Mindfulness: Finding Ease in the Storm, with Kimberly Carson, MPH
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Classes are based on the national model developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Decades of published research shows that those who complete the course report reductions in pain, fatigue, anxiety and sleep disturbance and an overall increase in quality of life. Classes include meditation instruction and practice, group discussions and educational presentations on the relationships between mindfulness, stress, and wellness.
Over four, one-hour virtual sessions, this course will be a balanced blend of the why and how of mindfulness practice. It will include education about mindfulness practice and its therapeutic mechanisms as well as guided mindfulness meditations and discussion. Participants will receive recordings of the mindfulness meditation practices for home use and will be asked to practice between sessions.
- January 9, 2021: Session 1- Mindful of Sensation Assessment
- January 16, 2021: Session 2- Mindful of Breath Assessment
- January 23, 2021: Session 3- Mindful of Movement Assessment
- January 30, 2021: Session 4- Mindful of Emotion Assessment
All participants are expected to complete homework throughout the week. Sessions will build off the previous week's session. For participant privacy, they won't be recorded so it is is highly recommended you participate in each live session.
- $20 for Members. Members are allowed to register 2 family members for free.
- Free to Student Members. Student members are allowed to register 2 guests for free.
- $60 for Non-Members.
Kimberly Carson, MPH, C-IAYT, has worked as a mindfulness educator and yoga therapist specializing in the therapeutic use and scientific study of mindfulness and yoga for people with medical challenges for over 20 years. She has taught Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for over two decades, and was a founding member of the Duke Integrative Medicine Center, a part of Duke University Health Systems. She has co-authored dozens of peer-reviewed articles, including the first clinical trials of a mindfulness for couples protocol and the first loving kindness for low back pain intervention. Kimberly’s Mindful Yoga program has been shown in research trials at OHSU and Duke to significantly reduce pain and fatigue in those living with chronic pain and cancer. Kimberly began co-directing national professional trainings for yoga teachers and allied health professionals in 2008 at OHSU, Duke Integrative Medicine, VA Centers, Kripalu and other locations around the country.Her new book, Relax Into Yoga for Chronic Pain was published in January 2020.
Special thanks to Widex for their support!
The Oregon Academy of Audiology has been approved by the American Academy of Audiology to offer Academy CEUs for this activity. The program is worth a maximum of 0.4 CEUs (0.1 CEU per session). Academy approval of this continuing education activity is based on course content only and does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedure, or adherence of the event to the Academy's Code of Ethics. Any views that are presented are those of the presenter/CE Provider and not necessarily of the American Academy of Audiology.