Taking care of yourself will help you both perform at your best in your work and be your best self when you walk through the door at home. Check out our section on resilience programming for a list of behavior recommendations to support your well-being. If you want to expand your well-being practices in a more formal capacity, see if an 8-week course on mindful self-compassion or mindfulness-based stress reduction will fit into your schedule. More strapped for time? We have included several online resources for you to use through out your day no matter where you are.
Mindfulness Northwest Courses
The Office of Faculty Development and GME together offer two 8-week mindfulness courses from Mindfulness Northwest throughout the year.
Faculty and their family members are welcome to join highly subsidized class series at South Lake Union. These classes include basic mindfulness training, continuing with mindfulness, and mindful self-compassion. Our series are led by highly skilled teachers from Mindfulness Northwest and have been extremely useful to faculty members, residents, and their family members
- Statement of Philosophy: Mindfulness Northwest offers high quality evidence-based experiential trainings to support class participants in learning mindfulness from the “inside out”. Our courses balance didactic presentation of information, discussion and group exploration, and personal practice. We seek to provide a safe learning environment in which transformation of deep set patterns and habits may be transformed.
CCFW (Center for Child and Family Well-Being)
Located a 10 minute walk from UWMC at 3903 Brooklyn Ave NE, the CCFW is affiliated with the UW Department of Psychology
CCFW offers several courses per quarter ranging from 6-8 weeks open to faculty, staff, and community members including Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), “Finding Joy in the Present Moment”, and “Getting Unhooked: Mental Agility for Men”
For a list of current offerings, see the CCFW website
Additional Self-Compassion Resources
Looking to support your self-compassion, but do not have the time to take a formal class? Use the online resources created by Dr. Chris Germer and Dr. Kristen Neff to foster self-compassion.
Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
The Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Washington seeks to transform healthcare in the region by integrating traditional and complementary wellness approaches into patient care. The UW Osher Center emphasizes that the practitioner and patient are partners in the healing process, and that all factors that influence health, wellness, and disease are taken into consideration.
How to Find a PCP in Seattle
Find a primary care provider on the UW Medicine “find a provider” page.
The Whole U
IMA (Intramural Activities Building)
The Intramural Activities (IMA) Building is UW’s premier fitness center nestled on the bank of Lake Washington. The IMA includes a swimming pool, gyms, assorted courts, locker rooms, indoor track, climbing center, cardio and weight rooms and a variety of studio spaces. Members also have access to locks, lockers, and towel service.
Right As Rain
Right as Rain is a digital publication by UW Medicine dedicated to helping you feel healthy and well.
Nature and Your Health
This article from Yale Environment 360 points to the benefits of exposure to nature on improved health, stress reduction, and healing. Spending two hours in nature each week is recommended to see these benefits.
UW Counseling Center
The UW Counseling Center supports students in all aspects of their development, providing personal and career counseling, study skills assistance, and other services to those currently enrolled. The Center is ready to respond to students in crisis situations. Consultations with faculty, staff, and parents who have concerns about a student are also available.
Hall Health Mental Health Clinic
Hall Health Mental Health Clinic provides mental health services to students including individual and group therapy; medication evaluation and management; crisis intervention and support, as well as referrals when appropriate to other campus or community resources.
UW Health and Wellness Advocate
The Health and Wellness Advocate works with students affected by sexual assault, relationship violence, stalking, and sexual harassment. The H&W Advocate meets with students to offer support and guide them through their rights, options, and resources.
Phone: 206-685-HELP (206-685-4357)