Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction: An Overview

The work that PACT Teams do can be stressful and overwhelming at times. This can lead to burnout and job dissatisfaction. Having tools at your disposal to help both yourself, your team members, and the people you serve can make a difference in your well-being. 

Target audience: This is an intermediate level workshop designed for PACT team members of all levels. 


Michelle McDonald-Lopez headshotMichelle McDonald-Lopez is a licensed mental health counselor and has been working in the field for the past 12 years. She has provided licensure supervision and has worked in outpatient, inpatient, and in jail settings over the course of her career, mainly with those experiencing psychotic disorders, serious mental illnesses, and anxiety disorders. Most of her clinical work has involved use of cognitive behavioral therapies, and mindfulness. Between 2012-March 2020 she was a Team Leader of a PACT team and has served as a fidelity co-reviewer for several PACT teams across Washington state. Currently she works for the University of Washington and trains team leads and new team members in ACT basics, comprehensive assessment, and CBT-informed care, including mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR).

Part 1

May 7, 2021, 1-3 PM Pacific

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn about mindfulness and how it connects to Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR).
  2.    Learn about mindfulness, its benefits, and its impact on the brain.
  3. Discuss imposter syndrome and how it can impact your emotional well-being.
  4. Discuss the effects of stress on the body. 

Part 2

May 14, 2021, 1-3 PM Pacific

Learning Objectives:

  1. Learn how MBSR can help with physical and emotional pain.
  2. Explore radical acceptance.
  3. Discuss self-compassion and gratitude.
  4. Go over suggestions for daily practice. 

    Consultation Calls

    June 9 and July 14, 2021

    Two one-hour consultation calls are offered as part of this training. Participants may attend one or both.

    • June 9, 2021, 3-4 PM Pacific
    • July 14, 2021, 3-4 PM Pacific