Date(s): Mar. 21 - Apr. 18
12:00 pm - 1:20 pm (Mondays)
University Religious Center
Introduction to creating and incorporating an effective and ongoing mindfulness practice in all aspects of your life. This 5-week class is appropriate for beginners as well as anyone who want to refresh the fundamentals of their practice.
In this class you will learn to enhance your performance with improved emotional intelligence, motivation, and social skills. You will also reduce your stress and gain more happiness. Here is what you will learn:
- Overview of Mindfulness
- Mindfulness of the Body
- Obstacles to Mindfulness
- Working with Difficult Emotions
- Cultivating Positive Emotions
- Working with Difficult Thoughts
- and more
Teacher: Eric McCullum first discovered meditation in the early 1990’s. Eric is currently a member of Insight LA’s teacher development group. Eric co-leads a young men’s sitting group in Santa Monica as well as a sitting group in Hermosa Beach. One of his main interests lies in fostering meditation practices that are relevant to people with active, engaged lifestyles in the 21st Century. “Off the cushion” Eric places a strong emphasis on service work. From 1999-2001 he served as a United States Peace Corps Volunteer in the country of Vanuatu. He holds an MA in Counseling Psychology from Pacifica Graduate Institute and has been a bereavement counselor and hospice bed side volunteer for over 10 years. Eric currently is principal of a structural engineering firm in the South Bay of Los Angeles, where he lives with his wife and 2 children.