Drop-in Meditation Session: Getting Unstuck with Emotional Agility
facilitated by Joel Grow, PhD
Monday, September 23, 2019, 6:30 - 7:30 pm
CCFW is pleased to offer monthly drop-in meditation sessions. A different CCFW instructor will lead each month’s session so that participants can experience different mindfulness practices and instructor styles. These sessions are also intended to support participants from previous mindfulness courses in strengthening their home practice. All levels of experience are welcome.
About the Session
All humans have an inner stream of emotions and thoughts that include criticism, doubt, and fear; That’s just our minds trying to anticipate and solve problems. When we get hooked by these experiences, many of us use strategies of ignoring or suppressing them, which usually has a counterproductive effect. Come learn practices that strengthen our emotional agility, our ability to approach inner experiences in a mindful and productive way
About the Instructor
Joel is a clinical psychologist at the Seattle Mindfulness Center and a member of the clinical faculty at the University of Washington Department of Psychology. He offers evidence-supported treatment that incorporates self-compassion, mindfulness, and acceptance-based approaches. He was a member of the UW research team that created Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP), an evidence- based aftercare program for addictive behavior problems. He remains active in the delivery and evaluation of MBRP. He has facilitated numerous groups in various settings and has conducted therapist training workshops both in the US and abroad. He also provides clinical supervision to UW psychology graduate students. Before graduate school, Joel spent 6 years as a software engineer and in-house trainer/instructor at Amazon.com. A passionate teacher, he co-developed and served as lead instructor for a 9-month University of Washington certificate program for 9 years, and was awarded the UW "Award for Teaching Excellence"
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