Drop-in Meditation Session: Mindfulness and Self-Compassion

Monday, August 07 2017, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM [PST]

3903 Brooklyn Ave NE, Seattle, WA, United States

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Monday, August 07 2017, 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM [PST]

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Drop-in Meditation Session: Mindfulness and Self-Compassion

 taught by Elizabeth Lin, MD

 

CCFW is pleased to offer monthly drop-in meditation sessions. A different CCFW instructor will lead each month’s session so that participants can experience different mindfulness practices and instructor styles. These sessions are also intended to support participants from previous mindfulness courses in strengthening their home practice. All levels of experience are welcome.

About the Session 

This session will draw upon Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), two empirically-supported eight-week training programs. In this session, we will focus on bringing kindness and curiosity to the foundational practice of body awareness meditation. Research has shown that self-compassion greatly enhances well-being. It boosts resilience, happiness, reduces anxiety and depression, and can even help maintain healthy lifestyle habits such as diet and exercise. 

About the Instructor

Elizabeth H. B. Lin, MD, MPH, is a family medicine physician, clinical professor at the School of Medicine, University of Washington and an affiliate scientific investigator at the Group Health Research Institute. passionate about sharing yoga as a form of mindfulness with people from all backgrounds. As a physician researcher, Elizabeth and her team have conducted innovative research to improve mind-body health in general medical settings. Elizabeth has had a daily meditation practice for more than 25 years. She has trained extensively with leaders in mindfulness programs and began teaching Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction 4 years ago. She has trained with Drs. Chris Germer and Kristen Neff, to become a teacher in Mindful Self-Compassion. 

 

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Contact Information

Marcellina DesChamps
Associate Director of Programs
Center for Child & Family Well-Being
Office: 206.221.8508
Email: mindful@uw.edu

 

Cancellation policy

If you are unable to attend, please email mindful@uw.edu or call 206-221-8508 to cancel your reservation so your spot may be made available to someone else. 

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The Center for Child and Family Well-Being promotes positive development for children and families by translating research for practical application. We share knowledge through education, professional training and outreach to the community.

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