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Registration applies to all meeting dates, including the full day retreat on Feb 21.

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$ 225.00
Registration with 27 Clock Hours

Clock hours are offered through Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD). You must submit a $54 check to PSESD upon class completion.

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$ 230.00
Registration with Certificate of Completion

27 continuing education credit hours for licensed psychologists, marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors, and social workers in Washington State.

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$ 230.00
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If you pay with a UW budget, you will receive the UW affiliate rate of $168.75 (25% off the listed registration price). Please enter your budget number at check out for CTI transfer.

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Event details

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 
You can also read more about recent research findings on MBSR at Science Daily


Class Schedule

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 psychologistsmarriage and family therapistsmental 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. 

Cancellation policy

If you are unable to attend, please cancel your reservation so your spot may be made available to someone else. If you cancel up to 2 weeks prior to the event (12/24/14), you will receive a full refund, less a $5 processing fee. If you cancel within 2 weeks leading up to the event, you will receive a partial refund of 50% of your registration fee, less a $5 processing fee. Unfortunately, refunds cannot be granted after the class has begun. 


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