Mindfulness-Based Interventions for Cancer Patients, Survivors and Caregivers, with Linda Carlson, PhD
January 30, 2020, 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
UCSF Mount Zion Campus
1600 Divisadero Street, 2nd Floor
Join us for an introduction to Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery (MBCR), a 9-week program for cancer patients developed by Linda Carlson, PhD, based on the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program that was developed in the 1980s by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD.
Dr. Carlson will describe the concept of mindfulness and how it can be beneficial for people coping with cancer and their caregivers, followed by an overview of the Mindfulness-Based Cancer Recovery Program. She will summarize program research results showing how people can benefit across a wide range of cancer-related symptoms, such as anxiety, depression, fatigue, sleep, and more.
Dr. Carlson will also be training psycho-oncologists and MBSR instructors on MBCR, and we will begin offering the 9-week program in February.
No fee, but pre-registration is required, as seating is limited. This event is open to all cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers, regardless of where you receive treatment.
This program is co-sponsored by UCSF Psycho-Oncology and the UCSF Patient and Family Cancer Support Center, through a generous grant from the Mount Zion Health Fund.