Our Accredited Classes

A number of our Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), and Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals (MHP) classes are accredited so that eligible registrants can receive
American Psychology Association approved CE credits or AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ CME credits.

More details about CE credits and costs are available on Mindful Self-Compassion accreditation and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction accreditation.


See below for the list of such classes. See each individual class for details on what credits are offered.

Mindfulness Northwest also offers one-day and multi-day retreats, 3-week introductory courses, and workshops on mindfulness. Courses are offered from Bellingham to Tacoma to Wenatchee. See our full quarterly schedule for more details.

    • 7 Apr 2020
    • 28 Apr 2020
    • 5 sessions
    • Online
    • 13

    For Healthcare Professionals:
    An ONLINE class teaching the fundamentals of mindfulness and MBSR.
    Co-sponsored by WPHP & WSMA and available to providers nation-wide.

         

    Join us for an investigation of mindfulness from the inside out. Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals is based on the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program. MBSR is the best researched mindfulness intervention with positive research indications for:

      • Choosing appropriate mindfulness training techniques in preventative and responsive ways in high stress situations.
      • Utilizing appropriate mindfulness practices to mitigate the risk factors for burnout.
      • Discussing strategies with peers for a more positive, mindful engagement in work and home situations that have been previously triggered stress response and unhelpful behaviors.
      • Identifying helpful vs. unhelpful thought patterns, problem solving, emotional regulation, and meaning-focused coping strategies.
      • Demonstrating meaningful change in personal mindfulness, perceived stress, and burnout as shown in standardized measures administered pre- and post-activity.
        This Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals class was inspired by MBSR and offers a deep taste of mindfulness training in a shorter 4-week period.

        Eligibility
        This course is open to all  healthcare professionals in Washington State and beyond, including mental health professionals (MD / DO / PT / PA / NP / RN / LPN / CMA / DC / ND / LMHC / MHC / MSW, etc. plus massage therapists and medical administrative staff). 

        Course details
        Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals is a structured 4-week course on mindfulness that promotes stress reduction, health and well-being. This highly participatory, practical class includes:

        • Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
        • Gentle stretching and mindful yoga
        • Inquiry exercises to enhance awareness in everyday life
        • Group dialogue and small group exercises
        • Daily home assignments
        • Guided audio files for home practice
        • a 60-page workbook with short readings, a guide to the course, and resources to support your ongoing investigation of mindfulness (provided in digital PDF format)
        Please see our MBSR page for full details about the well-researched MBSR class (designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Center for Mindfulness at the UMass Medical Center) upon which this Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals class is based.

        Schedule
        5 meetings: 4 regular class sessions Tuesdays, 6 - 8:30 PM, and one extended session on Saturday, April 25, 9 AM - 3 PM.

        Instructor:
        Beth Glosten, MD, Certified Mindfulness Teacher through the Mindfulness Northwest Teacher Training Program.

        Location: Offered Live Online.

        We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us. Broadband internet is required. Details on how to use Zoom will be sent with your registration.

        Cost: $390

        The fee includes all 5 meetings and instructional materials (a downloadable manual and guided meditation audio tracks).

        Payment plans are available during registration (4 equal monthly payments; no financing fee).

        Registration

           REGISTER ONLINE or register by phone at 360-830-6439 ext 0.

        This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Washington State Medical Association and Mindfulness Northwest. The WSMA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

        The WSMA designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

        This activity meets the criteria for up to 14 hours of Category I CME credit to satisfy the relicensure requirements of the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission.


        Our other Classes, Workshops and Retreats

           See our entire schedule of classes, workshops, and retreats.

        • 8 Apr 2020
        • 27 May 2020
        • 9 sessions
        • Online
        • 14
        Register

        Learn the healing art of mindfulness in this well-respected class.
        26 CE credits also available if you are a healthcare professional.

        Are you interested in mindfulness and its potential for enhancing health and well being? Are you under stress? Are you struggling with chronic conditions such as chronic pain, depression, and anxiety? Are you feeling as if life is too much? Or do you simply want to live a fuller life with greater balance?

        Recent research shows Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) reduces chronic pain and boosts the immune system; addresses painful mental states like depression and anxiety; minimizes emotional reactivity and promotes well-being; increases flexible attention and sharpens mental focus; and actually thickens grey matter in the areas of empathy and problem-solving. Happiness is a delightful by-product.

        Course details:
        Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is a structured 8-week course on mindfulness that reduces stress, and promotes health and well being.  This highly participatory, practical course includes:

        • Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
        • Gentle stretching and mindful yoga
        • Inquiry exercises to enhance awareness in everyday life
        • Group dialogue and small group exercises
        • Daily home assignments
        • Guided audio files for home practice
        • a 50-page workbook with short readings, a guide to the course, and resources to support your ongoing investigation of mindfulness

        Please see the MBSR page for full details about this well-researched class designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Center for Mindfulness at the UMass Medical Center.

        Location: Offered Live Online.

        We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us. Broadband internet is required. Details on how to use and connect to this Zoom Online Event will be sent with your registration. (Please note: If you registered for this Event prior to March 17, we will email you instructions for accessing this class.)

        All-Day Retreat: Saturday,  May 9, Online.

        Instructor:
        Karen Schwisow, E-RYT, Mindfulness Northwest Senior Teacher. Karen is certified to teach MBSR by the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts.

        Who this class is for:
        This adult class is open to the general public. Come join us!

        Cost: $285 - $530.  Sliding Scale Tuition. We also have special Scholarship Tuition options available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding scale. Payment plans are also available during registration (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee).

        Up to 26 CE credits are available for healthcare professionals for an additional fee. Please see "Continuing Education Credits" below.

        The registration fee includes all nine meetings and instructional materials (course manual and home practice CDs.)

        Registration:

        Please Note: Audio/video recordings of our instructors may occasionally be created for certification and training purposes during this program. These recordings will include only our instructors in the photo frame (though they may pick up student voices at some points in the recording) and are for internal use only.

           REGISTER ONLINE or register by phone at 360-830-6439 ext 0. With Registration, you will also receive a confirmation email with information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event. 

        Cancellation Policy: For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.

        Notes for King County employees who are taking this course as part of the Balanced You program:

        1) King County employees are eligible for free tuition via the King County Balanced You program. To sign-up for this course, you must use a @kingcounty.gov email address and provide your position at King County. 

        2) King County employees are limited to participating in one Community Class per quarter.

        3) If for any reason a King County employee cannot attend a course they are registered for, please immediately notify Office@mindfulnessnorthwest.com. Cancellations must be received in writing at least five full business days prior to the start of the class. Registrants who cancel with less than five business days' notice or who fail to attend the class will be assessed a $100 cancellation fee by King County.

        Continuing Education Credits

        Please note that this is a community course and all are welcome to join. This section provides the details for those choosing to request CE credits. CE credits are granted per session of training. If participants miss a morning or afternoon session, those CE credits cannot be made up at a later date.  

        Up to 26 CE credits are available to class participants through our collaboration withInternational Seminars Group (ISG). For full details visit our CE credit information page.

        Target Audience:
        Psychologists, Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC), Social Workers (LCSW), Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT), Registered Dietitians, and Nurses.

        For Mental Health Professionals:
        International Seminars Group (ISG) is approved by the American Psychological Association to provide continuing education programs for psychologists.  ISG maintains responsibility for its programs and its content.  The Washington State Board of Certified Counselors, Washington State Board of Social Workers, and Washington State Board of Marriage and Family Therapists do not provide pre-approval for classes. These boards frequently accept courses from APA-approved sponsors.

        For Nurses:
        International Seminars Group (ISG) is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing to provide continuing education programs for nurses.  ISG maintains responsibility for its programs and its content.  The Washington State Board of nursing does not provide pre-approval for classes.  This board frequently accepts courses approved by other state boards of nursing.

        More Details & Registration:
        For full details please visit our CE credit information page.



        Our Other Classes, Workshops, and Retreats

        See our entire schedule of classes, workshops, and retreats.  
        • 8 Apr 2020
        • 27 May 2020
        • 9 sessions
        • Online
        • 1
        Register

        Learn the healing art of mindfulness in this well-respected class.
        26 CE credits also available if you are a healthcare professional.


        Are you interested in mindfulness and its potential for enhancing health and well being? Are you under stress? Are you struggling with chronic conditions such as chronic pain, depression, and anxiety? Are you feeling as if life is too much? Or do you simply want to live a fuller life with greater balance?

        Recent research shows Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) reduces chronic pain and boosts the immune system; addresses painful mental states like depression and anxiety; minimizes emotional reactivity and promotes well-being; increases flexible attention and sharpens mental focus; and actually thickens grey matter in the areas of empathy and problem-solving. 

        Course details:
        Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is a structured 8-week course on mindfulness that reduces stress, and promotes health and well-being.  This highly participatory, practical course includes:

        • Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
        • Gentle stretching and mindful yoga
        • Inquiry exercises to enhance awareness in everyday life
        • Group dialogue and small group exercises
        • Daily home assignments
        • Guided audio files for home practice
        • A 50-page workbook with short readings, a guide to the course, and resources to support your ongoing investigation of mindfulness

        Please see the MBSR page for full details about this well-researched class designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Center for Mindfulness at the UMass Medical Center.

        Who this class is for:
        This adult class is open to the general public. Come join us!

        InstructorKaren Schwisow, E-RYT, Mindfulness Northwest Senior Instructor. Karen is certified to teach MBSR by the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts.

        Location:  Offered Live Online.  

        Online Note: We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us. Broadband internet is required. This class is an interactive online class. All that is needed to participate is a device with a camera and microphone (like a smartphone, tablet or laptop). Simple and easy instructions will be provided and we will help you get set up smoothly. In addition, details on how to use Zoom will be sent with your registration. 

        Schedule:
        9 meetings: 8 regular class sessions Wednesdays, 6 - 8:30 PM, and one Day of Mindfulness retreat on Saturday, May 9, 9 AM - 4 PM, all Online.

        Cost$315 - $595 Sliding Scale Tuition. We also have special Scholarship Tuition options available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding scale. Payment plans are also available during registration (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee).

        Up to 26 CE credits are available for healthcare professionals for an additional fee. Please see "Continuing Education Credits" below.

        The registration fee includes all nine meetings and instructional materials (a downloadable course manual).

        Registration:
           REGISTER ONLINE or register by phone at 360-830-6439 ext 0.

        Cancellation Policy:

        For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.

        Notes for King County employees who are taking this course as part of the Balanced You program:

        1) King County employees are eligible for free tuition via the King County Balanced You program. To sign-up for this course, you must use a @kingcounty.gov email address and provide your position at King County. 

        2) King County employees are limited to participating in one Community Class per quarter.

        3) If for any reason a King County employee cannot attend a course they are registered for, please immediately notify Office@mindfulnessnorthwest.com. Cancellations must be received in writing at least five full business days prior to the start of the class. Registrants who cancel with less than five business days' notice or who fail to attend the class will be assessed a $100 cancellation fee by King County.

        Continuing Education Credits

        Please note that this is a community class and all are welcome to join. This section provides the details for those choosing to request CE credits. CE credits are granted per class. If participants miss a class, those CE credits cannot be made up at a later date.  In addition, participants must be registered for this class by week two (2) in order to also register for CE credits.

        Up to 26 CE credits are available to class participants through our collaboration with International Seminars Group (ISG)For full details visit our CE credit information page.

        Target Audience:
        Psychologists, Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC), Social Workers (LCSW), Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT), Registered Dietitians, and Nurses.

        For Mental Health Professionals:
        International Seminars Group (ISG) is approved by the American Psychological Association to provide continuing education programs for psychologists.  ISG maintains responsibility for its programs and its content.  The Washington State Board of Certified Counselors, Washington State Board of Social Workers, and Washington State Board of Marriage and Family Therapists do not provide pre-approval for classes. These boards frequently accept courses from APA-approved sponsors.

        For Nurses:
        International Seminars Group (ISG) is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing to provide continuing education programs for nurses.  ISG maintains responsibility for its programs and its content.  The Washington State Board of nursing does not provide pre-approval for classes.  This board frequently accepts courses approved by other state boards of nursing.

        More Details & Registration:
        For full details please visit our CE credit information page.

        Our Other Classes, Retreats, and Workshops

        See our entire schedule of classes, workshops, and retreats. 


        • 16 Apr 2020
        • 4 Jun 2020
        • 9 sessions
        • Online
        • 14
        Register

        Learn the healing art of mindfulness in this well-respected class.
        26 CE credits also available if you are a healthcare professional.

        Are you interested in mindfulness and its potential for enhancing health and well being? Are you under stress? Are you struggling with chronic conditions such as chronic pain, depression, and anxiety? Are you feeling as if life is too much? Or do you simply want to live a fuller life with greater balance?

        Recent research shows Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) reduces chronic pain and boosts the immune system; addresses painful mental states like depression and anxiety; minimizes emotional reactivity and promotes well-being; increases flexible attention and sharpens mental focus; and actually thickens grey matter in the areas of empathy and problem-solving. Happiness is a delightful by-product.

        Course details:
        Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is a structured 8-week course on mindfulness that reduces stress, and promotes health and well being.  This highly participatory, practical course includes:

        • Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
        • Gentle stretching and mindful yoga
        • Inquiry exercises to enhance awareness in everyday life
        • Group dialogue and small group exercises
        • Daily home assignments
        • Guided audio files for home practice
        • a 50-page workbook with short readings, a guide to the course, and resources to support your ongoing investigation of mindfulness

        Please see the MBSR page for full details about this well-researched class designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Center for Mindfulness at the UMass Medical Center.

        Location: Offered Live Online.

        We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us. Broadband internet is required. Details on how to use and connect to this Zoom Online Event will be sent with your registration. (Please note: If you registered for this Event prior to March 19, we will email you instructions for accessing this class.)

        All-Day Retreat: Saturday, May 30, 9am - 4pm, Live Online.

        Instructor:
        Richard Johnson, PhD, Mindfulness Northwest Senior Instructor and Trained MSC Teacher qualified to teach MSC by the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion.

        Who this class is for:
        This adult class is open to the general public. Come join us!

        Cost: $530 - $285 Sliding Scale Tuition. We also have special Scholarship Tuition options available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding scale. Payment plans are also available during registration (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee).

        Up to 26 CE credits are available for healthcare professionals for an additional fee. Please see "Continuing Education Credits" below.

        The registration fee includes all nine meetings and instructional materials (course manual and home practice CDs.)

        Registration:

        Please Note: Audio/video recordings of our instructors may occasionally be created for certification and training purposes during this program. These recordings will include only our instructors in the photo frame (though they may pick up student voices at some points in the recording) and are for internal use only.

           REGISTER ONLINE or register by phone at 360-830-6439 ext 0. With Registration, you will also receive a confirmation email with information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event. 

        Cancellation Policy: For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.

        Notes for King County employees who are taking this course as part of the Balanced You program:

        1) King County employees are eligible for free tuition via the King County Balanced You program. To sign-up for this course, you must use a @kingcounty.gov email address and provide your position at King County. 

        2) King County employees are limited to participating in one Community Class per quarter.

        3) If for any reason a King County employee cannot attend a course they are registered for, please immediately notify Office@mindfulnessnorthwest.com. Cancellations must be received in writing at least five full business days prior to the start of the class. Registrants who cancel with less than five business days' notice or who fail to attend the class will be assessed a $100 cancellation fee by King County.

        Continuing Education Credits

        Please note that this is a community course and all are welcome to join. This section provides the details for those choosing to request CE credits. CE credits are granted per session of training. If participants miss a morning or afternoon session, those CE credits cannot be made up at a later date.  

        Up to 26 CE credits are available to class participants through our collaboration with International Seminars Group (ISG). For full details visit our CE credit information page.

        Target Audience:
        Psychologists, Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC), Social Workers (LCSW), Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT), Registered Dietitians, and Nurses.

        For Mental Health Professionals:
        International Seminars Group (ISG) is approved by the American Psychological Association to provide continuing education programs for psychologists.  ISG maintains responsibility for its programs and its content.  The Washington State Board of Certified Counselors, Washington State Board of Social Workers, and Washington State Board of Marriage and Family Therapists do not provide pre-approval for classes. These boards frequently accept courses from APA-approved sponsors.

        For Nurses:
        International Seminars Group (ISG) is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing to provide continuing education programs for nurses.  ISG maintains responsibility for its programs and its content.  The Washington State Board of nursing does not provide pre-approval for classes.  This board frequently accepts courses approved by other state boards of nursing.

        More Details & Registration:
        For full details please visit our CE credit information page.



        Our Other Classes, Workshops, and Retreats

        See our entire schedule of classes, workshops, and retreats.  
        • 21 Apr 2020
        • 16 Jun 2020
        • 9 sessions
        • Online
        • 13
        Register

        Mindful Self-Compassion training offered in Bellingham.
        26 CE credits also available if you are a healthcare professional.


        Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) was developed by Christopher K. Germer, PhD, leader in the integration of mindfulness and psychotherapy (www.mindfulselfcompassion.org) and Kristin Neff, PhD, pioneering researcher in the field of self-compassion (www.self-compassion.org).

        MSC combines the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion, providing a powerful tool for emotional resilience. Mindfulness is the first step in emotional healing - being able to turn toward and acknowledge our difficult thoughts and feelings (such as inadequacy, sadness, anger, confusion) with a spirit of openness and curiosity.

        Self-compassion involves responding to these difficult thoughts and feelings with kindness, sympathy and understanding so that we soothe and comfort ourselves when we're hurting. Research has shown that self-compassion greatly enhances emotional well-being. It boosts happiness, reduces anxiety and depression, and can even help maintain healthy lifestyle habits such as diet and exercise. Being both mindful and compassionate leads to greater ease and well-being in our daily lives.

        MSC can be learned by anyone. It's the practice of repeatedly evoking good will toward ourselves - especially when we're suffering - and cultivating the same desire that all living beings have to live happily and be free from suffering.

        Most of us feel compassion when a close friend is struggling. What would it be like to receive the same caring attention whenever you needed it most? All that's required is a shift in the direction of our attention - recognizing that as a human being, you too, are a worthy recipient of compassion.

        In MSC you will learn:

        • How to stop being so hard on yourself
        • How to handle difficult emotions with greater ease
        • How to motivate yourself with encouragement rather than criticism
        • How to transform difficult relations, both old and new
        • Mindfulness and self-compassion practices for home and everyday life
        • The theory and research behind mindful self-compassion
        • How to become your own best teacher

        A randomized, controlled trial demonstrated that MSC significantly increased self-compassion, compassion for others, mindfulness, and life satisfaction, as well as decreased depression, anxiety and stress. Improvements were linked to how much a person practiced mindfulness and self-compassion in their daily lives.

        Instructor:
        Tim Burnett, Executive Director and Guiding Instructor at Mindfulness Northwest. 

        Location: Offered Live Online.

        We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us. Broadband internet is required. Details on how to use and connect to this Zoom Online Event will be sent with your registration. 

        Day of Self-Compassion Retreat Online: Tuesday, May 26, from 1 - 5 pm.

        Cost:
        $310 - $580 Sliding Scale Tuition. We also have special Scholarship Tuition options available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding scale. Payment plans are also available during registration  (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

        Up to 26 CE credits are available for an additional fee. Please see "Continuing Education Credits" below.

        The fee includes all 9 meetings and instructional materials (course manual and home practice CDs).

        Please Note: Audio/video recordings of our instructors may occasionally be created for certification and training purposes during this program. These recordings will include only our instructors in the photo frame (though they may pick up student voices at some points in the recording) and are for internal use only.

        Registration:
           REGISTER ONLINE or register by phone at 360-830-6439 ext 0. With Registration, you will also receive a confirmation email with information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event. 

        Cancellation Policy:
        For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.

        Notes for King County employees who are taking this course as part of the Balanced You program:

        1) King County employees are eligible for free tuition via the King County Balanced You program. To sign-up for this course, you must use a @kingcounty.gov email address and provide your position at King County. 

        2) King County employees are limited to participating in one Community Class per quarter.

        3) If for any reason a King County employee cannot attend a course they are registered for, please immediately notify Office@mindfulnessnorthwest.com. Cancellations must be received in writing at least five full business days prior to the start of the class. Registrants who cancel with less than five business days' notice or who fail to attend the class will be assessed a $100 cancellation fee by King County.

        Continuing Education Credits

        Please note that this is a community class and all are welcome to join. This section provides the details for those choosing to request CE credits. CE credits are granted per class. If participants miss a class, those CE credits cannot be made up at a later date.  In addition, participants must be registered for this class by week two (2) in order to also register for CE credits.

        Up to 26 CE credits are available to class participants through our collaboration with International Seminars Group. For full details visit our CE credit information page.

        Target Audience for Credits:
        Psychologists, Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC), Social Workers (LCSW), Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT), Registered Dieticians, and Nurses.

        For mental health professionals:
        International Seminars Group (ISG) is approved by the American Psychological Association to provide continuing education programs for psychologists.  ISG maintains responsibility for its programs and its content.  The Washington State Board of Certified Counselors, Washington State Board of Social Workers, and Washington State Board of Marriage and Family Therapists do not provide pre-approval for classes. These boards frequently accept courses from APA-approved sponsors.

        For nurses:
        International Seminars Group (ISG) is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing to provide continuing education programs for nurses.  ISG maintains responsibility for its programs and its content.  The Washington State Board of nursing does not provide pre-approval for classes.  This board frequently accepts courses approved by other state boards of nursing.

        More Details & Registration:
        For full details please visit our CE credit information page.


        Our Other Classes, Workshops, and Retreats

        See our entire schedule of classes, workshops, and retreats.


        • 17 Jun 2020
        • 5 Aug 2020
        • 9 sessions
        • Online
        • 21
        Register

        Learn the healing art of mindfulness in this well-respected class.
        26 CE credits also available if you are a healthcare professional.


        Are you interested in mindfulness and its potential for enhancing health and well being? Are you under stress? Are you struggling with chronic conditions such as chronic pain, depression, and anxiety? Are you feeling as if life is too much? Or do you simply want to live a fuller life with greater balance?

        Recent research shows Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) reduces chronic pain and boosts the immune system; addresses painful mental states like depression and anxiety; minimizes emotional reactivity and promotes well-being; increases flexible attention and sharpens mental focus; and actually thickens grey matter in the areas of empathy and problem-solving. 

        Course details:
        Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is a structured 8-week course on mindfulness that reduces stress, and promotes health and well-being.  This highly participatory, practical course includes:

        • Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
        • Gentle stretching and mindful yoga
        • Inquiry exercises to enhance awareness in everyday life
        • Group dialogue and small group exercises
        • Daily home assignments
        • Guided audio files for home practice
        • A 50-page workbook with short readings, a guide to the course, and resources to support your ongoing investigation of mindfulness

        Please see the MBSR page for full details about this well-researched class designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Center for Mindfulness at the UMass Medical Center.

        Who this class is for:
        This adult class is open to the general public. Come join us!

        InstructorBeth Glosten, MD, Certified Mindfulness Teacher through the Mindfulness Northwest Teacher Training Program.

        Location:  Offered Live Online.  

        Online Note: We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us. Broadband internet is required. This class is an interactive online class. All that is needed to participate is a device with a camera and microphone (like a smartphone, tablet or laptop). Simple and easy instructions will be provided and we will help you get set up smoothly. In addition, details on how to use Zoom will be sent with your registration. 

        Schedule:
        9 meetings: 8 regular class sessions Wednesdays, 6 - 8:30 pm, and one Day of Mindfulness retreat on July 19, 9 AM - 4 PM, all Online.

        Cost$315 - $595 Sliding Scale Tuition. We also have special Scholarship Tuition options available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding scale. Payment plans are also available during registration (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee).

        Up to 26 CE credits are available for healthcare professionals for an additional fee. Please see "Continuing Education Credits" below.

        The registration fee includes all nine meetings and instructional materials (a downloadable course manual).

        Registration:
           REGISTER ONLINE or register by phone at 360-830-6439 ext 0.

        Cancellation Policy:

        For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.

        Notes for King County employees who are taking this course as part of the Balanced You program:

        1) King County employees are eligible for free tuition via the King County Balanced You program. To sign-up for this course, you must use a @kingcounty.gov email address and provide your position at King County. 

        2) King County employees are limited to participating in one Community Class per quarter.

        3) If for any reason a King County employee cannot attend a course they are registered for, please immediately notify Office@mindfulnessnorthwest.com. Cancellations must be received in writing at least five full business days prior to the start of the class. Registrants who cancel with less than five business days' notice or who fail to attend the class will be assessed a $100 cancellation fee by King County.

        Continuing Education Credits

        Please note that this is a community class and all are welcome to join. This section provides the details for those choosing to request CE credits. CE credits are granted per class. If participants miss a class, those CE credits cannot be made up at a later date.  In addition, participants must be registered for this class by week two (2) in order to also register for CE credits.

        Up to 26 CE credits are available to class participants through our collaboration with International Seminars Group (ISG)For full details visit our CE credit information page.

        Target Audience:
        Psychologists, Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC), Social Workers (LCSW), Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT), Registered Dietitians, and Nurses.

        For Mental Health Professionals:
        International Seminars Group (ISG) is approved by the American Psychological Association to provide continuing education programs for psychologists.  ISG maintains responsibility for its programs and its content.  The Washington State Board of Certified Counselors, Washington State Board of Social Workers, and Washington State Board of Marriage and Family Therapists do not provide pre-approval for classes. These boards frequently accept courses from APA-approved sponsors.

        For Nurses:
        International Seminars Group (ISG) is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing to provide continuing education programs for nurses.  ISG maintains responsibility for its programs and its content.  The Washington State Board of nursing does not provide pre-approval for classes.  This board frequently accepts courses approved by other state boards of nursing.

        More Details & Registration:
        For full details please visit our CE credit information page.

        Our Other Classes, Retreats, and Workshops

        See our entire schedule of classes, workshops, and retreats. 


        • 18 Jun 2020
        • 6 Aug 2020
        • 9 sessions
        • Good Shepherd Center, Room 202, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle WA 98103
        • 29
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        Learn the healing art of mindfulness in this well-respected class.
        26 CE credits also available if you are a healthcare professional.

        Are you interested in mindfulness and its potential for enhancing health and well being? Are you under stress? Are you struggling with chronic conditions such as chronic pain, depression, and anxiety? Are you feeling as if life is too much? Or do you simply want to live a fuller life with greater balance?

        Recent research shows Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) reduces chronic pain and boosts the immune system; addresses painful mental states like depression and anxiety; minimizes emotional reactivity and promotes well-being; increases flexible attention and sharpens mental focus; and actually thickens grey matter in the areas of empathy and problem-solving. Happiness is a delightful by-product.

        Course details:
        Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is a structured 8-week course on mindfulness that reduces stress, and promotes health and well being.  This highly participatory, practical course includes:

        • Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
        • Gentle stretching and mindful yoga
        • Inquiry exercises to enhance awareness in everyday life
        • Group dialogue and small group exercises
        • Daily home assignments
        • Guided audio files for home practice
        • a 50-page workbook with short readings, a guide to the course, and resources to support your ongoing investigation of mindfulness

        Please see the MBSR page for full details about this well-researched class designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Center for Mindfulness at the UMass Medical Center.

        Schedule and Location:
        8 classroom sessions:  Seattle's Good Shepherd Center, Room 202

        All-Day Retreat: Saturday, July 18:

        St. Mary-on-the-Lake Peace and Spirituality Center - Lakeview Room.  Also, please note that you will find some religious iconography displayed both inside and outside at St. Mary on the Lake.

        Instructor:
        Beth Glosten, MD, Certified Mindfulness Teacher through the 
        Mindfulness Northwest Teacher Training Program.

        Who this class is for:
        This adult class is open to the general public. Come join us!

        Cost: $355 - $670 Sliding Scale Tuition. We also have special Scholarship Tuition options available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding scale. Payment plans are also available during registration (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee).

        Up to 26 CE credits are available for healthcare professionals for an additional fee. Please see "Continuing Education Credits" below.

        The registration fee includes all nine meetings and instructional materials (course manual and home practice CDs.)

        Registration:

        Please Note: Audio/video recordings of our instructors may occasionally be created for certification and training purposes during this program. These recordings will include only our instructors in the photo frame (though they may pick up student voices at some points in the recording) and are for internal use only.

           REGISTER ONLINE or register by phone at 360-830-6439 ext 0.

        Cancellation Policy: For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.

        Notes for King County employees who are taking this course as part of the Balanced You program:

        1) King County employees are eligible for free tuition via the King County Balanced You program. To sign-up for this course, you must use a @kingcounty.gov email address and provide your position at King County. 

        2) King County employees are limited to participating in one Community Class per quarter.

        3) If for any reason a King County employee cannot attend a course they are registered for, please immediately notify Office@mindfulnessnorthwest.com. Cancellations must be received in writing at least five full business days prior to the start of the class. Registrants who cancel with less than five business days' notice or who fail to attend the class will be assessed a $100 cancellation fee by King County.

        Continuing Education Credits

        Please note that this is a community course and all are welcome to join. This section provides the details for those choosing to request CE credits. CE credits are granted per session of training. If participants miss a morning or afternoon session, those CE credits cannot be made up at a later date.  

        Up to 26 CE credits are available to class participants through our collaboration with International Seminars Group (ISG). For full details visit our CE credit information page.

        Target Audience:
        Psychologists, Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC), Social Workers (LCSW), Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT), Registered Dietitians, and Nurses.

        For Mental Health Professionals:
        International Seminars Group (ISG) is approved by the American Psychological Association to provide continuing education programs for psychologists.  ISG maintains responsibility for its programs and its content.  The Washington State Board of Certified Counselors, Washington State Board of Social Workers, and Washington State Board of Marriage and Family Therapists do not provide pre-approval for classes. These boards frequently accept courses from APA-approved sponsors.

        For Nurses:
        International Seminars Group (ISG) is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing to provide continuing education programs for nurses.  ISG maintains responsibility for its programs and its content.  The Washington State Board of nursing does not provide pre-approval for classes.  This board frequently accepts courses approved by other state boards of nursing.

        More Details & Registration:
        For full details please visit our CE credit information page.



        Our Other Classes, Workshops, and Retreats

        See our entire schedule of classes, workshops, and retreats.  
        • 9 Aug 2020
        • 5:00 PM
        • 14 Aug 2020
        • 2:00 PM
        • Harmony Hill Retreat Center, 7362 E State Route 106, Union WA 98592
        • 28
        Register

        Our 5-day residential intensive form of
        Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

        Designed especially for those who have found attending an 8-week class difficult to schedule, this 5-day residential intensive includes all of the content of our popular 8-week program offered in a peaceful retreat setting.

        26 CE credits also available if you are a healthcare professional.

        Course details:

        This highly participatory residential intensive form of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course includes:

        • Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
        • Gentle stretching and mindful yoga
        • Inquiry exercises to enhance awareness in everyday life
        • Group dialogue and small group exercises
        • A 60-page workbook with short readings, a guide to the course, and resources to support your ongoing investigation of mindfulness
        • Supplemental, optional, meetings for meditation and enriched learning
        • Excellent vegetarian meals and five days of peaceful quiet living

        Please see the MBSR page  for full details about this well-researched class designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Center for Mindfulness at the UMass Medical Center.

        Who this event is for:
        This adult event is open to the general public. Come join us!

        Details on what to bring will be sent upon registration.

        See What to Expect at Residential Trainings for more information about our multi-day mindfulness trainings.

        Instructors: 


        Karen Schwisow, E-RYT, Mindfulness Northwest Senior Teacher. Karen is certified to teach MBSR by the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts.

        Teresa Johnson, Mindfulness Northwest Instructor

        Location and Directions:
        Harmony Hill Retreat Center

        Need a ride or want to help others with transportation?
        See our carpooling page for setting up ride shares.

        Cost: $2095 - $1115  Sliding Scale Tuition includes instruction, materials, room and board. Rooms are doubles and singles. There is an additional cost for single rooms.


        We also have special Scholarship Tuition options available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding scale. We can only offer limited quantities of scholarship tuition so please register early.

        Payment plans are also available during registration (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee).


        Commuting: Although commuter attendance is possible we highly encourage you to stay on site. This makes for a much more complete and valuable experience. We strongly recommend that the commuter option only be considered by those living within a reliable 30-minute maximum travel time of the retreat site.

        Up to 26 CE credits are available for healthcare professionals with an additional $195 fee. Please see "Continuing Education Credits" below.

        Registration:

        REGISTER ONLINE 

        Cancellation Policy:
        For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.

        Continuing Education Credits

        Please note that this is a community course and all are welcome to join. This section provides the details for those choosing to request CE credits. CE credits are granted per session of training. If participants miss a morning or afternoon session, those CE credits cannot be made up at a later date.  

        Up to 26 CE credits are available to class participants through our collaboration with International Seminars Group (ISG)For full details visit our CE credit information page.

        Who is Eligible for CE's?
        Psychologists, Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC), Social Workers (LCSW), Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT), Registered Dietitians, and Nurses.

        For Mental Health Professionals:
        International Seminars Group (ISG) is approved by the American Psychological Association to provide continuing education programs for psychologists.  ISG maintains responsibility for its programs and its content.  The Washington State Board of Certified Counselors, Washington State Board of Social Workers, and Washington State Board of Marriage and Family Therapists do not provide pre-approval for classes. These boards frequently accept courses from APA-approved sponsors.

        For Nurses:
        International Seminars Group (ISG) is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing to provide continuing education programs for nurses.  ISG maintains responsibility for its programs and its content.  The Washington State Board of nursing does not provide pre-approval for classes.  This board frequently accepts courses approved by other state boards of nursing.

        More Details & Registration:
        For full details please visit our CE credit information page.


        Our other Classes, Workshops, and Retreats  

           See our entire schedule of classes, workshops, and retreats.
        • 18 Oct 2020
        • 5:00 PM
        • 23 Oct 2020
        • 2:00 PM
        • Samish Island Campground, 11633 Scott Road, Bow WA 98232
        • 24
        Register

        Our 5-day residential intensive form of
        Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)


        Designed especially for those who have found attending an 8-week class difficult to schedule, this 5-day residential intensive includes all of the content of our popular 8-week program offered in a peaceful retreat setting.

        26 CE credits also available if you are a healthcare professional.

        Course details:

        In MSC you will learn:

        • How to stop being so hard on yourself
        • How to handle difficult emotions with greater ease
        • How to motivate yourself with encouragement rather than criticism
        • How to transform difficult relations, both old and new
        • Mindfulness and self-compassion practices for home and everyday life
        • The theory and research behind mindful self-compassion
        • tools to manage Caregiver fatigue
        • How to become your own best teacher

        More info on Mindful Self-Compassion is available here:
                              Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)

        Who this event is for: This adult class is open to the general public. Come join us!

        Details on what to bring will be sent upon registration.

        See What to Expect at Residential Trainings for more information about our multi-day mindfulness trainings.

        Instructors:

        Oori Silberstein, Certified MSC Instructor, and 

        Catherine Duffy
        , Trained MSC Instructor and Certified Mindfulness Teacher.





        Location and Directions: 
        Samish Island Campground 

        Need a ride or want to help others with transportation?  
        See our carpooling page for setting up ride shares.


        Cost: $1350 - $720 Sliding Scale Tuition includes instruction, materials, room and board. There is an additional cost for some lodging options (see below).

        We also have special Scholarship Tuition options available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding scale. 

        Payment plans are also available during registration (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee).

        Commuting: Although commuter attendance is possible we highly encourage you to stay on site. This makes for a much more complete and valuable experience. We strongly recommend that the commuter option only be considered by those living within a reliable 30-minute maximum travel time of the retreat site.


        Up to 26 CE credits are available for healthcare professionals with an additional $195 fee. Please see "Continuing Education Credits" below.

        Registration:

        REGISTER ONLINE

        Cancellation Policy:
        For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.

        Accommodations

        There are two types of cabins: rustic cabins, which are simple plywood cabins built in the 1950's with heat, beds, and shared campground bathroom buildings; and e-cabins, which are modern motel-level buildings where two units share a bathroom.

        The 40 rustic cabins are quieter and simpler but one must walk across the lawn to the bathrooms. We can offer single or double occupancy in the rustic cabins to all participants.

        The 16 e-cabins are lighter, more modern, and share a bathroom. There can be more noise in e-cabins due to the sharing of the bathroom and we ask e-cabin residents to be very careful of the noise from doors and bathroom fixtures so as not to disturb their neighbor.

        A surcharge is required for lodging in the more modern e-cabins. 

        Consider helping us make e-cabins available to more people by requesting double occupancy. We will do our best to match you with a compatible roommate and to honor requests for roommates if you are coming to retreat with a friend.

        During the registration process, you may request one of these options: rustic, e-cabin with double occupancy, e-cabin with single occupancy, or RV or camping.

         Rustic Cabins Exterior:  Rustic Cabin Interior:
         Samish rustic cabin  
         E-Cabin Exterior:  E-Cabin Interior:
           


        Meals

        The hearty meals served at Samish Island Campground get rave reviews. All meals are included in the registration price (dinner on Sunday through lunch on Friday). We can accommodate nearly any dietary request - just let us know in the Comments field during registration.


        Continuing Education Credits

        Please note that this is a community course and all are welcome to join. This section provides the details for those choosing to request CE credits. CE credits are granted per session of training. If participants miss a morning or afternoon session, those CE credits cannot be made up at a later date.  

        Up to 26 CE credits are available to class participants through our collaboration with International Seminars Group (ISG)For full details visit our CE credit information page.

        Who is Eligible for CE's?

        Psychologists, Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC), Social Workers (LCSW), Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT), Registered Dieticians, and Nurses.

        For mental health professionals:
        International Seminars Group (ISG) is approved by the American Psychological Association to provide continuing education programs for psychologists.  ISG maintains responsibility for its programs and its content.  The Washington State Board of Certified Counselors, Washington State Board of Social Workers, and Washington State Board of Marriage and Family Therapists do not provide pre-approval for classes. These boards frequently accept courses from APA-approved sponsors.

        For nurses:
        International Seminars Group (ISG) is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing to provide continuing education programs for nurses.  ISG maintains responsibility for its programs and its content.  The Washington State Board of nursing does not provide pre-approval for classes.  This board frequently accepts courses approved by other state boards of nursing.

        More Details & Registration:
        For full details please visit our CE credit information page.

        Our other Classes, Workshops, and Retreats

           See our entire schedule of classes, workshops, and retreats.


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