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Courses for Healthcare Professionals

    • 15 Sep 2019
    • 17 Nov 2019
    • 9 sessions
    • UW Medicine South Lake Union, 850 Republican St, Seattle, WA 98109
    • 24

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

    Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) was developed by Christopher K. Germer, PhD, leader in the integration of mindfulness and psychotherapy (www.mindfulselfcompassion.org) and Kristin Neff, PhD, pioneering researcher in the field of self-compassion (www.self-compassion.org).

    MSC combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion, providing a powerful tool for emotional resilience. Mindfulness is the first step in emotional healing - being able to turn toward and acknowledge our difficult thoughts and feelings (such as inadequacy, sadness, anger, confusion) with a spirit of openness and curiosity.

    Self-compassion involves responding to these difficult thoughts and feelings with kindness, sympathy and understanding so that we soothe and comfort ourselves when we're hurting. Research has shown that self-compassion greatly enhances emotional well-being. It boosts happiness, reduces anxiety and depression, and can even help maintain healthy lifestyle habits such as diet and exercise. Being both mindful and compassionate leads to greater ease and well-being in our daily lives.

    MSC can be learned by anyone. It's the practice of repeatedly evoking good will toward ourselves - especially when we're suffering - and cultivating the same desire that all living beings have to live happily and be free from suffering.

    Most of us feel compassion when a close friend is struggling. What would it be like to receive the same caring attention whenever you needed it most? All that's required is a shift in the direction of our attention - recognizing that as a human being, you too, are a worthy recipient of compassion.

    In MSC you will learn:

    • How to stop being so hard on yourself
    • How to handle difficult emotions with greater ease
    • How to motivate yourself with encouragement rather than criticism
    • How to transform difficult relations, both old and new
    • Mindfulness and self-compassion practices for home and everyday life
    • The theory and research behind mindful self-compassion
    • How to become your own best teacher

    A randomized, controlled trial demonstrated that MSC significantly increased self-compassion, compassion for others, mindfulness, and life satisfaction, as well as decreased depression, anxiety and stress.  Improvements were linked to how much a person practiced mindfulness and self-compassion in their daily lives.

    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.

    Schedule:
    8 classroom sessions: Sunday evenings 6 PM - 8:45 PM, September 15 - November 17 (skipping October 6th; and on November 3, there will be an extended class instead - see below)

    Extended session: Sunday November 3, 9 AM - 3 PM

    Instructor: Richard Johnson, PhD, Mindfulness Northwest Senior Instructor

    Location:
    UW Medicine South Lake Union
    850 Republican St
    Seattle, WA 98109
    (map and directions)

    Cost:
    $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:
    Registration is through UW SOM via a Catalyst survey.

    • 24 Sep 2019
    • 19 Nov 2019
    • 9 sessions
    • Kaiser Permanente Renton Campus Baker, 1300 SW 27th St., Renton WA 98057
    • 20
    Register


    Join us in the company of other WPMG employees and leaders in an investigation of mindfulness from the inside out. You'll be participating in the gold-standard mindfulness course, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), which offers benefits 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 administrative employees and medical leaders. 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

    Instructor

    Teresa Johnson, Mindfulness Northwest Instructor


    Class sessions: 
    Tuesdays, September 24 - November 19 (skipping Oct. 8):

    Location:
    Kaiser Permanente Renton Campus Baker
    (first class is in RCB 180)

    All-Day Retreat: 
    Saturday, November 9th,  9 AM - 4 PM:  

    St. Mary-on-the-Lake Peace and Spirituality Center 

    CostPlease email Brena Burnard for cost information upon registration. Payment is authorized via CME funds or personal check. Once registered, contact Trisha Harris to make payment at KPWA.practiceandleadership@kp.org.

    Providers may also utilize CME time for this course. 

    Registration: To reserve your space use the Register button, below.

       Register Online

    Our Other Classes, Workshops, and Retreats

    See our entire schedule of classes, workshops, and retreats.  


    • 24 Sep 2019
    • 19 Nov 2019
    • 9 sessions
    • Kaiser Permanente Tacoma South Medical Center (main floor conference room), 9505 Steele St S, Tacoma WA 98444
    • 12
    Register

    Learn the healing art of mindfulness in this well-respected class.
    26 CE credits also available if you are a healthcare professional.

    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.

    Course details:
    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.

    Who this class is for:
    This adult class is open to the general public. Come join us!

    Instructor: Holly Bond

    Schedule and Location:
    8 classroom sessions: Tuesday evenings, Sept 24 - Nov 19 (skipping October 8.)

    Kaiser Permanente Tacoma South Medical Center
    Main Floor Conference Room
    9505 Steele St S
    Tacoma, WA 98444
    (map and directions)


    Retreat day: Saturday, November 16, 9 AM - 4 PM:  St. Placid Priory, Lacey WA

    Cost$310 - $450 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).

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

    Up to 26 CE credits are available for an additional $95 fee. Please see "Continuing Education Credits" below.

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

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

    Continuing Education Credits

    Please note that this is a community class and all are welcome to join. This section provides the details for those choosing to request CE credits. CE credits are granted per class. If participants miss a class, those CE credits cannot be made up at a later date.  In addition, participants must be registered for this class by week two (2) in order to also register for CE credits.

    Up to 26 CE credits are available to class participants through our collaboration with International Seminars Group (ISG)For full details visit our CE credit information page.

    Target Audience:
    Psychologists, Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC), Social Workers (LCSW), Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT), Registered Dietitians, and Nurses.

    For Mental Health Professionals:
    International Seminars Group (ISG) is approved by the American Psychological Association to provide continuing education programs for psychologists.  ISG maintains responsibility for its programs and its content.  The Washington State Board of Certified Counselors, Washington State Board of Social Workers, and Washington State Board of Marriage and Family Therapists do not provide pre-approval for classes. These boards frequently accept courses from APA-approved sponsors.

    For Nurses:
    International Seminars Group (ISG) is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing to provide continuing education programs for nurses.  ISG maintains responsibility for its programs and its content.  The Washington State Board of nursing does not provide pre-approval for classes.  This board frequently accepts courses approved by other state boards of nursing.

    More Details & Registration:
    For full details please visit our CE credit information page.


    Our Other Classes, Retreats, and Workshops

    See our entire schedule of classes, workshops, and retreats. 
    • 1 Oct 2019
    • 5 Nov 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • Online
    • 20
    Register

    For Kaiser Permanente Healthcare Professionals and Staff:
    An ONLINE class teaching the fundamentals of mindfulness and MBSR.

         

    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:

      • Choosing appropriate mindfulness training techniques in preventative and responsive ways in high stress situations.
      • Utilizing appropriate mindfulness practices to mitigate the risk factors for burnout.
      • Discussing strategies with peers for a more positive, mindful engagement in work and home situations that have been previously triggered stress response and unhelpful behaviors.
      • Identifying helpful vs. unhelpful thought patterns, problem solving, emotional regulation, and meaning-focused coping strategies.
      • Demonstrating 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 period of time.

        Eligibility
        This course is open to all Kaiser Permanente WPMG healthcare professionals and administrative staff. 

        Course details
        Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals is a structured 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 60-page workbook with short readings, a guide to the course, and resources to support your ongoing investigation of mindfulness (provided in digital PDF format)
        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
        6 meetings: 5 regular class sessions and one extended session.

        Class Sessions: 5 Tuesday evenings 6 PM- 8:30 PM, October 1 - November 5, 2019 (skipping 10/8/19).

        Extended Session - Online: Saturday, November 2, 9 AM - 3 PM. 

        Instructor: Beth Glosten, MD, Certified Mindfulness Teacher through the Mindfulness Northwest Teacher Training Program.

        Location: Offered Live 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: $100 for each WPMG Provider or Staff.

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


        Our other Classes, Workshops and Retreats

           See our entire schedule of classes, workshops, and retreats.

        • 14 Oct 2019
        • 11 Nov 2019
        • 5 sessions
        • St. Joseph Hospital, Conference Room 5/6, 2901 Squalicum Parkway, Bellingham, WA 98225
        • 17
        Register


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


        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 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, 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 60-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, 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:  Oct 14 - Nov 11 (skipping November 4).

        St. Joseph Hospital
        Conference Room 5/6 (the right side of room 5/6 as you leave the cafeteria)
        2901 Squalicum Parkway
        Bellingham, WA 98225
        (map and directions)

        All-Day Retreat: Sunday, November 3, 10 am - 4 pm.

        Semiahmoo County Park Cannery Lodge
        9261 Semiahmoo Pkwy
        Blaine, WA 98230
        (map and directions)

        Cost: $240 - $360 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). 

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

        To Register:
           Register Online or register by 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 Continuing Medical Education (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: The Planning Committee, faculty and CME Committee of PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center 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 in a shorter class.


        Our Other Classes, Workshops, and Retreats

        See our entire schedule of classes, workshops, and retreats.
        • 16 Oct 2019
        • 6 Nov 2019
        • 5 sessions
        • Online
        • 17
        Register

        For Healthcare Professionals:
        An ONLINE class teaching the fundamentals of mindfulness and MBSR.
        Co-sponsored by WPHP & WSMA and available to providers nation-wide.

             

        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:

          • Choosing appropriate mindfulness training techniques in preventative and responsive ways in high stress situations.
          • Utilizing appropriate mindfulness practices to mitigate the risk factors for burnout.
          • Discussing strategies with peers for a more positive, mindful engagement in work and home situations that have been previously triggered stress response and unhelpful behaviors.
          • Identifying helpful vs. unhelpful thought patterns, problem solving, emotional regulation, and meaning-focused coping strategies.
          • Demonstrating 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  healthcare professionals in Washington State and beyond, including mental health professionals (MD/DO/PT/PA/NP/RN/LPN/CMA/DC/ND/LMHC/MHC/MSW, etc. plus massage therapists and medical administrative staff). 

            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 60-page workbook with short readings, a guide to the course, and resources to support your ongoing investigation of mindfulness (provided in digital PDF format)
            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.

            Class Sessions: 4 Wednesday evenings 6 PM- 8:30 PM, Oct 16 - Nov 6.

            Extended Session - Online: Saturday, Nov 2, 9 AM - 3 PM. 

            Instructor:
            Beth Glosten, MD, Certified Mindfulness Teacher through the Mindfulness Northwest Teacher Training Program.

            Location: Offered Live 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).

            Registration

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


            Our other Classes, Workshops and Retreats

               See our entire schedule of classes, workshops, and retreats.

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