8-Week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course (Tuesdays)
taught by Richard Berger, MD
Please review our self-screening questionnaire prior to registration to determine if this course will be a good fit for you. You may also view the class waiver here, which will be distributed, signed, and collected on the first day of class.
What it is: Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a program originally designed over thirty years ago by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. The course has a basis in eastern psychology but is very applicable to modern secular life. Mindfulness is the practice of sustained focus, self-regulation, self-exploration, and self-liberation with an accepting, open and kind attitude.
Benefits of MBSR: Common outcomes include:
1. Calmness and expanded awareness
2. Increased brain growth and function in areas of emotional control and executive function
3. Decreased stress
4. Improved self-image, emotional regulation, and concentration
5. Less anxiety
More details on MBSR can be found at http://www.mindfulnessnw.com/what-is-mbsr/
You can also read more about recent research findings on MBSR at Science Daily
Pricing, Scholarships & Scholarship Fund
$325 registration fee
The Center for Child and Family Well-Being has a limited number of financial awards for mindfulness classes. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for inquiries. For more information and to apply for a scholarship, click this link:
If you are able to pay more, please consider donating to the Mindfulness Outreach Fund. The purpose of this fund is to make mindfulness classes and training opportunities accessible to individuals who indicate need, based on limited financial resources, or professionals who work with underserved children and families and are unable to pay the full registration fee. To make a donation, please visit http://giving.uw.edu/mindfulness.
8 Week course: Tuesdays from 6:30-9:00pm March 29 through May 15, 2016
Silent Retreat: Saturday May 7, 2016: 9:am - 5:00pm (Location TBD)
Tuesday, March 29, 2016: 6:30-9:00pm (Waiver and pre-class questionnaires completed)
Tuesday, April 5, 2016: 6:30-9:00pm
Tuesday, April 12, 2016: 6:30-9:00pm
Tuesday, April 19, 2016: 6:30-9:00pm
Tuesday, April 26, 2016: 6:30-9:00pm
Tuesday, May 3, 2016: 6:30-9:00pm
Saturday, May 7, 2016 Silent Retreat: 9:am - 5:00pm (Location TBD)
Tuesday, May 10, 2016: 6:30-9:00pm
Tuesday, May 17, 2016: 6:30-9:00pm (Post-class questionnaires completed)
About the Instructor
The course will be taught by Rick Berger, MD. Dr. Berger is a Professor Emeritus of the University of Washington School of Medicine, Certified Mindfulness Facilitator from UCLA, and a Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher from the University of Massachusetts.
Continuing Education Credits
Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD) Clock Hours:
$5 + separate $52 check to PSESD for 27 clock hours
Certificate of Completion for licensed psychologists, marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors, and social workers in Washington State:
$5 for 28 credit hours
Please note, if you register to receive CE credits, you will receive the number of credits commensurate with the amount of course time you attend. CCFW cannot guarantee refunds for individuals who are unable to attend all sessions. For each CE option, sign-in will be required and applicable evaluation forms will be distributed during class sessions.
The personal information you submit to The Center for Child & Family Well-Being will not be shared, sold, or disclosed to third parties in any form, for any purpose, at any time without your authorization.
Associate Director of Programs
Center for Child & Family Well-Being