June 22 – July 31, 2015
6 weeks – 12 credits
Experts from UCLA's world-renowned Center for East-West Medicine and the 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) 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 Brain Management
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 and Wellness
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. Registration is open for UCLA undergraduates, graduates and non-UCLA students now!
To register, and for more information visit: http://summer.ucla.edu/academiccourses/curricula Questions can be directed to UCLA Summer Programs at 310-825-4101.
Download the UCLA Summer Institute: brain-mind-wellness flier.