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Joel Grow, PhD

Joel Grow, PhD, is a Seattle-based clinical psychologist and mindfulness facilitator and trainer. His work includes individual psychotherapy, group classes such as Mindful Self-Compassion and Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention, and training. He offers evidence-supported treatment that incorporates self-compassion, mindfulness, and acceptance-based approaches.

His approach aims at helping people lead a full and meaningful life, by clarifying what is deeply important for each person and practicing skills for working effectively with the pain and stress that life inevitably brings.

Joel’s background includes providing behavioral health care and trainings/workshops in community agencies, VA and private hospitals, corporations, and government agencies. Before graduate school, Joel spent 8 years as a software engineer and technical trainer. He also co-developed and served as lead instructor for a 9-month University of Washington certificate program for 9 years, and was awarded the UW “Award for teaching excellence.”

Events with Joel Grow, PhD

Mindful Self-Compassion
August 28, 2021

Mindful Self-Compassion training teaches us how to develop the warm-hearted, connected presence we need during moments of difficulty. Self-compassion provides the emotional strength and resilience needed to offer ourselves the same kindness and understanding we would offer a good friend. With self-compassion we can motivate ourselves with encouragement, forgive ourselves when needed, face and befriend our shortcomings, care for others while caring for self, and live more authentically. Research shows that self-compassion is strongly associated with greater emotional well-being, lower levels of anxiety and depression, healthy habits such as diet and exercise, and more satisfying personal relationships. Learning Objectives describe…