Courses for Medical Professionals

    • 16 Mar 2017
    • 13 Apr 2017
    • 5 sessions
    • St. Joseph Hospital, Conference Room 5/6, 2901 Squalicum Parkway, Bellingham, WA 98225
    • 14

    A new mindfulness 14-credit CME series in Bellingham for area medical providers and therapists and their spouses or partners. 

    The Physicians' Well-Being Network is happy to announce new programs to enhance the health of regional physicians, with gratitude for their sponsor: The St. Joseph Hospital Foundation.

    Eligibility:
    This course is for healthcare providers and therapists (MD/DO/PA/NP/LMHC/MHC/MSW, etc.) and their spouse or partner.

    Course details:
    Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals is a structured 5-week, 16 hour course on mindfulness that promotes stress reduction, health and well-being. This highly participatory, practical class includes:

    • Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
    • Guided instruction in stretching and mindful yoga
    • Inquiry exercises to enhance awareness in everyday life
    • Group dialogue and small group exercises
    • Daily home assignments
    • A CD of meditations for home practice
    • a 50-page workbook with short readings, a guide to the course, and resources to support your ongoing investigation of mindfulness

    This course is derived from the well-researched, 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Center for Mindfulness at the UMass Medical Center. Further details found below.

    This course has been offered to physicians at many regional medical centers since 2012 including UW Medicine, Evergreen Health, The Everett Clinic, and the Skagit Valley Medical Center through the Northwest Washington Medical Society or co-sponsored with the Washington Physicians Health Program.

    Instructor: Tim Burnett, Executive Director & Senior Instructor

    Location:
    St. Joseph Hospital
    Conference Room 5/6 (behind the cafeteria)
    2901 Squalicum Parkway
    Bellingham, WA 98225

    Schedule:

    • Thursday evenings 6pm - 8:30pm March 16th - April 13th (skipping April 6th)
    • Extended session 9am - 3pm on Sunday April 2nd

    Cost:
    $100 subsidized base cost for providers.
    $200 base cost for spouses/partners.

    The fee includes all 5 meetings and instructional materials (course manual and home practice CDs).

    There is also an option to make a donation to extend the wellness funds of the Physicians' Well-Being Network.

    To Register: Mindfulness Northwest is handling registration on behalf of the Physicians' Well-Being Network.

    Register Online or register over the phone at 360-830-6439 ext 0.

    Continuing Education:
    PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center is accredited by the Washington State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    PeaceHealth St. Joseph designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    This activity meets the criteria for up to 14 hours of Category I CME credit to satisfy the relicensure requirements of the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission.

    Disclosure: The Planning Committee, faculty and CME Committee disclose no relevant commercial interest.

    Learning Objectives:
    After this education, learners should be able to:

    • 1.  Employ formal and informal mindfulness training techniques in preventive and responsive ways in high stress situations;
    • 2.  Identify the three primary components of burnout and implement mindfulness practices to reduce risk of burnout along these three axes;
    • 3.  Discuss with peers strategies for positive, mindful engagement in work and home situations which trigger stress response and unhelpful behaviors;
    • 4.  Identify helpful and unhelpful thought patterns, problem solving, emotional regulation, and meaning-focused coping strategies;
    • 5.  Show change in mindfulness, perceived stress, and burnout as shown in standardized measures administered pre and post.

    Additional Details:
    This course is based on the longer Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) training which has been shown in numerous studies to:

    • increase immune system function
    • reduce anxiety
    • prevent relapse of depression
    • reduce negative emotions responding to stress
    • manage chronic pain
    • help manage chronic health conditions including high blood pressure, fibromyalgia, heart disease, asthma, GI distress, and skin disorders
    • provide an effective coping mechanism for short and long-term stressful situations
    • encourage growth in the brain areas associated with learning, memory, focus, attention, emotional regulation, and empathy
    • enhance compassion and altruism
    • with relationships and communication, parents reduce pregnancy-related anxiety
    • help professionals cope with stress, connect with patients, and reduce burnout-inducing negative emotions and anxiety.
    • help veterans and other sufferers of PTSD
    • with obesity - increase “mindfulness of eating”
    • provide an increase in general health and well-being through a focus on prevention and improved awareness of what's truly harmful and helpful

    This condensed Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals class includes much of the MBSR material, offering a deep taste of mindfulness benefits in a shorter class.

    Related Course:
    Mindfulness for Healthcare Providers
    Monday evenings June 26th - July 31st 6pm - 8:30pm (skips July 24th & 31st)

    • 09 Apr 2017
    • 14 May 2017
    • 5 sessions
    • UW Medicine South Lake Union, 850 Republican St Seattle, WA 98109

    Register Through UW

    Join us in the company of other clinicians, staff, and their family members, in an investigation of mindfulness from the inside out. Introduction to Mindfulness (and it's companion class Continuing with Mindfulness) are based on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). MBSR is the best researched mindfulness intervention with positive research indications for:

    • Improving immune system function
    • Reducing anxiety
    • Preventing relapse of depression
    • Reducing negative emotional response to stress
    • Managing chronic pain
    • Addressing chronic health conditions including high blood pressure, fibromyalgia, heart disease, asthma, GI distress, and skin disorders
    • Effectively coping with short and long-term stressful situations
    • Encouraging growth in the brain areas associated with learning, memory, focus, attention, emotional regulation, and empathy
    • Enhancing compassion and altruism
    • Reducing pregnancy-related anxiety
    • Helping professionals cope with stress, connect with patients, and reduce burnout-inducing negative emotions and anxiety
    • Coping with PTSD (veterans and other sufferers)
    • Increasing “mindfulness of eating” (e.g., in relationship to obesity)
    • Improving general health and well-being through a focus on prevention and greater awareness of what's truly harmful and helpful

    This shorter Introduction to Mindfulness class was inspired by MBSR and offers a deep taste of mindfulness training in a briefer 5-week period.

    Eligibility:
    This course is for UW-affiliated clinicians and their family members. This includes UW Medicine Staff and residents/fellows/students and their family members. Please contact GME directly with eligibility questions at uwgme@uw.edu or 206.616.8286.

    Course details:
    Introduction to Mindfulness is a structured 5-week course on mindfulness that promotes stress reduction, health and well-being.  This highly participatory, practical class includes:

    • Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
    • Gentle stretching and mindful yoga
    • Inquiry exercises to enhance awareness in everyday life
    • Group dialogue and small group exercises
    • Daily home assignments
    • Guided audio files for home practice
    • a 40-page workbook with short readings, a guide to the course, and resources to support your ongoing investigation of mindfulness

    Please see the MBSR page for full details about the well-researched MBSR class designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Center for Mindfulness at the UMass Medical Center.

    Schedule:
    5 meetings: 4 regular class sessions and one extended session.

    Sunday evenings 6:00pm - 8:30pm, April 9th, April 23rd, April 30th, May 14th (skips April 16th)

    Extended session: Sunday May 7th, 1:00pm - 7:00pm

    Instructor: Richard Johnson, PhD

    Location
    UW School of Medicine
    South Lake Union
    850 Republican St.
    Seattle, WA
    (Map and directions)

    Cost:
    $150 for UW Faculty/Staff, $50 for UW Housestaff

    The fee includes all 5 meetings and instructional materials (course manual and home practice CDs). 

    The classes are sponsored by UW Graduate Medical Education and the UW School of Medicine Wellness Committee and offered at a reduced fee.

    Registration:

    RegistER Through UW
    • 17 May 2017
    • 14 Jun 2017
    • 5 sessions
    • TEC Evergreen Building, 7600 Evergreen Way, Everett, WA 98203

    Our Fundamentals of Mindfulness course for medical professionals hosted by The Everett Clinic, now available to all healthcare professionals.


    Join us in the company of other clinicians, staff, and their family members, in an investigation of mindfulness from the inside out. Introduction to Mindfulness (and it's companion class Continuing with Mindfulness) are based on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). MBSR is the best researched mindfulness intervention with positive research indications for:

    • Improving immune system function
    • Reducing anxiety
    • Preventing relapse of depression
    • Reducing negative emotional response to stress
    • Managing chronic pain
    • Addressing chronic health conditions including high blood pressure, fibromyalgia, heart disease, asthma, GI distress, and skin disorders
    • Effectively coping with short and long-term stressful situations
    • Encouraging growth in the brain areas associated with learning, memory, focus, attention, emotional regulation, and empathy
    • Enhancing compassion and altruism
    • Reducing pregnancy-related anxiety
    • Helping professionals cope with stress, connect with patients, and reduce burnout-inducing negative emotions and anxiety
    • Coping with PTSD (veterans and other sufferers)
    • Increasing “mindfulness of eating” (e.g., in relationship to obesity)
    • Improving general health and well-being through a focus on prevention and greater awareness of what's truly harmful and helpful

    This shorter Introduction to Mindfulness class was inspired by MBSR and offers a deep taste of mindfulness training in a briefer 5-week period.

    Eligibility:
    This course is for TEC healthcare providers and to all Everett area healthcare providers.

    Course details:
    Introduction to Mindfulness is a structured 5-week course on mindfulness that promotes stress reduction, health and well-being.  This highly participatory, practical class includes:

    • Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
    • Gentle stretching and mindful yoga
    • Inquiry exercises to enhance awareness in everyday life
    • Group dialogue and small group exercises
    • Daily home assignments
    • Guided audio files for home practice
    • a 40-page workbook with short readings, a guide to the course, and resources to support your ongoing investigation of mindfulness

    Please see the MBSR page for full details about the well-researched MBSR class designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Center for Mindfulness at the UMass Medical Center.

    Schedule:
    5 meetings: 4 regular class sessions and one extended session.

    4 Wednesdays evenings 6:00pm - 8:30pm: May 17, (skip May 24), May 31, June 7, June 14

    Extended session: Saturday June 10th, 9am - 3pm

    InstructorRichard Johnson, PhD

    Location
    TEC Evergreen Building, 7600 Evergreen Way, Everett, WA 

    Available for: Healthcare professionals and their spouses or partners through the internal training website and to all area healthcare providers.

    Registration: contact Valerie Murray at vmurray@everettclinic.com - cost for those not at TEC is just $150.

    • 26 Jun 2017
    • 31 Jul 2017
    • 5 sessions
    • St. Joseph Hospital, Conference Room 5/6, 2901 Squalicum Parkway, Bellingham, WA 98225
    • 23

    A new mindfulness 14-credit CME series in Bellingham for area medical providers and therapists and their spouses or partners. 

    The Physicians' Well-Being Network is happy to announce new programs to enhance the health of regional physicians, with gratitude for their sponsor: The St. Joseph Hospital Foundation.

    Eligibility:
    This course is for healthcare providers and therapists (MD/DO/PA/NP/LMHC/MHC/MSW, etc.) and their spouse or partner.

    Course details:
    Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals is a structured 5-week, 16 hour course on mindfulness that promotes stress reduction, health and well-being. This highly participatory, practical class includes:

    • Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
    • Guided instruction in stretching and mindful yoga
    • Inquiry exercises to enhance awareness in everyday life
    • Group dialogue and small group exercises
    • Daily home assignments
    • A CD of meditations for home practice
    • a 50-page workbook with short readings, a guide to the course, and resources to support your ongoing investigation of mindfulness

    This course is derived from the well-researched, 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Center for Mindfulness at the UMass Medical Center. Further details found below.

    This course has been offered to physicians at many regional medical centers since 2012 including UW Medicine, Evergreen Health, The Everett Clinic, and the Skagit Valley Medical Center through the Northwest Washington Medical Society or co-sponsored with the Washington Physicians Health Program.

    Instructor: Tim Burnett, Executive Director & Senior Instructor

    Location:
    St. Joseph Hospital
    Conference Room 5/6 (behind the cafeteria)
    2901 Squalicum Parkway
    Bellingham, WA 98225

    Schedule:

    • Monday evenings 6pm - 8:30pm June 26th, July 3rd, July 10th, & July 31st (skipping July 17th & 24th)
    • Extended session 9am - 3pm on Sunday July 16th

    Cost:
    $100 subsidized base cost for providers.
    $200 base cost for spouses/partners.

    The fee includes all 5 meetings and instructional materials (course manual and home practice CDs).

    There is also an option to make a donation to extend the wellness funds of the Physicians' Well-Being Network.

    To Register: Mindfulness Northwest is handling registration on behalf of the Physicians' Well-Being Network.

    Register Online or register over the phone at 360-830-6439 ext 0.

    Continuing Education:
    PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center is accredited by the Washington State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    PeaceHealth St. Joseph designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    This activity meets the criteria for up to 14 hours of Category I CME credit to satisfy the relicensure requirements of the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission.

    Disclosure: The Planning Committee, faculty and CME Committee disclose no relevant commercial interest.

    Learning Objectives:
    After this education, learners should be able to:

    • 1.  Employ formal and informal mindfulness training techniques in preventive and responsive ways in high stress situations;
    • 2.  Identify the three primary components of burnout and implement mindfulness practices to reduce risk of burnout along these three axes;
    • 3.  Discuss with peers strategies for positive, mindful engagement in work and home situations which trigger stress response and unhelpful behaviors;
    • 4.  Identify helpful and unhelpful thought patterns, problem solving, emotional regulation, and meaning-focused coping strategies;
    • 5.  Show change in mindfulness, perceived stress, and burnout as shown in standardized measures administered pre and post.

    Additional Details:
    This course is based on the longer Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) training which has been shown in numerous studies to:

    • increase immune system function
    • reduce anxiety
    • prevent relapse of depression
    • reduce negative emotions responding to stress
    • manage chronic pain
    • help manage chronic health conditions including high blood pressure, fibromyalgia, heart disease, asthma, GI distress, and skin disorders
    • provide an effective coping mechanism for short and long-term stressful situations
    • encourage growth in the brain areas associated with learning, memory, focus, attention, emotional regulation, and empathy
    • enhance compassion and altruism
    • with relationships and communication, parents reduce pregnancy-related anxiety
    • help professionals cope with stress, connect with patients, and reduce burnout-inducing negative emotions and anxiety.
    • help veterans and other sufferers of PTSD
    • with obesity - increase “mindfulness of eating”
    • provide an increase in general health and well-being through a focus on prevention and improved awareness of what's truly harmful and helpful

    This condensed Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals class includes much of the MBSR material, offering a deep taste of mindfulness benefits in a shorter class.

Past events

29 Jan 2017 Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals (WPHP) - Sunday Evenings
10 Jan 2017 Mindfulness for Healthcare Providers - Tuesday Evenings (Bellingham)
08 Jan 2017 Mindful Self-Compassion for Healthcare Professionals (Seattle) - Sunday Evenings
08 Jan 2017 Meeting Mindfulness - an Introductory Retreat for Healthcare Professionals [MM-WPHP]
26 Oct 2016 Mindfulness for Providers at The Everett Clinic - Wednesdays Evenings
23 Oct 2016 (Intro-WPHP) Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals - Sunday Evenings
23 Oct 2016 (Intro-NWMS) Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals - Sunday Evenings
09 Oct 2016 (MM-WPHP) Meeting Mindfulness - an Introductory Retreat for Healthcare Professionals
08 Oct 2016 (MM-TEC) Meeting Mindfulness - an Introductory Retreat for Healthcare Professionals
12 Sep 2016 Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) - Monday Evenings
11 Sep 2016 (Intro-UW) Introduction to Mindfulness for the UW Medicine (Seattle) - Sunday Evenings
25 Apr 2016 (Intro-Kirkland) Introduction to Mindfulness for Physicians and others - Monday Evenings
24 Apr 2016 (Intro-WPHP) Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals - Sunday Evenings
14 Jan 2016 (Intro-WPHP) Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals - Thursday Evenings
10 Jan 2016 (Intro-UW) Introduction to Mindfulness for UW Medicine (Seattle) - Sunday Evenings
24 Oct 2015 (WPHP) Meeting Mindfulness - an Introductory Retreat for Healthcare Professionals
27 Sep 2015 (Intro-UW) Introduction to Mindfulness for UW Medicine (Seattle) - Sunday Evenings
10 Sep 2015 (Intro-WPHP) Introduction to Mindfulness for Physicians and others - Thursday Evenings
16 Jun 2015 (Spokane-WPHP) Introduction to Mindfulness for Physicians and others - Tuesday Evenings
28 Apr 2015 (Intro-MtVernon) Introduction to Mindfulness for Physicians and others - Tuesday Evenings
25 Apr 2015 (Wenatchee) Introductory Workshop in Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals
20 Apr 2015 (Intro-Kirkland) Introduction to Mindfulness for Physicians and others - Monday Evenings
19 Apr 2015 (Cont-UW) Continuing with Mindfulness for UW Medicine (Seattle) - Sunday Evenings
08 Apr 2015 (Intro-WPHP) Introduction to Mindfulness for Physicians and others - Wednesday/Thursday Evenings
18 Jan 2015 (Intro-UW) Introduction to Mindfulness for the UW Medicine (Seattle) - Sunday Evenings
15 Jan 2015 (Intro-WPHP) Introduction to Mindfulness for Physicians and others - Wednesday/Thursday Evenings
27 Oct 2014 Introduction to Mindfulness for Physicians and others - Monday Evenings
05 Oct 2014 Introduction to Mindfulness for the UW Medicine (Seattle) - Sunday Evenings

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