For UW-affiliated Healthcare Professionals:
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction on Sunday evenings.
A chance for Seattle-area professionals to learn about MBSR first-hand in a supportive group of peers.
Are you interested in mindfulness and its potential for enhancing health and well being? Are you under stress? Are you struggling with chronic conditions such as chronic pain, depression, and anxiety? Are you feeling as if life is too much? Or do you simply want to live a fuller life with greater balance?
Recent research shows Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) reduces chronic pain and boosts the immune system; addresses painful mental states like depression and anxiety; minimizes emotional reactivity and promotes well-being; increases flexible attention and sharpens mental focus; and actually thickens grey matter in the areas of empathy and problem-solving. Happiness is a delightful by-product.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is a structured 8-week course on mindfulness that reduces stress, and promotes health and well being. This highly participatory, practical course 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 50-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 this well-researched class designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Center for Mindfulness at the UMass Medical Center.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 206.616.8286.
8 classroom sessions: Sunday evenings 6 PM - 8:30 PM, January 5 to March 15 (skipping January 19th and February 16.)
Extended session: Sunday, March 1, 9 AM - 3 PM
Instructor: Richard Johnson, PhD, Mindfulness Northwest Senior Instructor
UW Medicine South Lake Union Administration Building
Room C123 A&B
850 Republican St
Seattle, WA 98109
(map and directions)
$200 for UW Faculty/Staff, $90 UW Housestaff
The fee includes all 9 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 is through UW SOM via a Catalyst survey.
Please Note: Audio/video recordings of our instructors may occasionally be created for certification and training purposes during this program. These recordings will include only our instructors in the photo frame (though they may pick up student voices at some points in the recording) and are for internal use only.