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Online Classes and Retreats

    • 16 Oct 2019
    • 6 Nov 2019
    • 5 sessions
    • Online
    • 8

    For Healthcare Professionals:
    An ONLINE class teaching the fundamentals of mindfulness and MBSR.
    Co-sponsored by WPHP & WSMA and available to providers nation-wide.

         

    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/LPN/CMA/DC/ND/LMHC/MHC/MSW, etc. plus massage therapists and medical administrative staff). 

        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 Wednesday evenings 6 PM- 8:30 PM, Oct 16 - Nov 6.

        Extended Session - Online: Saturday, Nov 2, 9 AM - 4 PM. 

        Instructor:
        Beth Glosten, MD, 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.

        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).

        Registration

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

        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.


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        • 13 Nov 2019
        • 4 Dec 2019
        • 3 sessions
        • Online
        • 0
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        Getting Started with Mindfulness and Compassion for King County Employees


        The practice of mindfulness helps us find the calm center in the storm of life. And the practice of compassion helps us warm our hearts and meet the calm and the chaos with more kindness and curiosity. Our 8-week classes go into these two topics in depth. This 3-week class can help you get a feeling for this rewarding work and help you choose your path forward. With three sessions, a manual, support for practice between classes, and a warm classroom community you'll get started in "the practice" in a solid way.


        Expect to learn:

        • What mindfulness is and how systematic training in being more present and aware benefits our mental and physical health
        • How mindfulness helps us be more aware of perceptions - and misperceptions!
        • What meditation is, and what it isn't
        • How mindfulness of the body grounds you and increases wise responses to stress
        • How compassion works and what distinguishes it from empathy on the one hand, and pity on the other
        • How mindfulness and compassion help to reduce burnout and caregiving fatigue
        • The difference between formal and informal mindfulness & compassion practices

        Expect to leave with:

        • A 35-page manual and access to helpful practice recordings
        • Daily life tools for pausing and bringing kindness to even the most challenging situations
        • New friends and comrades on "the path"
        • An understanding of how a meditation teacher and how meditation communities serve to support your growth

        We hope you'll join us in this accessible new Mindfulness Northwest class designed by our Executive Director Tim Burnett based on his 30 years of meditation experience and teaching hundreds of students mindfulness and compassion.


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

        Schedule and Location: 
        Three classroom sessions 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.

        Cost: No cost for King County employees.

        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.

        Notes for King County employees who are taking this course as part of the Balanced You program:

        1) King County employees are eligible for free tuition via the King County Balanced You program. To sign-up for this course, please email   BalancedYou@kingcounty.gov to request approval before registering on this website.

        2) If for any reason a King County employee cannot attend a course they are registered for, please immediately notify KCTraining@kingcounty.govCancellations must be received in writing at least five full business days prior to the start of the class. Registrants who cancel with less than five business days' notice or who fail to attend the class will be assessed a $100 cancellation fee.


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        • 20 Jan 2020
        • 9 Mar 2020
        • 9 sessions
        • Online
        • 11
        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. 

        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!

        InstructorRichard Johnson, PhD, Mindfulness Northwest Senior Instructor and Trained MSC Teacher qualified to teach MSC by the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion.

        Location:  Offered Live Online.  

        Online Note: 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. This class is an interactive online class. All that is needed to participate is a device with a camera and microphone (like a smartphone, tablet or laptop). Simple and easy instructions will be provided and we will help you get set up smoothly. In addition, details on how to use Zoom will be sent with your registration. 

        Schedule:
        9 meetings: 8 regular class sessions and one Day of Mindfulness retreat, all Online.

        Cost$340 - $520 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 (a downloadable course manual and home practice CDs).

        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.

        Notes for King County employees who are taking this course as part of the Balanced You program:

        1) King County employees are eligible for free tuition via the King County Balanced You program. To sign-up for this course, please email   BalancedYou@kingcounty.gov to request approval before registering on this website.

        2) If for any reason a King County employee cannot attend a course they are registered for, please immediately notify KCTraining@kingcounty.govCancellations must be received in writing at least five full business days prior to the start of the class. Registrants who cancel with less than five business days' notice or who fail to attend the class will be assessed a $100 cancellation fee.

        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.

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