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. Please scroll down for a full description of 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.

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

    • 28 Jun 2018
    • 16 Aug 2018
    • 9 sessions
    • Nalanda West, 3902 Woodland Park Ave N, Seattle, WA
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Summer 2018 MBSR in Fremont

    NOTE: this class is full with a waiting list.
    Please consider registering for our 4-week Fundamentals of Mindfulness class in Seattle or in Kirkland beginning mid-July.
    Or see our Fall MBSR classes at the bottom of this page.

    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.

    Schedule:
    8 classroom sessions: Thursday evenings 6 pm - 8:30 pm, June 28 - August 16

    Retreat day: Saturday August 4, 9 am - 4 pm

    Instructor: Richard Johnson, PhD, Mindfulness Northwest Senior Instructor

    Location:
    Classroom sessions:

    Nalanda West (Community Room)
    3902 Woodland Park Ave N
    Seattle, WA 98103
    (map and directions)

    Retreat day (Saturday August 4th):

    Brightwater Environmental Education and Community Center
    22505 State Route 9 SE
    Woodinville, WA 98072
    (map and directions)

    Cost:
    $330 - $490 sliding scale (paying on the higher end makes the lower end possible, our usual built-in "scholarship" system). 

    The fee includes all 9 meetings and instructional materials (course manual and home practice CDs).

    Payment plans are available during registration (4 equal monthly payments; no financing fee).

    Financial Assistance: Scholarship assistance may be available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding fee scale. Please APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP.

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


    Other Classes, Workshops and Retreats in the Area

      See our entire schedule.
    • 19 Sep 2018
    • 14 Nov 2018
    • 9 sessions
    • Kaiser Permanente Everett Medical Center, Conference Room C/D/E, 2930 Maple St, Everett, WA
    • 30
    Register


    Join us in the company of other WPMG clinicians in an investigation of mindfulness from the inside out. You'll be participating in the gold-standard mindfulness course, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), whose benefits are supported by 40 years of peer-reviewed research (much of it with clinician groups). These benefits include:

    • Reduced stress and anxiety while working
    • Reduced burnout
    • Improved communication and relationships with patients
    • Better patient outcomes
    • Improved communication and relationships with co-workers
    • Improved focus and creativity
    • Greater job satisfaction

    Eligibility:
    This course is for all WPMG clinicians in the North Snohomish Service Area. For questions on eligibility email: KPWA.practiceandleadership@kp.org.

    Course details:
    Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is a highly participatory, practical class that includes:

    • Learning about the science behind mindfulness and the research supporting the benefits of having a work/personal mindfulness practice
    • Instruction on, and practice of, several types of mindfulness meditation
    • Instruction on, and practice of, gentle stretching and mindful yoga
    • Inquiry exercises to enhance awareness in everyday life
    • Take-home assignments to build your personal practice (home and work)
    • Guided audio files for your personal practice
    • A 60-page workbook with short readings, a guide to the course, and resources to support your ongoing investigation of mindfulness

    Schedule:
    9 meetings: 8 regular class sessions and one extended session.

    Class sessions: Wednesday mornings, 8 - 10:30 AM, September 19 - November 14 (skipping October 17th)

    Extended session: Saturday November 10, 9 AM - 4 PM (Don't miss this one!)

    Course leader:

    Richard Johnson, PhD, Senior Instructor at Mindfulness Northwest.
    Richard was trained to teach MBSR by the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in 2010 and took advanced training in 2012. Having taught MBSR now for seven years, he has been inspired in every class by the way participants transform their lives through their mindfulness practices. 

    Location:
    Class sessions:

    Kaiser Permanente Everett Medical Center
    Conference Room C/D/E (on level C2)
    2930 Maple St
    Everett, WA 98201
    (map and directions)

    Extended session (Saturday November 10th):

    Brightwater Environmental Education Center
    22505 State Route 9 SE
    Woodinville, WA 98072
    (map and directions)

    Cost: Any fees will be announced and assessed by WPMG separately from this registation.

    Registration: To reserve your space use the Register button, below.

       Register Online

    • 19 Sep 2018
    • 14 Nov 2018
    • 9 sessions
    • Nalanda West, 3902 Woodland Park Ave N, Seattle, WA
    • 26
    Register

    MBSR mid-day in Fremont.
    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.

    Schedule:
    8 classroom sessions: Wednesdays mid-day noon - 2:30 PM, September 19 - November 14 (skipping October 17)

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

    Instructor: Karen Schwisow, Senior Instructor, E-RYT

    Location:
    Classroom sessions:

    Nalanda West
    3902 Woodland Park Ave N
    Seattle, WA 98103
    (map and directions)


    Retreat day (Saturday November 3rd):

    Brightwater Environmental Education and Community Center
    22505 State Route 9 SE
    Woodinville, WA 98072
    (map and directions)


    Cost & Options:
    $330-$490 sliding scale (paying on the higher end makes the lower end possible, our usual built-in "scholarship" system).

    The fee includes all 9 meetings and instructional materials (course manual and home practice CDs).

    Payment plans are available during registration (4 equal monthly payments; no financing fee).

    Financial Assistance: Scholarship assistance may be available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding fee scale. Please APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP

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



    Other Classes, Retreats and Workshops in the Area

       See our entire schedule.
    • 19 Sep 2018
    • 14 Nov 2018
    • 9 sessions
    • 308 4th Avenue South, Kirkland, WA 98033
    • 24
    Register

    Wednesday Evening MBSR in Kirkland.
    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.

    Schedule:
    8 classroom sessions: Wednesday evenings 6:30 PM - 9 PM, September 19 - November 14 (skipping October 17)

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

    Instructor: Karen Schwisow, Senior Instructor, E-RYT

    Location:
    Classroom sessions:

    308 4th Avenue S
    Kirkland, WA 98033
    (map and directions)


    Retreat day (Saturday May 12th):

    Brightwater Environmental Education and Community Center
    22505 State Route 9 SE
    Woodinville, WA 98072
    (map and directions)

    Cost & Options:
    $330-$490 sliding scale (paying on the higher end makes the lower end possible, our usual built-in "scholarship" system).

    The fee includes all 9 meetings and instructional materials (course manual and home practice CDs).

    Payment plans are available during registration (4 equal monthly payments; no financing fee).

    Financial Assistance: Scholarship assistance may be available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding fee scale. Please APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP.

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


    Other Classes, Retreats and Workshops in the Area

       See our entire schedule.
    • 20 Sep 2018
    • 15 Nov 2018
    • 9 sessions
    • Red Cedar Dharma Hall, 1021 N Forest St, Bellingham WA
    • 23
    Register

    MBSR in Bellingham.
    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.

    Schedule:
    8 classroom sessions: Thursday mornings 9 AM - 11:30 AM, September 20 - November 15 (skipping October 18)

    Retreat day: Sunday November 4, 10 AM- 4 PM

    Primary Instructor:

    Tim Burnett, Executive Director and Guiding Instructor at Mindfulness Northwest

    Co-teaching as a trainee:


    Joe ArellanoCertified Mindfulness Teacher through the Mindfulness Northwest Teacher Training Program.


    Location:

    Classroom sessions:

    Red Cedar Dharma Hall
    1021 N Forest St
    Bellingham, WA 98225
    (map and directions)

    Retreat day (Sunday November 4th):

    Semiahmoo County Park near Blaine
    9261 Semiahmoo Pkwy
    Blaine, WA 98230
    (map and directions)

    Cost:
    $310-$450 sliding scale (paying on the higher end makes the lower end possible, our usual built-in "scholarship" system). 

    The fee includes all 9 meetings and instructional materials (course manual and home practice CDs).

    Payment plans are available during registration (4 equal monthly payments; no financing fee).

    Financial Assistance: Scholarship assistance may be available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding fee scale. Please APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP.

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


    Our other Classes, Retreats and Workshops

       See our entire schedule.
    • 20 Sep 2018
    • 15 Nov 2018
    • 9 sessions
    • Nalanda West, 3902 Woodland Park Ave N, Seattle, WA
    • 27
    Register

    MBSR evenings in Fremont.
    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.

    Schedule:
    8 classroom sessions: Thursday evenings 6 PM - 8:30 PM, September 20 - November 15 (skipping October 18)

    Retreat day: Saturday October 27, 9 AM - 4 PM

    Instructors:

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

    Teresa Johnson, Mindfulness teacher-in-training through the Mindfulness Northwest Teacher Training Program.



    Location:

    Classroom sessions:

    Nalanda West (Community Room)
    3902 Woodland Park Ave N
    Seattle, WA 98103
    (map and directions)

    Retreat day (Saturday October 27th):

    Brightwater Environmental Education and Community Center
    22505 State Route 9 SE
    Woodinville, WA 98072
    (map and directions)

    Cost:
    $330 - $490 sliding scale (paying on the higher end makes the lower end possible, our usual built-in "scholarship" system). 

    The fee includes all 9 meetings and instructional materials (course manual and home practice CDs).

    Payment plans are available during registration (4 equal monthly payments; no financing fee).

    Financial Assistance: Scholarship assistance may be available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding fee scale. Please APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP.

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


    Other Classes, Retreats and Workshops in the Area

       See our entire schedule.
    • 25 Sep 2018
    • 20 Nov 2018
    • 9 sessions
    • Kaiser Permanente Tacoma South Medical Center (main floor conference room), 9505 Steele St S, Tacoma, WA
    • 22
    Register

    Tuesday Evening MBSR in Tacoma.
    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.

    Schedule:
    8 classroom sessions: Tuesday evenings 6 PM - 8:30 PM, September 25 - November 20 (skipping October 16)

    Retreat day: Saturday November 17, 9 AM - 4 PM

    Instructor: Karen Schwisow, Senior Instructor, E-RYT

    Location:
    Classroom sessions:

    Kaiser Permanente Tacoma South Medical Center
    Main Floor Conference Room
    9505 Steele St S
    Tacoma, WA 98444
    (map and directions)


    Retreat day (Saturday November 17th):

    Dumas Bay Centre
    Eagleview Room
    3200 SW Dash Point Rd
    Federal Way, WA 98023
    (map and directions)

    Cost & Options:
    $310-$450 sliding scale (paying on the higher end makes the lower end possible, our usual built-in "scholarship" system).

    The fee includes all 9 meetings and instructional materials (course manual and home practice CDs).

    Payment plans are available during registration (4 equal monthly payments; no financing fee).

    Financial Assistance: Scholarship assistance may be available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding fee scale. Please APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP.

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


    Our Other Classes, Retreats, and Workshops

       See our entire schedule.
    • 26 Sep 2018
    • 14 Nov 2018
    • 9 sessions
    • Rainier Conference Room, Providence Regional Medical Center Everett - Colby Campus, 1321 Colby Ave, Everett, WA 98201
    • 25
    Register

    MBSR in Everett.
    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.

    Schedule:
    8 classroom sessions: Wednesday evenings 6 PM - 8:30 PM, September 26 - November 14

    Retreat day: Saturday November 10, 9 AM - 4 PM

    Instructor: Cheryl Beighle, MD, MNW Instructor

    Location:
    Classroom sessions:

    Rainier Conference Room
    Providence Regional Medical Center Everett - Colby Campus
    1321 Colby Ave
    Everett, WA 98201
    (map and directions)

    Retreat day (Saturday November 10th):

    Brightwater Environmental Education Center
    22505 State Route 9 SE
    Woodinville, WA 98072
    (map and directions)

    Cost:
    $310 - $450 sliding scale (paying on the higher end makes the lower end possible, our usual built-in "scholarship" system). 

    The fee includes all 9 meetings and instructional materials (course manual and home practice CDs).

    Payment plans are available during registration (4 equal monthly payments; no financing fee).

    Financial Assistance: Scholarship assistance may be available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding fee scale. Please APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP.

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


    Our other Classes, Retreats and Workshops

       See our entire schedule.

Past MBSR Classes

05 Apr 2018 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Seattle) - Thursday Evenings
04 Apr 2018 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Kirkland) - Wednesday Evenings
04 Apr 2018 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Seattle) - Wednesday Mid-Day
03 Apr 2018 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Mercer Island) - Tuesday Evenings
03 Apr 2018 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Bellingham) - Tuesday Evenings
03 Apr 2018 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Everett) - Tuesday Evenings
21 Mar 2018 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for WPMG Clinicians (Seattle) - Wednesday mornings
04 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
06 Apr 2017 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (Seattle) - Thursday Evenings
01 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
02 May 2016 (MBSR-Kirkland) Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction - Monday Evenings
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