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SILVER LAKE MINDFULNESS

Bringing mindfulness to life

Everyday we are learning more and more about the benefits of mindfulness.  Research studies have associated mindfulness practices with many aspects of health and wellness.  Whenever we learn something new it can be helpful to have a qualified and experienced instructor.   Contact me today for a consultation to see how we can bring mindfulness practices to you or your organization.


Carol Rotko, PsyD

Clinical Psychologist (CA 23788)

MARC UCLA, Certified Mindfulness Facilitator and Affiliate MAPs Instructor

Certified Mindfulness Teacher - Professional Level

International Mindfulness Teachers Association

National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach (NBC-HWC)

 

You are the sky. Everything else is just the weather.

Pema Chodron

 

UCLA MINDFUL APP

UCLA HAS A NEW APP AVAILABLE IN THE APP STORE OR THROUGH GOOGLE PLAY. 

Free meditations and podcasts available.

https://www.uclahealth.org/marc/ucla-mindful-app

 

PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

Creating Customized Programs to Work For You

For over ten years, I have provided mindfulness training to individuals as well as groups in a variety of settings. Whether you’re an individual, a family, or an organization - Silver Lake Mindfulness services are designed to offer you or your team strategies that can be put to use right away.


Take a look at the services I offer, and get in touch with me today.

Note: Silver Lake Mindfulness services are educational in nature - for psychotherapy services please visit www.amindfulpsychology.com

 

INDIVIDUAL

Cultivate a deeper level of presence.

Cultivating a mindfulness practice can be a great tool for self discovery as it improves our ability to see clearly and be present to life as it unfolds. Mindfulness can help us to access our own inner wisdom and live our lives more fully and with more ease.

COUPLES OR FAMILIES

Create and sustain connection.

Learning about mindfulness together can help create a shared experience while building resiliency to face life challenges together.

ORGANIZATIONAL

Working Well

Introduction Session
Individual or Team Coaching
Muti-week Staff Programs
Full Day or Half Day Training 
Mindfulness -- Stress Management--Emotional Intelligence--Communication--Leadership--Creativity

MARC UCLA MAPS CLASSES

Mindful Awareness Practices for Daily Living

Mindful Awareness Practices are the signature educational programs of the Mindful Awareness Research Center. These six-week classes lay the foundation to understand basic principles of secular mindfulness, develop a personal meditation practice, and apply the principles in daily life on an ongoing basis.

Each class is a combination of lecture, practice, feedback and discussion. MAPs is taught in a context of a supportive community environment. Students report being a part of a group was one of the most helpful and inspiring aspects of the class. MAPs can be helpful for people of all backgrounds. 


 

MAPS I-FOR DAILY LIVING

Curious About Mindfulness?

Students 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

Students will also learn a variety of mindfulness practices so that the student can discover which practice is useful to them. Practices taught include:

  • Sitting meditation

  • Eating meditation

  • Daily life meditations 

  • Relational mindfulness 

  • Walking meditation

  • Standing meditation

  • Movement meditation

  • Practices to develop positive emotions 

MAPS-NEXT STEPS

Improve Your Meditation

In this follow up class to MAPs I, we will focus on maintaining and sustaining a daily mindfulness practice, how to bring mindfulness into our daily activities, how to develop more concentration, and how more confidence and wisdom can arise in our practice.

Pre-requisite: Attendance in any MAPs I series or equivalent mindfulness introductory class with permission from our instructor. If you have not taken a MAPs I class at MARC, please email us a brief description of your equivalent experience to marcinfo@ucla.edu before the class start date.

MAPS II-CULTIVATING POSITIVE EMOTIONS

Finding Happiness

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.

Pre-requisite: Attendance in any MAPs I series or equivalent mindfulness introductory class with permission from our instructor. If you have not taken a MAPs I class at MARC, please email us a brief description of your equivalent experience to marcinfo@ucla.edu before the class start date.

MAPS II - CULTIVATING SELF-COMPASSION

Many of us struggle with issues of self-judgment and self-criticism. 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. The material in this class is very powerful. We encourage you to have a consistent daily meditation practice before attending this class.

Pre-requisite: Attendance in any introductory MAPs I series or equivalent mindfulness introductory class with permission from our instructor. If you have not taken a MAPs I class at MARC, please email us a brief description of your equivalent experience to marcinfo@ucla.edu before class start date.


 

CONTACT ME

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Silver Lake Mindfulness

1741 Silver Lake Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA 90026

323 407 7749

 

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