What is Mindfulness?
For more than a decade, Mindfulness Northwest has offered caring, insightful instruction in mindfulness and compassion. We serve individuals, communities, and organizations in the Pacific Northwest and beyond with in-person and live online trainings.
Mindfulness practice has many benefits including increasing resilience, unlocking more joy, and reducing the risk of a long list of stress-related illnesses.
Please join us and see for yourself. We look forward to practicing with you.
MORE ABOUT MINDFULNESS
The root idea of mindfulness is simple: paying attention, in the present moment, with more acceptance and kindness. The practice of mindfulness translates this simple but powerful idea into action, but practice requires structure: instruction, protected time, and the company of like-minded others. Our programs provide this structure.
The results of this committed practice run deep: increased resilience under stress; learning how to hit pause and appreciate the good in life; and a sense of coming home to ourselves – remembering who we truly are and being able to access our inner resources more fully.
A growing body of evidence demonstrates how mindfulness can reduce the risk of a long list of stress-related illnesses. From heart disease to addictive patterns to the recurrence of depression, mindfulness can help.
Here at Mindfulness Northwest, we pair the increased awareness of mindfulness with the heart-opening potential of compassion. Knowing more fully what’s happening in each moment, we learn to meet both joys and sorrows with understanding, a wiser perspective, and a lot more kindness and patience with ourselves and others.
In addition to health improvements, mindfulness and compassion training has positive effects on interpersonal connection and relationships — including our relationship with ourselves! These practices can also reduce the implicit bias and depersonalization that underlies many of the social justice challenges our society faces today.
As of May 7th, 2022, Mindfulness Northwest's Covid policy is updated as follows. To check our current Covid policy see the About page and scroll down to Policies. Vaccination required: We expect participants to be fully...
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I learned new meditation techniques which I have already put into practice in my daily life . . . a safe and nurturing place for students to practice and learn.
Through the trainer’s gentle guidance I realized I was going through the motions of my life, basically on autopilot, and not really experiencing the world around me. We were given new ways to focus our attention and train our minds to be present in a way I don’t think I’ve ever experienced. Life-changing for sure.
Having the weekly classes was a respite for me. I am so grateful for this opportunity to get reacquainted with myself and would absolutely recommend it to everyone.
Catherine Kwan, Director of Content & Community at Kahilla
Reflective, relaxing, informational.
I really can’t say enough good things about my experience at Mindfulness Northwest!
I look forward to the online MSC class every Tuesday. I feel like I’m on a mini retreat during these two hours.
Online MSC Participant
Mindfulness Northwest is a true gem, with excellent content, lovely community, and top-notch teachers. It feels more important than ever to stay connected to a community of people practicing together in a supportive environment. Thank you!
The information was applicable to seasoned or novice practitioners. Anyone can walk away with a little more skill and richness in their lives. Creatively and thoughtfully presented.
Quinault Indian Nation
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