Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction 8-Week Course

29 January 2014 06:30 PM till 09:00 PM

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UW Affiliate Registration (requires a budget #)
If you are a UW affiliate with a budget number we can charge, please e-mail mindful@uw.edu for CITI transfer. *Note: UW affiliates who use this option will receive 25% off the listed fees.
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Registration applies to all meeting dates, including the full day retreat on March 8. Pre-class questionnaires and class waiver will be distributed and completed on the first day of class.
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Registration with STARS Credits
STARS Credits are offered through DEL MERIT and require a STARS ID.
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Registration with Clock Hours
Clock hours are offered through Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD). You must submit a $52 check to PSESD upon class completion.
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Registration with CE Credits
For registrants who wish to receive CE credits from the UW Department of Psychology, which is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists, there will be an additional charge of $20. It is the responsibility of each individual to check with their professional/licensing organization to find out if CEs approved by the American Psychological Association can be applied to their CE requirements.
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Early Registration
Register before 1/15/13 and receive $20 off your registration fee! Registration applies to all meeting dates, including the full day retreat on March 8. Pre-class questionnaires and class waiver will be distributed and completed on the first day of class.
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Event Description

8-Week MBSR Course


Dr. Berger and CCFW will be hosting an 8-week long MBSR course offered Wednesday evenings from 6:30pm-9:00pm beginning January 29, 2014 through March 19, 2014. This course also includes a full-day retreat on Saturday March 8, 2014.


Please review our self-screening questionnaire prior to registration to determine if this course will be a good fit for you. You may also view the class waiver here, which will be distributed, signed, and collected on the first day of class.


Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a program originally designed over thirty years ago by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. The course has a basis in eastern psychology but is very applicable to modern secular life.


Mindfulness is the practice of sustained focus, self-regulation, self-exploration, and self-liberation with an accepting, open and kind attitude. This practice can produce calmness and expanded awareness. Neurophysiological studies have shown increased brain growth and function in areas of emotional control and executive function in as little as 8 weeks. Course evaluations show decreased stress, improved self-image, and improved emotional regulation. Improved concentration and less anxiety are common outcomes.


More details on MBSR can be found at http://www.mindfulnessnw.com/what-is-mbsr/ 
You can also read more about recent research findings on MBSR at Science Daily




The course will be taught by Rick Berger, MD.
Dr. Berger is a Professor Emeritus of the University of Washington School of Medicine. 
He is a certified Mindfulness Facilitator. 


Class Schedule

Wednesday, Jan 29, 2014: 6:30-9:00pm (Waiver and questionnaires distributed)

Wednesday, Feb 5, 2014: 6:30-9:00pm

Wednesday, Feb 12, 2014: 6:30-9:00pm

Wednesday, Feb 19, 2014: 6:30-9:00pm

Wednesday, Feb 26, 2014: 6:30-9:00pm

Wednesday, Mar 5, 2014: 6:30-9:00pm

Saturday, Mar 8, 2014: 9:30am-4:30pm (All day silent retreat)

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014: 6:30-9:00pm

Wednesday, Mar 19, 2014: 6:30-9:00pm


Continuing Education Credits


CCFW will offer the following types of Continuing Education Credits: 



Please note, if you register to receive CE credits, in order to receive those credits, you MUST attend the course in its entirety. CCFW cannot guarantee refunds and/or partial credit for individuals who are unable to attend all sessions. For each CE option, sign-in will be required and applicable evaluation forms will be distributed during class sessions. 


Cancellation Policy

If you are unable to attend, please cancel your reservation so your spot may be made available to someone else. If you cancel up to 1 week prior to the event (1/22/14), you will receive a full refund, less a $5 processing fee. If you cancel within the week leading up to the event, you will receive a partial refund of 50% of your registration fee, less a $5 processing fee.

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29 January 2014

6:30 PM

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Center for Child & Family Well-being
3903 Brooklyn Ave NE
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University of Washington Center for Child & Family Well-being
The Center for Child and Family Well-being promotes the positive development and well-being of children and families by building multi-disciplinary research programs, translating research findings for application, and sharing knowledge through education, professional training and outreach to the community.



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