Courses for Healthcare Professionals

    • 9 Sep 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 14 Oct 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 21
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    New! Self-Compassion Training for Healthcare Communities (SCHC)


    Learn skills you can use at work and home
    to reduce stress and burnout.

    Self-Compassion for Healthcare Communities (SCHC) is a 6-week program with one-hour sessions which explore key topics in self-compassion for providers using interactive exercises and peer discussion. SCHC is based on our Mindful Self-Compassion program.

    • What students are saying…
      Live Online program specifically for busy healthcare professionals
    • Increase emotional resilience & reduce burnout
    • Address secondary traumatic stress and emotional exhaustion in the time of COVID-19
    • Developed by Dr. Kristin Neff and the Center for Resiliency at Dell Children’s Hospital in Austin, TX

    “I learned practical skills that I use every day at the bedside and that I share with my residents. It gave me something to teach them and model for them besides simply telling them to take a day off when they were overwhelmed.”   - Residency Program Director

    Instructor:  Richard Johnson, PhD,
    Mindfulness Northwest Senior Instructor

    Cost:  $305 - $160 Sliding Scale Tuition. 

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

    Location: Offered Live Online.

    Schedule:  Wednesday evenings, 6:30 - 7:30 pm for six weeks, starting September 9, 2020.

    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 and connect to this Zoom Online Event will be sent with your registration. 

    Registration:

     REGISTER ONLINE With Registration, you will also receive information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event. 

    Cancellation Policy: For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.


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    • 19 Oct 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 16 Nov 2020
    • (PST)
    • 5 sessions
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 24
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    A 14-credit CME mindfulness series for medical professionals and therapists. Spouses and partners also welcome.


    The Physicians' Well-Being Network and Mindfulness Northwest are happy to continue to provide this program to enhance the health of regional healthcare professionals.

    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 healthcare professionals (including administrative staff) and therapists.  Spouses and partners are also welcome to register; use the 'Add Guest' registration option.

    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
    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, 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.

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

    Schedule and Location:

    4 classroom sessions: October 19 - November 16, (skipping Nov. 9).

    All-Day Retreat: Saturday, November 7, 10 am - 4 pm.

    Cost$485 - $260 Sliding Scale Tuition. We also have special Scholarship Tuition options available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding scale.

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

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

    Accreditation:
    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.

    Category 1 CME credits are generally accepted on a 1:1 equivalency by nursing, social work, mental health counseling and other licensing authorities. Health care professionals are advised to check about equivalencies with their licensing authorities in advance.

    Disclosure: No one in control of content for this activity has disclosed a 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 in a shorter class.


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