Mindful Resilience and Connection

Hybrid 4-Week Course

Diane Hetrick

About this Event

We are sorry, this course has been cancelled. View our Events Calendar for other CCFW courses, workshops, and drop-ins. 

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.

Loneliness and feeling disconnected are an increasing concern in our post pandemic lives. This four-week class series helps us bring the best of what we are learning about mindfulness and resilience, into our day-to-day relationships. We will practice cultivating our sense of connection and belonging, with friends, family, even strangers and acquaintances, to serve as an important ballast in these times of increased stress, loneliness, and disconnection. Not only will we learn how to manage the inevitable stresses in our life, we can feel more enlivened and supported in the process.

This class draws from the empirically validated approaches of Mindfulness and Stress Reduction, and the various Compassion trainings, along with some of the latest neuroscience and research work around trauma, resilience and how to overcome isolation and loneliness. In designing the class series, I draw on the work of many experts in the field, including: Steve Porges, Tania Singer, Deb Dana, Rick Hanson, David Treleaven, Paul Gilbert, Linda Graham and Kelly McGonigal.

We’ll learn insights and tools regarding how to work with and regulate our nervous system, to develop more stability, resilience and joy, even in the face of stressful situations and/or challenging interactions. This class is interactive, as well as incorporating practices for self-reflection. To accommodate this, the first and last class will meet in person, and the second and third class will meet online.

Each class will include:

  • An initial guided settling meditation
  • Sharing of current research and perspectives, and group discussion of how this applies to our lives
  • Individual or small-group exercises
  • Embodied or movement practices
  • Guided meditation practices
  • Suggested home practice ideas

Class Schedule

4-week course
Mondays from 6:30-8:30 pm
March 4 – March 25, 2024
This is a hybrid class. The first and last session will be in person and middle sessions will be online via Zoom.

  • In-Person: 3/4 and 3/25 
  • Zoom: 3/11 and 3/18

University of Washington
Kincaid Hall, Rm 202
3751 W. Stevens Way NE
Seattle, WA 98195

Getting to CCFW

By car: 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 to $4.00 an hour. Learn more about parking options here

By bus or light rail: More than 60 bus routes serve the University District and a Link Light Rail Station is located 1/2 mile away.

By bike: Kincaid Hall is located directly off the Burke Gilman Trail between 15th Ave NE and the NE Pacific Street overpass. Bike racks are conveniently located at Kincaid and throughout campus.

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

Photo of facilitator Diane Hetrick

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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