Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (8 weeks)
taught by Richard Berger, MD
Please review this self-screening questionnaire prior to registration to determine if this course will be a good fit for you.
Mindful-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 and 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. Common outcomes include:
1. Calmness and expanded awareness
2. Increased brain growth and function in areas of emotional control and executive function
3. Decreased stress
4. Improved self-image, emotional regulation, and concentration
5. Less anxiety
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
Pricing and Scholarships
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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 (2/15/17). 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 (2/22/17), 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.
***Due to the unexpected class cancellation on March 8th, we have extended the full refund deadline to March 10th and will be waiving the $5 processing fee. If you cancel by March 10th you will receive a full refund.
If you cancel after March 10th you will receive a partial refund of 50%.
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: Wednesdays from 6:30-9:00pm March 15 - May 3, 2017
Retreat: Saturday, April 22, 2017, 9:00am - 3:00pm (Location TBD)
Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 6:30-9:00pm (Waiver and pre-class questionnaires completed)
Wednesday, March 22, 2017, 6:30-9:00pm
Wednesday, March 29, 2016, 6:30-9:00pm
Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 6:30-9:00pm
Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 6:30-9:00pm
Wednesday, April 19, 2017, 6:30-9:00pm
Saturday, April 22, 2017 Retreat, 9:00am - 3:00pm (Location TBD)
Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 6:30-9:00pm
Wednesday, May 3, 2017 6:30-9:00pm (Post-class questionnaires completed)
About the Instructor
Richard (Rick) E. Berger, MD, Professor Emeritus in the University of Washington School of Medicine, 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 the University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness, and received a Certification in Mindfulness Facilitation from the Mindful Awareness Research Center at UCLA. His ongoing practice includes daily meditation, yoga, silent retreats and continuing education in mindfulness and related areas.
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