Courses for Medical Professionals

    • 30 Jan 2018
    • 20 Mar 2018
    • 9 sessions
    • Tacoma South Clinic (conference room, main floor), 9505 South Steele Street, Tacoma, WA
    • 15


    Join us in the company of other WPMG clinicians in an investigation of mindfulness from the inside out. You'll be participating in the gold-standard mindfulness course,  Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), whose benefits are supported by 40 years of peer-reviewed research (much of it with clinician groups). These benefits include:

    • Reduced stress and anxiety while working
    • Reduced burnout
    • Improved communication and relationships with patients
    • Better patient outcomes
    • Improved communication and relationships with co-workers
    • Improved focus and creativity
    • Greater job satisfaction

    Eligibility:
    This course is for all WPMG clinicians in the Tacoma service area. For questions on eligibility email: KPWA.practiceandleadership@kp.org.

    Course details:
    Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is a highly participatory, practical class that includes:

    • Learning about the science behind mindfulness and the research supporting the benefits of having a work/personal mindfulness practice
    • Instruction on, and practice of, several types of mindfulness meditation
    • Instruction on, and practice of, gentle stretching and mindful yoga
    • Inquiry exercises to enhance awareness in everyday life
    • Take-home assignments to build your personal practice (home and work)
    • Guided audio files for your personal practice
    • A 40-page workbook with short readings, a guide to the course, and resources to support your ongoing investigation of mindfulness

    Schedule:
    9 meetings: 8 regular class sessions and one extended session.

    Class sessions: Tuesday evenings 4:00pm - 6:30pm, January 30th - March 20th

    Extended session: Sunday March 11th, 9:00am - 4:00pm (Don't miss this one!)

    Course leaders:

    Karen Schwisow, E-RYT, Senior Instructor at Mindfulness Northwest

    Bonnie Shultz, MSW, LICSW, collaborating teacher at Mindfulness Northwest


    Location:

    Classroom sessions:

    Tacoma South Clinic (conference room, main floor)
    9505 South Steele Street
    Tacoma, WA 98444
    (map)

    Extended session (Sunday March 11th):

    Location TBD

    Cost: Any fees will be announced and assessed by WPMG.

    Registration: To save your space, register below. Note that no fees will be assessed at this time.


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    • 21 Mar 2018
    • 09 May 2018
    • 9 sessions
    • Capitol Hill Campus, Seattle, WA
    • 27
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    Join us in the company of other WPMG clinicians in an investigation of mindfulness from the inside out. You'll be participating in the gold-standard mindfulness course,  Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), whose benefits are supported by 40 years of peer-reviewed research (much of it with clinician groups). These benefits include:

    • Reduced stress and anxiety while working
    • Reduced burnout
    • Improved communication and relationships with patients
    • Better patient outcomes
    • Improved communication and relationships with co-workers
    • Improved focus and creativity
    • Greater job satisfaction

    Eligibility:
    This course is for all WPMG clinicians in the Seattle service area. For questions on eligibility email: KPWA.practiceandleadership@kp.org.

    Course details:
    Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is a highly participatory, practical class that includes:

    • Learning about the science behind mindfulness and the research supporting the benefits of having a work/personal mindfulness practice
    • Instruction on, and practice of, several types of mindfulness meditation
    • Instruction on, and practice of, gentle stretching and mindful yoga
    • Inquiry exercises to enhance awareness in everyday life
    • Take-home assignments to build your personal practice (home and work)
    • Guided audio files for your personal practice
    • A 60-page workbook with short readings, a guide to the course, and resources to support your ongoing investigation of mindfulness

    Schedule:
    9 meetings: 8 regular class sessions and one extended session.

    Class sessions: Wednesday mornings, 7 - 9:30 am, March 21 - May 9

    Extended session: Saturday April 21st, 9 am - 4 pm (Don't miss this one!)

    Course leader:

    Richard Johnson, PhD, Senior Instructor at Mindfulness Northwest.
    Richard was trained to teach MBSR by the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 2010 and took advanced training in 2012. Having taught MBSR now for seven years, he has been inspired in every class by the way participants transform their lives through their mindfulness practices. 

    Location:

    Kaiser Permanente - Capitol Hill Campus
    201 16th Ave. E. 
    Seattle, WA 98112

    (map)

    Rooms for class sessions:

    3/21 - CMB D624
    3/28 - Central Main Building D649
    4/04 - Central South Building A91/92 and A93
    4/11 - Central Main Building D649
    4/18 - Central Main Building D624
    4/25 - Central Main Building D649
    5/02 - Central South Building A91/92 and A93
    5/09 - Central Main Building D649

    Location for 4/21 retreat - TBA

    Cost: Any fees will be announced and assessed by WPMG separately from this registation.

    Registration: To save your space, register below. 

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    • 04 Apr 2018
    • 02 May 2018
    • 6 sessions
    • TEC Evergreen Building, 7600 Evergreen Way, Everett, WA 98203
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    For Healthcare Professionals: a class teaching the fundamentals of mindfulness and MBSR. Hosted by The Everett Clinic.

    Join us in an investigation of mindfulness from the inside out. Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals is based on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). MBSR is the best researched mindfulness intervention with positive research indications for:

    • Reduced stress and anxiety while working
    • Reduced burnout
    • Improved communication and relationships with patients
    • Better patient outcomes
    • Improved communications and relationships with co-workers
    • Improved focus and creativity
    • Greater job satisfaction
    This Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals class was inspired by MBSR and offers a deep taste of mindfulness training in a shorter 5-week period.

    Eligibility:
    This course is open to all Everett-area healthcare professionals and therapists (MD/DO/PA/NP/RN/LMHC/MHC/MSW, etc.) and their spouse or partner.

    Course details:
    Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals 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 our 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) upon which this Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals class is based.


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

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

    5 class sessions: Wednesdays evenings April 5 - May 2, 6 pm - 8:30 pm.

    Extended session: Saturday April 28, 9am - 4pm.

    InstructorBeth Glosten, MD, Certified Mindfulness Teacher through the Mindfulness Northwest Teacher Training Program.

    Location:
    TEC Evergreen Building
    7600 Evergreen Way
    Everett, WA 98203
    (map)

    Cost & Registration:
    For those affiliated with TEC (and their spouse or partner):

    See TEC's internal training website or contact Valerie Murray at vmurray@everettclinic.com or 425-339-5462, extension 3804.

    For those professionals NOT affiliated with TEC (and their spouse or partner):

    The cost is $345.

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

    Payment plans are available during registration (4 equal monthly payments; no financing fee).

    Financial Assistance: Scholarship assistance may be available. Please APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP.

    • 08 Apr 2018
    • 06 May 2018
    • 5 sessions
    • UW Medicine South Lake Union, 850 Republican St Seattle, WA 98109

    For UW-affiliated Healthcare Professionals: Mindfulness training on Sunday evenings. A chance for Seattle-area professionals to learn about mindfulness first-hand in a supportive group of peers.

    Join us in an investigation of mindfulness from the inside out. Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals is based on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). MBSR is the best researched mindfulness intervention with positive research indications for:

    • Reduced stress and anxiety while working
    • Reduced burnout
    • Improved communication and relationships with patients
    • Better patient outcomes
    • Improved communications and relationships with co-workers
    • Improved focus and creativity
    • Greater job satisfaction
    This Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals class was inspired by MBSR and offers a deep taste of mindfulness training in a shorter 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:
    Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals 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 our 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) upon which this Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals class is based.


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

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

    Sunday evenings 6 pm - 8:30 pm: April 8th, 15th, and 22nd and May 6th.

    Extended session: Sunday April 29th, 1 pm - 7 pm.

    Instructor: Richard Johnson, PhD, Mindfulness Northwest Senior Instructor

    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). 

    This class is sponsored by UW Graduate Medical Education and the UW School of Medicine Wellness Committee and offered at a reduced fee.

    Registration:
    Registration is through UW GME via a Catalyst survey (link to come).

    • 05 Jun 2018
    • 26 Jun 2018
    • 5 sessions
    • Online
    • 20
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    For Healthcare Professionals:
    An ONLINE class teaching the fundamentals of mindfulness and MBSR.
    Co-sponsored by WPHP & WSMA
    CME Credits Available

         

    Join us for an investigation of mindfulness from the inside out. Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals is based on the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program. MBSR is the best researched mindfulness intervention with positive research indications for:

      • Choose appropriate mindfulness training techniques in preventative and responsive ways in high stress situations.
      • Utilize appropriate mindfulness practices to mitigate the risk factors for burnout.
      • Discuss strategies with peers for a more positive, mindful engagement in work and home situations that have been previously triggered stress response and unhelpful behaviors.
      • Identify helpful vs. unhelpful thought patterns, problem solving, emotional regulation, and meaning-focused coping strategies.
      • Demonstrate meaningful change in personal mindfulness, perceived stress, and burnout as shown in standardized measures administered pre- and post-activity.
        This Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals class was inspired by MBSR and offers a deep taste of mindfulness training in a shorter 4-week period.

        Eligibility:
        This course is open to all Washington State healthcare professionals and therapists (MD/DO/PA/NP/RN/LMHC/MHC/MSW, etc.).

        Course details:
        Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals is a structured 4-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 our 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) upon which this Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals class is based.

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

        4 Tuesday evenings 6 pm- 8:30 pm: June 5 - June 26.

        Extended session: Sunday June 24, 1 pm - 7 pm.

        InstructorTim Burnett, Executive Director and Guiding Instructor at Mindfulness Northwest

        Location: Offered Online.

        We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us. Broadband internet is required. Details on how to use Zoom will be sent with your registration.

        Cost: $365.

        The fee includes all 5 meetings and instructional materials (a downloadable manual and guided meditation audio tracks).

        Payment plans are available during registration (4 equal monthly payments; no financing fee).

        Financial Assistance: Scholarship assistance may be available for those in need. Please APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP.

        Registration:
           REGISTER ONLINE or register by phone at 360-830-6439 ext 0.

        Continuing Education:
        This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Washington State Medical Association and Mindfulness Northwest. The WSMA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

        The WSMA 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.

      Mindfulness Northwest, a 501c(3) Tax-Exempt Non-Profit    office@mindfulnessnorthwest.com    360-830-6439
      214 N. Commercial St. #103, Bellingham, WA 98225


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