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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    • 25 Jan 2021
    • (PST)
    • 15 Mar 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 9 sessions
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 6

    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:
    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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    • 1 Feb 2021
    • (PST)
    • 28 Jun 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 22 sessions
    • Live Online
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    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.


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

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


    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)
    • 22 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), through March 31 (skipping all of July 2021).  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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    • 6 Mar 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (PST)
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 21
    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 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.  

    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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    • 13 Mar 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM (PST)
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 16
    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:
    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.  


    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.


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    • 16 Mar 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 23 Mar 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 19
    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. 

    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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    • 18 Mar 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 25 Mar 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 16
    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:   Beth GlostenMD, Certified Mindfulness Teacher through the Mindfulness Northwest Teacher Training Program.

      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.


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      • 19 Mar 2021
      • 6:00 PM (PDT)
      • 21 Mar 2021
      • 11:00 AM (PDT)
      • Live Online (Pacific Time)
      • 43
      Register

      Join us for our annual weekend retreat of mindfulness practices in the style of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
      Live Online


      I started out skeptical, but was surprised and delighted by how easily a sense of community developed in the online format. And as with in-person retreats, I felt very quieted, calmed, and grounded by the end.

      - Amanda

      Course details:

      This Live Online retreat will be held mostly in silence and will include a series of gently guided mindfulness practices including sitting meditation, walking meditation, gentle yoga, and the body scan. Informative talks on the process of being on retreat, mindfulness, stress reactivity, and other topics will be presented by the instructor. Small and large group discussion will center around our experience together walking, sitting, and breathing in the retreat experience. This retreat is designed for graduates of mindfulness classes - please see the prerequisites below.

      Notes from Online Retreat Participants

      "I was surprised and delighted by how easily a sense of community developed in the online format."

      "I learned that a retreat isn’t really about going away. It’s about giving permission and time and space to just practice."

      "This format pushed me to establish a space for daily practice that works!"

      "I never expected an online retreat to compare with live, but I got so much deep practice and insights."

      "I felt deep relaxation which is important during these trying times."

      Read complete participant reports.

      Schedule:

      The daily schedule allows an integration of committed meditation practice, teachings, and your life at home.

      We will be away from the screen for most of the afternoon.

      We have found this format leads to an engagement with this work that is both deep and realistic.

      We aren't simply "moving" our retreat from in-person to Zoom. Rather we have reinvented a home-based retreat. Students report that the format is nourishing and supportive, especially during this difficult time. 

      Our online retreat days will run from 7:00 am Pacific time until 8:30 pm with breaks for meals and an ample open period in the middle of the day which can be used for more formal practice on your own, exercise, personal care, or any necessary home or work business that must be attended to.  

      Starts Friday, March 19, at 6 PM.

      Closes Sunday, March 21, at 11 AM.


      Getting ready for a multi-day online retreat:

      You will need a quiet room or corner (headphones can help) for our periods of formal practice. You can do our integrated online retreats at home or you could consider booking yourself a stay somewhere for a personal retreat. Both work well.

      Our online "retreats" are not so much retreats in terms of getting away from it all but an opportunity to integrate committed mindfulness practice into your life at home. It will be a time to explore seeing everything in life as part of the retreat - an opportunity to  show up with awareness, acceptance and kindness to every moment of the day whether it's during meditation with Zoom, helping your children, exercising, handling essential work tasks, or if you need to run an errand. 

      More on our online retreats, including reports from past participants.

      Prerequisites:

      Before practicing for nearly a full weekend, we recommend that you have experience with mindfulness or related contemplative practices. The retreat is designed first for graduates of the intensive 8-week classes in Mindful Self-Compassion and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and should also be fine for those who have tasted mindfulness or meditation in teacher-led classes, retreats, or meditation centers. Contact us if you have questions about whether this retreat will be appropriate for you.

      Instructors:

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

      Carolyn McCarthy, Mindful Self-Compassion Trained Teacher and trained Mindfulness Teacher


      Location: Live Online using Zoom (contact info is emailed upon registration).     

      Cost: $245 - $130   Sliding Scale Tuition.

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

      Note that there will also be an opportunity during registration to practice generosity by making a contribution to our Accessibility Fund so that others without means can attend.

      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.

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      • 22 Mar 2021
      • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM (PDT)
      • Live Online (Pacific Time)
      • 96
      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:  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

      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.


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      • 23 Mar 2021
      • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (PDT)
      • Live Online (Pacific Time)
      • 95
      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:  Rev. Tim BurnettGuiding Instructor and Executive Director at Mindfulness Northwest

      Location: Offered Live Online.

      We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us

      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.


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      • 27 Mar 2021
      • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
      • 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 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: Teresa JohnsonMindfulness 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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      • 29 Mar 2021
      • (PDT)
      • 5 Apr 2021
      • (PDT)
      • 2 sessions
      • Live Online (Pacific Time)
      • 22
      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

      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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      • 30 Mar 2021
      • (PDT)
      • 25 May 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

      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)
      • 21
      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:

      • 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)
      • 21
      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 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)
      • 21
      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:

      • 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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      • 1 Apr 2021
      • (PDT)
      • 8 Apr 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 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.


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      • 6 Apr 2021
      • (PDT)
      • 13 Apr 2021
      • (PDT)
      • 2 sessions
      • Live Online (Pacific Time)
      • 19
      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...

      I went for the first time last year as a “woo woo skeptic” and returned for a second time. Tim Burnett is a knowledgeable, empathetic, respectful, and insightful teacher and is able to discern and meet the diverse needs and knowledge levels of a group of people he doesn’t know and who don’t know each other. He creates a safe, comfortable, non-threatening environment and makes it clear that people can participate as much or as little as they’d like.

      - Linnea Mulder, RN, UWMC

      This 4-hour workshop, offered in two 2-hour sessions, 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: 
      Beth Glosten, MD, Certified Mindfulness Teacher through the Mindfulness Northwest Teacher Training Program.

      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.


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      • 10 Apr 2021
      • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
      • Live Online (Pacific Time)
      • 95
      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.

      What people are saying...

      This workshop was the most useful and uplifting workshop I have attended in the many years I have gone to mindfulness and compassion trainings. Tim’s clear and caring leading of meditations and the mutual support of the group opened my heart and mind to greater forgiveness of childhood wounds.

      - Richard Johnson, San Juan Island, WA
      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 even harm ourselves at times. When the energy and memories of these troubles lodge in our hearts, additional challenges result.


      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. Forgiveness helps us heal and move on. 

      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

      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 Apr 2021
      • (PDT)
      • 10 May 2021
      • (PDT)
      • 5 sessions
      • Live Online (Pacific Time)
      • 25
      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: April 12 - May 10, 6:30 - 9 pm (skipping May 3.)
      • All-Day Retreat: Saturday, May 1, 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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      • 13 Apr 2021
      • (PDT)
      • 1 Jun 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?

      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, April 13 - June 1, from 4 - 6:30 PM.
      • All-Day Retreat: Saturday,  May 22, from 9 AM - 4 PM.

      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.  

      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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      • 15 Apr 2021
      • (PDT)
      • 3 Jun 2021
      • (PDT)
      • 9 sessions
      • Live Online (Pacific Time)
      • 19
      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.

      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 by 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

      Schedule:

      • Thursday evenings, April 15 - June 3, 6 - 8:45 PM.
      • Day of Self-Compassion Retreat: Saturday, May 22, 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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      • 18 Apr 2021
      • (PDT)
      • 25 Apr 2021
      • (PDT)
      • 2 sessions
      • Online
      • 25
      Register

      Meet the joys and challenges of parenting
      with mindful and heartful awareness.

      Parenting through mindfulness isn't about applying techniques. It also isn't about becoming a "perfect parent."  It's about encountering our children with awareness and presence, starting with awareness of our own experience.

      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
      In this 4-hour workshop, offered in two 2-hour sessions, we'll bring the lens of mindfulness to bear on what some say is the "world's hardest job." We'll weave mindfulness practices amid discussions and sharing, exploring these important topics of parenting:
      • Being present with our kids
      • Skillful communication
      • Working through difficult emotions
      • Decision-making and leadership

      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

      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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      • 23 Apr 2021
      • 7:00 PM (PDT)
      • 25 Apr 2021
      • 5:00 PM (PDT)
      • Live Online (Pacific Time)
      • 56
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      Join us for a full weekend of Resource Building
      at our Mindful Self-Compassion:
       Core Skills Weekend Workshop -  Live Online 


      What people are saying...

      Mindfulness Northwest is a true gem, with excellent content, lovely community, and top-notch teachers. I have been pleasantly surprised by how well the courses work on Zoom. Especially now, it feels more important than ever to stay connected to a community of people practicing together in a supportive environment. Thank you!

      - Liz, Bothell, WA

      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.

      Workshop details:

      This Live Online Workshop offers participants the opportunity to learn and experience the key practices and exercises of MSC in a weekend setting from the comfort of your own home. It is a condensed version of the eight-session, empirically-supported Mindful Self-Compassion training developed by Christopher Germer and Kristin Neff.

      Workshop 
      activities include short meditations, reflective writing, experiential exercises, group discussion, and inquiry into our emotional and cognitive patterns around self-care, self-esteem, and self-criticism. The result? More self-compassion.

      In this course, you will:

      • Practice mindfulness and self-compassion in daily life
      • Learn how to handle difficult emotions with greater ease
      • Learn how to motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism
      • Take a fresh look at challenging relationships, old and new
      • Learn tools to manage caregiver fatigue
      • Practice the art of savoring and self-appreciation
      • Be able to teach simple self-compassion practices to others

      Schedule:

      • Friday: 7 - 9 PM.
      • Saturday/Sunday: 
        • Morning Session: 9 AM - 12 Noon. 
        • Lunch 12 - 1:30 PM. 
        • Afternoon Session: 1:30 - 4:30 PM.

      Getting ready for a multi-day online Workshop:

      You will need a quiet room or corner (headphones can help) for our periods of formal practice. You can do our integrated online Workshop at home or you could consider booking yourself a stay somewhere for personal time away. Both work well.

      Prerequisites:

      No previous experience with mindfulness or meditation is required to attend this Workshop. As this is a resource-building Workshop, we will be learning and practicing skills to help us offer ourselves the kindness that we need. At times, difficult emotions may emerge and participants are asked to attend to their own safety and wellbeing as best they can. The Workshop Instructors will also be available to support participants as we proceed through the weekend together; we are committed to making the journey safe, interesting, and enjoyable for everyone.

      Instructors:

      Rev. Tim Burnett, Guiding Instructor and Executive Director 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: Live Online using Zoom (contact info is emailed upon registration).     

      Cost: $475 - $250   Sliding Scale Tuition.

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

      Note that there will also be an opportunity during registration to practice generosity by making a contribution to our Accessibility Fund so that others without means can attend.

      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.

      Title photo courtesy of Mick Haupt at Unsplash.com.

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      • 1 May 2021
      • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
      • Live Online (Pacific Time)
      • 48
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      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 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 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.


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      • 8 May 2021
      • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
      • Live Online (Pacific Time)
      • 19
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