Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Tuesdays)
taught by Richard Berger, MD & Karen "Karb" Bullard, RYT 500
Please review this self-screening questionnaire prior to registration to determine if this course will be a good fit for you.
Mindful-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 and 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. Common outcomes include:
Calmness and expanded awareness
Increased brain growth and function in areas of emotional control and executive function
Improved self-image, emotional regulation, and concentration
More details on MBSR can be found at http://www.mindfulnessnw.com/what-is-mbsr/
You can also read more about recent research findings on MBSR at Science Daily
8 Week course: Wednesdays from 6:30-9:00 pm April 3 - May 22, 2019
Retreat: May 18th, 2019 9:30am - 4:00pm
**First and last class will go about 15 minutes longer**
$370, regular registration
$375, registration with a certificate of completion for CEU’s or Clock Hours (see below for more details)
- Income-based reduced fee is available to individuals with an annual household income from all sources of $60,000 or less. For more details, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
- A limited number of scholarships are available per course. To apply for a scholarship, please review criteria and complete the application form at https://catalyst.uw.edu/webq/survey/mindful/237140 Note: Scholarship applicants will be notified no later than 3 weeks prior to the first day of class. Applicants must wait to register for the course until a decision has been made in order to qualify.
**NEW** UW Affiliate Discounts
· 20% for UW Faculty & Employees, use your UW email address to register, include department name, office, and position.
· 25% if paying with a UW budget number. Budget number is required at registration.
Continuing Education Credits
Pay $5 at registration to receive Certificate of Completion.
Certificate of Completion for credit hours for licensed psychologists, marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors, and social workers in Washington State. We can not guarantee that these CEUs will be accepted in other states.
Pay it Forward - Support the Scholarship Fund
If you are able to pay more for the course, we encourage you to consider donating to the Mindfulness Community Outreach Fund which allows CCFW to offer 50% and 100% scholarships to community members to aid in the cost of registration fees for mindfulness courses. Scholarships are awarded to increase accessibility of mindfulness and compassion training for individuals who have limited resources to obtain such training and to those who work in communities experiencing adversity. To make a donation to the scholarship fund, please visit http://giving.uw.edu/mindfulness
About the Instructors
Richard (Rick) E. Berger, MD, Professor Emeritus in the Medical School at the University of Washington, is the primary teacher of Mindfulness NW. He received his undergraduate education and medical degree from The University of Chicago. He received his certification in the teaching of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction at the University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness and received a Certification in Mindfulness Facilitation from the Mindful Awareness Research Center at the University of California in Los Angeles. Rick has taught Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPS) classes at the University of Washington Hospital, the University of Washington Intramural Activities Center and the Center for Child and Family Well-being. He also holds certificates to teach mindfulness to children and adolescents from Inner Kids and Mindful Schools and teaches mindfulness in the Seattle Public Schools. His ongoing practice includes daily meditation, yoga, silent retreats and continuing education in mindfulness and related areas.
Karen "Karb" Bullard, RYT 500, has been practicing yoga since 1998, has completed three teacher training programs and is a Certified Mindfulness Instructor via Mindful Schools. She was introduced to yoga shortly before her first pregnancy and it has led her to tools that have helped her embrace parenting and life with its continual challenges and rewards. It is the physical practice of asana that led Karb to discover an inner quiet and peace that is leading her along this journey called life. Her gentle low-key style and ability to relate to and connect with others are what bring her students (age 8 - 89) returning to her classes time and again.
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