About Richard E. Berger, MD
Richard (Rick) E. Berger, MD, Professor Emeritus in the Medical School at the University of Washington, is the primary teacher of MindfulnessNW. He received his undergraduate education and medical degree from The University of Chicago. He received certification to teach Medfulness-Based Stress Reduction from the University of Massacheusetts Center for Mindfulness founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn and also has been certified 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 to staff and residents, the University of Washington Intramural Activities Center and the Center for Child and Family Wellness. He is also holds a certificate to teach children and adolescents from Inner Kids and Mindful Schools and teaches mindfulness in the Seattle and Edmonds Public Schools. His ongoing practice includes daily meditation, yoga, silent retreats and continueing education in mindfulness and related areas.