UCLA Mindful Awareness Practices for Daily Living
(MAPs 1) for Social Workers in Hawaii
Join Noah for a MAPs 1 course primarily focused on serving social workers in Hawaii.
Beginning on Friday, August 28th at 10AM Hawaii time, class meets six Fridays in a row for 2 hours, from 10AM - 12PM, live online via Zoom
Class dates: 8/28, 9/4, 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2
Price: $220 standard, $185 students, economic hardship rates are available on a case by case basis; please email noah at with specific requests
Continuing Education credits (CEs): Social workers licensed in Hawaii are eligible for 12 continuing education credits for this course. Please see the note below about CEs.
CEs will be provided through the Myron B. Thompson School of Social Work at the University of Hawaii. If you would like CEs, please register for them before the last class. CEs awarded will be based upon attendance reports output via the Zoom platform. Please register and pay for your CE credits using the link below.
Mindful Awareness Practices classes are the signature evidenced-based educational programs of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center. These classes are designed for the public and no experience with mindfulness is necessary to enroll.
Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPs 1) lays the foundation for students to understand the fundamental concepts of mindfulness, develop a personal meditation practice, and apply mindfulness in daily life. MAPs 1 is an excellent introduction for those new to mindfulness and is helpful for experienced practitioners that are interested in a structured refresher. The course is taught in a supportive online community with a maximum of 30 students. Each class is a combination of lecture, guided practice, and group dialogue. MAPs 1 is helpful for people of all backgrounds and religions and is suitable for ages 16 and over.
Class meets for a single 2 hour session each week for six weeks. Students are encouraged to complete daily meditation practice starting at five minutes per day and working up to twenty minutes per day by the end of the course. Students may download the free app "UCLA Mindful" smartphone app that includes access to guided meditations.
These mindfulness concepts will be covered: 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.
These mindfulness practices will be guided: Sitting Meditation, Eating Meditation, Daily life Meditations, Relational Mindfulness, Walking Meditation, Standing Meditation, Movement Meditation, Practices to Develop Positive Emotions
This course will be held via Zoom, a free application that you can use to participate from any device. A laptop or iPad is recommended for the best experience.
I look forward to practicing with you!
WHAT students have said...
Comments from students after completing a live online MAPs 1 course with Noah in May-June 2020:
"Noah was an excellent instructor who is well prepared for the classes and very responsive to the comments, questions, and needs of the students. I think the program is thoughtfully developed and is an excellent way to enter into mindfulness and meditation. "
"I appreciate Noah’s embodiment of the practices of mindfulness and his gentle encouragement to start from where we are. "
"It is not easy for both students and instructors to have a zoom class for 2 hours. I felt that the classes are totally engaging and relaxing. Thank you, Noah, for the very important and wonderful classes."
"Noah’s knowledge and his demeanor as a teacher. He led us through a difficult time ( sociopolitically), with skill and kindness. Helped to apply practice to daily interactions and experiences. Also appreciated the contribution of the other participants."
"Noah Pomeroy is an extremely effective and particularly accessible mindfulness guide. For a week-long backpacking trip in Montana, he served as a backcountry mindfulness guide for four adult leaders (including myself), as well as nine high school students. Under his guidance, our intergenerational team became profoundly grounded in the wilderness, connecting to the natural world, to one another, and to ourselves in ways none of us had previously experienced. His matter-of-fact, practical approach was welcome and refreshing to those of us who previously viewed mindfulness as best defined by “breathy aloofness.” Noah is quite the opposite--he is down to earth, funny, and open. Most importantly, he models a thoughtful vulnerability and a clear-minded intentionality that is absolutely invaluable to our growth as humans. "
--Christina Hoe, Director of Experiential Learning, Le Jardin Academy