Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course (Tuesdays)
taught by Elizabeth Lin, MD, MPH
Please review this note from Dr. Lin BEFORE registering to ensure that this class will be a proper fit for your needs.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a scientifically proven program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. to reduce stress and increase well-being. It is flourishing worldwide. This 8-week course combines contemplative practices based in Eastern philosophy, western psychology, and cutting-edge neuroscience. Attitudes of kindness, acceptance and patience provide a foundation for the practices of sustained focus, self-regulation and self-exploration. A greater sense of balance, choice and freedom is cultivated.
Benefits of MBSR: Participants have remarked, “Mindfulness has changed how I live and see the world, how I interact with others." This course contributes to:
1. Reduced stress and chronic pain
2. Improved mood
3. Overcoming sleep problems
4. Decreased anxiety
5. Increased immunity
6. Enhanced resilience, joy, and compassion
7. Healthy aging
In this 8-week experiential course consisting of weekly classes and home practices, participants will learn exercises to:
1. Increase awareness of body sensations (body scan)
2. Mindful movement and stretching (yoga)
3. Awareness of pleasant and unpleasant experiences
4. Awareness of thoughts and emotions
5. Increase compassion for ourselves and others
6. Latest research on mind-body response to stress and change
7. Practices to cultivate mindfulness throughout the day, living each moment to its fullest
Pricing and Scholarship Information
The course fee is $350.
If you are interested in financial assistance, CCFW offers two options:
- Income-based reduced fee of $275, available to individuals with an annual household income from all sources of $60,000 or less. For more details, please email email@example.com
- A limited number of scholarships are available per course. To apply for a scholarship, please review criteria and complete the application form at https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/mindful/237140 Note: Scholarship applicants will be notified no later than 3 weeks prior to the first day of class (2/28/17). Applicants must wait to register for the course until a decision has been made in order to qualify.
Scholarships not currently available
If you are a UW Affiliate and have department approval to pay using a UW budget transfer, you may register for a 25% discount ($262.50). Please add your department budget number at check out.
Continuing Education Credits
Pay $5 at registration to receive:
Please note: the fee increases to $20 if you request credit hours or clock hours AFTER the course begins.
If you cancel up to two weeks prior to the event (3/7/17), you will receive a full refund less a $5 processing fee. If you cancel within two weeks leading up to the event, you will receive a partial refund of 50% minus a $5 processing fee. Refunds cannot be granted on or after the day the class begins.
Pay it Forward - Support the Scholarship Fund
If you are able to pay more for the course, we encourage you to consider donating to the Mindfulness Outreach Fund which allows CCFW to offer 50% and 100% scholarships to community members to aid in the cost of registration fees for mindfulness courses. Scholarships are awarded to increase accessibility of mindfulness and compassion training for individuals who have limited resources to obtain such training and to those who work in communities experiencing adversity. To make a donation to the scholarship fund, please visit http://giving.uw.edu/mindfulness
8 Week course: Tuesdays from 6:00-8:30pm March 21 - May 9, 2017
*The first class on March 21 will be held from 6:00-9:00pm
Retreat: Sunday, April 30 from 8:30am - 3:00pm
Tuesday, March 21, 2017: 6:00-9:00pm (Waiver and pre-class questionnaires completed)
Tuesday, March 28, 2017: 6:00-8:30pm
Tuesday, April 4, 2017: 6:00-8:30pm
Tuesday, April 11, 2017: 6:00-8:30pm
Tuesday, April 18, 2017: 6:00-8:30pm
Tuesday, April 25, 2017: 6:00-8:30pm
Sunday, April 30, 2017: 8:30am - 3:00pm (Retreat)
Tuesday, May 2, 2017: 6:00-8:30pm
Tuesday, May 9, 2017: 6:00-8:30pm (Post-class questionnaires completed)
About the Instructor
The course will be taught by Elizabeth H. B. Lin, MD, MPH. Dr. Lin is a family medicine physician, clinical professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine, and an affiliate scientific investigator at the Group Health Research Institute. As a physician researcher, Dr. Lin is well-known for scientific studies on improving mental and behavioral health for patients in general medical settings. Elizabeth has trained with Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts as well as other leading professors and teachers in this field. She has had a daily meditation practice for more than 20 years, and has taught MBSR for the last 4 years. Dr. Lin received her certification in the teaching of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction at the University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness.
"Dr. Lin is a wonderful, caring, respectful and well-prepared instructor and did a fantastic job teaching this class. I particularly appreciated her taking time to answer questions in a thoughtful way. This, along with the content of what she said, was most enlightening for me, because I have begun to pause and take more time in my own communications with other people."
"Elizabeth is a welcoming and receptive instructor and communicated her own enthusiasm for a mindfulness approach to life in general. I liked how she used her own experience as a student of mindfulness over many years."
"Elizabeth is wonderful. She walks the talk which is just as important as being the excellent MBSR instructor that she is."
"Elizabeth is very thoughtful, non-judgmental, humble, and caring."
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Center for Child & Family Well-Being