Drop-in Meditation Session: Mindfulness and Self-Compassion
taught by Elizabeth Lin, MD
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
This session will draw upon Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), two empirically-supported eight-week training programs. In this session, we will focus on bringing kindness and curiosity to the foundational practice of body awareness meditation. Research has shown that self-compassion greatly enhances well-being. It boosts resilience, happiness, reduces anxiety and depression, and can even help maintain healthy lifestyle habits such as diet and exercise.
About the Instructor
Elizabeth H. B. Lin, MD, MPH, is a family medicine physician, clinical professor at the School of Medicine, University of Washington and an affiliate scientific investigator at the Group Health Research Institute. passionate about sharing yoga as a form of mindfulness with people from all backgrounds. As a physician researcher, Elizabeth and her team have conducted innovative research to improve mind-body health in general medical settings. Elizabeth has had a daily meditation practice for more than 25 years. She has trained extensively with leaders in mindfulness programs and began teaching Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction 4 years ago. She has trained with Drs. Chris Germer and Kristen Neff, to become a teacher in Mindful Self-Compassion.
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Associate Director of Programs
Center for Child & Family Well-Being