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Mindfulness Northwest is delighted to bring comprehensive training in mindfulness and compassion to Wenatchee this Winter with two evidence-based 8-week courses available to the community. 

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

and


Mindful-Self Compassion (MSC)



Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a mindfulness training program that helps us live more fully in the present moment with skill and ease, facing good times and bad with more awareness and better access to our inner resources. Some benefits:

  • Helps manage depression and anxiety
  • Minimizes emotional reactivity
  • Increases flexible attention and sharpens mental focus
  • Greater ease and well-being in our daily lives
For more on MBSR please see our Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) page.

Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) involves responding to difficult thoughts and feelings with kindness, sympathy and understanding so that we soothe and comfort ourselves when we're hurting. Some benefits:

  • Enhances emotional well-being
  • Reduces anxiety and depression
  • Helps us to maintain healthier lifestyles
  • Greater ease and wellbeing in our daily lives
  • New! CE Credits: this course is now approved for up to 26 CE credits for nurses, therapists, social workers, psychologists, occupational therapists, dietitians and nutritionists.

For more on MSC please see our Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) page.


DETAILS AND REGISTRATION

    • 10 Sep 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Pybus Public Market Event Center, 3 N Worthen St, Wenatchee WA 98801
    • 12

    Scientific research shows how simple mindfulness and self-compassion tools make us healthier and happier.
    Come learn some tonight.


    We all want to reduce stress and meet the challenges of life more successfully. Yet when things are difficult we often worry more, get overwhelmed or become self-critical and judgmental, all of which leads to more stress, and all of which is very common and normal.  But it doesn’t have to be this way and Mindfulness and Self-Compassion can help. 

    Mindfulness & Self-Compassion offer simple tools that reduce stress and increase resiliency. They are backed by decades of research and studies showing that Mindfulness and Self-Compassion can increase resiliency, reduce worry, increase healthy choices, help us deal with life’s stresses more easily, reduce depression and negative moods, help us live with chronic pain more easily, improve the quality of our relationships, and help us live more fulfilling and satisfying lives.  Research also shows these tools can be learned.

    This interactive program defines Mindfulness and Self-Compassion and explains some of the research behind them. You will learn a little about where stress comes form, and mostly, you will learn some practical tools for immediate use, and some additional resources to use and build on.

    For more info on our local Wenatchee community classes, please visit https://www.mindfulnessnorthwest.com/wenatchee-schedule

    Instructor: Oori Silberstein, Mindfulness Northwest Instructor

     and Trained MSC Teacher qualified to teach MSC by the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion. The retreat day is included in the current Wenatchee Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction class. No need to sign up separately.

    Location:
    Pybus Public Market Event Center

    Cost: Free and open to the public.  No Registration required.



    Our Other Classes, Workshops, and Retreats

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    • 19 Sep 2019
    • 14 Nov 2019
    • 9 sessions
    • Wells House at Wenatchee Valley College, 801-817 Nelson Ave, Wenatchee WA 98801
    • 18
    Register

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


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

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

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

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

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

    In MSC you will learn:

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

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

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

    Schedule:
    8 classroom sessions: Thursday evenings, 6 - 8:45 PM, Sept. 19 - Nov. 14 (skipping Oct.17)

    1 extended session: Saturday, November 2, 9 AM - 2 PM

    Instructor: Oori Silberstein, Mindfulness Northwest Instructor and Trained MSC Teacher qualified to teach MSC by the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion.

    Cost:

    $310 - $480 Sliding Scale Tuition. We also have special Scholarship Tuition options available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding scale. Payment plans are also available during registration  (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

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

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

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

    Continuing Education Credits

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

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

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

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

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

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



    Our other Classes, Workshops, and Retreats

      See our entire schedule of classes, workshops, and retreats.
    • 20 Sep 2019
    • 15 Nov 2019
    • 9 sessions
    • Wells House at Wenatchee Valley College, 801-817 Nelson Ave, Wenatchee WA 98801
    • 19
    Register

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Schedule:
    8 classroom sessions: Friday mornings 9:30 AM - 12 PM, September 20 - November 15   (skipping October 18.)

    Retreat day: Sunday, November 3, 9 AM - 4 PM


    Instructor: Oori Silberstein, Mindfulness Northwest Instructor and Trained MSC Teacher qualified to teach MSC by the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion.

    Cost:

    $290 - $450 Sliding Scale Tuition. We also have special Scholarship Tuition options available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding scale. Payment plans are also available during registration  (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

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

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

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



    Our other Classes, Workshops, and Retreats

      See our entire schedule of classes, workshops, and retreats.
    • 2 Nov 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Wells House at Wenatchee Valley College, 801-817 Nelson Ave, Wenatchee WA 98801
    • 11
    Register

    A silent day of continuous practice in Wenatchee


    During this day-long retreat we will be guided in a sequence of meditation and self-compassion practices including: affectionate breathing meditation, compassionate body scan, walking meditation, self-compassion and loving-kindness meditation.

    All those with teacher-led meditation experience or a background in contemplative practice are invited to join. If you are totally new to meditation this day may be a challenge but you're welcome to inquire; and, for some, "jumping in" is a great way to start.

    Instructor: Oori Silberstein, Mindfulness Northwest Instructor  and Trained MSC Teacher qualified to teach MSC by the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion. The retreat day is included in the current Wenatchee Mindful Self-Compassion class. No need to sign up separately.

    The retreat is designed for those who have taken the Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) class to reinvigorate and renew your practice.

    Eligibility:
    All that have taken the 8-week Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) class or attended a 5-Day MSC Intensive are eligible to attend this Day of Mindful Self-Compassion. 
    If you have experience with Mindful Self Compassion or Related Practices outside of the full course, please contact the teacher for permission to register.    

    Location:
    Wells House at Wenatchee Valley College

    Cost: $40 - $80 Sliding Scale Tuition. Payment plans are also available during registration  (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

    Registration:

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

    Please bring:

    • Your lunch.
    • Layered clothing, as we often do walking meditation outside when possible.
    • 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 (there will also be chairs to use).

    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.


    Our Other Classes, Workshops, and Retreats

       See our entire schedule of upcoming classes, workshops, and retreats.
    • 3 Nov 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Wells House at Wenatchee Valley College, 801-817 Nelson Ave, Wenatchee WA 98801
    • 11
    Register

    A silent day of continuous practice in Wenatchee


    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.

    All those with teacher-led meditation experience or a background in contemplative practice are invited to join. If you are totally new to meditation this day may be a challenge but you're welcome to inquire; and, for some, "jumping in" is a great way to start.

    Instructor: Oori Silberstein, Mindfulness Northwest Instructor

     and Trained MSC Teacher qualified to teach MSC by the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion. The retreat day is included in the current Wenatchee Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction class. No need to sign up separately.

    Location:
    Wells House at Wenatchee Valley College

    Cost: $40 - $80 Sliding Scale Tuition. Payment plans are also available during registration  (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

    Registration:

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

    Please bring:

    • Your lunch.
    • Layered clothing, as we often do walking meditation outside when possible.
    • 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 (there will also be chairs to use).

    Please see our 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 upcoming classes, workshops, and retreats.

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