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Courses for Healthcare Professionals

    • 16 Sep 2018
    • 18 Nov 2018
    • 9 sessions
    • UW Medicine South Lake Union, 850 Republican St, Seattle, WA 98109
    • 0

    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 - 8:30 PM, September 16 - November 18 (skipping October 14th; and on November 4th there will be an extended class instead - see below)

    Extended session: Sunday November 4, 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:
    $150 for UW Faculty/Staff, $50 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.

    • 19 Sep 2018
    • 14 Nov 2018
    • 9 sessions
    • Kaiser Permanente Everett Medical Center, Conference Room C/D/E, 2930 Maple St, Everett, WA
    • 12


    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 North Snohomish 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, 8 - 10:30 AM, September 19 - November 14 (skipping October 17th)

    Extended session: Saturday November 10, 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:
    Class sessions:

    Kaiser Permanente Everett Medical Center
    Conference Room C/D/E (on level C2)
    2930 Maple St
    Everett, WA 98201
    (map and directions)

    Extended session (Saturday November 10th):

    Brightwater Environmental Education Center
    22505 State Route 9 SE
    Woodinville, WA 98072
    (map and directions)

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

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

       Register Online

    • 25 Sep 2018
    • 23 Oct 2018
    • 5 sessions
    • Online
    • 10

    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:

      • 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 Washington State healthcare professionals, including mental health professionals (MD/DO/PT/PA/NP/RN/LMHC/MHC/MSW, etc.). This course is not open to massage therapists.

        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 Tuesday evenings 6 PM- 8:30 PM, Sept 25 - Oct 23 (no class Oct 16).

        Extended Session: Saturday October 13, 10 AM - 3 PM. Those living in the Seattle or Bellingham areas (or willing to travel!) may instead choose to attend an in-person Extended Session (see Note below).

        Additionally: If you've never taken an online course with us, you'll need to set up your connection with us on Tuesday September 18th at 6 PM (1 week before the class starts) or on Tuesday Sept 25 at 5:30 PM (30 minutes before the class starts). More details will be sent with you registration.

        See also: Our Winter Online Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals class, starting February 7th.

        InstructorTim Burnett, Executive Director and Guiding Instructor at Mindfulness Northwest

        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.

        Note: If you've never taken an online course with us, you'll need to set up your connection with us on Tuesday September 18th at 6 PM (1 week before the class starts) or on Tuesday Sept 25 at 5:30 PM (30 minutes before the class starts). More details will be sent with you 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.

        A Special Note:
        Those living in the Seattle, Woodinville, or Bellingham areas (or willing to travel!) may choose to attend one of the following in-person Extended Sessions rather than the online Extended Session scheduled for Saturday October 13, 10 am - 3 pm:

        There is no additional fee charged. Please simply register for the online course and then email us and let us know you'd like to attend an in-person Extended Session and we'll register you (assuming there is space available). And note that those attending an in-person Extended Session are still eligible to receive CME credits for that portion of the course.

        Continuing Education / Accreditation Statement:
        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.

        Disclosure to Audience
        The content of this activity is not related to products or services of an ACCME-defined commercial interest; therefore no one in control of content has a relevant financial relationship to disclose and there is no potential for conflicts of interest.


        Our other Classes, Workshops, and Retreats

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

        • 7 Oct 2018
        • 18 Nov 2018
        • 5 sessions
        • St. Joseph Hospital, Conference Room 5/6, 2901 Squalicum Parkway, Bellingham, WA
        • 11


        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:
        4 classroom sessions: Sunday evenings 6 PM - 8:30 PM, October 7, October 21, October 28, November 18 (skipping October 14 & November 11).

        Extended session: Sunday November 4, 10 am - 4 pm.

        Location:
        Classroom sessions:

        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)

        Extended session (Sunday November 4th):

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

        Cost:
        $240 - $360 sliding scale fee (paying on the higher end makes the lower end possible, our usual built-in "scholarship" system). 

        The fee includes all 5 meetings and instructional materials (course manual and home practice CDs).

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

        Financial Assistance: Scholarship assistance may be available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding fee scale. Please APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP.

        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.


        Other Classes, Retreats and Workshops in the Area

           See our entire schedule.
        • 28 Nov 2018
        • 19 Dec 2018
        • 5 sessions
        • Online
        • 14
        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 4-week period.

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

            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 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, November 28 - December 19.

            Extended Session: Saturday, December 15, 9 AM - 1 PM. 

            Additionally: If you've never taken an online course with us, you'll need to set up your connection with us on Wednesday, November 21, at 6 PM (1 week before the class starts) or on Wednesday, November 28, at 5:30 PM (30 minutes before the class starts). More details will be sent with your registration.

            Instructor: 

            Richard Johnson, PhD, Mindfulness Northwest Senior Instructor. Richard is certified to teach MBSR by the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts.

            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.

            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.

            • 6 Jan 2019
            • 10 Feb 2019
            • 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:  January 6 - February 10, 2019 (skipping February 3)

            Extended session: Sunday, January 27, 2019   9 am - 3 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.

            Our other Classes, Retreats, and Workshops

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

            • 14 Jan 2019
            • 11 Feb 2019
            • 5 sessions
            • St. Joseph Hospital, Conference Room 5/6, 2901 Squalicum Parkway, Bellingham, WA
            • 25
            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:
            4 classroom sessions: Monday evenings 6 PM - 8:30 PM, January 14, 21, and 28, and February 11, (skipping February 4).

            Extended session: Sunday, February 3, 9 am - 3 pm.

            Location:
            Classroom sessions:

            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)

            Extended session (Sunday, February 3rd):

            Bellingham YWCA
            1026 N Forest St
            Bellingham, WA 98225
            (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). 

            Additional Scholarship Assistance: May be available for those unable to register at the available sliding scale or scholarship rates. A separate application is required for additional scholarship assistance  APPLY FOR ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIP

            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.
            • 7 Feb 2019
            • 7 Mar 2019
            • 5 sessions
            • Online
            • 20
            Register

            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:

              • 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 Washington State healthcare professionals, including mental health professionals (MD/DO/PT/PA/NP/RN/LMHC/MHC/MSW, etc.). This course is not open to massage therapists.

                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 Thursday evenings 6 PM- 8:30 PM, February 7 - March 7 (no class February 28th).

                Extended Session: Sunday February 24, 9 AM - 3 PM. Those living in the Seattle or Bellingham areas (or willing to travel!) may instead choose to attend an in-person Extended Session (see Note below).

                Additionally: If you've never taken an online course with us, you'll need to set up your connection with us on Thursday January 31st at 6 PM (1 week before the class starts) or on Thursday February 7th at 5:30 PM (30 minutes before the class starts). More details will be sent with you registration.

                Instructors

                Tim Burnett, Lead Teacher: Executive Director and Guiding Instructor at Mindfulness Northwest

                Beth Glosten, MD, Assistant Teacher: 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.

                Note: If you've never taken an online course with us, you'll need to set up your connection with us on Thursday January 31st at 6 PM (1 week before the class starts) or on Thursday February 7th at 5:30 PM (30 minutes before the class starts). More details will be sent with you 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.

                A Special Note
                Those living in the Seattle, Tacoma, or Bellingham areas (or willing to travel!) may choose to attend one of the following in-person Extended Sessions rather than the online Extended Session scheduled for Sunday February 24th:

                • Bellevue: Saturday March 2, 9 AM - 4 PM.
                • Bellingham: Saturday February 23, 10 AM - 4 PM.
                • Seattle: Saturday March 2, 9 AM - 4 PM.
                • Tacoma: Sunday February 24, 9 AM - 4 PM (tentative).
                • Woodinville: Saturday March 9, 9 AM - 4 PM.

                There is no additional fee charged. Please simply register for the online course and then email us and let us know you'd like to attend an in-person Extended Session and we'll register you (assuming there is space available). And note that those attending an in-person Extended Session are still eligible to receive CME credits for that portion of the course.

                Continuing Education / Accreditation Statement
                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.

                Disclosure to Audience
                The content of this activity is not related to products or services of an ACCME-defined commercial interest; therefore no one in control of content has a relevant financial relationship to disclose and there is no potential for conflicts of interest.


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