Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (PSYCH - 14MIND10)
Bastyr Center for Natural Health Clinic
ROOM 167, (Retreat 284 Bastyr, Kenmore)
Seattle, WA 98103
|General public||$ 325.00|
|Bastyr/NIAOM alumni||$ 295.00|
|Full-Time Student||$ 95.00|
Course Note: It is recommended that participants also attend the Oct.7, free introductory class as it serves as an orientation to the MBSR program.
Recommended Workbook: You may wish to purchase the optional workbook The Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Workbook by Stahl and Goldstein (approx. $15) on Amazon. Instructor will give optional reading assignments and exercises from this book.
Please Bring: a yoga mat.
Description: Each evening class will include instructional meditation practice as well as a mindful movement component (gentle yoga, walking or qigong). Through lectures and discussions you will learn how your own habitual reactions to stress create anxiety, depression and illness. You’ll then learn how to change your responses to stress. Additionally we will create a respectful and supportive class environment for personal sharing and question-and-answer time at each session. To fully benefit from the program, you are encouraged to practice meditation techniques six days a week for up to 45 minutes each day. Guided recordings will be provided.
Upon completion of the seminar you will be able to:
- Identify signs and symptoms of stress in your body and mind
- Practice specific meditation practices as a routine to improve the management of symptoms and quality of life
- Practice mindful movement skills as a routine to improve the management of symptoms and quality of life
- Discuss new coping skills related to illness, pain, and stress-related conditions
- Demonstrate communication skills to improve relationships with family, friends, health care providers, and work colleagues
- Identify the relationship between stressful thoughts and uncomfortable body sensations
- Explain the physiological effects of stress
- Describe where and when the use of mindfulness techniques are appropriate to manage difficult situations
- Practice mindful meditation or mindful movement to manage stressful feelings
- Demonstrate meditation on the breath
- Demonstrate meditation on physical sensations
- Demonstrate meditation on sound
- Demonstrate meditation on mind-states/thoughts/emotions
- Demonstrate walking meditation
- Demonstrate concentration practices
- Identify components of your habits, personality and thoughts that contribute to stress in your life
Location: The Tuesday evening classes are located at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health Clinic, room 192, 3670 Stone Way N, Seattle. Parking in the Bastyr clinic basement parking is reserved for Clinic patients only. You may park on the street or in the lot on the corner of 38th and Woodland Park Ave N if you arrive after 5:30 p.m. Day-long retreat on Sunday Nov 23 is at the Bastyr University campus, room 286,14500 Juanita Dr. NW, Kenmore.
22 Continuing Education Units (CEUs, PDAs, CMEs):
CEUs available for NDs (except CA & OR)
CEUs available for LMFTs, LMHCs & LICSWs licensed in WA
CEUs available for LMPs licensed in WA
CEUs available for PTs & OTs licensed in WA
NCBTMB CEs pending approval for LMPs
CEUs available for ARNPs & RNs licensed in WA
Category II CMEs available for MDs & PAs licensed in WA
NCCAOM PDA points approved for LAc’s
Eliza Morton, LMHC, CN 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.
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, self-inquiry, and personal evolution.
In Eliza’s words “With all of my heart I believe we are in this thing together. 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