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.
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.