Mindful Self-Compassion for Underserved Communities: UCI SSIHI and UCI Health Family Medicine FQHC

Jessica Drew de Paz, Director of mindfulness programs at the UCI Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute (SSIHI), shares insights on partnering with UCI’s Family Medicine Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) to offer an evidence-based Mindful Self-Compassion course to their patients. Over one year, Mirjam Luthe provided three courses, two in Spanish and one in English. These 6-week offerings were taught Saturdays via Zoom. Some of the participants even joined while cleaning houses, working in a kitchen, or tending to children, in order not to miss it. Learn more about Mindfulness at UCI Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute: https://ssihi.uci.edu/mindfulness/