8-Week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course
taught by Richard Berger, MD
Please review our self-screening questionnaire prior to registration to determine if this course will be a good fit for you. You may also view the class waiver here, which will be distributed, signed, and collected on the first day of class.
What it is: Mindfulness-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 but 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.
Benefits of MBSR: 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
8 Week course: Wednesdays from 6:30-9:00pm January 7 through March 4, 2015
*There will be no class on Wednesday January 21, 2015
Retreat: Saturday February 21, 2015 from 9:15am-5:00pm
Wednesday, January 7, 2015: 6:30-9:00pm (Waiver and pre-class questionnaires completed)
Wednesday, January 14, 2015: 6:30-9:00pm
Wednesday, January 28, 2015: 6:30-9:00pm
Wednesday, February 4, 2015: 6:30-9:00pm
Wednesday, February 11, 2015: 6:30-9:00pm
Wednesday, February 18, 2015: 6:30-9:00pm
Saturday, February 21, 2015: 9:15am-5:00pm (Silent retreat)
Wednesday, February 25, 2015: 6:30-9:00pm
Wednesday, March 4, 2015: 6:30-9:00pm (Post-class questionnaires completed)
About the Instructor
The course will be taught by Rick Berger, MD. Dr. Berger is a Professor Emeritus of the University of Washington School of Medicine, Certified Mindfulness Facilitator from UCLA, and a Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher from the University of Massachusetts.
Continuing Education Credits
Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD) Clock Hours:
$5 + separate $54 check to PSESD for 27 clock hours
Certificate of Completion for licensed psychologists, marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors, and social workers in Washington State:
$5 for 27 credit hours
Please note, if you register to receive CE credits, you will receive the number of credits commensurate with the amount of course time you attend. CCFW cannot guarantee refunds for individuals who are unable to attend all sessions. For each CE option, sign-in will be required and applicable evaluation forms will be distributed during class sessions.