Introducing the VA Portland Mindfulness Institute – What is it and Why Does it Matter? SEPT 22
September 22, 2021
The Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde Tribal Veterans Service Office and the Veterans Affairs Office of Tribal Government Relations presents
Introducing the VA Portland Mindfulness Institute –
What is it and Why Does it Matter?
A Virtual Training - To register, email CTGRTribalVSO@GrandRonde.Org for the link
September 22, 2021 at 10 to 11:30 a.m.
Mindfulness training was developed over 2500 years ago; shared across many cultures and called many different things. It is a skill of paying attention and way of experiencing the world, which has been shown to reduce human suffering. It is a wisdom practice, that helps us shift how we relate to the world; to work with rather than fight what we cannot control, and to change what we can. It is no magic solution. It is common sense and takes practice. Modern research has increasingly shown how learning mindfulness meditation – with different sitting and gentle movement practices – reduces stress, improves both physical and mental health, and helps us reconnect with a life that really matters.
Presented by Dr. Timothy W. Wright, Psy.D.
“Dr. Wright has a clinical psychology doctorate with specialist training in palliative care and chronic pain at VA Portland HCS. His clinical and research interests are focused on contextual cognitive behavioral therapy and mindfulness-based interventions with medically-involved populations. Currently, he works part-time with VA Portland, primarily as a Clinical Psychologist with the Center for Integrated Pain Clinic (CIPC), as a Whole Health Educator, and more recently, as founding Director of the Mindfulness Institute. Through his work and prior learning experiences, Dr. Wright has had the good fortune of integrating personal and professional interests in eastern/Buddhist psychology. Outside work, his main focus and practice is on surviving and thriving the rich chaos of a young family of 4 kids.”
For more information please contact the CTGR Tribal VSO - Ramona Quenelle at (503) 879-1484