Spring 2017 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction 8-Weeks (Wednesdays)

Wednesday, 15 March 2017 6:30 PM - Wednesday, 3 May 2017 9:00 PM PST

3903 Brooklyn Ave NE, Seattle , WA, 98105, United States

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Wednesday, 15 March 2017 6:30 PM - Wednesday, 3 May 2017 9:00 PM PST

Center for Child and Family Well-Being, 3903 Brooklyn Ave NE, Seattle , WA, 98105, United States.



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 mindful@uw.edu 
  • 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. 


Cancellation Policy

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


Class Schedule

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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The personal information you submit to the Center for Child & Family Well-Being will not be shared, sold, or disclosed to third parties in any form, for any purpose, at any time without your authorization.


Contact Information
Marcellina DesChamps
Associate Director of Programs
Center for Child & Family Well-Being
Office: 206.221.8508
Email: mindful@uw.edu

University of Washington Center for Child & Family Well-being


The Center for Child and Family Well-Being promotes positive development for children and families by translating research for practical application.We share knowledge through education, professional training and outreach to the community.

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