About Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an 8-week course on mindfulness practice and stress reduction developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 1979. Since then over 18,000 people have taken MBSR. There are several other mindfulness-based classes and interventions but MBSR is the oldest and most studied for general improvements in health and well-being. Significant improvement has been shown for a wide variety of physical and mental illnesses.   [See current MBSR class listings below]

What is Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction?

Since 1979, more than 18,000 people have completed the 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program. It is a course that helps participants draw on their own inner resources and actively engage in caring for themselves and finding greater balance, ease, and peace of mind.

The program was founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn PhD at the Stress Reduction Clinic of UMass Medical School and described in his book Full Catastrophe Living. The technique was originally developed for use in hospitals with patients suffering from painful, chronic, or disabling conditions. It was found that following participation in an MBSR program, participants' levels of anxiety and depression decreased and their sense of well-being increased. Extensive research has shown that the Stress Reduction Program can be beneficial for anyone, regardless of state of health.

Research Evidence Suggests MBSR is helpful for:

  • immune system function
  • reducing anxiety
  • preventing relapse of depression
  • reducing negative emotions responding to stress
  • managing chronic pain
  • chronic health conditions including high blood pressure, fibromyalgia, heart disease, asthma, GI distress, and skin disorders.
  • effective coping with short and long-term stressful situations.
  • growth in the brain areas associated with learning, memory, focus, attention, emotional regulation, and empathy
  • enhancing compassion and altruism
  • reducing pregnancy-related anxiety (with relationships and communication)
  • professionals: coping with stress, connecting with patients, and reducing burnout-inducing negative emotions and anxiety.
  • Veterans and other sufferers of PTSD
  • obesity - increasing “mindfulness of eating”
  • general health and well-being through a focus on prevention and improved awareness of what's truly harmful and helpful. Research citations available on request.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction in the Media

MBSR has been featured on PBS in Bill Moyers’ documentary Healing and the Mind, which was seen by more than 40 million people; on NBC’s Dateline; on ABC’s Evening News and Chronicle programs; on The Oprah Winfrey Show; and in hundreds of newspaper and magazine articles. In the Seattle area a wonderful new documentary on the power of mindfulness with veterans at the Seattle VA Hospital is available online through this link.



Healing and the Mind - Healing from Within - the classic 1993 documentary with Bill Moyers on Jon Kabat-Zinn and MBSR. Well worth the 46 minutes


Our 8-Week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course 

In a safe, supportive atmosphere participants meet in a closed group every week with their instructor to:

  • Investigate the nature of stress- how habitual reactions increase it, and how it affects your life.
  • Learn and practice mindfulness practices which are done in class and during home practice. This includes body awareness work, yoga, and sitting and walking meditation (among others).
  • Learn mindfulness approaches to manage physical, emotional, or psychological pain, stress, and difficulty in an effective way.
  • Connect with the wisdom of one's own body and learn to relax tension.
  • Develop tools to work with and transform stressful situations and reactions.
  • Discover how to address depression and anxiety more skillfully.
  • Overcome old habits of reaction and forge new pathways of responding mindfully.
  • Re-establish balance and a sense of well-being and ease in your life.
  • Have more control over your own health and fitness, and feel empowered to live with more joy and equanimity.

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 discussions and dialogue aimed at enhancing awareness in everyday life
  • Discussion with partners and small groups on personal responses to stress and well-being goals
  • 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


The Commitment of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

MBSR is truly experiential education. By spending a significant amount of time in class and at home it’s truly possible to change patterns of reactivity and stress. New ways of relating to life that are less reactive and more healthy often result. The power of this investigation into moment-to-moment living offered by MBSR can change your relationship to your own experience and this carries forward into relationships and attitudes of all kinds.

For this “magic” to work participants must be committed to putting in the time in practice and study. This includes:

  1. Eight classes, each typically two-and-a-half hours long.
  2. One day long retreat (typically six or seven hours long).
  3. Daily practice at home of 30-45 minutes during the entire course which many participants choose to continue after the course ends.

Sometimes with tongue just a little bit in cheek MBSR instructions tell participants that learning about stress reduction can be quite stressful! Most of us have busy lives and it’s not easy to add the weekly class and daily home practice.

To receive benefit from MBSR you must be ready to make your best effort to attend all class sessions and do the home practice. And to bring forward a gentle but persistent effort with an open-minded spirit of curiosity. There is plenty of support from the instructor, the recorded and written materials, and from your fellow participants but the decision to commit to MBSR can come from you alone.

Thousands of people of all ages, from all walks of life and lifestyles have now benefited from the Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction program - and you can too! This program is suitable for anyone who is interested in living a less stressful and more rewarding life.

Our Classes

Below, you can find a list of current, upcoming, and past MBSR classes offered by Mindfulness Northwest.

Or view our Entire Schedule, which includes our MBSR classes as well as all other classes, workshops, and retreats we're currently offering.

Current & Upcoming MBSR Classes

    • 17 Jun 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 5 Aug 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 9 sessions
    • Online
    • 8

    Learn the healing art of mindfulness in this well-respected class.
    26 CE credits also available if you are a healthcare professional.


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

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

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

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

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

    Schedule:
    9 meetings: 8 regular class sessions Wednesdays, 6 - 8:30 pm, and one Day of Mindfulness retreat on July 19, 9 AM - 4 PM, all Online.

    Location:  Offered Live Online.  

    Online Note: 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. This class is an interactive online class. All that is needed to participate is a device with a camera and microphone (like a smartphone, tablet or laptop). Simple and easy instructions will be provided and we will help you get set up smoothly. In addition, details on how to use Zoom will be sent with your registration. 

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

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

    Cost: $595 - $315 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).

    Up to 26 CE credits are available for healthcare professionals for an additional fee. Please see "Continuing Education Credits" below.

    Registration:

     REGISTER ONLINE or 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.

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

    Continuing Education Credits

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

    Note: Registration for CE's takes place at the time of class registration. 

    See this page regarding late registration.

    Who is Eligible for CE's?
    Psychologists, Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC), Social Workers (LCSW), Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT), Registered Dietitians, 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, Retreats, and Workshops

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


    • 18 Jun 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 6 Aug 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 9 sessions
    • Online
    • 14

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

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

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

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

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

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

    InstructorHolly Bond, Mindfulness Northwest Instructor

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

    Location: Offered Live Online.

    We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us. Broadband internet is required. Details on how to use and connect to this Zoom Online Event will be sent with your registration.


    Retreat day: Sunday, July 19,  9 am - 4 pm,  Live Online. 

    Cost: $530 - $285 Sliding Scale Tuition. We also have special Scholarship Tuition options available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding scale.

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

    Registration:


     REGISTER ONLINEor by phone at 360-830-6439 ext 0. With Registration, you will also receive a confirmation email with information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event. 


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

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

    Our Other Classes, Workshops, and Retreats

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

    • 30 Jun 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 18 Aug 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 9 sessions
    • Online
    • 7

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

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

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

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

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

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

    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!

    Location: Offered Live Online.

    We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us. Broadband internet is required. Details on how to use and connect to this Zoom Online Event will be sent with your registration. (Please note: If you registered for this Event prior to March 18, we will email you instructions for accessing this class.)


    Retreat day: Saturday, August 8,  9 am - 4 pm,  Live Online. 

    Cost: $530 - $285 Sliding Scale Tuition. We also have special Scholarship Tuition options available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding scale.

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

    Registration:


     REGISTER ONLINEor by phone at 360-830-6439 ext 0. With Registration, you will also receive a confirmation email with information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event. 

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

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

    Our Other Classes, Workshops, and Retreats

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

    • 9 Aug 2020
    • 6:00 PM (PDT)
    • 14 Aug 2020
    • 3:00 PM (PDT)
    • Online
    • 26
    Register

    AS OF MAY 11, 2020, THIS EVENT HAS MOVED to LIVE ONLINE.

    Our 5-day Online intensive form of
    Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

    Designed especially for those who have found attending an 8-week class difficult to schedule, this 5-day Live Online intensive includes all of the content of our popular 8-week program offered in the comfort of your own home.

    26 CE credits also available if you are a healthcare professional.

    Course details:

    This highly participatory Live Online intensive form of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) 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
    • A workbook with short readings, a guide to the course, and resources to support your ongoing investigation of mindfulness
    What people are saying...

    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 event is for:
    This adult event is open to the general public. Come join us!

    Details on what to have ready for the week will be sent upon registration.

    Instructors: 


    Karen Schwisow
    , E-RYT, Mindfulness Northwest Senior Teacher. Karen is certified to teach MBSR by the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts.

    Teresa Johnson, Mindfulness Northwest Instructor



    Location: Live Online

    Schedule:  A more detailed schedule will be provided later (Please keep in mind, times may change at the discretion of the Training leaders.) 

    Sunday Evening: 6 - 8:30 pm 
    Morning Practice Sessions:  7 - 8 am 
    Training Sessions: Monday - Thursday between 9 am - 5 pm (with break for lunch)
    Friday: 9 am - 1:30 pm  (with break for lunch)

    Cost: $745 - $395  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.

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


    Up to 26 CE credits are available for healthcare professionals with an additional $195 fee. Please see "Continuing Education Credits" below.

    Registration:

    REGISTER ONLINE 

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

    Continuing Education Credits

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

    Note: Registration for CE's takes place at the time of class registration and must be completed by August 6, 2020. 

    CE credits are granted on the basis of attendance and participation. Therefore, all CE registrants will need to have a camera on and microphone-capable device in order to attend and engage in this Online training.

    Who is Eligible for CE's?
    Psychologists, Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC), Social Workers (LCSW), Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT), Registered Dietitians, 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.
    • 22 Sep 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 17 Nov 2020
    • (PST)
    • 9 sessions
    • Live Online
    • 20
    Register

    Learn the healing art of mindfulness in this well-respected class.
    26 CE credits also available if you are a healthcare professional.

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

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

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

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

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

    Location: Offered Live Online.

    We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us. Broadband internet is required. Details on how to use and connect to this Zoom Online Event will be sent with your registration. (Please note: If you registered for this Event prior to March 17, we will email you instructions for accessing this class.)

    Schedule:
    Tuesday evenings, September 22 - November, 17, from 6 - 8:30 PM, skipping October 13.
    All-Day Retreat: Saturday,  October 31, 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).

    Up to 26 CE credits are available for healthcare professionals for an additional fee. Please see "Continuing Education Credits" below.

    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. 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.

    Continuing Education Credits

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

    Note: Registration for CE's takes place at the time of class registration. 

    See this page regarding late registration.

    Who is Eligible for CE's?
    Psychologists, Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC), Social Workers (LCSW), Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT), Registered Dietitians, 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.  
    • 11 Oct 2020
    • 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • 18 Oct 2020
    • 3:00 PM (PDT)
    • Live Online
    • 53
    Register

    NOW OFFERED LIVE ONLINE!

    The Roots of Mindfulness:
    A 7-day Silent Mindfulness Practice Retreat


    What people are saying...

    Join us for a full week-long retreat of mindfulness practices in the style of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in the comfort of your own home. The retreat will be a deep exploration of the roots of mindfulness practice both experientially and through a series of talks on Buddhist teachings and connected ideas from philosophy, poetry, and the sciences.

    Roots of Mindfulness Theme: 
    We'll explore the core Buddhist teaching called the "Three Marks of Existence." The Three Marks are impermanence, not-self, and suffering. The Buddha taught that much of our suffering arises around our not fully meeting the way things are in regard to these three dimensions. And the good news is that we can practice a deeper understanding and acceptance of reality leading to greater freedom and happiness. You can read some background on this teaching here. Robin and Tim will unpack these ideas from early Buddhism and apply them to our daily lives in the modern world and in light of world events around the pandemic and our growing understanding of systemic oppression. 

    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, as well as compassion cultivation and loving kindness meditations.

    The daily schedule allows an integration of committed meditation practice, teachings, and your life at home. We will have us 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 re-invented a home-based retreat. This format has been very effective for lead teacher, Tim Burnett, in previous retreats. 

    Who this event is for: This retreat will be highly relevant both to mindfulness students interested in deepening their practice and to teachers of mindfulness who would like to strengthen their background understanding of the Buddhist roots of contemporary programs like MBSR.

    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 and we invite you to think about the rest of the day. 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.

    When we are not together formally on Zoom, you will be invited to integrate your practice into the situation you find yourself in. While we recommend having a conversation with family ahead of the retreat around maintaining a quieter home environment, we also encourage being very flexible and accommodating to the needs of family, peers, or essential work during the retreat week.

    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 and 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. 

    Prerequisites
    Before practicing for nearly a full week 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, Lead Teacher: Executive Director and Guiding Instructor at Mindfulness Northwest

    Robin Boudette, PhD, co-teacher: Certified Mindfulness Teacher, Clinical Psychologist, and director of Mindfulness for Everyone in Princeton, NJ.

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

    Schedule 

    Our online retreat days will run from 7 am Pacific time until 8 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 Sunday, October 11, at 4 PM. 
    Closes Sunday, October 18, at 3 PM.

    Cost: $850 - $455 Sliding Scale Tuition.

    We also have special Scholarship Tuition options available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding scale. Food, lodging, and teachings are included in our all-inclusive registration fees. There is an additional surcharge for some lodging options (see below).

    Note that there will also be an opportunity during registration to practice generosity by making a contribution to our Accessibility Fund so that others with fewer means can attend.

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

    Registration:                    

     REGISTER ONLINE 

    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.


Past MBSR Classes

18 Apr 2020 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Online) - Saturday mornings
16 Apr 2020 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Online) - Thursday evenings
14 Apr 2020 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Online) - Tuesday evenings
8 Apr 2020 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Online) - Wednesday Evenings
8 Apr 2020 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Online) - Wednesday mid-day
3 Feb 2020 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Seattle) - Monday evenings
25 Jan 2020 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Mercer Island) - Saturday mornings
22 Jan 2020 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Kirkland) - Wednesday evenings
22 Jan 2020 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Seattle) - Wednesday mid-day
21 Jan 2020 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Seattle) - Tuesday evenings
21 Jan 2020 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Tacoma) - Tuesday Evenings
21 Jan 2020 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Bellingham) - Tuesday mornings
20 Jan 2020 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction - Online - Monday Evenings
1 Oct 2019 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Snohomish County) - Tuesday Evenings
26 Sep 2019 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Snohomish County) - Thursday Mornings
25 Sep 2019 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Kirkland) - Wednesday evenings
25 Sep 2019 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Seattle) - Wednesday mid-day
24 Sep 2019 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Tacoma) - Tuesday Evenings
24 Sep 2019 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction - Online - Tuesday Evenings
22 Sep 2019 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Bellingham) - Sunday evenings
20 Sep 2019 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Wenatchee) - Friday mornings
16 Sep 2019 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Seattle) - Monday evenings
8 Jul 2019 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction - Online - Monday Evenings
25 Jun 2019 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Seattle) - Tuesday evenings
12 Jun 2019 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Mercer Island) - Wednesday evenings
11 Apr 2019 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Seattle) - Thursday evenings
10 Apr 2019 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Kirkland) - Wednesday evenings
10 Apr 2019 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Seattle) - Wednesdays mid-day
9 Apr 2019 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Mercer Island) - Tuesday evenings
9 Apr 2019 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Bellingham) - Tuesday mornings
4 Apr 2019 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Everett) - Thursday Evenings
3 Apr 2019 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for WPMG Clinicians (Olympia) - Wednesday mornings
2 Apr 2019 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Tacoma) - Tuesday Evenings
27 Feb 2019 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Everett) - Wednesday Evenings
24 Jan 2019 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Seattle) - Thursday Evenings
23 Jan 2019 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Kirkland) - Wednesday Evenings
23 Jan 2019 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Seattle) - Wednesday Mid-Day
22 Jan 2019 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Mercer Island) - Tuesday Evenings
22 Jan 2019 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Tacoma) - Tuesday Evenings
20 Jan 2019 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Bellingham) - Sunday evenings
17 Jan 2019 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Wenatchee) - Thursday evenings
26 Sep 2018 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Everett) - Wednesday Evenings
25 Sep 2018 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Tacoma) - Tuesday Evenings
21 Sep 2018 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Wenatchee) - Friday Mornings
20 Sep 2018 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Seattle) - Thursday Evenings
20 Sep 2018 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Bellingham) - Thursday mornings
19 Sep 2018 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Kirkland) - Wednesday Evenings
19 Sep 2018 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Seattle) - Wednesday Mid-Day
19 Sep 2018 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for WPMG Clinicians (Snohomish) - Wednesday mornings
28 Jun 2018 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Seattle) - Thursday Evenings
5 Apr 2018 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Seattle) - Thursday Evenings
4 Apr 2018 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Kirkland) - Wednesday Evenings
4 Apr 2018 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Seattle) - Wednesday Mid-Day
3 Apr 2018 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Mercer Island) - Tuesday Evenings
3 Apr 2018 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Everett) - Tuesday Evenings
3 Apr 2018 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Bellingham) - Tuesday Evenings
21 Mar 2018 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for WPMG Clinicians (Seattle) - Wednesday mornings
4 Feb 2018 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Bellingham) - Sunday Evenings
30 Jan 2018 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for WPMG Clinicians (Tacoma) - Tuesday Afternoons
25 Jan 2018 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Seattle) - Thursday Evenings
24 Jan 2018 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Kirkland) - Wednesday Evenings
24 Jan 2018 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Seattle) - Wednesday Mid-Day
23 Jan 2018 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Everett) - Tuesday Evenings
21 Sep 2017 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Bellingham) - Thursday Mornings
20 Sep 2017 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Kirkland) - Wednesday Evenings
19 Sep 2017 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Everett) - Tuesday Evenings
18 Sep 2017 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Seattle) - Mondays Mid-Day
13 Apr 2017 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Federal Way) - Thursday Evenings
12 Apr 2017 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Kirkland) - Wednesday Evenings
6 Apr 2017 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Seattle) - Thursday Evenings
1 Feb 2017 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Kirkland) - Wednesday Evenings
26 Jan 2017 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Seattle) - Thursday Evenings
24 Oct 2016 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Bellingham) - Monday Evenings [MBSR-Bham]
22 Sep 2016 (MBSR-Seattle) Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction - Thursday Evenings
21 Sep 2016 (MBSR-Kirkland) Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction - Wednesday Evenings
2 May 2016 (MBSR-Kirkland) Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction - Monday Evenings
21 Apr 2016 (MBSR-Seattle) Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction - Thursday Evenings
14 Apr 2016 (MBSR-Kent) Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction - Thursday Mid-Day
12 Apr 2016 (MBSR-Kirkland) Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction - Tuesday Evenings
3 Feb 2016 (MBSR-Kirkland) Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction - Wednesday Evenings
21 Jan 2016 (MBSR-Seattle) Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction - Thursday Evenings
16 Sep 2015 (MBSR-Kirkland) Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction - Wednesday Evenings
16 Sep 2015 (MBSR-Bham) Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction - Weds. Mornings for the Community
25 Sep 2014 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for the Healing Professional (Bellingham) - Thursday Evenings
25 Sep 2014 (MBSR-Bham) Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for the Community (Bellingham) - Thursday Mornings
22 Sep 2014 (MBSR-Garfield) Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for the Community (Seattle, Central) - Monday Evenings
17 Sep 2014 (MBSR-Kirkland) Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for the Community (Kirkland) - Wednesday Evenings
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