Mindfulness Training Program
The Mindfulness Training Program offered by the UW Department of Psychiatry was developed to teach participants how to systematically and intentionally cultivate mindfulness. Mindfulness is the awareness of what is happening now without judgment, commentary or decision. This is the power of being present to the present moment with acceptance. Studies show that people who utilize mindfulness may experience a lasting decrease in physical and psychological stress related symptoms, an increased ability to relax, an enhanced ability to cope with chronic pain, a greater energy and enthusiasm for life, improved self esteem, and the ability to cope more effectively with short and long-term stressful situations.
Individuals experiencing workplace, family and financial stress, anxiety and panic, depression, insomnia, chronic fatigue, headaches, or substance abuse may benefit from participating in Mindfulness Training.