Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Eight Week Course

Jennifer Hogge, MS, LMFT

About this Event

CCFW does not provide mental health or substance use treatment or services, nor do our mindfulness and compassion-based courses substitute for diagnosis or treatment for mental health or substance use problems such as depression, anxiety, or addiction. Find a list of mental health resources on CCFW’s resource page.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a scientifically supported program to reduce stress and increase well-being. 

Throughout this program, you will engage in:

  • Guided mindfulness meditations that foster inner calm and clarity.
  • Gentle stretching and mindful movements to reconnect mind and body.
  • Inquiry exercises designed to heighten awareness in everyday life.
  • Mindful communication and group dialogues for shared insights.
  • Home practices that seamlessly integrate mindfulness into your daily routine.

Research consistently shows that MBSR yields positive results across various challenges, from high-stress environments to sleep disturbances, anxiety, depression, and chronic pain. This course is your gateway to:

  • Activating your inner resources for navigating stress and daily obstacles.
  • Uncovering patterns of thought that impact your well-being.
  • Cultivating compassion and embracing a sense of ease in your life.

Guided by attitudes of kindness, openness, and patience, each week centers around a theme that supports you in applying mindfulness to your unique life circumstances.

Our weekly sessions are an interactive blend of small group discussions, large group activities, and at-home practices, covering:

  • Body scan meditations to heighten awareness of bodily sensations.
  • Mindful yoga for mindful movement and relaxation.
  • Practices to observe both pleasant and challenging experiences.
  • Techniques for observing thoughts and emotions without judgment.
  • Cultivating compassion towards yourself and others.
  • Insights from the latest research on the mind-body response to stress.
  • Strategies for responding to stress, chronic pain, and life’s challenges with mindfulness.
  • Practical applications of mindfulness in your daily life to savor each moment fully.

As a culmination, an All-Day Retreat offers a profound exploration of cultivating presence from moment to moment.

Join us and explore how mindfulness can enrich your life with greater resilience and ease. Before registering, please review this letter to ensure this course aligns with your current life journey.

Class Dates:
Eight-week live online course
Mondays, September 23 – November 18, 2024
(No class on November 11th for Veterans Day)
6:00 – 8:30 PM PT

Saturday, November 9, 2024
9:30 am – 3:30 PM PT

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.

Scholarships Available

CCFW aims to promote well-being by making evidence-based mindfulness practices available and accessible to community members, particularly professionals working with children and families. We believe that mindfulness has positive implications for professionals as well as the children and families they interact with. Therefore, we wish to encourage mindfulness training by removing possible financial barriers for professionals working with these specific populations. If these fees are cost-prohibitive for you, we invite you to apply for a scholarship.

About the Presenter

Jennifer Hogge

Jennifer Hogge, MS, LMFT

Jennifer Hogge, MS, LMFT, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, brings a wealth of expertise and passion to her practice. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Utah and earned her Master of Science in Human Development and Family Studies, specializing in Marriage and Family Therapy, from Utah State University. Jennifer’s dedication to professional growth led her to achieve certification as a Qualified Teacher Level One in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) from Brown University.

Throughout her career, Jennifer has thrived in both clinical and prevention settings, making meaningful impacts in substance use disorder prevention, suicide prevention, and mental health promotion. Her involvement in Communities That Care Coalition building and coaching underscores her commitment to community well-being.

Jennifer runs a thriving private practice in Gig Harbor, providing compassionate mental health treatment to adolescents and adults. She believes in the transformative power of mindfulness, both personally and professionally. Her own mindfulness practice serves as a cornerstone for personal grounding and professional growth. Jennifer approaches her work with a spirit of continual learning, fostering meaningful connections and mutual growth in all her interactions.

Join Jennifer on a journey towards greater mindfulness, well-being, and resilience.

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