Mindful Resilience: Managing and Thriving with Stress and Challenges

Live Online Six Week Course

Diane Hetrick

About this Event

We all know, really, that stress isn’t going away in our lives. In fact, many of us are noticing it seems to be increasing, for ourselves, as well as our families and our communities.  It can be useful to remember that stress can help us in many ways: it can grab our attention, remind us we need to make corrections away from our difficulties, or remind us to lean into our resources to achieve new accomplishments. Even pleasant and positive events, such as vacations, celebrations, and life transitions, can be stressful.

In order to successfully navigate all the stresses and changes in our lives, planned and unplanned, we need resilience. Resilience is the capacity to recover from adversity, trauma and setbacks and to keep on going in pursuit of goals and opportunities. Resilience is a trait that can be learned and cultivated.

This class draws from the empirically validated approaches of both Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) curricula, as well as some of the latest neuroscience and research work around trauma and resilience. I draw from the work of many experts in the field, including: David Treleaven, Rick Hanson, Kelly McGonigal, Paul Gilbert, Linda Graham and Deb Dana.

You’ll learn many of the same tools and practices as the traditional MBSR classes, as well as learning how to work with and regulate your nervous system to develop more stability, resilience and joy in the face of stress. This class incorporates a daily mindfulness meditation practice, as well as real life practices, to make it immediately useful for your life. 

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Register for a Certificate of Completion and get CEUs. Our CEUs are available for licensed psychologistsmarriage and family therapistsmental health counselors, and social workers in Washington State. We cannot guarantee that these CEUs will be accepted in other states.

About the Presenter

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Diane Hetrick

Diane Hetrick has been studying and practicing in the areas of mind-body healing, mindfulness, meditation, and compassion cultivation most of her adult life. She completed the Certificate in Mindfulness Facilitation training through the Mindfulness Awareness Research Center (MARC) at UCLA. After completing the Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT) Teacher Certification Program, offered through the Center for Compassion, Altruism, Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford, she became one of the first certified CCT teachers in the Seattle area.

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