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Registration applies to all meeting dates, including the full day retreat on Oct 25.

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$ 225.00
Registration with 27 Clock Hours

Clock hours are offered through Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD). You must submit a $54 check to PSESD upon class completion.

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$ 230.00
Registration with Certificate of Completion

27 continuing education credit hours for licensed psychologists in Washington State.

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$ 230.00
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Event details

8-Week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course

taught by Elizabeth Lin, MD, MPH


You may view the class waiver here, which will be distributed, signed, and collected on the first day of class.


Class Description

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a program originally designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. With a foundation in eastern philosophy and psychology, this course is very applicable to modern secular life. Scientific research shows many benefits for participants. Mindfulness if the practice of sustained focus, self-regulation, self-exploration, and self-liberation with an accepting, open and kind attitude. 


Benefits of MBSR: Participants have remarked, “Mindfulness has changed how I live and see the world, how I interact with others”. This course can contribute to:

1. Reduced stress and chronic pain
2. Improved mood
3. Overcoming sleep problems
4. Decreased anxiety
5. Increased immunity
6. Enhanced resilience, joy, and compassion


Scientific research demonstrates that Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) can lead to the above benefits as well as healthy aging. In this 8-week experiential course, participants will learn exercises to:

1. Increase awareness of body sensations (body scan)
2. Mindful movement and stretching (yoga)
3. Awareness of pleasant and unpleasant experiences
4. Awareness of thoughts and emotions
5. Increase compassion for ourselves and others
6. Latest research on mind-body response to stress and change
7. Practices to cultivate mindfulness throughout the day, living each moment to its fullest


Class Schedule

Introductory class: Sunday September 7, 2014 from 6:00-8:00pm

8 Week course: Sundays from 6:00-8:30pm September 14 through November 2, 2014

Retreat: Saturday October 25, 2014 from 8:30-2:30pm


Sunday, September 7, 2014: 6:00-8:00pm (Intro class, waiver and pre-class questionnaires distributed)

Sunday, September 14, 2014: 6:00-8:30pm

Sunday, September 21, 2014: 6:00-8:30pm

Sunday, September 28, 2014: 6:00-8:30pm

Sunday, October 5, 2014: 6:00-8:30pm

Sunday, October 12, 2014: 6:00-8:30pm

Sunday, October 19, 2014: 6:00-8:30pm

Saturday, October 25, 2014: 8:30am-2:30pm (Silent retreat)

Sunday, October 26, 2014: 6:00-8:30pm

Sunday, November 2, 2014: 6:00-8:30pm (Post-class questionnaires distributed)


About the Instructor


The course will be taught by Elizabeth H. B. Lin, MD, MPH. Dr. Lin is a family medicine physician, clinical professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington School of Medicine, and an affiliate scientific investigator at the Group Health Research Institute. As a physician researcher, Dr. Lin is well-known for research on improving mental and behavioral health for patients in general medical settings. Elizabeth has trained with Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of the Center for Mindfulness at U of Massachusetts, as well as other leading professors and teachers in this field. She has had a daily meditation practice for more than 20 years. 


Continuing Education Credits

Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD) Clock Hours: 
$5 + separate $54 check to PSESD for 27 clock hours


Certificate of Completion for licensed psychologists in Washington State
$5 for 27 credit hours


Please note, if you register to receive CE credits, you will receive the number of credits commensurate with the amount of course time you attend. CCFW cannot guarantee refunds for individuals who are unable to attend all sessions. For each CE option, sign-in will be required and applicable evaluation forms will be distributed during class sessions. 


Cancellation policy

If you are unable to attend, please cancel your reservation so your spot may be made available to someone else. If you cancel up to 2 weeks prior to the event (8/24/14), you will receive a full refund, less a $5 processing fee. If you cancel within 2 weeks leading up to the event, you will receive a partial refund of 50% of your registration fee, less a $5 processing fee. Unfortunately, refunds cannot be granted after the class has begun. 


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