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How to Live a Life of Passion Event (2)

How to Live and Work with Clarity, Passion, and Take Wise Action starts Sunday, Sep 18-Oct16, for four (4) weeks.

Do you feel like something’s not going quite right, but you’re not sure what that might be…? Or that life is passing by at such a pace, that you can’t grab hold of anything solid? Do you know that you want to feel, and find, clarity and passion about your work, or about your direction and what’s next for you – but you just can’t quite find that on your own…?

My clients, and others, share these musings with me all of the time, in the meditation classes that I teach and the career coaching that I do. To address these quandaries and desires, I have developed this new class: How to Live and Work with Clarity, Passion, and Take Wise Action.

Four (4) weeks, Sundays, 3:00 PM-5:00 PM. This new class is for those who would like to incorporate meditation into their lives (whether you already have a meditation practice, or not), and who want support in investigating their passions – to increase life and career satisfaction. This is not a resume writing class (although I can help you with that, if you need it), but rather a way to genuinely connect with yourself so that you know the Wise Actions to take, to live and work in the way you most desire.

What You Will Learn in this New Class:

 Meditation techniques and tools to use every day, in every situation.

 More about your personal style at work and elsewhere, and more about your personal and professional strengths, and how to use these to make your life happier. We’ll use the MBTI and the Strengths Finder 2.0 to learn more about you!

 How to investigate what your passions are and how to connect with them in a genuine way so that you stay connected with them on a daily basis.

 How to communicate with authenticity and wisdom, with people at home and at work; how to clarify your point of view and strengthen bonds.

 What you really want from your life, and how to live this every day.

Class includes the Myers Briggs Type Indicator, a copy of my book “Making Work Work: Secrets from a Career Coach’s Office”, additional in-class assessments and activities, audios, and handouts each week.

Dates / Time: Sundays, Sep 18 – Oct 16, 3:00 – 5:00 PM;
Location: Playa Vista (exact address tbd)
Price: $197.00 per person for all 4 weeks (maximum of 8 people):
For more information, please email ros@daisyswan.com

“Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs) I” for Daily Living

(a UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center program led by Career Coach, Daisy Swan)

dreamstime_s_33895172The MAPs I course is an excellent introduction to mindfulness for beginners. MAPs 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 an experienced practitioner who wishes to revitalize his/her practice.

Each class is a dynamic, interactive combination of lecture, practice, and group feedback and discussion. MAPs is taught in a context of a supportive community environment with classes no larger than 20 students. Daisy Swan will be leading this class series; she has years of personal experience practicing mindfulness, and teaching it.

MAPs classes meet weekly for two (2) hours per week for six (6) weeks. Participants will complete daily home practice meditation assignments starting at five minutes a day and working up to 20 minutes daily by the end of the course. Participants will also receive a complimentary Home Practice CD and a copy of the book “Fully Present: The Science, Art, and Practice of Mindfulness” by Susan Smalley, PhD. and Diana Winston.

Class participants 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
  • Mindful Interactions

Participants will also learn a variety of mindfulness practices so you can discover which practice is most useful to you. Practices taught include:

  • Sitting meditation
  • Eating meditation
  • Daily life meditations
  • Relational mindfulness
  • Walking meditation
  • Standing meditation
  • Movement meditation
  • Practices to develop positive emotions

These six-week class series’ are open to the public and to all UCLA staff, faculty, and students. MAPs is helpful for people of all backgrounds and religions. These classes are suitable for ages 16 and over.

Dates / Time:Thursdays, 7 – 9PM; Beginning Sep 15, 2016 for 6 weeks

Location: Vistamar School, 737 Hawaii Street, El Segundo, CA 90245 (Room # TBA; Plenty of free parking at the school.)

To register, Click Here >>

 

For more information, please email ros@daisyswan.com.

 

Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs) II: Cultivating Positive Emotions
(formerly Finding Happiness)

(a UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center program led by Career Coach, Daisy Swan)

This MAPs II class emphasizes heart-based qualities that complement mindfulness and can be cultivated through meditation practices. We will explore loving kindness, compassion, equanimity (even-mindedness), joy, generosity, and gratitude.

We will learn new meditations to develop these qualities, tools to work with when we find them ourselves stuck and not feeling positive emotions, and practical exercises to incorporate them into our daily life. This is a helpful expansion to our basic mindfulness practice.

Each class is a dynamic, interactive combination of lecture, practice, and group feedback and discussion. MAPs is taught in a context of a supportive community environment with classes no larger than 30-40 students. Daisy Swan will be leading this class series; she has years of personal experience practicing mindfulness, and teaching it.

* Prerequisite: MAPs I or equivalent
If you have not taken a MAPs I class at MARC, please email us a brief description of you equivalent experience to marcinfo@ucla.edu before class start date.

MAPs classes meet weekly for two (2) hours per week for six (6) weeks.

These six-week class series’ are open to the public and to all UCLA staff, faculty, and students. MAPs is helpful for people of all backgrounds and religions. These classes are suitable for ages 16 and over.

Dates / Time: Tuesdays, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM; Starting Sep 13th

Location: Vistamar School, 737 Hawaii Street, El Segundo, CA 90245 (Room # TBA; Plenty of free parking at the school.)

 

To register, Click Here >>

For more information, please email ros@daisyswan.com.


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