UCLA MAPS - cultivating self-compassion

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MAPS - CULTIVATING SELF-COMPASSION

Dates:

Next Series Coming Soon

Time:

TBD

Location:

NOW House Mindful Awareness Center
31324 Via Colinas Unit 111
Westlake Village, CA 91362
 

 

maps 2f - cultivating self-compassion

Many of us struggle with issues of self-judgment and self-criticism. People of all ages suffer from painful thoughts such as, "I'm not good enough," "I messed that up again," and "I hate my body." Although these thoughts may feel overwhelming and intractable, we can learn how to work with and lessen them. Science has shown that you can actually change your brain through mindfulness and the cultivation of positive emotional states.

In this class, we will explore mindfulness practices to work with self-critical thoughts, and self-compassion practices to nurture kindness and compassion for ourselves and others. This class will include sitting and walking mindfulness and kindness meditations, periods of silence, personal exploration, and discussion to help cultivate and encourage more self-compassion. 

Pre-requisite: This class builds on basic mindfulness skills. It is suggested you have either taken an introductory class like MAPS Practices for Daily Living, or another introductory class, or have at least a beginning meditation practice. If you are unsure about whether this class is suitable for you, check in with the instructor.

 

Frank Baird, MA, LMFT, LPCC, Instructor

Frank Baird is a skilled and compassionate UCLA MARC Certified Mindfulness Instructor who teaches mindfulness in a variety of settings, including Kaiser Permanente, Sherman Terrace, Reseda, CA, his private practice in Westlake Village, CA and various other community and private settings when requested.

Frank holds a master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy. He is a solution-oriented mindfulness-based Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor. He has taught graduate level therapists in training at Phillips Graduate Institute and California State University, Northridge and supervised therapists-in-training at Valley Trauma Center (a sexual assault recovery center) and Phillips Graduate Institute (in their Postmodern Therapies Program). He was founder and Clinical Director at NOW House Therapy Center. He is founder of Walk a Mile in Her Shoes®, The Men’s March to End Men’s Violence Against Women, an organization that facilitates 400+ international Walk events each year. Frank is dedicated to helping people cultivate inner peace, live more fulfilling lives and be active contributors to their communities and the world.

Frank can train you in Mindfulness practice and provide support for your ongoing practice individually and in groups. Contact him to arrange for individual or group training.

 

Refunds and Cancellation Policy

Class Refunds requested in advance of 5PM on FRIDAY of that first week of class will be assessed a $25 administrative fee. We regret that we cannot give refunds after this date. Refunds should be requested by emailing frankbaird@frankbaird.com.

MARC reserves the right to cancel classes due to low enrollment. Registrants will be notified in advance of the class.

No refunds or credits are given to registrant "no-shows".

Postponing a Class: Credit towards a future class will be provided if a registrant notifies us by phone or email in advance of 5PM on Friday of the first week of the class series. Future class must be the one immediately following the missed class series. NO EXCEPTIONS. (for example: if postponing a May/June class series you will have to use your credit and enroll in the July/August class series)

Make-up Class: If you miss a class, you may make up ONE class in any other class at your level during the current series or the series immediately following. No refund or prorate will be issued for missed classes.  

 

 

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Frank Baird offers mindfulness and meditation training, psychotherapy and life coaching for individual adults & teens, couples, families, groups, and organizations. He practices in Westlake Village, CA and serves surrounding areas including Agoura, Calabassas, Thousand Oaks, Newbury Park and the Canejo Valley. Frank Baird is a UCLA MARC Certified Mindfulness Facilitator.

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