Mindful Resilience: Managing and Thriving with Stress and Challenges

Six Week Course

Diane Hetrick

About this Event

The past couple of years have been full of challenges and uncertainty for many of us. How do we take care of ourselves and enhance our sense of well-being in the midst of it all?

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 thriving and growing. We can then live with a balanced presence, with awareness of opportunities that present themselves as well as continuing to pursue our goals. 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. We 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 will learn the foundational tools and practices of mindfulness, as well as 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.

Class Schedule

6-week course
Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 pm
Janaury 11 – February 15, 2022

Parking Times and Fees

There are no parking lots directly adjacent to Kincaid Hall. If you are driving, please allow yourself an extra 15-20 minutes to locate parking and walk to Kincaid Hall. The University of Washington offers pay-lots and parking garages. Metered street parking is also available but very limited. Parking fees around campus range from $1.00 – $4.00 an hour. Learn more about parking options here. For an ADA map, please visit the UW Access Guide.

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.


An important note in light of COVID-19: This course is currently scheduled to meet in person at the UW Center for Child and Family Well-Being. All participants are required to wear a mask and show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or proof of a negative test result required weekly. Pending updates to Washington State public health guidance and UW health and safety protocols, the course may be moved to a live online format.

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

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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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