Intro to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction - FREE (PSYCH - 13INTR04)
Bastyr Center for Natural Health
Seattle, WA 98103-8004
We'll watch an old Bill Moyer's special featuring Jon Kabat-Zinn about the 1979 development of the now international phenomenon known as MBSR. Plus you'll participate in a mindfulness exercise, and be able to ask questions about what meditation is (and isn’t). This workshop serves as an orientation to the popular eight-week MBSR class which runs on Tuesdays, Jan. 21 to March 18, 6:30-8:30pm at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health. If you do plan to enroll, this free introductory session is strongly recommended as an orientation.
Upon completion of the free seminar you will be able to:
- Define mindfulness meditation
- Demonstrate mindfully eating a bite of food
- Recite the history of development of the MBSR program
- Describe what to expect from the eight-week class
Location: Class is located at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health Clinic, room N192, 3670 Stone Way N, Seattle, WA 98103. Parking in the Bastyr clinic basement parking is reserved for Clinic patients only. You may park on the street.
Eliza Morton is a master’s level licensed mental health counselor and certified nutritionist. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Bastyr University where she later spent four years as an adjunct faculty. She completed the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Professional Training Program with Bob Stahl, PhD who collaborated with Jon Kabat-Zinn to develop the widely researched MBSR program that is being offered in medical and private institutions of health all over the world today.
Eliza practices the recommendations she gives to others in her own life and has undergone intensive study of Vipassana meditation. In addition to a daily meditation practice, Eliza has completed 111 days of silent meditation retreats in Washington, California, Massachusetts, Burma, and Thailand. As a counselor, she commonly helps her clients through anxiety, depression, life transitions, emotional eating, relationship struggles, grief and loss, or interests of self inquiry and personal evolution.
In Eliza’s words: “With all of my heart I believe we are all in this thing together, and the work that we each do to understand ourselves more, to learn to love and honor ourselves, each other and the earth more, and to develop compassion for all beings is the most selfless and respectable goal to undertake. Thank you for the work you are doing, keep it up; and I will keep up mine. ”For more information about this instructor go to: www.ElizaMorton.com