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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

January 28 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Description: Each evening class will include instructional meditation practice as well as a mindful movement component (gentle yoga, walking or qigong). Through lectures and discussions you will learn how your own habitual reactions to stress create anxiety, depression and illness. You’ll then explore how to change your responses to stress. Additionally we will create a respectful and supportive class environment for personal sharing and question-and-answer time at each session. To fully benefit from the program you will be encouraged to practice meditation techniques six days per week for up to 45 minutes each day using provided recordings.

This seminar has been designed for health care professionals however, the general public is invited to attend as well.

Upon completion of the seminar you will be able to:

  • Identify components of my habits, personality and thoughts that contribute to stress in my life.
  • Identify signs and symptoms of stress in my body and mind.
  • Practice specific meditation practices as a routine to improve the management of stress symptoms and quality of life.
  • Practice mindful movement skills as a routine to improve the management of stress symptoms and quality of life.
  • Discuss new coping skills related to illness, pain, and stress-related conditions.
  • Describe improved communication skills with family, friends, health care providers and work colleagues.
  • Identify the relationship between stressful thoughts and uncomfortable body sensations.
  • Explain the physiological effects of stress.
  • Describe where and when the use of mindfulness techniques is appropriate to manage difficult situations.
  • Describe and perform a meditation on the breath.
  • Describe and perform a meditation on physical sensations.
  • Describe and perform a meditation on sound.
  • Describe and perform turning my awareness of mind-states, thoughts and emotions.
  • Demonstrate a walking meditation.
  • Describe how meditation has improved my concentration.

Please bring: A yoga mat and pillow.

Location: The Tuesday evening classes are located at the Bastyr Center for Natural Health Clinic, room #166, 3670 Stone Way N, Seattle. Parking in the Bastyr clinic basement parking is reserved for Clinic patients only. You may park on the street or in the lot on the corner of 38th and Woodland Park Ave N if you arrive after 5:30 p.m.

The day-long retreat on Saturday, November 9th (9:30am-4:30pm) is at the Bastyr University campus, room #286, 14500 Juanita Dr. NW, Kenmore. Bastyr University is housed in an older facility with fluctuating interior temperatures; it is advisable to wear layers. Also, Bastyr is a “fragrance-free” campus.

Eligible for 22 CEUs, PDAs, and CMEs for the following professions:

ND (except those licensed in CA & OR)
MD & PA – Category II CMEs (those licensed in WA)
ARNP & RN- Category II (licensed in WA)
LMFT, LMHC, LICSW & PsyD (licensed in WA)
PT & OT (licensed in WA)

Eliza Carlson, LMHC, CN

Eliza Carlson is a master’s level licensed mental health counselor and certified nutritionist. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Bastyr University where she later spent four years as adjunct faculty. She completed the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Professional Training Program with Bob Stahl, PhD who collaborated with Jon Kabat-Zinn to develop the widely researched MBSR program that is being offered in medical and private institutions of health all over the world.

Eliza practices the recommendations she gives to others in her own life and has undergone intensive study of Vipassana meditation. In addition to a daily meditation practice, she has completed over four months of silent meditation retreats in Washington, California, Massachusetts, Burma, and Thailand.  As a counselor, she commonly helps her clients through anxiety, depression, life transitions, trauma recovery, relationship struggles, grief and loss, self-inquiry, and personal evolution.


January 28
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Bastyr University


Bastyr University
14500 Juanita Drive N.E.
Kenmore, WA 98028 United States
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(425) 602-3000