Drop-in Meditation Session: Awareness of Breath
taught by Richard Berger
Monday, January 9, 2017, 6:00 - 7:00 pm
CCFW is pleased to offer monthly drop-in meditation sessions. A different CCFW instructor will lead each month’s session so that participants can experience different mindfulness practices and instructor styles. These sessions are also intended to support participants from previous mindfulness courses in strengthening their home practice. All levels of experience are welcome.
About the Session
In this session we will 'share' the mindfulness practice of awareness of breath. This very basic practice has been shown to increase concentration focus, mental clarity, and cause improved function and growth of the executive function, memory, and emotional centers of the brain. Breath awareness also helps one develop the tools and areas of the brain necessary for more advanced mindfulness practices.
About the Instructor
Richard (Rick) E. Berger, MD, Professor Emeritus in the Medical School at the University of Washington, is the primary teacher of Mindfulness NW. He received his undergraduate education and medical degree from The University of Chicago. He received his certification in the teaching of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction at University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness and received a Certification in Mindfulness Facilitation from the Mindful Awareness Research Center at the University of California in Los Angeles. Rick taught Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindful Awareness Practice (MAPS) classes at the University of Washington Hospital, the University of Washington Intramural Activities Center and the Center for Child and Family Well-Being. He also holds certificates to teach mindfulness to children and adolescents from Inner Kids and Mindful Schools, and he teaches in the Seattle Public Schools. His ongoing practice includes daily meditaion, yoga, silent retreats and continuing education in mindfulness and related areas.
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Associate Director of Programs
Center for Child & Family Well-Being