Note: Due to COVID 19, our classes are currently being offered Live Online.
All class schedules are listed in Pacific Time.

Online Classes, Retreats, and Workshops

    • 22 Jan 2021
    • (PST)
    • 24 Dec 2021
    • (PST)
    • 12 sessions
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    Register


    Welcome all alumni of  MBSR, MSC or our Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals classes

    We welcome you to join us monthly to support your ongoing understanding and practice of  Mindfulness and Mindful Self Compassion.

    Schedule:
    We are currently scheduled to continue meeting online through 2021 and will extend the program each year as we are able and as Alumni interest continues.

    Instructors: Richard and Teresa Johnson


    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.

    Cost: A tax-deductible free-will offering can be made online here .

    Curriculum:
    We'll use Jon Kabat-Zinn's Mindfulness for Beginners and various readings on Mindful Self-Compassion. 

    Please Register using the no-cost RSVP option. 

    You only need to register once, regardless of how many Practice Sessions you plan to attend.

    If you have questions, email or call us (360) 830-6439, ext 0.


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    • 1 Feb 2021
    • (PST)
    • 30 Aug 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 31 sessions
    • Live Online
    Register

    Join us for an hour of  Live Online Midday Mindful Movement practice
    each Monday at 12 noon


    What people are saying...

    Wonderful teachers and learning community!

    - Kim Thomas, Seattle

    Being mindful is being present in body and mind. Being more fully embodied gives us access to so much: to our feelings, to a deeper sense of presence, to the possibility of being more open and alive. 

    We so often try to approach everything in life with our head. Join us in this weekly, drop-in journey back into the wisdom in the body.

    Mindfulness Northwest Instructors will offer guidance and support in entering deeply into the body through postures and movements based on the disciplines of Yoga, Qi Gong, and Pilates.

    Our mindful movement practices are gentle and accessible and are a part of all of our courses. Now for the first time ever these same practices are presented directly to the community.

    Alternative poses are offered and freedom to adapt this work to your body's needs is welcomed.

    Donations to the Accessibility Fund are warmly invited in support of this no-charge weekly offering.

    Schedule:
    Mondays from 12 noon - 1 PM, through June 2021. Register below, then drop-in for one or many sessions. 

    Instructors:

    Tim Burnett, Mindfulness Northwest Executive Director and Guiding Teacher. Certified teacher of MBSR, MSC, and CCT. Long time student of yoga and Qi Gong.

    Beth GlostenMD, Certified Mindfulness Teacher through the Mindfulness Northwest Teacher Training Program and Pilates Method Alliance certified teacher.


    Holly BondMindfulness Northwest Instructor, Registered Yoga Teacher, Qualified MBSR Teacher.    
      


    Catherine Duffy, Certified Mindfulness Northwest Instructor and MSC Certified Teacher with the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion at UCSD.



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




    Who this class is for:
    This program is appropriate for all levels of experience with mindfulness and mindful movement training including those just beginning the journey.

    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. 

    Cost
    Suggested donation of $5 - $50 per session to our Accessibility Fund per session you attend. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. 

    Donate to the Accessibility Fund

    Registration:  Register using this one-time, RSVP option.  

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

    Please note: You only need to register once, regardless of how many Drop-in Sessions you plan to attend.

    Please don't hesitate to email or call us (360-830-6439 ext 0) with any questions.

    Title photo courtesy of Mike Lewis @ Unsplash.


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    • 3 Mar 2021
    • (PST)
    • 25 Aug 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 26 sessions
    • Online
    Register


    Join Tim Burnett, Mindfulness Northwest's Executive Director and Guiding Teacher, for an hour of  Live Online mindfulness practice and teachings, each  Wednesday at 12 noon (PDT).

    What people are saying...

    Welcome to our ongoing weekly Midday Mindfulness program. Each Wednesday, Tim explores a topic around living with mindfulness and compassion in our complex lives and world. Session include a brief introductory talk by Tim, a practice, and small and large group discussion.

    Schedule:
    Wednesdays from 12 noon - 1 pm, (PT).  Register below, then drop-in for one or many sessions. 

    Instructor: Tim Burnett, Mindfulness Northwest Executive Director and Guiding Teacher. Note that on weeks in which Tim is not available senior teacher Richard Johnson will lead the group.

    Who this class is for:
    This program is appropriate for all levels of experience with mindfulness training including those just beginning the journey.

    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. 

    Cost
    Suggested donation of $5 - $50 per session to our Accessibility Fund per session you attend. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. 

    Donate to the Accessibility Fund

    Registration:  Register using this one-time, RSVP option.  

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

    Please note: You only need to register once, regardless of how many Drop-in Sessions you plan to attend.

    Please don't hesitate to email or call us (360-830-6439 ext 0) with any questions.


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    • 30 Mar 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 25 May 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 9 sessions
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 4

    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).

    What people are saying...

    Truly a comfort in these worrisome times. I really can't say enough good things about my experience at Mindfulness Northwest!

    - Kathryn R., Seattle

    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

    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

    Schedule: 

    • Tuesday, late afternoons, March 30 - May 25, from 4 - 6:45 PM (skipping May 18).
    • Day of Self-Compassion Retreat: Sunday, May 23, from 9 AM - 4 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.

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    • 30 Mar 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 18 May 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 9 sessions
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 12

    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...

    I am thankful daily that I took this opportunity to become more mindful in my daily life.

    - Craig Garver, MD
    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, March 30 - May 18, from 6 - 8:30 PM.
    • All-Day Retreat: Saturday,  May 8, 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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    • 31 Mar 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 19 May 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 9 sessions
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 13

    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...

    I am thankful daily that I took this opportunity to become more mindful in my daily life.

    - Craig Garver, MD
    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, March 31 - May 19, from 6 - 8:30 PM.
    • All-Day Retreat: Saturday,  May 8, 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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    • 1 Apr 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 27 May 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 9 sessions
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 14

    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...

    I am thankful daily that I took this opportunity to become more mindful in my daily life.

    - Craig Garver, MD
    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:

    • Thursday evenings, April 1 - May 27, from 6 - 8:30 PM (skipping 5/13).
    • All-Day Retreat: Sunday,  May 23, 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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    • 20 May 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 24 Jun 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • Live Online


    Mindfulness Northwest is partnering with Wise Compassion to offer 

    Compassion for Couples: Building the Skills of Loving Connection

    This 6-week online journey led by licensed marriage and family therapist and international compassion teacher, Michelle Becker, M.A., LMFT, and certified mindfulness and compassion teacher Megan Prager, M.A., is a first-of-its-kind online program for couples designed to help you and your partner meet yourselves and each other with greater awareness and compassion.


    Utilizing the skills of mindfulness and compassion, this program will teach you and your partner how to:

    • Build a base of warmth, security and connection

    • Be more present with each other

    • Identify your shared values

    • Communicate with kindness and compassion

    • Comfort yourself and each other

    • Skillfully relate to each other in times of difficulty


    Sign up for the next 6-week session: 


    Begins on Thursday, May 20th, 9 - 11:30 am

    Get all the details and register here. 


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    • 20 May 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 27 May 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 18
    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...

    Wonderful teachers and learning community!

    - Kim Thomas, Seattle

    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 workshop 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

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

    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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    • 21 May 2021
    • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 88
    Register


    A Free Hour of Mindfulness 

    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...

    Wonderful teachers and learning community!

    - Kim Thomas, Seattle
    This workshop will give you a taste of mindfulness training and is based on the 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program. MBSR has been shown to reduce chronic pain and boost the immune system; address painful mental states like depression and anxiety; minimize emotional reactivity and promote well-being; increase flexible attention and sharpen mental focus. 

    Course details:
    This participatory, practical introductory class includes:

    • Definitions and benefits of mindfulness
    • A helpful handout summarizing the benefits and practices of mindfulness
    • Body and breath awareness practices
    • Inquiry exercises to enhance awareness in everyday life
    • Group dialogue and small group discussion.
    • Suggestions on resources for ongoing practice and how to apply mindfulness at work.


    Please see the MBSR page for full details about the well-researched class designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Center for Mindfulness at the U. Mass Medical Center which this course is based on.

    Instructor: Teresa JohnsonMindfulness Northwest 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

    Cost:  Free

    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.


    Our other Classes, Workshops and Retreats

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    • 22 May 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PDT)
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 15
    Register

    Day of Self-Compassion - Live Online

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

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

    What people are saying...

    The teachers are lovely, gentle, incredibly supportive, and clearly knowledgeable about mindfulness and how it can support us in our lives.

    - Katarina Gombocz, Bellingham

    The retreat is ideal for people with some mindfulness or meditation experience. Introductory information about mindfulness will not be provided at this session. Rather, we will dive right in to guided practice. If you are totally new to meditation this day may be a challenge; however, all are welcome. For some, "jumping in" is a great way to start.

    Instructors: 

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

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


    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.  


    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  MSC page  for details about Mindful Self-Compassion. This Day of Mindful Self- Compassion is based on 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.

    • 23 May 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 15
    Register

    Day of Mindfulness and Self-Compassion - 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 mindfulness and self-compassion practices including: sitting meditation, the body scan, walking meditation (indoors and out!), gentle mindful yoga, and self-compassion practices like the loving-kindness meditation.

    What people are saying...

    The teachers are lovely, gentle, incredibly supportive, and clearly knowledgeable about mindfulness and how it can support us in our lives.

    - Katarina Gombocz, Bellingham

    The retreat is ideal for people with some mindfulness or meditation experience. Introductory information about mindfulness will not be provided at this session. Rather, we will dive right in to guided practice. If you are totally new to meditation this day may be a challenge; however, all are welcome. 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.  


    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 and the  MSC page  for details about Mindful Self-Compassion. This Day of Mindfulness and Compassion is based on MBSR and MSC 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. 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.

    • 25 May 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 1 Jun 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 21
    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...

    Wonderful teachers and learning community!

    - Kim Thomas, Seattle

    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

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

    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

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

    • 1 Jun 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 20 Jul 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 9 sessions
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 17
    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).

    What people are saying...

    Truly a comfort in these worrisome times. I really can't say enough good things about my experience at Mindfulness Northwest!

    - Kathryn R., Seattle

    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

    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

    Schedule: 

    • Tuesday, late afternoons, June 1 - July 20, from 4 - 6:45 PM.
    • Day of Self-Compassion Retreat: Saturday, July 10, 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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    • 2 Jun 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 21 Jul 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 9 sessions
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 13
    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?

    What people are saying...

    I am thankful daily that I took this opportunity to become more mindful in my daily life.

    - Craig Garver, MD
    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 early evenings, June 2 - July 21, from 4 - 6:30 PM.
    • All-Day Retreat: Saturday,  July 17, 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.


    Our Other Classes, Workshops, and Retreats

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    • 3 Jun 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 22 Jul 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 9 sessions
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 14
    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?

    What people are saying...

    I am thankful daily that I took this opportunity to become more mindful in my daily life.

    - Craig Garver, MD
    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, June 3 - July 22, from 6 - 8:30 PM.
    • All-Day Retreat: Saturday,  July 10, Live Online from 9 AM - 4 PM.

    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: $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

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    • 13 Jun 2021
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM (PDT)
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 21
    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 3-hour workshop 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.

    What people are saying...

    Wonderful teachers and learning community!

    - Kim Thomas, Seattle

    KEY CONCEPTS

    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. 

      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.

      • 22 Jun 2021
      • (PDT)
      • 10 Aug 2021
      • (PDT)
      • 9 sessions
      • Live Online (Pacific Time)
      • 20
      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?

      What people are saying...

      I am thankful daily that I took this opportunity to become more mindful in my daily life.

      - Craig Garver, MD
      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:

      • Tuesday late afternoons, June 22 - August 10, from 4 - 6:30 PM.
      • All-Day Retreat: Saturday,  July 24, from 9 AM - 4 PM.

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

      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. 
      • 23 Jun 2021
      • (PDT)
      • 11 Aug 2021
      • (PDT)
      • 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?

      What people are saying...

      I am thankful daily that I took this opportunity to become more mindful in my daily life.

      - Craig Garver, MD
      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:

      • Wednesday evenings, June 23 - August 11, from 6 - 8:30 PM.
      • All-Day Retreat: Saturday,  July 31, from 9 AM - 4 PM.

      Instructor: Holly BondMindfulness 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. 
      • 24 Jun 2021
      • (PDT)
      • 12 Aug 2021
      • (PDT)
      • 9 sessions
      • Live Online (Pacific Time)
      • 20
      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).

      What people are saying...

      Truly a comfort in these worrisome times. I really can't say enough good things about my experience at Mindfulness Northwest!

      - Kathryn R., Seattle

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

      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

      Schedule:

      • Thursday evenings, June 24 - August 12, 6 - 8:45 PM.
      • Day of Self-Compassion Retreat: Saturday, July 24, from 9 AM - 4 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.
      • 10 Jul 2021
      • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PDT)
      • 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.

      • 17 Jul 2021
      • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
      • Live Online (Pacific Time)
      • 8
      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 teachers are lovely, gentle, incredibly supportive, and clearly knowledgeable about mindfulness and how it can support us in our lives.

      - Katarina Gombocz, Bellingham

      The retreat is ideal for people with some mindfulness or meditation experience. Introductory information about mindfulness will not be provided at this session. Rather, we will dive right in to guided practice. If you are totally new to meditation this day may be a challenge; however, all are welcome. 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). 

      Registration:  REGISTER ONLINE 

      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.

      • 24 Jul 2021
      • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
      • Live Online (Pacific Time)
      • 23
      Register

      Day of Mindfulness and Self-Compassion - 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 mindfulness and self-compassion practices including: sitting meditation, the body scan, walking meditation (indoors and out!), gentle mindful yoga, and self-compassion practices like the loving-kindness meditation.

      What people are saying...

      The teachers are lovely, gentle, incredibly supportive, and clearly knowledgeable about mindfulness and how it can support us in our lives.

      - Katarina Gombocz, Bellingham

      The retreat is ideal for people with some mindfulness or meditation experience. Introductory information about mindfulness will not be provided at this session. Rather, we will dive right in to guided practice. If you are totally new to meditation this day may be a challenge; however, all are welcome. For some, "jumping in" is a great way to start.

      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: $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.  


      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 and the  MSC page  for details about Mindful Self-Compassion. This Day of Mindfulness and Compassion is based on MBSR and MSC 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. 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.

      • 24 Jul 2021
      • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PDT)
      • Live Online (Pacific Time)
      • 25
      Register


      What nourishes you?

      What obstacles do you experience in nourishing yourself?

      In what ways does eating nourish you?

      Mindfulness is the capacity to bring full attention and awareness to one’s experience, in the moment, without judgment. Mindful eating helps us become aware of our thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations related to eating, reconnecting us with our innate inner wisdom about hunger and satiety.

      What people are saying...

      Wonderful teachers and learning community!

      - Kim Thomas, Seattle

      Join us for this evidence-based, three-hour workshop to grow in awareness of our seven kinds of hunger while discovering a healthy, joyous relationship with food.

      NOTE: Please bring to each online session a snack or a meal, whatever you would enjoy eating, with a variety of flavors and textures. It's important that the food you bring is fully prepared for this experience of mindful eating.

      Instructor:  Richard Johnson, PhDMindfulness Northwest Senior 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

      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 Jul 2021
      • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
      • Live Online (Pacific Time)
      • 24
      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 teachers are lovely, gentle, incredibly supportive, and clearly knowledgeable about mindfulness and how it can support us in our lives.

      - Katarina Gombocz, Bellingham

      The retreat is ideal for people with some mindfulness or meditation experience. Introductory information about mindfulness will not be provided at this session. Rather, we will dive right in to guided practice. If you are totally new to meditation this day may be a challenge; however, all are welcome. For some, "jumping in" is a great way to start.


      Instructor: Holly BondMindfulness Northwest Instructor

      Cost: $95 - $50 Sliding Scale Tuition. 

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

      Registration:  REGISTER ONLINE 

      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.


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      • 1 Aug 2021
      • (PDT)
      • 29 Aug 2021
      • (PDT)
      • 5 sessions
      • Live Online (Pacific Time)
      • 28
      Register


      A 14-credit CME mindfulness series for medical professionals and therapists. Spouses and partners also welcome.


      The Physicians' Well-Being Network and Mindfulness Northwest are happy to continue to provide this program to enhance the health of regional healthcare professionals.

      What people are saying...

      I really appreciated that the course found ways to help busy doctors integrate mindfulness into their lives and practice WITHOUT taking more time out of our lives. I was more energetic, happy, and present for my family. And while my work days weren't any shorter, being mindful helped me feel less resentful of my time at work.

      - Seattle Healthcare Professional
      Join us in an investigation of mindfulness from the inside out. Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals is based on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). MBSR is the best researched mindfulness intervention with positive research indications for:
      • Reduced stress and anxiety while working
      • Reduced burnout
      • Improved communication and relationships with patients
      • Better patient outcomes
      • Improved communications and relationships with co-workers
      • Improved focus and creativity
      • Greater job satisfaction
      This Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals class (MHP) was inspired by MBSR and offers a deep taste of mindfulness training in a shorter 5-week period. For testimonials and pre-/post-data, see our MHP Program Description page.) 

      Eligibility:
      This course is for healthcare professionals (including administrative staff) and therapists.  Spouses and partners are also welcome to register; use the 'Add Guest' registration option.

      Course details:
      Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals is a structured 5-week, 16 hour course on mindfulness that promotes stress reduction, health and well-being. This highly participatory, practical class includes:

      • Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
      • Guided instruction in stretching and mindful yoga
      • Inquiry exercises to enhance awareness in everyday life
      • Group dialogue and small group exercises
      • Daily home assignments
      This course is derived from the well-researched, 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Center for Mindfulness at the UMass Medical Center. Further details found below.

      This course has been offered to physicians, healthcare professionals and therapists at many regional medical centers since 2012 including UW Medicine, Evergreen Health, The Everett Clinic, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, and the Skagit Valley Medical Center through the Northwest Washington Medical Society or co-sponsored with the Washington Physicians Health Program.

      Instructor: Tim Burnett, Executive Director & Guiding Instructor at Mindfulness Northwest

      Schedule:

      • 4 classroom sessions, Sundays: August 1 - 29, 6 - 8:30 pm (skipping August 22).
      • All-Day Retreat: Saturday, August 21, 10 am - 4 pm.

      Cost$485 - $260 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). 

      To Register:    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.

      Accreditation:
      PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center is accredited by the Washington State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

      PeaceHealth St. Joseph 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.

      Category 1 CME credits are generally accepted on a 1:1 equivalency by nursing, social work, mental health counseling and other licensing authorities. Health care professionals are advised to check about equivalencies with their licensing authorities in advance.

      Disclosure: No one in control of content for this activity has disclosed a relevant commercial interest.

      Learning Objectives:
      After this education, learners should be able to:

      • 1.  Employ formal and informal mindfulness training techniques in preventive and responsive ways in high stress situations;
      • 2.  Identify the three primary components of burnout and implement mindfulness practices to reduce risk of burnout along these three axes;
      • 3.  Discuss with peers strategies for positive, mindful engagement in work and home situations which trigger stress response and unhelpful behaviors;
      • 4.  Identify helpful and unhelpful thought patterns, problem solving, emotional regulation, and meaning-focused coping strategies;
      • 5.  Show change in mindfulness, perceived stress, and burnout as shown in standardized measures administered pre and post.

      Additional Details:
      This course is based on the longer Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) training which has been shown in numerous studies to:

      • increase immune system function
      • reduce anxiety
      • prevent relapse of depression
      • reduce negative emotions responding to stress
      • manage chronic pain
      • help manage chronic health conditions including high blood pressure, fibromyalgia, heart disease, asthma, GI distress, and skin disorders
      • provide an effective coping mechanism for short and long-term stressful situations
      • encourage growth in the brain areas associated with learning, memory, focus, attention, emotional regulation, and empathy
      • enhance compassion and altruism
      • with relationships and communication, parents reduce pregnancy-related anxiety
      • help professionals cope with stress, connect with patients, and reduce burnout-inducing negative emotions and anxiety.
      • help veterans and other sufferers of PTSD
      • with obesity - increase “mindfulness of eating”
      • provide an increase in general health and well-being through a focus on prevention and improved awareness of what's truly harmful and helpful

      This condensed Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals class includes much of the MBSR material, offering a deep taste of mindfulness in a shorter class.


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      • 12 Aug 2021
      • (PDT)
      • 19 Aug 2021
      • (PDT)
      • 2 sessions
      • Live Online (Pacific Time)
      • 25
      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...

      Wonderful teachers and learning community!

      - Kim Thomas, Seattle

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


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

      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

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

      • 14 Aug 2021
      • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
      • Live Online (Pacific Time)
      • 23
      Register


      A Mindful Leader embodies leadership presence by cultivating focus, clarity, creativity, and compassion in the service of others. Mindful leaders can feel the space even in fast-paced high stress situations and work to create a culture of trust. Leadership presence is a tangible quality. This requires full and complete attention, with curiosity and openness, in the present moment. Those around a mindful leader see and feel that presence.

      What people are saying...

      Wonderful teachers and learning community!

      - Kim Thomas, Seattle

      This 3-hour workshop introduces techniques specifically designed to explore the intersection of mindfulness training and qualities associated with leadership excellence. With dedication and practice, employees transform their leadership abilities and their environments into places of increased innovation, greater focus, improved productivity, and widespread compassion.


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

      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

      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.

      • 21 Aug 2021
      • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
      • Live Online (Pacific Time)
      • 49
      Register

      Day of Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals 
      Offered 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 ideal for those Healthcare Professionals with some mindfulness or meditation experience. Introductory information about mindfulness will not be provided at this session. Rather, we will dive right into guided practice. If you are totally new to meditation, this day may be a challenge; however, all are welcome. 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.


      Our Other Classes, Workshops, and Retreats

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