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Welcome King County Employees!


Mindfulness Northwest is delighted to partner with King County's Balanced You program.  In addition to offering programs in the workplace, we invite King County employees to register for and attend many MNW events open to the general community -- for free!

Important Note: King County employees are allowed one community event registration per quarter regardless of the length of the course.

To Register Online 

1.  When registering, choose the "King County Employee" option. No additional approvals are needed. 

2.  Use your @kingcounty.gov email address and provide your position at King County.  

3.  You may join the waitlist if there are no open King County Employee spaces available and will be notified if space becomes available. 

4.  If an event does not list a "King County Employee" option, there is no free space offered for this event. However, you may register as a paid participant if you wish.


CANCELLATION POLICY FOR KING COUNTY EMPLOYEES :

If for any reason you cannot attend a course for which you are registered, we request that you immediately notify Office@mindfulnessnorthwest.com. 

1.  Cancellations must be received in writing at least five full business days prior to the start of the class in order to avoid penalty. 

2.  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.




    • 21 Sep 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 16 Nov 2020
    • (PST)
    • 9 sessions
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 9

    Mindful Self-Compassion training offered Live Online.

    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).

    testimonial will appear here

    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.

    Instructors:
     Oori Silberstein, Mindfulness Northwest Instructor, trained to teach core Mindfulness curriculum through Mindfulness Northwest and the University of California at San Diego's Center for Mindful Self-Compassion

    Carolyn McCarthy, Mindful Self-Compassion Trained Teacher by the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion

    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: Saturday, November 7, from 9 AM - 1 PM.

    Cost:
    $580 - $310 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). 

    Registration:  REGISTER ONLINE 

    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.

    Important note to King County employees: please read THIS before you register.

    Our Other Classes, Workshops, and Retreats

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


    • 22 Sep 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 17 Nov 2020
    • (PST)
    • 9 sessions
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 2

    Learn the healing art of mindfulness in this well-respected class.

    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. 

    Schedule:
    Tuesday evenings, September 22 - November, 17, from 6 - 8:30 PM, skipping October 13.
    All-Day Retreat: Saturday,  November 7, Live Online from 9 AM - 4 PM.

    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: $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).

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

    Registration:  REGISTER ONLINE 

    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.

    Important note to King County employees: please read THIS before you register.


    Our Other Classes, Workshops, and Retreats

    See our entire schedule of classes, workshops, and retreats.  
    • 24 Sep 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 19 Nov 2020
    • (PST)
    • 9 sessions
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 10

    Learn the healing art of mindfulness in this well-respected class.

    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 manual 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. 

    Schedule:
    Thursday evenings, September 24 - November, 19, from 6 - 8:30 PM, skipping October 15.
    All-Day Retreat: Saturday,  October 31, Live Online from 9 AM - 4 PM.

    Instructor:  Richard Johnson, PhDMindfulness Northwest Senior Instructor

    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).

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

    Registration:  REGISTER ONLINE 

    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.

    Important note to King County employees: please read THIS before you register.


    Our Other Classes, Workshops, and Retreats

    See our entire schedule of classes, workshops, and retreats.  
    • 13 Oct 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 8 Dec 2020
    • (PST)
    • 9 sessions
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 6
    Register

    Mindful Self-Compassion training offered Live Online.

    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).

    testimonial will appear here

    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.

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

    Catherine Duffy, Certified Mindfulness Northwest Instructor and MSC Trained Teacher with the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion at the University of California at San Diego.  


    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: Saturday, November 14, from 9 AM - 1 PM.

    Cost:
    $580 - $310 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). 

    Registration:  REGISTER ONLINE 

    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.

    Important note to King County employees: please read THIS before you register.

    Our Other Classes, Workshops, and Retreats

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


    • 15 Oct 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 10 Dec 2020
    • (PST)
    • 9 sessions
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 3

    Learn the healing art of mindfulness in this well-respected class.

    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?

    What people are saying...
    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.

    InstructorHolly Bond, Mindfulness Northwest Instructor

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

    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. 

    Schedule:

    Thursday evenings, October 15 - December 10, from 6 - 8:30 PM.
    All-Day Retreat: Saturday, November 21,  9 am - 4 pm,  Live Online. 

    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).

    Registration:  REGISTER ONLINE 

    With registration, you will also receive 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.

    Important note to King County employees: please read THIS before you register.

    Our Other Classes, Workshops, and Retreats

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

    • 19 Oct 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 26 Oct 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 17
    Register


    Mindful Communication helps to increase awareness around multiple levels of interaction  beyond just the content and information that is being conveyed.

    Mindful Communication asks what can I bring to this communication, rather than just what can I get from it? What qualities, such as kindness, acceptance, patience, lightness, humor and strength can I offer?

    When we communicate mindfully, every interaction is fresh with opportunity and open to discovery. Mindful Communication also concerns itself with foundational issues of social justice and inequity which color all communication.

    Key Concepts

    What people are saying...
    Communication is complex and essential for all of our relationships to function well. Essential at work and essential at home and everywhere in between. And yet we have little training in how communication works. Most of our training is focused just on one level. In this 4-hour workshop, offered in two 2-hour sessions, we suggest there are three key levels to pay attention to in order to be a more successful communicator. And we bring the tools of mindfulness to bear in exploring all three:
      1. The Content - where we have the most knowledge and experience, but even here we can do better.
      2. The Transaction - a complex exchange is happening between 2 or more people, there is far more happening in that exchange than just information.
      3. The Foundational - what "foundation" is this communication resting on? What are social / cultural / environmental factors that support or undermine trust and safety in the communication?

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

    Cost:  $120 - $60 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). 

    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. 

    Registration:  REGISTER ONLINE 

    With Registration, you will also receive 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.

    Important note to King County employees: please read THIS before you register.


    Our other Classes, Workshops and Retreats

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

    • 31 Oct 2020
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 29
    Register

    Day of Mindfulness - Live Online

    A silent day of continuous practice, in the comfort of your own home!
      

    During this day-long retreat, we will be guided in a sequence of meditation and mindfulness practices including: sitting meditation, the body scan, walking meditation (indoors and out!), gentle mindful yoga, and contemplative practices like the loving-kindness meditation.

    What people are saying...

    The retreat is designed especially for those who have taken Mindfulness Northwest classes. A day to gather, see old friends, and reinvigorate our practice together. Others with teacher-led meditation experience or a background in contemplative practice are invited to join as well. If you are totally new to meditation this day may be a challenge but you're welcome to inquire; and, for some, "jumping in" is a great way to start.

    Instructor:  Richard Johnson, PhDMindfulness Northwest Senior Instructor

    Cost: $95 - $50 Sliding Scale Tuition. 

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

    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

    Registration REGISTER ONLINE 

    With registration you will also receive 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.

    Additional Course details:

    A day of immersion into mindfulness, stress reduction, and body awareness. Formal practices including body scan, mindful yoga, sitting and walking meditation, all practiced together in silence.

    Please have available that day:

    • A blanket for keeping warm during times of stillness or lying down.
    • An exercise or yoga mat if you have one.
    • A meditation cushion or bench if you prefer.

    Please see the MBSR page to review details about the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program. This Day of Mindfulness is based on the MBSR principles and practices. MBSR is a well-researched class designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Center for Mindfulness at the Univ. of Massachusetts. It has proven very effective in helping with many stress-related issues.

    Important note to King County employees: please read THIS before you register.


    Our Other Classes, Workshops, and Retreats

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

    • 3 Nov 2020
    • (PST)
    • 10 Nov 2020
    • (PST)
    • 2 sessions
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 18
    Register


    Emotional Resilience refers to a person’s capacity for meeting difficult emotional situations with greater equanimity and a person’s capacity for returning to a state of emotional balance more quickly. This 4-hour workshop, offered in two 2-hour sessions, introduces techniques specifically designed to enhance participants’ ability to be aware of and respond to difficult emotional situations with both mindfulness and compassion, a combination which cultivates emotional resilience.

    KEY CONCEPTS

    What people are saying...
    Emotions are an important part of who and what we are as human beings, coloring our perceptions, deeply influencing our quality of life and ability to function well and yet we know little about them and often don't notice emotion unless it's strong.

    This workshop uses the tools of mindfulness to help us on our journey with emotions in three ways:

    • To know our emotions more fully
    • To become able to respond to strong emotions more wisely
    • To cultivate and strengthen positive emotions

      Instructor: Teresa Johnson, Mindfulness Northwest Instructor

      Cost:  $120 - $60 Sliding Scale Tuition. 

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

      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. 

      Registration:  REGISTER ONLINE 

      With registration, you will also receive 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.

      Important note to King County employees: please read THIS before you register.


      Our other Classes, Workshops and Retreats

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

      • 7 Nov 2020
      • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PST)
      • Live Online (Pacific Time)
      • 25
      Register

      A Day of Self-Compassion - Live Online

      A Retreat at Home full of nourishing, continuous practice.

        

      During this half-day retreat, we will be guided in a sequence of meditation and mindfulness practices including: sitting meditation, the body scan, walking meditation (indoors and out!), gentle mindful yoga, and contemplative practices like the loving-kindness meditation.

            

      Instructors:
      Oori Silberstein, Mindfulness Northwest Instructor, trained to teach core Mindfulness curriculum through Mindfulness Northwest and the University of California at San Diego's Center for Mindful Self-Compassion.  

      Carolyn McCarthy, Mindful Self-Compassion Trained Teacher by the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion


      Cost: $70 - $35 Sliding Scale Tuition. 

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

      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. 

      Registration REGISTER ONLINE 

      With registration you will also receive information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event.  

      Additional Course details:

      A half-day of immersion into mindfulness, stress reduction, and body awareness. Formal practices including body scan, mindful yoga, sitting and walking meditation, all practiced together in silence.

      Please have available that day:

      • A blanket for keeping warm during times of stillness or lying down.
      • An exercise or yoga mat if you have one.
      • A meditation cushion or bench if you prefer.

      Please see the MSC page to review details about the Mindful Self-Compassion program. This Day of Mindful Self-Compassion is based on the MSC principles and practices. MSC was developed by Christopher K. Germer, PhD, leader in the integration of mindfulness and psychotherapy and Kristin Neff, PhD, pioneering researcher in the field of self-compassion.

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

      Important note to King County employees: please read THIS before you register.


      Our Other Classes, Workshops, and Retreats

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

      • 7 Nov 2020
      • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (PST)
      • Live Online (Pacific Time)
      • 27
      Register

      Day of Mindfulness - Live Online

      A silent day of continuous practice, in the comfort of your own home!
        

      During this day-long retreat, we will be guided in a sequence of meditation and mindfulness practices including: sitting meditation, the body scan, walking meditation (indoors and out!), gentle mindful yoga, and contemplative practices like the loving-kindness meditation.

      What people are saying...

      The retreat is designed especially for those who have taken Mindfulness Northwest classes. A day to gather, see old friends, and reinvigorate our practice together. Others with teacher-led meditation experience or a background in contemplative practice are invited to join as well. If you are totally new to meditation this day may be a challenge but you're welcome to inquire; and, for some, "jumping in" is a great way to start.

      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.

      Cost: $95 - $50 Sliding Scale Tuition. 

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

      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

      Registration REGISTER ONLINE 

      With registration you will also receive 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.

      Additional Course details:

      A day of immersion into mindfulness, stress reduction, and body awareness. Formal practices including body scan, mindful yoga, sitting and walking meditation, all practiced together in silence.

      Please have available that day:

      • A blanket for keeping warm during times of stillness or lying down.
      • An exercise or yoga mat if you have one.
      • A meditation cushion or bench if you prefer.

      Please see the MBSR page to review details about the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program. This Day of Mindfulness is based on the MBSR principles and practices. MBSR is a well-researched class designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Center for Mindfulness at the Univ. of Massachusetts. It has proven very effective in helping with many stress-related issues.

      Important note to King County employees: please read THIS before you register.


      Our Other Classes, Workshops, and Retreats

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

      • 14 Nov 2020
      • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PST)
      • Live Online (Pacific Time)
      • 26
      Register

      A Day of Self-Compassion - Live Online

      A Retreat at Home full of nourishing, continuous practice.

        

      During this half-day retreat, we will be guided in a sequence of meditation and mindfulness practices including: sitting meditation, the body scan, walking meditation (indoors and out!), gentle mindful yoga, and contemplative practices like the loving-kindness meditation.

           

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

      Catherine Duffy, Certified Mindfulness Northwest Instructor and MSC Trained Teacher with the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion at the University of California at San Diego.  


      Cost:
       $70 - $35 Sliding Scale Tuition. 

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

      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. 

      Registration REGISTER ONLINE 

      With registration you will also receive information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event.  

      Additional Course details:

      A half-day of immersion into mindfulness, stress reduction, and body awareness. Formal practices including body scan, mindful yoga, sitting and walking meditation, all practiced together in silence.

      Please have available that day:

      • A blanket for keeping warm during times of stillness or lying down.
      • An exercise or yoga mat if you have one.
      • A meditation cushion or bench if you prefer.

      Please see the MSC page to review details about the Mindful Self-Compassion program. This Day of Mindful Self-Compassion is based on the MSC principles and practices. MSC was developed by Christopher K. Germer, PhD, leader in the integration of mindfulness and psychotherapy and Kristin Neff, PhD, pioneering researcher in the field of self-compassion.

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

      Important note to King County employees: please read THIS before you register.


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      • 21 Nov 2020
      • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (PST)
      • Live Online (Pacific Time)
      • 29
      Register

      Day of Mindfulness - Live Online

      A silent day of continuous practice, in the comfort of your own home!
        

      During this day-long retreat, we will be guided in a sequence of meditation and mindfulness practices including: sitting meditation, the body scan, walking meditation (indoors and out!), gentle mindful yoga, and contemplative practices like the loving-kindness meditation.

      What people are saying...

      The retreat is designed especially for those who have taken Mindfulness Northwest classes. A day to gather, see old friends, and reinvigorate our practice together. Others with teacher-led meditation experience or a background in contemplative practice are invited to join as well. If you are totally new to meditation this day may be a challenge but you're welcome to inquire; and, for some, "jumping in" is a great way to start.

      InstructorHolly Bond, Mindfulness Northwest Instructor

      Cost: $95 - $50 Sliding Scale Tuition. 

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

      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

      Registration REGISTER ONLINE 

      With registration you will also receive 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.

      Additional Course details:

      A day of immersion into mindfulness, stress reduction, and body awareness. Formal practices including body scan, mindful yoga, sitting and walking meditation, all practiced together in silence.

      Please have available that day:

      • A blanket for keeping warm during times of stillness or lying down.
      • An exercise or yoga mat if you have one.
      • A meditation cushion or bench if you prefer.

      Please see the MBSR page to review details about the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program. This Day of Mindfulness is based on the MBSR principles and practices. MBSR is a well-researched class designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Center for Mindfulness at the Univ. of Massachusetts. It has proven very effective in helping with many stress-related issues.

      Important note to King County employees: please read THIS before you register.


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      • 1 Dec 2020
      • (PST)
      • 8 Dec 2020
      • (PST)
      • 2 sessions
      • Live Online (Pacific Time)
      • 19
      Register


      This 3-hour workshop, offered in two 1.5-hour sessions, introduces participants to the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion. 

      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.

      What people are saying...

      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.

      Instructor:  Carolyn McCarthy, Mindful Self-Compassion Trained Teacher by the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion

      Cost:  $100 - $45 Sliding Scale Tuition. 

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

      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

      Registration:  REGISTER ONLINE 

      With Registration, you will also receive 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.

      Important note to King County employees: please read THIS before you register.


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      • 6 Dec 2020
      • (PST)
      • 13 Dec 2020
      • (PST)
      • 2 sessions
      • Live Online (Pacific Time)
      • 18
      Register


      Neuroscience has proven human beings need connection to thrive in all relationships – at home, work, in the world. 

      Safety, security, and well-being, the underpinnings of healthy adult relationships, are fostered in early life, yet about 45 percent of the adults in the U.S. did not experience the parenting needed to develop neurological patterning to access these essential emotional states.

      BUT THERE IS GOOD NEWS. We can build new neural pathways and ways of interacting. 

      It turns out, the same skills which reflect healthy childhood relationships are present in people who practice mindfulness:

      • What people are saying...
        Management of the body’s reactions
      • Regulation of fear reactivity
      • Emotional resilience
      • Insight (self knowing)
      • Empathy and attunement - within self and with others
      • Perspective shift from “me” to “we”

      Course Details

      Topics of learning, discussion, and interpersonal exercises will include:

      • Defining mindfulness
      • Getting to the root of harmful relationship patterns such as blame, defensiveness, avoiding conflict, and shutting down
      • Letting go of unhelpful narratives about ourselves and others
      • Awareness of feelings and needs for more skillful communication and emotional resilience 

      Mindfulness practices which support the capacity to respond rather than react and to connect with self and others will be introduced throughout this 4-hour workshop, offered in two 2-hour sessions.

      Instructors: Richard and Teresa Johnson

      Cost:  $120 - $60 Sliding Scale Tuition. 

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

      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. 

      Registration:  REGISTER ONLINE 

      With Registration, you will also receive 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.

      Important note to King County employees: please read THIS before you register.


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      • 12 Dec 2020
      • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (PST)
      • Live Online (Pacific Time)
      • 29
      Register

      Forgiveness Workshop - Live Online

      Forgiveness isn't easy. It isn't quick. And it doesn't solve everything. But there are few better ways to heal the wounds of harm we all hold within us.

      We end up hurting each other. It's an unavoidable part of human life. From slights, confusions, and misunderstandings to outright abuse and even violence, we've all been on the giving and receiving end of harm. Plus we may harm ourselves through neglect or self-aggression.

      When dealt with wisely, we all do our best to seek safety and make our best choices to avoid harm in every direction. And yet harm can never be completely avoided.


      What to do?

      This one-day online workshop suggests the practice of forgiveness as a powerful way to recover from harm and to reduce the impact of the difficult things that happen.

      Join Senior Teacher and Mindfulness Northwest Executive Director Tim Burnett in this innovative new workshop exploring forgiveness. The day will include exercises, discussion, and exploration around our topic in a safe space. And a helpful info packet will be provided to support your continuing practice.


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

      Cost: $95 - $50 Sliding Scale Tuition. 

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

      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. 

      Registration REGISTER ONLINE 

      With registration you will also receive 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.

      Important note to King County employees: please read THIS before you register.


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      • 16 Jan 2021
      • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (PST)
      • Live Online (Pacific Time)
      • 37
      Register

      Join us for a day of immersion in mindfulness practices, discussion, poetry and teachings which will invite the door of gratefulness in our hearts and minds to open wide.

      What if each morning we could put on a set of glasses to help us view the details of our day more often through a lens of wonder?

      Science is now revealing that practicing gratitude is a skill that can have positive effects on our health, moods and relationships. Put simply, it offers us the opportunity to approach life with new eyes.

      “And in every moment, in every action, we will feel the urge to say thank you, we will follow the urge to bow.”

      - From One Morning, by Rosemerry Trommer                         

      Instructors: Richard and Teresa Johnson


      Cost: $100 - $200 Sliding Scale TuitionWe 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).

      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. 

      Registration   Register Online 

      With Registration, you will also receive 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.


      Additional Course details:

      A day of immersion into mindfulness, stress reduction, and body awareness. Formal practices including body scan, mindful yoga, sitting and walking meditation, all practiced together in silence.

      Please have available that day:

      • A blanket for keeping warm during times of stillness or lying down.
      • An exercise or yoga mat if you have one.
      • A meditation cushion or bench if you prefer.

      Important note to King County employees: please read THIS before you register.



      Our Other Classes, Workshops, and Retreats

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

      • 19 Jan 2021
      • (PST)
      • 9 Mar 2021
      • (PST)
      • 9 sessions
      • Live Online (Pacific Time)
      • 23
      Register

      Learn the healing art of mindfulness in this well-respected class.

      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

      Schedule:
      Tuesday evenings, January 19 - March 9, from 6 - 8:30 PM.
      All-Day Retreat: Saturday,  February 27, Live Online from 9 AM - 4 PM.

      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: $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).

      Registration:  REGISTER ONLINE 

      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.

      Important note to King County employees: please read THIS before you register.


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      • 19 Jan 2021
      • (PST)
      • 26 Jan 2021
      • (PST)
      • 2 sessions
      • Live Online (Pacific Time)
      • 23
      Register


      This 3-hour workshop, offered in two 1.5-hour sessions, introduces participants to the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion. 

      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.

      What people are saying...

      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.

      Instructor:   Catherine Duffy, Certified Mindfulness Northwest Instructor and MSC Trained Teacher with the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion at the University of California at San Diego.   

      Cost:  $100 - $45 Sliding Scale Tuition. 

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

      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

      Registration:  REGISTER ONLINE 

      With Registration, you will also receive 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.

      Important note to King County employees: please read THIS before you register.


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      • 20 Jan 2021
      • 6:00 PM (PST)
      • 10 Mar 2021
      • 8:30 PM (PST)
      • Live Online (Pacific Time)
      • 22
      Register

      Learn the healing art of mindfulness in this well-respected class.

      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

      Schedule:
      Wednesday evenings, January 20 - March 10, from 6 - 8:30 PM.
      All-Day Retreat: Saturday,  February 27, Live Online from 9 AM - 4 PM.

      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: $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).

      Registration:  REGISTER ONLINE 

      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.

      Important note to King County employees: please read THIS before you register.


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      • 21 Jan 2021
      • (PST)
      • 11 Mar 2021
      • (PST)
      • 9 sessions
      • Live Online (Pacific Time)
      • 22
      Register

      Mindful Self-Compassion training offered Live Online.

      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).

      testimonial will appear here

      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:
      Richard Johnson, PhDMindfulness Northwest Senior Instructor

      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

      Day of Self-Compassion Retreat Online: Saturday, February 20, from 9 AM - 1 PM.

      Cost:
      $580 - $310 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). 

      Registration:  REGISTER ONLINE 

      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.

      Important note to King County employees: please read THIS before you register.

      Our Other Classes, Workshops, and Retreats

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      • 21 Jan 2021
      • (PST)
      • 18 Mar 2021
      • (PDT)
      • 9 sessions
      • Live Online (Pacific Time)
      • 22
      Register

      Learn the healing art of mindfulness in this well-respected class.

      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

      Schedule:
      Thursday evenings, January 21 - March 18, from 6 - 8:30 PM, skipping March 4.
      All-Day Retreat: Sunday,  February 28, Live Online from 10 AM - 4 PM.

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

      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).

      Registration:  REGISTER ONLINE 

      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.

      Important note to King County employees: please read THIS before you register.


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      • 25 Jan 2021
      • (PST)
      • 15 Mar 2021
      • (PDT)
      • 9 sessions
      • Live Online (Pacific Time)
      • 24
      Register

      Learn the healing art of mindfulness in this well-respected class.

      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 manual 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

      Schedule:
      Mondays early evening, January 25 - March 15, from 4 - 6:30 PM.
      All-Day Retreat: Saturday,  March 6, Live Online from 9 AM - 4 PM.

      Instructor:  Richard Johnson, PhDMindfulness Northwest Senior Instructor

      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).

      Registration:  REGISTER ONLINE 

      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.

      Important note to King County employees: please read THIS before you register.


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      • 25 Jan 2021
      • (PST)
      • 1 Feb 2021
      • (PST)
      • 2 sessions
      • Live Online (Pacific Time)
      • 23
      Register


      Join us for this introductory workshop in mindfulness, stress reduction, body awareness, and inner care. Mindfulness helps us meet challenges with more resilience, and to embrace the joys of life with more appreciation and awareness.

      What people are saying...

      In this 3-hour workshop, offered in two 1.5-hour sessions, we’ll meet the primary practices of mindfulness, learn about the scientific and cultural roots of these practices, and have time for a hands-on experiential immersion. The day will conclude with small group discussion and dialog with the instructor on your experience of the day and how mindfulness can be integrated into daily life at work and at home.

      Instructor: Holly Bond Mindfulness Northwest Instructor

      Cost:  $100 - $45 Sliding Scale Tuition. 

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

      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

      Registration:  REGISTER ONLINE 

      With Registration, you will also receive 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.

      Important note to King County employees: please read THIS before you register.


      Our other Classes, Workshops and Retreats

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      • 9 Feb 2021
      • (PST)
      • 30 Mar 2021
      • (PDT)
      • 9 sessions
      • Live Online (Pacific Time)
      • 22
      Register

      Mindful Self-Compassion training offered Live Online.

      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).

      testimonial will appear here

      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.

      Instructors:
      Carolyn McCarthy, Mindful Self-Compassion Trained Teacher by the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion.

      Catherine Duffy, Certified Mindfulness Northwest Instructor and MSC Trained Teacher with the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion at the University of California at San Diego.  


      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

      Day of Self-Compassion Retreat Online: Saturday, March 13, from 9 AM - 1 PM.

      Cost:
      $580 - $310 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). 

      Registration:  REGISTER ONLINE 

      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.

      Important note to King County employees: please read THIS before you register.

      Our Other Classes, Workshops, and Retreats

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


      • 13 Feb 2021
      • (PST)
      • 10 Apr 2021
      • (PDT)
      • 9 sessions
      • Live Online (Pacific Time)
      • 24
      Register

      Learn the healing art of mindfulness in this well-respected class.

      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 manual 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

      Saturday mornings, February 13 - April 10, from 9:30 AM - 12 PM.
      All-Day Retreat: Saturday,  March 27, from 9 AM - 4 PM.

      Instructor: Teresa JohnsonMindfulness Northwest Instructor

      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).

      Registration:  REGISTER ONLINE 

      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.

      Important note to King County employees: please read THIS before you register.


      Our Other Classes, Workshops, and Retreats

      See our entire schedule of classes, workshops, and retreats.  
      • 20 Feb 2021
      • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PST)
      • Live Online (Pacific Time)
      • 23
      Register

      A Day of Self-Compassion - Live Online

      A Retreat at Home full of nourishing, continuous practice.

        

      During this half-day retreat, we will be guided in a sequence of meditation and mindfulness practices including: sitting meditation, the body scan, walking meditation (indoors and out!), gentle mindful yoga, and contemplative practices like the loving-kindness meditation.

          

      Instructor:

      Richard Johnson, PhD., Mindfulness Northwest Senior Instructor

      Cost: $70 - $35 Sliding Scale Tuition. 

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

      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

      Registration REGISTER ONLINE 

      With registration you will also receive information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event.  

      Additional Course details:

      A half-day of immersion into mindfulness, stress reduction, and body awareness. Formal practices including body scan, mindful yoga, sitting and walking meditation, all practiced together in silence.

      Please have available that day:

      • A blanket for keeping warm during times of stillness or lying down.
      • An exercise or yoga mat if you have one.
      • A meditation cushion or bench if you prefer.

      Please see the MSC page to review details about the Mindful Self-Compassion program. This Day of Mindful Self-Compassion is based on the MSC principles and practices. MSC was developed by Christopher K. Germer, PhD, leader in the integration of mindfulness and psychotherapy and Kristin Neff, PhD, pioneering researcher in the field of self-compassion.

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

      Important note to King County employees: please read THIS before you register.


      Our Other Classes, Workshops, and Retreats

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

      • 27 Feb 2021
      • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (PST)
      • Live Online (Pacific Time)
      • 29
      Register

      Day of Mindfulness - Live Online

      A silent day of continuous practice, in the comfort of your own home!
        

      During this day-long retreat, we will be guided in a sequence of meditation and mindfulness practices including: sitting meditation, the body scan, walking meditation (indoors and out!), gentle mindful yoga, and contemplative practices like the loving-kindness meditation.

      What people are saying...

      The retreat is designed especially for those who have taken Mindfulness Northwest classes. A day to gather, see old friends, and reinvigorate our practice together. Others with teacher-led meditation experience or a background in contemplative practice are invited to join as well. If you are totally new to meditation this day may be a challenge but you're welcome to inquire; and, for some, "jumping in" is a great way to start.

      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.

      Cost: $95 - $50 Sliding Scale Tuition. 

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

      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

      With registration you will also receive 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.

      Additional Course details:

      A day of immersion into mindfulness, stress reduction, and body awareness. Formal practices including body scan, mindful yoga, sitting and walking meditation, all practiced together in silence.

      Please have available that day:

      • A blanket for keeping warm during times of stillness or lying down.
      • An exercise or yoga mat if you have one.
      • A meditation cushion or bench if you prefer.

      Please see the MBSR page to review details about the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program. This Day of Mindfulness is based on the MBSR principles and practices. MBSR is a well-researched class designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Center for Mindfulness at the Univ. of Massachusetts. It has proven very effective in helping with many stress-related issues.

      Important note to King County employees: please read THIS before you register.


      Our Other Classes, Workshops, and Retreats

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

      • 28 Feb 2021
      • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (PST)
      • Live Online (Pacific Time)
      • 19
      Register

      Day of Mindfulness - Live Online

      A silent day of continuous practice, in the comfort of your own home!
        

      During this day-long retreat, we will be guided in a sequence of meditation and mindfulness practices including: sitting meditation, the body scan, walking meditation (indoors and out!), gentle mindful yoga, and contemplative practices like the loving-kindness meditation.

      What people are saying...

      The retreat is designed especially for those who have taken Mindfulness Northwest classes. A day to gather, see old friends, and reinvigorate our practice together. Others with teacher-led meditation experience or a background in contemplative practice are invited to join as well. If you are totally new to meditation this day may be a challenge but you're welcome to inquire; and, for some, "jumping in" is a great way to start.

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

      Cost: $95 - $50 Sliding Scale Tuition. 

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

      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

      Registration REGISTER ONLINE 

      With registration you will also receive 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.

      Additional Course details:

      A day of immersion into mindfulness, stress reduction, and body awareness. Formal practices including body scan, mindful yoga, sitting and walking meditation, all practiced together in silence.

      Please have available that day:

      • A blanket for keeping warm during times of stillness or lying down.
      • An exercise or yoga mat if you have one.
      • A meditation cushion or bench if you prefer.

      Please see the MBSR page to review details about the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program. This Day of Mindfulness is based on the MBSR principles and practices. MBSR is a well-researched class designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Center for Mindfulness at the Univ. of Massachusetts. It has proven very effective in helping with many stress-related issues.

      Important note to King County employees: please read THIS before you register.


      Our Other Classes, Workshops, and Retreats

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

      • 6 Mar 2021
      • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (PST)
      • Live Online (Pacific Time)
      • 24
      Register