Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (PSYCH - 14MIND10)

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October 14th, 2014 6:30 PM   through   December 2nd, 2014 8:30 PM
3670 Stone Way North
Bastyr Center for Natural Health Clinic
ROOM 167, (Retreat 133 Bastyr, Kenmore)
Seattle, WA 98103
United States

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Phone: (425) 602-3152
Professional $ 325.00
General public $ 325.00
Bastyr/NIAOM alumni $ 295.00
Full-Time Student $ 95.00
Campus Seattle Clinic
Audience general public, health care professionals, full time students, counselors, mental health therapists, marriage & family therapists & social workers, acuuncturists, massage therapists, physical & occupational therapists
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Mindfulness is the art and science of paying attention, of listening to ourselves and the world around us, of learning "to be intimate with all things" as Zen master Dogen put it. Meditation can help you feel, sleep and cope better while improving self-esteem and renewing enthusiasm for life and work. You will learn to cultivate non-judgmental awareness in day-to-day life and develop the potential to experience each moment - no matter how difficult - with greater serenity and clarity. Appropriate for those who are learning meditation for the first time, or merely wish to continue to develop their skills. Oct 14 to Dec 2, Tues, 6:30-8:30 p.m. and Nov 23, Sun, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Instructor: Eliza Morton. (22 CEUs, PDAs, CMEs)

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.

Audience: This seminar has been designed for health care professionals; however, the general public is invited to attend as well.

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