Courses for Medical Professionals

    • 25 Sep 2017
    • 11 Dec 2017
    • 6 sessions
    • St. Joseph Hospital, Conference Room 5/6, 2901 Squalicum Parkway, Bellingham, WA 98225
    • 25

    A drop-in Mindfulness class to continue the practice of mindfulness. Designed for those who have taken the Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals course and open to all.

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

    Eligibility:
    This course is for healthcare providers and therapists (MD/DO/PA/NP/RN/LMHC/MHC/MSW, etc.) and their spouse or partner. It is designed to provide ongoing practice opportunities for those who have taken the 5-week Mindfulness for Healthcare Providers class. And it is open to others with an interest in mindfulness.

    Course details:
    This highly participatory, practical class continues our practices of:

    • Body Awareness practices such as the Body Scan and Gentle Mindful Yoga
    • Seated meditation including Awareness of Breathing, Labelling, and Loving-Kindness-Meditation.
    • Inquiry and dialog around the application of mindfulness in everyday life at work and at home.
    • Discussion of brief informal practices that you can do anywhere.
    • Support for in-depth formal practice as home (or perhaps in the car at lunch!).
    • Ongoing development of a community of practice for medical professionals of the Bellingham area.

    Instructor: Tim Burnett, Executive Director & Guiding Instructor at Mindfulness Northwest

    Schedule:
    2nd and 4th Mondays, 6:30pm - 8:00pm on Sept 25, Oct 9, Oct 23, Nov 13, Nov 27, and Dec 11th.

    Location:
    St. Joseph HospitalConference Room 5
    (the right side of room 5/6 as you leave the cafeteria)
    at 2901 Squalicum Parkway, Bellingham, WA 98225

    Cost:
    There is no fee for this drop-in course.

    Background:
    These drop-in sessions continue the work 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. 

    Our mindfulness courses have been offered to physicians at many regional medical centers since 2012 including UW Medicine, Evergreen Health, The Everett Clinic, Skagit Valley Medical Center, UW Valley Medical Center, Providence Northwest Group, and statewide through our partnership with the Washington Physicians Health Program.

    • 06 Nov 2017
    • 11 Dec 2017
    • 6 sessions
    • Silverdale Medical Center, 10452 Silverdale Way NW, Silverdale, WA
    • 14


    Join us in the company of other WPMG clinicians 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

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

    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, on which this Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals class is based.

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

    Monday mornings 7:00am - 9:30am, November 6th - December 11th (skipping November 27th)

    Extended session: Saturday December 9th, 9:00am - 4:00pm

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

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

    Location:
    Silverdale Medical Center
    10452 Silverdale Way NW
    Silverdale, WA 98383
    (map and directions)

    Cost:
    Will be assessed by WPMG.

    The fee includes all 6 meetings and instructional materials (course manual and home practice CDs).

    Registration:
    Contact WPMG.

    • 07 Jan 2018
    • 11 Feb 2018
    • 5 sessions
    • UW Medicine South Lake Union, 850 Republican St Seattle, WA 98109

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

    Registration Through UW, Coming Soon

    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 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: January 7th, 14th and 21st and February 11th. We do not meet on February 4th.

    Extended session: Sunday January 28th, 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). 

    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).

    • 30 Jan 2018
    • 20 Mar 2018
    • 9 sessions
    • Tacoma, WA
    • 30
    Register


    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: Tacoma, WA (exact 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.


       Register Online

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