Adopting Mindfulness and Compassion Practices in a Busy Schedule
taught by Richard Berger, M.D.
Many of us wish to start a mindfulness practice but do not know how to work it into our busy schedules. Our schedules may be too erratic and hectic to take a regular time out. Yet there are many mindful practices that can be worked into our everyday lives and that take no extra time at all. Others can be accommodated in 10-20 minutes a day. These practices can still make major differences in our attitudes and quality of life and provide major benefits.
Objectives: This 4-class course will provide
1. Instruction and practice in working mindful practice into your everyday activities
2. Instruction and practice in calming, compassion and awareness expanding
3. Information on the scientific basis of the above practices
4. Provide a sound basis for further growth in awareness and compassion
Class size: 10 - 25 participants
Please note: CCFW requries a minimum of 10 participants to run this class. If we must cancel this class due to under enrollment, you will be notified no later than 1 week prior to the start date and you will receive a full refund.
4-Class Sessions: Every other Monday from 6:30 - 9:00 pm between October 19 and November 30, 2015 at CCFW
Daylong Retreat (optional): Saturday November 14, 2015 (time and location TBA)
Monday, October 19, 2015: 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Monday, November 2, 2015: 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Saturday, November 14, 2015: TBA (optional)
Monday, November 16, 2015: 6:30 - 9:00 pm
Monday, November 30, 2015: 6:30 - 9:00 pm
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 his certification in the teaching of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction at the University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness 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 and Family Well-being. He also holds certificates to teach mindfulness to children and adolescents from Inner Kids and Mindful Schools and teaches mindfulness in the Seattle Public Schools. His ongoing practice includes daily meditation, yoga, silent retreats and continuing education in mindfulness and related areas.
"The best part of the class was interacting with Dr. Berger, experiencing his good heart, the daily practice of meditating, and the frequent practice of mindfulness during each day. As a result of the class activities, I feel much more connected to myself, more calm and peaceful, happy."
"I like the way Rick led the class with gentleness and patience. He led us, but at the same time made it seem he was on the journey with us."
"Rick did a great job at teaching the material and was welcoming and accessible and made it seem so easy. I appreciated his humor too!"
"Rick Berger was wise, present, patience, funny, and accepting."
"I enjoyed Richard's cheerful patient attitude."
"Rick was great- he made the class very safe."
If you would like to make a donation towards our scholarship fund, you can help CCFW assist participants who may not be able to register due to financial considerations. Donate anytime at http://giving.uw.edu/mindfulness.