. Our refund and cancellation policies vary by program, please click to read the cancellation policy.

MBCT may also be helpful for mental health professionals, who wish to further their own self-care and understanding of applied mindfulness. If you are a professional interested in obtaining CE Credits for this class, click here to learn more and purchase the CE credits.

Contact the teacher, Roger Nolan, with questions about the class: roger.nolan.mbct@gmail.com

For additional information, email us at: programs@mindfullivingla.org

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Price: $450.00 — $600.00

Date: March 20, 2018

Available Spaces: 15

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)

Mindful Self-Compassion

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)

Teacher: Natalie Bell, PT, CMF

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) is an empirically supported 9-week course designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion. MSC was developed by Kristin Neff, the pioneering researcher in the field of self-compassion and the author of  Self-Compassion: The Power of Being Kind to Yourself and Leave Insecurity Behind; and Christopher Germer, a clinical psychologist who specializes in mindfulness and compassion-based psychotherapy and the author of many books including A Mindful Path to Self-Compassion.

MSC combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to enhance our capacity for emotional well-being.

The 9-week course consists of eight weekly, 2 1/2 - hour sessions, along with a ½ day retreat. Each weekly class offers a lively blend of instruction, group discussion, meditation practice and class exercises – all in a supportive and nourishing environment.

Participants will learn “home” self-compassion practices that they can easily incorporate into their daily life and that serve as valuable interventions for moments of challenge and distress:

The Mindful Self-Compassion program can help you:

  • Learn skills for Self-Compassion
  • Handle difficult emotions with greater ease
  • Reduce anxiety, depression, and stress
  • Improve personal relationships
  • Maintain healthy habits such as diet/exercise/self care

Enjoy these researched benefits of Mindful Self-Compassion:

  • Improve emotional well-being
  • Motivate yourself with encouragement, not criticism
  • Gain a new perspective on stressful situations
  • Transform difficult relationships, both old and new
  • Manage caregiver fatigue
  • Become your own best teacher
  • Practice self-compassion in your daily life
  • Understand the theory and research behind mindful self-compassion

Class meets: Sundays, January 21 - March 25 from 4:00 - 6:30 pm
Half day Retreat: Sunday, February 18 from 9:15 am - 1:15 pm
No class on March 4, or following the retreat on February 18

Enrollment Limit: 15

Location: 11850 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 200 (link to map)

Cost: using a sliding scale as follows:

Income                             Price

$75,000 and up               $600

$60,000 - $74,999         $525

$59,999 and below         $450

Please pay at the highest level of the sliding scale that you can afford.

If you need financial assistance please contact us.

Register for this Event
Secured by PayPal

CE Credits are available for professionals. The fee for CE credits is $60 and payable by check or money order to the teacher, Natalie Bell, at the first class.

Info for CEs:

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 24.0 hours of 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. 24.0 contact hours 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 APA accreditation meets their requirements.

Nurses: UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP16351, for 28.75 contact hours.

Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel your registration, you must e-mail programs@mindfullivingla.org to make arrangements for applying your fee as a credit towards another program or to get a refund. Our refund and cancellation policies vary by program, please click to read the cancellation policy.

Parking: There are metered spaces on Wilshire Blvd. and a few metered spaces on Westgate. There is also free street parking on the rest of Westgate and surrounding side streets near University High School. Finally, there is also a free parking lot on the North side of Wilshire Blvd. about 1 block West of CML at the Brentwood Place Shopping Center if you plan to do any shopping during your visit. Please do not park in the lot behind the building – it is for tenants only.

*Special Note for those with limited mobility: Due to the age of the building there is no elevator to the second floor.

Contact the teacher: natalie@nataliebell.com

For additional contact information, email us at: programs@mindfullivingla.org

Price: $450.00 — $600.00

Date: March 25, 2018

Available Spaces: 15

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