UCLA Summer Institute: Brain-Mind-Wellness
UCLA Summer Program 2015
June 22 – July 31
6 weeks – 12 credits
Experts from UCLA's world-renowned Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior (including leaders from both the Mindful Awareness Research Center, and the Tennenbaum Family Center for the Biology of Creativity) and the Center for East-West Medicine offer a series of courses focused on understanding the links among brain, mind and wellness. The courses emphasize both the scientific foundations and practical applications of methods that aim to enhance health, well being, and creativity. Explicitly trans disciplinary, the curriculum draws from practices that span the globe, and considers ancient traditions, current practices, and projected future developments.
The following three courses, which can be taken separately, provide a unique integrated experience when taken together:
- Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences 175: Mindfulness Practice and Theory
Mindfulness practice is one of the best-validated and practical methods by which the brain can modify its own functioning in a positive way. Students will learn not only the practices but also their theoretical background.
- Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences 182: Personal BrainManagement
The curriculum and experiential training exercises consider a range of methods for managing brain functions, and systematically review evidence about brain-mind mechanisms and functions through which these practices are currently thought to exert their effects.
- Medicine 180: Integrative East-West Medicine for Health andWellness
This course provides an overarching introduction to integrative medicine, including the theoretical underpinnings, scientific studies, and clinical applications. Particular emphasis will be given on the diagnostic and therapeutic modalities originated from traditional Chinese medicine (TCM).
UC credits/David Geffen School of Medicine. For each course, students will be able to earn 4 quarter units of credit; 12 credits for all 3 courses. Registration is open to all!
To register, and for more information visit: http://www.summer.ucla.edu.
Questions can be directed to UCLA Summer Programs at 310.825.4101.