Introduction to Beginner's Mind

09 October 2014 06:30 PM till 08:30 PM

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Event Description

Introduction to Beginner's Mind


Every other Thursday evening from 6:30pm-8:30pm beginning October 9 thru November 20, 2014


Class Description: Many people find beginning the practice of mindfulness to be somewhat daunting. This course is meant for individuals both new to mindfulness and those who want to enhance their daily practices.


We will use the short time/many times approach to mindfulness meditation, which does not require large time commitments or a change of lifestyle. We will go over the problems of competing commitments and understanding our personal roadblocks to accessing the insights and creativity available through mindfulness practice. Each student will be allowed to progress at their own pace. At the end of the 4 classes, students should be able to:


1.  Incorporate mindfulness exercises into their existing schedule.
2.  Be introduced to incorporating short sessions of sitting, walking, and body awareness, and visualization meditation into their daily lives.
3.  Have tools to handle stress and re-frame experience.
4.  Be ready to complete a more time consuming and rigorous mindfulness meditation program such as MBSR if they desire.


About the Instructor




Richard (Rick) E. Berger, MD, Professor Emeritus in the Medical School at the University of Washington, is the primary teacher of Mindfulness NW. He received his undergraduate education and medical degree from The University of Chicago. He received mindfulness teaching training at the University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness (certification in MBSR under final review) and received a Certification in Mindfulness Facilitation from the Mindful Awareness Research Center at the University of California in Los Angeles.


Rick has taught Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindful Awareness Practices (MAPS) classes at the University of Washington Hospital, the University of Washington Intramural Activities Center and the Center for Child & Family Well-being. He also holds certificates to teach children and adolescents from Inner Kids and Mindful Schools and teaches mindfulness to children in the Seattle Public Schools. His ongoing practice includes daily meditation, yoga, silent retreats and continuing education in mindfulness and related areas.


Class Schedule

Thursday, October 9, 2014: 6:30-8:30pm

Thursday, October 23, 2014: 6:30-8:30pm

Thursday, November 6, 2014: 6:30-8:30pm

Thursday, November 20, 2014: 6:30-8:30pm


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 1 week prior to the event (10/2/14), you will receive a full refund, less a $5 processing fee. If you cancel within the week leading up to the event, you will receive a partial refund of 50% of your registration fee, less a $5 processing fee.

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09 October 2014

6:30 PM

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Center for Child & Family Well-being
3903 Brooklyn Ave NE
United States

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University of Washington Center for Child & Family Well-being
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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