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Why We Love: How romantic love and intimacy foster personal growth and development (BEUHS040) 

Tuesday, 9/29; 12:10 – 1:10 pm, Tang Education Center
Speaker: Arthur Aron, PhD

Romantic love involves a strong desire to expand oneself through a close relationship with another. Come hear Arthur Aron, visiting scholar at UC Berkeley and research professor at Stony Brook University in New York and co-author of “36 questions to build intimacy,” discuss his research findings (based on brain imaging) and
possible implications about human bonding and love. These include: how falling in love increases our sense of who we are; how romantic love can be enhanced through shared novel and/or challenging experiences; and that passionate love is found cross culturally, and can exist in very long term relationships


Emotional Readiness for Retirement  (BEUHS038)

Wednesday, 9/30; 2:00 - 3:00 pm, Maude Fife, Wheeler Hall
Speaker: Leslie Bell, PhD, LCSW, CARE Services

We all spend a lot of time thinking about and planning for the financial aspects of retirement. How much time have you spent thinking about your emotional preparation for your retirement? In this workshop we'll discuss the factors that are significant in affecting your happiness in retirement. And we'll help you to develop an action plan so that you can take steps NOW to ensure an emotionally successful retirement.

This course is offered as part of the UC Retirement Center's Pre Retirement Program. You are welcome to register for just this course through the Learning Center (Enroll), or for the entire program through the Retirement Center's website.


Breema: Moving Meditation for Balance and Harmony (BEUHS039)

Tuesday, 10/27; 12:10 – 1:30 pm, 370 Dwinelle Hall*
Speaker: Angela Porter, CMT, RAS, MFTi, The Breema Center

Breema is a body centered meditation/mindfulness practice that creates a profound experience of relaxation, balance, and harmony. In this workshop, participants will learn simple self-care exercises aimed at unifying the energies of body and mind in the direction of being present. Many and varied, the movements include gentle stretches, rhythmic movements, and unique postures. Each exercise provides an ideal opportunity to apply and experience Breema's principles of Harmony, including: No Judgment, No Force, Body Comfortable, Single Moment-Single activity. Practicing Breema supports physical and psychological flexibility, mental clarity, vitality and emotional balance. Open to all levels. N​o special equipment, clothing, or ability is needed.    

*Please print and bring these directions to 370 Dwinelle with you.

Mindful Awareness Practices (6-Week Mindfulness Meditation Course) (BEUHS041)

Monday, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19; 5:30pm - 7:30pm, Tang Education Center
Speakers: Neesha Patel, PhD, UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center. 

The practice of mindfulness is receiving increasing scientific support as a means to reduce stress, improve cognitive flexibility, foster relationship satisfaction and promote health and well-being. 
Neesha Patel, PhD will be offering a six-week introductory, experiential and interactive course developed by the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center.  This course will offer participants (a) a foundation for understanding the basic principles of mindfulness, as well as, tools for (b) developing a personal mindfulness meditation practice and (c) applying mindfulness in daily life. Class sessions will consist of mindfulness practices, lectures and group discussions in a supportive community environment. This course is well suited for beginners and those who wish to revitalize their mindfulness practice.

*Mondays, 5:30-7:30 pm at the Tang Center.
*Open to UCB staff, faculty, visiting scholars and postdocs.
*Course Fee: $190 (CEU/CME Credits Available for Additional Fee)



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