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Dare to Pause: Mindfulness & Stress-Reduction Workshop with Jane Compson
WhenWednesday, Jan. 8, 2020, 12 – 1 p.m.
WhereUW Tacoma TPS Building

Start off the first week of 2020 strong with a special Dare to Pause Workshop with Dr. Jane Compson, UW Tacoma affiliate professor. In this workshop, you will practice intention setting and mindfulness, combining different approaches to stress-management and well-being, giving participants an opportunity to experiment with different techniques. The workshop will focus on training related to compassion, awareness, resilience, and empowerment—the tenets of Dr. Compson's intervention program called CARE.

This workshop will be held at UW Tacoma on Wednesday, January 8 from noon to 1:00 p.m. in TPS 301. Bring an open mind ready to explore self-care as well something to take notes with!

To learn more about Jane Compson's work, check out our Spotlight feature on her incredible work as a UW faculty member.

About the Instructor:

A broad-brush account of my research agenda is that I seek to apply my training in religious studies and ethics to contemporary contexts. For example, many of my current research interests involve applying insights from Buddhist traditions, particularly Buddhist understandings of the mind and its relation to suffering, to contemporary ‘secular’ contexts, such as higher education pedagogy, environmental education and healthcare. I have found it impossible to do this without engaging in discussions about what we mean by “religious” or “secular,” and some of the ethical questions that arise from the way we use these categories.

It is important to me to be an academic who is engaged in service to the community. I have developed and teach a program called the CARE program to help people develop well-being and resilience. I am a trained facilitator of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and am currently undertaking teacher training in Compassion Cultivation through the Compassion Institute at Stanford University and hope to use these skills in future to offer compassion training in my community. I’m also a member of the MultiCare Medical Ethics Committee.

CARE (Compassion, Awareness, Resilience and Empowerment) is a project that I’m working on to create an accessible portal into self-care practices to help people build well-being and resilience. I developed it because there is a bewildering array of resources available to us either online or in-person around self-care and well-being, and it can be hard to know where to start.

The CARE program is a series of facilitated group training sessions where you people receive an orientation and opportunity to learn tools and practices to develop self- care literacy and protect against or reduce burnout. The program is delivered in four or eight face-to-face sessions, so that people can learn in community with others. An accompanying web site provides access to resources such as curated videos and articles on relevant topics, and guided meditations.

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Campus roomTPS 301
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