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Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) - Monday Evenings

  • 12 Sep 2016
  • 6:00 PM
  • 3 Oct 2016
  • 8:30 PM
  • UW Medicine South Lake Union, 850 Republican St Seattle, WA 98109


Join us in the company of other clinicians, staff, and their family members, in an investigation of mindfulness from the inside out. Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals is based on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). MBSR is the best researched mindfulness intervention with positive research indications for:

  • Improving immune system function
  • Reducing anxiety
  • Preventing relapse of depression
  • Reducing negative emotional response to stress
  • Managing chronic pain
  • Addressing chronic health conditions including high blood pressure, fibromyalgia, heart disease, asthma, GI distress, and skin disorders
  • Effectively coping with short and long-term stressful situations
  • Encouraging growth in the brain areas associated with learning, memory, focus, attention, emotional regulation, and empathy
  • Enhancing compassion and altruism
  • Reducing pregnancy-related anxiety
  • Helping professionals cope with stress, connect with patients, and reduce burnout-inducing negative emotions and anxiety
  • Coping with PTSD (veterans and other sufferers)
  • Increasing “mindfulness of eating” (e.g., in relationship to obesity)
  • Improving general health and well-being through a focus on prevention and greater awareness of what's truly harmful and helpful

This shorter Introduction to Mindfulness class was inspired by MBSR and offers a deep taste of mindfulness training in a briefer 5-week period.

This course is for all healthcare providers at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance.

Course details:
Introduction to Mindfulness is a structured 5-week course on mindfulness that promotes stress reduction, health and well-being.  This highly participatory, practical class includes:

  • Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
  • Gentle stretching and mindful yoga
  • Inquiry exercises to enhance awareness in everyday life
  • Group dialogue and small group exercises
  • Daily home assignments
  • Guided audio files for home practice
  • a 40-page workbook with short readings, a guide to the course, and resources to support your ongoing investigation of mindfulness

Please see the MBSR page for full details about the well-researched MBSR class designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Center for Mindfulness at the UMass Medical Center.

5 meetings: 4 regular class sessions and one extended session.

Monday evenings 6:00pm - 8:30pm, September 12 - October 2nd

Extended session: Saturday October 1st, 9:00am - 3:00pm

Instructor: Karen Schwisow

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

$150 for UW Faculty/Staff, $50 for UW Housestaff

The fee includes all 5 meetings and instructional materials (course manual and home practice CDs). 

Please contact Andrea Nguyen aknguyen@seattlecca.org, 206.288.6680

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