Upcoming Classes/Seminars in Spring 2016
Drop-in meditation sessions are free. Registration is requested. Please register here.
Wednesdays, March 8 – April 26, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Retreat Saturday April 22, 9:00am – 3:00pm
Registration is required. Please register here.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a program originally designed over thirty years ago by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. The course has a basis in eastern psychology and is very applicable to modern secular life. Mindfulness is the practice of sustained focus, self-regulation, self-exploration, and self-liberation with an accepting, open and kind attitude. This practice can produce calmness and expanded awareness. Neurophysiological studies have shown increased brain growth and function in areas of emotional control and executive function in as little as 8 weeks. Research shows decreased stress, improved self-image, and improved emotional regulation. Improved concentration and less anxiety are common outcomes.
Classes for Children and Adolescents.
Dr. Berger also teaches classes for children often within the school System. These classes teach mindfulness skills of concentration, self-regulation, resilience, and empathy in a secular context. Some places where these classes have been taught are-
John Hay Elementary
Scriber Lake High School
St. John Catholic School
Robinson Center for Capable Youth at U of Washington
Intramural Activities Center at U of Washington.
Contact Dr. Berger for more information/