Drop-in Session: Changing Habits with Mindfulness and Self-Kindness

Elizabeth H. B. Lin MD, MPH

About this Event

“Short Moments, Many Times a Day” summarizes recent scientific evidence demonstrating the benefits of making use of brief practices throughout the day for a new way of living. Much of the day, we are on autopilot, mindlessly carrying out longstanding habits of behavior and thought patterns. New research shows benefits of recognizing our automatic habit loops, and meeting them with curious and kind attention as well as compassion (intention to ease suffering). This session will offer a summary of leading-edge research, and include some brief practices. If time allows, R.E.S.T. meditation practice will also be offered.


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About the Presenter

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Elizabeth H. B. Lin MD, MPH

Elizabeth is passionate about teaching mindfulness and self-compassion and is a Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Certified Mindfulness Self-Compassion (MSC)  Teacher.  Elizabeth was introduced to mindfulness through scientific research in 2000, and has trained directly with the founders of MBSR and MSC. She weaves mindfulness with self-compassion and loving kindness in teaching her courses. Elizabeth has had a daily meditation practice for more than 27 years.

A graduate of Stanford Medical School, Elizabeth has been a family medicine physician for many years, as well as a mental health researcher focusing on improving mind-body health in general medical settings.  She is a Clinical Professor at University of Washington School of Medicine. Elizabeth is enthusiastic about bringing scientifically proven mindfulness and compassion programs to people from diverse backgrounds.  Over the past 10 years, witnessing the transformative experiences of participants in her classes has inspired Elizabeth to continue teach these courses and facilitate growth and blossoming in the participants.