Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Introductory Workshop

14 November 2013 06:30 PM till 08:30 PM

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Register before 11/1/13 and receive $5 off your registration fee! If you choose to enroll in the MBSR course, this $20 registration fee will be applied towards your course fee.
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If you choose to enroll in the MBSR course, $25 of your registration fee will be applied towards your course fee.
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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 are still required to pay the listed registration fee.
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Event Description

Introductory Workshop


Dr. Berger and CCFW will be offering an introductory workshop to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) aimed at giving professionals an opportunity to explore mindfulness as a means of stress reduction and to explore whether more in-depth training in an MBSR class is a fit. The workshop will introduce mindfulnes and stress reduction strategies and tools. An 8-week long MBSR course will be 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. If you choose to enroll in the 8-week course, $20 of your introductory workshop registration fee will be applied to your MBSR course fee.


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. 


Cancellation Policy

If you cancel up to 1 week prior to the event (11/7/13), 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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14 November 2013

6:30 PM

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Center for Child & Family Well-being
3903 Brooklyn Ave NE
United States

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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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