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Courses for Healthcare Professionals

    • 15 Sep 2019
    • 17 Nov 2019
    • 9 sessions
    • UW Medicine South Lake Union, 850 Republican St, Seattle, WA 98109
    • 11

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

    Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) was developed by Christopher K. Germer, PhD, leader in the integration of mindfulness and psychotherapy (www.mindfulselfcompassion.org) and Kristin Neff, PhD, pioneering researcher in the field of self-compassion (www.self-compassion.org).

    MSC combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion, providing a powerful tool for emotional resilience. Mindfulness is the first step in emotional healing - being able to turn toward and acknowledge our difficult thoughts and feelings (such as inadequacy, sadness, anger, confusion) with a spirit of openness and curiosity.

    Self-compassion involves responding to these difficult thoughts and feelings with kindness, sympathy and understanding so that we soothe and comfort ourselves when we're hurting. Research has shown that self-compassion greatly enhances emotional well-being. It boosts happiness, reduces anxiety and depression, and can even help maintain healthy lifestyle habits such as diet and exercise. Being both mindful and compassionate leads to greater ease and well-being in our daily lives.

    MSC can be learned by anyone. It's the practice of repeatedly evoking good will toward ourselves - especially when we're suffering - and cultivating the same desire that all living beings have to live happily and be free from suffering.

    Most of us feel compassion when a close friend is struggling. What would it be like to receive the same caring attention whenever you needed it most? All that's required is a shift in the direction of our attention - recognizing that as a human being, you too, are a worthy recipient of compassion.

    In MSC you will learn:

    • How to stop being so hard on yourself
    • How to handle difficult emotions with greater ease
    • How to motivate yourself with encouragement rather than criticism
    • How to transform difficult relations, both old and new
    • Mindfulness and self-compassion practices for home and everyday life
    • The theory and research behind mindful self-compassion
    • How to become your own best teacher

    A randomized, controlled trial demonstrated that MSC significantly increased self-compassion, compassion for others, mindfulness, and life satisfaction, as well as decreased depression, anxiety and stress.  Improvements were linked to how much a person practiced mindfulness and self-compassion in their daily lives.

    Eligibility:
    This course is for UW-affiliated clinicians and their family members. This includes UW Medicine Staff and residents/fellows/students and their family members. Please contact GME directly with eligibility questions at uwgme@uw.edu or 206.616.8286.

    Schedule:
    8 classroom sessions: Sunday evenings 6 PM - 8:45 PM, September 15 - November 17 (skipping October 6th; and on November 3, there will be an extended class instead - see below)

    Extended session: Sunday November 3, 9 AM - 3 PM

    Instructor: Richard Johnson, PhD, Mindfulness Northwest Senior Instructor

    Location:
    UW Medicine South Lake Union
    850 Republican St
    Seattle, WA 98109
    (map and directions)

    Cost:
    $200 for UW Faculty/Staff, $90 UW Housestaff

    The fee includes all 9 meetings and instructional materials (course manual and home practice CDs).

    The classes are 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 SOM via a Catalyst survey.

    • 24 Sep 2019
    • 19 Nov 2019
    • 9 sessions
    • Kaiser Permanente Renton Campus Baker, 1300 SW 27th St., Renton WA 98057
    • 17


    Join us in the company of other WPMG employees and leaders in an investigation of mindfulness from the inside out. You'll be participating in the gold-standard mindfulness course, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), which offers benefits supported by 40 years of peer-reviewed research (much of it with clinician groups). 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 medical leaders. For questions on eligibility email: KPWA.practiceandleadership@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

    Teresa Johnson, Mindfulness Northwest Instructor


    Class sessions: 
    Tuesdays, September 24 - November 19 (skipping Oct. 8):

    Location:
    Kaiser Permanente Renton Campus Baker
    (first class is in RCB 180)

    All-Day Retreat: 
    Saturday, November 9th,  9 AM - 4 PM:  

    St. Mary-on-the-Lake Peace and Spirituality Center 

    CostPlease email Brena Burnard for cost information upon registration. Payment is authorized via CME funds or personal check. Once registered, contact Trisha Harris to make payment at KPWA.practiceandleadership@kp.org.

    Providers may also utilize CME time for this course. 

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

       Register Online

    Our Other Classes, Workshops, and Retreats

    See our entire schedule of classes, workshops, and retreats.  


    • 24 Sep 2019
    • 19 Nov 2019
    • 9 sessions
    • Kaiser Permanente Tacoma South Medical Center (main floor conference room), 9505 Steele St S, Tacoma WA 98444
    • 5
    Register

    Learn the healing art of mindfulness in this well-respected class.
    26 CE credits also available if you are a healthcare professional.

    Are you interested in mindfulness and its potential for enhancing health and well being? Are you under stress? Are you struggling with chronic conditions such as chronic pain, depression, and anxiety? Are you feeling as if life is too much? Or do you simply want to live a fuller life with greater balance?

    Recent research shows Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) reduces chronic pain and boosts the immune system; addresses painful mental states like depression and anxiety; minimizes emotional reactivity and promotes well-being; increases flexible attention and sharpens mental focus; and actually thickens grey matter in the areas of empathy and problem-solving. Happiness is a delightful by-product.

    Course details:
    Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is a structured 8-week course on mindfulness that reduces stress, and promotes health and well-being.  This highly participatory, practical course 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 50-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 this well-researched class designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Center for Mindfulness at the UMass Medical Center.

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

    Instructor: Holly Bond, Mindfulness Northwest Instructor

    Schedule and Location:
    8 classroom sessions: Tuesday evenings, Sept 24 - Nov 19 (skipping October 8.)

    Kaiser Permanente Tacoma South Medical Center
    Main Floor Conference Room
    9505 Steele St S
    Tacoma, WA 98444
    (map and directions)


    Retreat day: Saturday, November 16, 9 AM - 4 PM:  St. Placid Priory, Lacey WA

    Cost$310 - $450 Sliding Scale Tuition. We also have special Scholarship Tuition options available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding scale. Payment plans are also available during registration (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee).

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

    Up to 26 CE credits are available for an additional $95 fee. Please see "Continuing Education Credits" below.

    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. CE credits are granted per class. If participants miss a class, those CE credits cannot be made up at a later date.  In addition, participants must be registered for this class by week two (2) in order to also register for CE credits.

    Up to 26 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, Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC), Social Workers (LCSW), Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT), Registered Dietitians, 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.


    Our Other Classes, Retreats, and Workshops

    See our entire schedule of classes, workshops, and retreats. 
    • 5 Jan 2020
    • 15 Mar 2020
    • 9 sessions
    • UW Medicine South Lake Union Administration Building, Room C123 A&B, 850 Republican St, Seattle, WA 98109
    • 24

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

    Are you interested in mindfulness and its potential for enhancing health and well being? Are you under stress? Are you struggling with chronic conditions such as chronic pain, depression, and anxiety? Are you feeling as if life is too much? Or do you simply want to live a fuller life with greater balance?

    Recent research shows Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) reduces chronic pain and boosts the immune system; addresses painful mental states like depression and anxiety; minimizes emotional reactivity and promotes well-being; increases flexible attention and sharpens mental focus; and actually thickens grey matter in the areas of empathy and problem-solving. Happiness is a delightful by-product.

    Course details:
    Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is a structured 8-week course on mindfulness that reduces stress, and promotes health and well being.  This highly participatory, practical course 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 50-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 this well-researched class designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Center for Mindfulness at the UMass Medical Center.

    Eligibility:
    This course is for UW-affiliated clinicians and their family members. This includes UW Medicine Staff and residents/fellows/students and their family members. Please contact GME directly with eligibility questions at uwgme@uw.edu or 206.616.8286.

    Schedule:
    8 classroom sessions: Sunday evenings 6 PM - 8:30 PM, January 5 to March 15 (skipping January 19th and February 16.)

    Extended session: Sunday, March 1, 9 AM - 3 PM

    Instructor: Richard Johnson, PhD, Mindfulness Northwest Senior Instructor

    Location:
    UW Medicine South Lake Union Administration Building
    Room C123 A&B
    850 Republican St
    Seattle, WA 98109
    (map and directions)

    Cost:
    $200 for UW Faculty/Staff, $90 UW Housestaff

    The fee includes all 9 meetings and instructional materials (course manual and home practice CDs).

    The classes are 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 SOM via a Catalyst survey.

    Please Note: Audio/video recordings of our instructors may occasionally be created for certification and training purposes during this program. These recordings will include only our instructors in the photo frame (though they may pick up student voices at some points in the recording) and are for internal use only.

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