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Courses for Healthcare Professionals

    • 6 Jan 2019
    • 10 Feb 2019
    • 5 sessions
    • UW Medicine South Lake Union, 850 Republican St Seattle, WA 98109

    For UW-affiliated Healthcare Professionals: Mindfulness training on Sunday evenings. A chance for Seattle-area professionals to learn about mindfulness first-hand in a supportive group of peers.

    Join us 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:

    • Reduced stress and anxiety while working
    • Reduced burnout
    • Improved communication and relationships with patients
    • Better patient outcomes
    • Improved communications and relationships with co-workers
    • Improved focus and creativity
    • Greater job satisfaction
    This Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals class was inspired by MBSR and offers a deep taste of mindfulness training in a shorter 5-week period.

    Eligibility:
    This course is for UW-affiliated clinicians and their family members. This includes UW Medicine Faculty and Residents/Fellows and their family members. Please contact GME directly with eligibility questions at uwgme@uw.edu or 206.616.1504.

    Course details:
    Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals 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 our 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) upon which this Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals class is based.


    This course has been offered to physicians, healthcare professionals and therapists at many regional medical centers since 2012 including UW Medicine, Evergreen Health, The Everett Clinic, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, and the Skagit Valley Medical Center through the Northwest Washington Medical Society or co-sponsored with the Washington Physicians Health Program.

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

    Sunday evenings 6 pm - 8:30 pm:  January 6 - February 10, 2019 (skipping February 3)

    Extended session: Sunday, January 27, 2019   9 am - 3 pm

    Instructor: Richard Johnson, PhD, Mindfulness Northwest Senior Instructor

    Location
    UW School of Medicine
    South Lake Union
    850 Republican St.
    Seattle, WA
    (Map and directions)

    Cost:
    $150 for UW Medicine Staff, $50 UW Residents/Fellows

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

    This class is sponsored by UW Graduate Medical Education and the UW School of Medicine Wellness Committee and offered at a reduced fee.

    Registration:
    Registration is through UW GME via a Catalyst survey.

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    • 6 Feb 2019
    • 27 Mar 2019
    • 9 sessions
    • Kaiser Permanente Renton Campus Baker Building, 1300 SW 27th St., Renton WA 98057
    • 19
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    Wednesday morning MBSR in Renton.
    Mindfulness to meet the full spectrum of life's joys and challenges.


    Join us in the company of other WPMG Administrative employees and MD leadership in an investigation of mindfulness from the inside out. You'll be participating in the gold-standard mindfulness course, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), whose benefits are supported by 40 years of peer-reviewed research. These benefits include:

    • Reduced stress and anxiety while working
    • Reduced burnout
    • Improved communication and relationships with patients
    • Better patient outcomes
    • Improved communication and relationships with co-workers
    • Improved focus and creativity
    • Greater job satisfaction

    Eligibility:
    This course is for all WPMG Administrative employees and MD leadership in the Renton Service Area. For questions on eligibility email: Brena.M.Burnard@kp.org

    Course details:

    Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is a highly participatory, practical class that includes:

    • Learning about the science behind mindfulness and the research supporting the benefits of having a work/personal mindfulness practice
    • Instruction on, and practice of, several types of mindfulness meditation
    • Instruction on, and practice of, gentle stretching and mindful yoga
    • Inquiry exercises to enhance awareness in everyday life
    • Take-home assignments to build your personal practice (home and work)
    • Guided audio files for your personal practice
    • A 60-page workbook with short readings, a guide to the course, and resources to support your ongoing investigation of mindfulness

    Instructor: Karen Schwisow, E-RYT, Mindfulness Northwest Senior Instructor. Karen is certified to teach MBSR by the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts.

    Schedule:
    9 meetings: 8 regular class sessions and one extended session.

    Class sessions: Wednesday mornings, 7:30 - 10:00 AM, February 6 - March 27

    Retreat Day session: Saturday, March 9, 9 AM - 4 PM 


    Location:

    (Classroom Sessions)

    Kaiser Permanente Renton Campus Baker Building, Room 180

    (Note: Classroom on March 20 is Room 194)

    1300 SW 27th St.

    Renton WA 98057

    (map and directions)


    (Extended Session on Saturday, March 9)

    Brightwater Environmental Education Center
    22505 State Route 9 SE
    Woodinville, WA 98072
    (map and directions)


    Cost: Any fees will be announced and assessed by WPMG separately from this registation.

    Registration: To reserve your space use the Register button, below.

       Register Online


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    • 7 Feb 2019
    • 7 Mar 2019
    • 5 sessions
    • Online
    • 16
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    For Healthcare Professionals:
    An ONLINE class teaching the fundamentals of mindfulness and MBSR.
    Co-sponsored by WPHP & WSMA and available to providers nation-wide.
    CME Credits Available.

         

    Join us for an investigation of mindfulness from the inside out. Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals is based on the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program. MBSR is the best researched mindfulness intervention with positive research indications for:

      • Choosing appropriate mindfulness training techniques in preventative and responsive ways in high stress situations.
      • Utilizing appropriate mindfulness practices to mitigate the risk factors for burnout.
      • Discussing strategies with peers for a more positive, mindful engagement in work and home situations that have been previously triggered stress response and unhelpful behaviors.
      • Identifying helpful vs. unhelpful thought patterns, problem solving, emotional regulation, and meaning-focused coping strategies.
      • Demonstrating meaningful change in personal mindfulness, perceived stress, and burnout as shown in standardized measures administered pre- and post-activity.
        This Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals class was inspired by MBSR and offers a deep taste of mindfulness training in a shorter 4-week period.

        Eligibility
        This course is open to all  healthcare professionals in Washington State and beyond, including mental health professionals (MD/DO/PT/PA/NP/RN/LMHC/MHC/MSW, etc.). This course is not open to massage therapists.

        Course details
        Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals is a structured 4-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 60-page workbook with short readings, a guide to the course, and resources to support your ongoing investigation of mindfulness (provided in digital PDF format)
        Please see our 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) upon which this Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals class is based.

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

        Class Sessions: 4 Thursday evenings 6 PM- 8:30 PM, February 7 - March 7 (no class February 28th).

        Extended Session: Sunday February 24, 9 AM - 3 PM. Those living in the Seattle or Bellingham areas (or willing to travel!) may instead choose to attend an in-person Extended Session (see Note below).

        Additionally: If you've never taken an online course with us, you'll need to set up your connection with us on Thursday January 31st at 6 PM (1 week before the class starts) or on Thursday February 7th at 5:30 PM (30 minutes before the class starts). More details will be sent with you registration.

        Instructors

        Tim Burnett, Lead Teacher: Executive Director and Guiding Instructor at Mindfulness Northwest

        Beth Glosten, MD, Assistant Teacher: Certified Mindfulness Teacher through the Mindfulness Northwest Teacher Training Program.


        Location:
         Offered Live Online.

        We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us. Broadband internet is required. Details on how to use Zoom will be sent with your registration.

        Note: If you've never taken an online course with us, you'll need to set up your connection with us on Thursday January 31st at 6 PM (1 week before the class starts) or on Thursday February 7th at 5:30 PM (30 minutes before the class starts). More details will be sent with you registration.

        Cost: $365.

        The fee includes all 5 meetings and instructional materials (a downloadable manual and guided meditation audio tracks).

        Payment plans are available during registration (4 equal monthly payments; no financing fee).

        Financial Assistance: Scholarship assistance may be available for those in need. Please APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP.

        Registration
           REGISTER ONLINE or register by phone at 360-830-6439 ext 0.

        A Special Note
        Those living in the Seattle, Tacoma, or Bellingham areas (or willing to travel!) may choose to attend one of the following in-person Extended Sessions rather than the online Extended Session scheduled for Sunday February 24th:

        • Bellevue: Saturday March 2, 9 AM - 4 PM.
        • Bellingham: Saturday February 23, 10 AM - 4 PM.
        • Seattle: Saturday March 2, 9 AM - 4 PM.
        • Tacoma: Sunday February 24, 9 AM - 4 PM (tentative).
        • Woodinville: Saturday March 9, 9 AM - 4 PM.

        There is no additional fee charged. Please simply register for the online course and then email us and let us know you'd like to attend an in-person Extended Session and we'll register you (assuming there is space available). And note that those attending an in-person Extended Session are still eligible to receive CME credits for that portion of the course.

        Continuing Education / Accreditation Statement
        This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Washington State Medical Association and Mindfulness Northwest. The WSMA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

        The WSMA designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

        This activity meets the criteria for up to 14 hours of Category I CME credit to satisfy the relicensure requirements of the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission.

        Disclosure to Audience
        The content of this activity is not related to products or services of an ACCME-defined commercial interest; therefore no one in control of content has a relevant financial relationship to disclose and there is no potential for conflicts of interest.


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        • 29 Mar 2019
        • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
        • UW Medicine South Lake Union, 750 Republican St Seattle, WA 98109
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        An all day introductory workshop for psychologists, dietitians, LCSW, LMFT, LMHC, nurses, and the general public. 

        7 CE credits also available if you are a healthcare professional.

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        Your Brain on Mindfulness

        Meditation practices have become more widely accepted in the United States over the past 20 years, largely due to extensive research that shows its effectiveness for reducing stress and negative emotions in a myriad of conditions including: chronic pain, cardiovascular disease, depression, anxiety, and addictions.

        Therapists are increasingly incorporating mindful meditation practices with their clients and in their own personal lives. In this experiential workshop, participants will:

        • Define mindfulness
        • Review the evidence for mindfulness-based interventions
        • Practice Body Scan meditation
        • Describe the neurological and psychological correlates of the Body Scan meditation
        • Practice a Mindful Eating Exercise
        • Describe the habit loop of craving, and how mindfulness can reduce problematic eating behaviors
        • Practice a Sitting Meditation
        • Describe the neurological and psychological correlates of a sitting meditation practice

        Who this class is for:
        This adult class is open to the general public. Come join us!

        Download the flyer for this event: 
           Your Brain on Mindfulness Washington.pdf

        Schedule:
        Friday, March 29, 2019
        9 AM - 4 PM

        Please note: A catered vegetarian lunch is included.

        Instructor: Sharon M. Theroux, PhD, ABPP, licensed psychologist and board certified neuropsychologist working in private practice in South Florida since 1995.

        Location:                                                                                            
        UW School of Medicine
        South Lake Union
        750 Republican St., Room F106
        Seattle, WA 98109
        (map and directions)

        Driving and parking directions:
        Onsite parking lot under 750 Republican St. building.  $15 charge for entire day. 

        Other Transportation Options:

        Streetcar:  Seattle Streetcar South Lake Union Line
        Bus: Metro Trip Planner

        Cost:
        Early Registration (extended thru 2/28/19): $139 Professional/ $119 General Public

        After 2/28/19: $159 Professional/$139 General Public

        Registration:
           REGISTER ONLINE or register by phone at 360-830-6439 ext 0.

        Cancellation Policy:
        For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.

        Continuing Education Credits

        Please note that this is a community class and all are welcome to join. This section provides the details for those choosing to request CE credits. 

        Up to 7 CE credits are available to class participants through our collaboration with International Seminars Group (ISG)For full details visit our CE credit information page.

        Target Audience:
        Psychologists, Dietitians, Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC), Social Workers (LCSW), Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT), and Nurses.

        For Mental Health Professionals:
        International Seminars Group (ISG) is approved by the American Psychological Association to provide continuing education programs for psychologists.  ISG maintains responsibility for its programs and its content.  The Washington State Board of Certified Counselors, Washington State Board of Social Workers, and Washington State Board of Marriage and Family Therapists do not provide pre-approval for classes. These boards frequently accept courses from APA-approved sponsors.

        For Nurses:
        International Seminars Group (ISG) is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing to provide continuing education programs for nurses.  ISG maintains responsibility for its programs and its content.  The Washington State Board of nursing does not provide pre-approval for classes.  This board frequently accepts courses approved by other state boards of nursing.

        More Details & Registration:
        For full details please visit our CE credit information page.

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