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Our Accredited Classes

A number of our Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), and Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals (MHP) classes are accredited so that eligible registrants can receive CE or CME credits.

See below for the list of such classes. See each individual class for details on what credits are offered.

    • 17 Sep 2018
    • 12 Nov 2018
    • 9 sessions
    • Nalanda West, 3902 Woodland Park Ave N, Seattle, WA
    • 8

    Mindful Self-Compassion training offered in the Fremont / Wallingford area.
    26 CE credits available for healthcare professionals.


    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.

    Schedule:
    8 classroom sessions: Monday evenings 6 PM - 8:45 PM, September 17 - November 12 (skipping October 15)

    1 extended session: Saturday October 27, 9 AM - 4 PM

    Instructor: Richard Johnson, PhD, Mindfulness Northwest Senior Instructor and Trained MSC Teacher qualified to teach MSC by the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion.

    Location:
    Classroom sessions:

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


    Retreat day (Saturday October 27th):

    Good Shepherd Center (iLEAP Group Room, 4th floor)
    4649 Sunnyside Ave N
    Seattle, WA 98103
    (directions, map, and transit information available here)

    Cost:
    $340 - $520 sliding scale fee (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).

    Up to 26 CE credits are available for an additional $85 fee. Please see "Continuing Education Credits" below.

    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.

    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. For full details, and to register for CE credits, please visit ISG's CE credit registration page.

    Target Audience:
    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, and to register for CE credits, please visit ISG's CE credit registration page.



    Our Other Classes, Workshops, and Retreats

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

    • 19 Sep 2018
    • 14 Nov 2018
    • 9 sessions
    • Nalanda West, 3902 Woodland Park Ave N, Seattle, WA
    • 11

    MBSR mid-day in Fremont.
    Learn the healing art of mindfulness in this well-respected class.
    26 CE credits available for healthcare professionals.

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

    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 fee (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).

    Up to 26 CE credits are available for an additional $85 fee. Please see "Continuing Education Credits", below.

    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.

    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, and to register for CE credits, please visit ISG's CE credit registration page.

    Target Audience:
    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, and to register for CE credits, please visit ISG's CE credit registration page.



    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
    • 0
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    Wednesday Evening MBSR in Kirkland.
    Learn the healing art of mindfulness in this well-respected class.
    26 CE credits available for healthcare professionals.

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

    Location:
    Classroom sessions:

    308 4th Avenue S
    Kirkland, WA 98033
    (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 fee (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).

    Up to 26 CE credits are available for an additional $85 fee. Please see "Continuing Education Credits", below.

    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.

    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, and to register for CE credits, please visit ISG's CE credit registration page.

    Target Audience:
    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, and to register for CE credits, please visit ISG's CE credit registration page.



    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
    • 11

    MBSR in Bellingham.
    Learn the healing art of mindfulness in this well-respected class.
    26 CE credits available for healthcare professionals.

    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. Tim is certified to teach MBSR by the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts.

    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 fee (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).

    Up to 26 CE credits are available for an additional $85 fee. Please see "Continuing Education Credits", below.

    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.

    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, and to register for CE credits, please visit ISG's CE credit registration page.

    Target Audience:
    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, and to register for CE credits, please visit ISG's CE credit registration page.



    Our other Classes, Retreats, and Workshops

       See our entire schedule of classes, retreats, and workshops.
    • 20 Sep 2018
    • 15 Nov 2018
    • 9 sessions
    • Pybus Public Market - Event Center Annex, 3 N Worthen St, Wenatchee, WA
    • 9

    Mindful Self-Compassion training offered in Wenatchee.
    26 CE credits available for healthcare professionals.


    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.

    Schedule:
    8 classroom sessions: Thursday evenings 6 PM - 8:45 PM, September 20 - November 15 (skipping October 18)

    1 extended session: Sunday November 4, 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.

    Location:
    Pybus Public Market - Event Center Annex
    3 N Worthen St
    Wenatchee, WA 98801
    (map and directions)

    Cost:
    $320 - $480
    sliding scale fee (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).

    Up to 26 CE credits are available for an additional $85 fee. Please see "Continuing Education Credits" below.

    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.

    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. For full details, and to register for CE credits, please visit ISG's CE credit registration page.

    Target Audience:
    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, and to register for CE credits, please visit ISG's CE credit registration page.



    Our other Classes, Workshops, and Retreats

      See our entire schedule of classes, workshops, and retreats.
    • 25 Sep 2018
    • 23 Oct 2018
    • 5 sessions
    • Online
    • 9
    Register

    For Healthcare Professionals:
    An ONLINE class teaching the fundamentals of mindfulness and MBSR.
    Co-sponsored by WPHP & WSMA.
    CME Credits Available.

         

    Join us for an investigation of mindfulness from the inside out. Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals is based on the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program. MBSR is the best researched mindfulness intervention with positive research indications for:

      • Choosing appropriate mindfulness training techniques in preventative and responsive ways in high stress situations.
      • Utilizing appropriate mindfulness practices to mitigate the risk factors for burnout.
      • Discussing strategies with peers for a more positive, mindful engagement in work and home situations that have been previously triggered stress response and unhelpful behaviors.
      • Identifying helpful vs. unhelpful thought patterns, problem solving, emotional regulation, and meaning-focused coping strategies.
      • Demonstrating meaningful change in personal mindfulness, perceived stress, and burnout as shown in standardized measures administered pre- and post-activity.
        This Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals class was inspired by MBSR and offers a deep taste of mindfulness training in a shorter 4-week period.

        Eligibility:
        This course is open to all Washington State healthcare professionals, including mental health professionals (MD/DO/PT/PA/NP/RN/LMHC/MHC/MSW, etc.). This course is not open to massage therapists.

        Course details:
        Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals is a structured 4-week course on mindfulness that promotes stress reduction, health and well-being.  This highly participatory, practical class 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 60-page workbook with short readings, a guide to the course, and resources to support your ongoing investigation of mindfulness (provided in digital PDF format)
        Please see our MBSR page for full details about the well-researched MBSR class (designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Center for Mindfulness at the UMass Medical Center) upon which this Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals class is based.

        Schedule:
        5 meetings: 4 regular class sessions and one extended session.

        Class Sessions: 4 Tuesday evenings 6 PM- 8:30 PM, Sept 25 - Oct 23 (no class Oct 16).

        Extended Session: Saturday October 13, 10 AM - 3 PM. Those living in the Seattle or Bellingham areas (or willing to travel!) may instead choose to attend an in-person Extended Session (see Note below).

        Additionally: If you've never taken an online course with us, you'll need to set up your connection with us on Tuesday September 18th at 6 PM (1 week before the class starts) or on Tuesday Sept 25 at 5:30 PM (30 minutes before the class starts). More details will be sent with you registration.

        See also: Our Winter Online Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals class, starting February 7th.

        InstructorTim Burnett, Executive Director and Guiding Instructor at Mindfulness Northwest

        Location: Offered Live Online.

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

        Note: If you've never taken an online course with us, you'll need to set up your connection with us on Tuesday September 18th at 6 PM (1 week before the class starts) or on Tuesday Sept 25 at 5:30 PM (30 minutes before the class starts). More details will be sent with you registration.

        Cost: $365.

        The fee includes all 5 meetings and instructional materials (a downloadable manual and guided meditation audio tracks).

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

        Financial Assistance: Scholarship assistance may be available for those in need. Please APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP.

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

        A Special Note:
        Those living in the Seattle, Woodinville, or Bellingham areas (or willing to travel!) may choose to attend one of the following in-person Extended Sessions rather than the online Extended Session scheduled for Saturday October 13, 10 am - 3 pm:

        There is no additional fee charged. Please simply register for the online course and then email us and let us know you'd like to attend an in-person Extended Session and we'll register you (assuming there is space available). And note that those attending an in-person Extended Session are still eligible to receive CME credits for that portion of the course.

        Continuing Education / Accreditation Statement:
        This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Washington State Medical Association and Mindfulness Northwest. The WSMA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

        The WSMA designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

        This activity meets the criteria for up to 14 hours of Category I CME credit to satisfy the relicensure requirements of the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission.

        Disclosure to Audience
        The content of this activity is not related to products or services of an ACCME-defined commercial interest; therefore no one in control of content has a relevant financial relationship to disclose and there is no potential for conflicts of interest.


        Our other Classes, Workshops, and Retreats

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

        • 25 Sep 2018
        • 20 Nov 2018
        • 9 sessions
        • Kaiser Permanente Tacoma South Medical Center (main floor conference room), 9505 Steele St S, Tacoma, WA
        • 3
        Register

        Tuesday Evening MBSR in Tacoma.
        Learn the healing art of mindfulness in this well-respected class.
        26 CE credits available for healthcare professionals.

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

        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 fee (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).

        Up to 26 CE credits are available for an additional $85 fee. Please see "Continuing Education Credits", below.

        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.

        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, and to register for CE credits, please visit ISG's CE credit registration page.

        Target Audience:
        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, and to register for CE credits, please visit ISG's CE credit registration page.



        Our Other Classes, Retreats, and Workshops

           See our entire schedule of classes, retreats, and workshops.
        • 26 Sep 2018
        • 14 Nov 2018
        • 9 sessions
        • Rainier Conference Room, Providence Regional Medical Center Everett - Colby Campus, 1321 Colby Ave, Everett, WA 98201
        • 18

        MBSR in Everett.
        Learn the healing art of mindfulness in this well-respected class.
        26 CE credits available for healthcare professionals.

        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, Mindfulness Northwest Instructor. Cheryl is certified to teach MBSR by the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts.

        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 fee (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).

        Up to 26 CE credits are available for an additional $85 fee. Please see "Continuing Education Credits", below.

        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.

        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, and to register for CE credits, please visit ISG's CE credit registration page.

        Target Audience:
        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, and to register for CE credits, please visit ISG's CE credit registration page.


        Our other Classes, Workshops, and Retreats

           See our entire schedule of classes, workshops, and retreats.
        • 7 Oct 2018
        • 18 Nov 2018
        • 5 sessions
        • St. Joseph Hospital, Conference Room 5/6, 2901 Squalicum Parkway, Bellingham, WA
        • 16
        Register


        A 14-credit CME mindfulness series in Bellingham for area medical professionals and therapists and their spouses or partners.


        The Physicians' Well-Being Network and Mindfulness Northwest are happy to continue to provide this program to enhance the health of regional healthcare professionals.

        Join us in an investigation of mindfulness from the inside out. Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals is based on Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). MBSR is the best researched mindfulness intervention with positive research indications for:

        • Reduced stress and anxiety while working
        • Reduced burnout
        • Improved communication and relationships with patients
        • Better patient outcomes
        • Improved communications and relationships with co-workers
        • Improved focus and creativity
        • Greater job satisfaction
        This Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals class was inspired by MBSR and offers a deep taste of mindfulness training in a shorter 5-week period.

        Eligibility:
        This course is for healthcare professionals and therapists (MD/DO/PA/NP/RN/LMHC/MHC/MSW, etc.) and their spouse or partner.

        Course details:
        Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals is a structured 5-week, 16 hour course on mindfulness that promotes stress reduction, health and well-being. This highly participatory, practical class includes:

        • Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
        • Guided instruction in stretching and mindful yoga
        • Inquiry exercises to enhance awareness in everyday life
        • Group dialogue and small group exercises
        • Daily home assignments
        • A CD of meditations for home practice
        • a 60-page workbook with short readings, a guide to the course, and resources to support your ongoing investigation of mindfulness

        This course is derived from the well-researched, 8-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Center for Mindfulness at the UMass Medical Center. Further details found below.

        This course has been offered to physicians, healthcare professionals and therapists at many regional medical centers since 2012 including UW Medicine, Evergreen Health, The Everett Clinic, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, and the Skagit Valley Medical Center through the Northwest Washington Medical Society or co-sponsored with the Washington Physicians Health Program.

        Instructor: Tim Burnett, Executive Director & Guiding Instructor at Mindfulness Northwest

        Schedule:
        4 classroom sessions: Sunday evenings 6 PM - 8:30 PM, October 7, October 21, October 28, November 18 (skipping October 14 & November 11).

        Extended session: Sunday November 4, 10 am - 4 pm.

        Location:
        Classroom sessions:

        St. Joseph Hospital
        Conference Room 5/6 (the right side of room 5/6 as you leave the cafeteria)
        2901 Squalicum Parkway
        Bellingham, WA 98225
        (map and directions)

        Extended session (Sunday November 4th):

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

        Cost:
        $240 - $360 sliding scale fee (paying on the higher end makes the lower end possible, our usual built-in "scholarship" system). 

        The fee includes all 5 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.

        To Register:
           Register Online or register by phone at 360-830-6439 ext 0.

        Continuing Education:
        PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center is accredited by the Washington State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

        PeaceHealth St. Joseph designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

        This activity meets the criteria for up to 14 hours of Category I Continuing Medical Education (CME) credit to satisfy the relicensure requirements of the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission.

        Category 1 CME credits are generally accepted on a 1:1 equivalency by nursing, social work, mental health counseling and other licensing authorities. Health care professionals are advised to check about equivalencies with their licensing authorities in advance.

        Disclosure: The Planning Committee, faculty and CME Committee of PeaceHealth St. Joseph Medical Center disclose no relevant commercial interest.

        Learning Objectives:
        After this education, learners should be able to:

        • 1.  Employ formal and informal mindfulness training techniques in preventive and responsive ways in high stress situations;
        • 2.  Identify the three primary components of burnout and implement mindfulness practices to reduce risk of burnout along these three axes;
        • 3.  Discuss with peers strategies for positive, mindful engagement in work and home situations which trigger stress response and unhelpful behaviors;
        • 4.  Identify helpful and unhelpful thought patterns, problem solving, emotional regulation, and meaning-focused coping strategies;
        • 5.  Show change in mindfulness, perceived stress, and burnout as shown in standardized measures administered pre and post.

        Additional Details:
        This course is based on the longer Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) training which has been shown in numerous studies to:

        • increase immune system function
        • reduce anxiety
        • prevent relapse of depression
        • reduce negative emotions responding to stress
        • manage chronic pain
        • help manage chronic health conditions including high blood pressure, fibromyalgia, heart disease, asthma, GI distress, and skin disorders
        • provide an effective coping mechanism for short and long-term stressful situations
        • encourage growth in the brain areas associated with learning, memory, focus, attention, emotional regulation, and empathy
        • enhance compassion and altruism
        • with relationships and communication, parents reduce pregnancy-related anxiety
        • help professionals cope with stress, connect with patients, and reduce burnout-inducing negative emotions and anxiety.
        • help veterans and other sufferers of PTSD
        • with obesity - increase “mindfulness of eating”
        • provide an increase in general health and well-being through a focus on prevention and improved awareness of what's truly harmful and helpful

        This condensed Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals class includes much of the MBSR material, offering a deep taste of mindfulness in a shorter class.


        Other Classes, Retreats and Workshops in the Area

           See our entire schedule.
        • 17 Jan 2019
        • 14 Mar 2019
        • 9 sessions
        • Red Cedar Dharma Hall, 1021 N Forest St, Bellingham, WA 98225
        • 28
        Register

        Mindful Self-Compassion training offered in Bellingham.
        26 CE credits available for healthcare professionals.


        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.

        Schedule:
        8 classroom sessions: Thursday mornings  9 am - 11:45 am, January 17 - March 14 (skipping February 28)

        1 extended session: Saturday February 23, 10 AM - 4 PM

        Instructor: Tim Burnett, Executive Director & Guiding Instructor at Mindfulness Northwest. Tim is certified to teach MSC by the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion.

        Location:

        Classroom sessions:

        Red Cedar Dharma Hall

        1021 N Forest St
        Bellingham, WA 98225
        (map and directions)

        Retreat day (Saturday, February 23rd):

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

        Cost:
        $340 - $520 sliding scale fee (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).

        Up to 26 CE credits are available for an additional $85 fee. Please see "Continuing Education Credits" below.

        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.

        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. For full details, and to register for CE credits, please visit ISG's CE credit registration page.

        Target Audience:
        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, and to register for CE credits, please visit ISG's CE credit registration page.



        Our Other Classes, Workshops, and Retreats

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

        • 20 Jan 2019
        • 10 Mar 2019
        • 9 sessions
        • Red Cedar Dharma Hall, 1021 N Forest St, Bellingham WA
        • 25
        Register

        MBSR in Bellingham.
        Learn the healing art of mindfulness in this well-respected class.
        26 CE credits available for healthcare professionals.

        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: Sunday evenings 6 pm - 8:30 pm, January 20 - March 10, 2019

        Retreat day: Saturday, February 23, 2019   10 am- 4 pm




        Primary Instructor:

        Tim Burnett, Executive Director and Guiding Instructor at Mindfulness Northwest. Tim is certified to teach MBSR by the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts.

         

        Location:

        Classroom sessions:

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

        Retreat day (Saturday, February 23):

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

        Cost:
        $310-$450 sliding scale fee (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).

        Up to 26 CE credits are available for an additional $85 fee. Please see "Continuing Education Credits", below.

        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.

        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, and to register for CE credits, please visit ISG's CE credit registration page.

        Target Audience:
        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, and to register for CE credits, please visit ISG's CE credit registration page.



        Our other Classes, Retreats, and Workshops

           See our entire schedule of classes, retreats, and workshops.
        • 23 Jan 2019
        • 13 Mar 2019
        • 9 sessions
        • Nalanda West, 3902 Woodland Park Ave N, Seattle, WA
        • 28
        Register

        MBSR mid-day in Fremont.
        Learn the healing art of mindfulness in this well-respected class.
        26 CE credits available for healthcare professionals.

        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, January 23 - March 13

        Retreat day: Saturday March 9, 9 AM - 4 PM

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

        Location:
        Classroom sessions:

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


        Retreat day (Saturday March 9th):

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


        Cost & Options:
        $330-$490 sliding scale fee (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).

        Up to 26 CE credits are available for an additional $85 fee. Please see "Continuing Education Credits", below.

        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.

        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, and to register for CE credits, please visit ISG's CE credit registration page.

        Target Audience:
        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, and to register for CE credits, please visit ISG's CE credit registration page.



        Our Other Classes, Workshops, and Retreats

           See our entire schedule of classes, workshops, and retreats.
        • 23 Jan 2019
        • (PST)
        • 13 Mar 2019
        • (PDT)
        • 9 sessions
        • 308 4th Avenue South, Kirkland, WA 98033
        • 28
        Register

        Wednesday Evening MBSR in Kirkland.
        Learn the healing art of mindfulness in this well-respected class.
        26 CE credits available for healthcare professionals.

        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, January 23 - March 13

        Retreat day: Saturday March 9, 9 AM - 4 PM

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

        Location:
        Classroom sessions:

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


        Retreat day (Saturday, March 9):

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

        Cost & Options:
        $330-$490 sliding scale fee (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).

        Up to 26 CE credits are available for an additional $85 fee. Please see "Continuing Education Credits", below.

        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.

        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, and to register for CE credits, please visit ISG's CE credit registration page.

        Target Audience:
        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, and to register for CE credits, please visit ISG's CE credit registration page.



        Other Classes, Retreats and Workshops in the Area

           See our entire schedule.
        • 24 Jan 2019
        • 14 Mar 2019
        • 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.
        26 CE credits available for healthcare professionals.

        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, January 24 - March 14

        Retreat day: Saturday March 2, 9 AM - 4 PM

        Instructor: Richard Johnson, PhD, Mindfulness Northwest Senior Instructor. Richard is certified to teach MBSR by the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts.

        Location:
        Classroom sessions:

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

        Retreat day (Saturday March 2nd):

        Good Shepherd Center (iLeap Group Room, 4th floor)
        4649 Sunnyside Ave N
        Seattle, WA 98103
        (directions, map, and transit information available here)

        Cost:
        $330 - $490 sliding scale fee (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).

        Up to 26 CE credits are available for an additional $85 fee. Please see "Continuing Education Credits", below.

        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.

        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, and to register for CE credits, please visit ISG's CE credit registration page.

        Target Audience:
        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, and to register for CE credits, please visit ISG's CE credit registration page.


        Our Other Classes, Workshops, and Retreats

        See our entire schedule of classes, workshops, and retreats.
        • 7 Feb 2019
        • 7 Mar 2019
        • 5 sessions
        • Online
        • 20
        Register

        For Healthcare Professionals:
        An ONLINE class teaching the fundamentals of mindfulness and MBSR.
        Co-sponsored by WPHP & WSMA.
        CME Credits Available.

             

        Join us for an investigation of mindfulness from the inside out. Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals is based on the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program. MBSR is the best researched mindfulness intervention with positive research indications for:

          • Choosing appropriate mindfulness training techniques in preventative and responsive ways in high stress situations.
          • Utilizing appropriate mindfulness practices to mitigate the risk factors for burnout.
          • Discussing strategies with peers for a more positive, mindful engagement in work and home situations that have been previously triggered stress response and unhelpful behaviors.
          • Identifying helpful vs. unhelpful thought patterns, problem solving, emotional regulation, and meaning-focused coping strategies.
          • Demonstrating meaningful change in personal mindfulness, perceived stress, and burnout as shown in standardized measures administered pre- and post-activity.
            This Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals class was inspired by MBSR and offers a deep taste of mindfulness training in a shorter 4-week period.

            Eligibility
            This course is open to all Washington State healthcare professionals, including mental health professionals (MD/DO/PT/PA/NP/RN/LMHC/MHC/MSW, etc.). This course is not open to massage therapists.

            Course details
            Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals is a structured 4-week course on mindfulness that promotes stress reduction, health and well-being. This highly participatory, practical class 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 60-page workbook with short readings, a guide to the course, and resources to support your ongoing investigation of mindfulness (provided in digital PDF format)
            Please see our MBSR page for full details about the well-researched MBSR class (designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Center for Mindfulness at the UMass Medical Center) upon which this Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals class is based.

            Schedule
            5 meetings: 4 regular class sessions and one extended session.

            Class Sessions: 4 Thursday evenings 6 PM- 8:30 PM, February 7 - March 7 (no class February 28th).

            Extended Session: Sunday February 24, 9 AM - 3 PM. Those living in the Seattle or Bellingham areas (or willing to travel!) may instead choose to attend an in-person Extended Session (see Note below).

            Additionally: If you've never taken an online course with us, you'll need to set up your connection with us on Thursday January 31st at 6 PM (1 week before the class starts) or on Thursday February 7th at 5:30 PM (30 minutes before the class starts). More details will be sent with you registration.

            Instructors

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

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


            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 Zoom will be sent with your registration.

            Note: If you've never taken an online course with us, you'll need to set up your connection with us on Thursday January 31st at 6 PM (1 week before the class starts) or on Thursday February 7th at 5:30 PM (30 minutes before the class starts). More details will be sent with you registration.

            Cost: $365.

            The fee includes all 5 meetings and instructional materials (a downloadable manual and guided meditation audio tracks).

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

            Financial Assistance: Scholarship assistance may be available for those in need. Please APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP.

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

            A Special Note
            Those living in the Seattle, Tacoma, or Bellingham areas (or willing to travel!) may choose to attend one of the following in-person Extended Sessions rather than the online Extended Session scheduled for Sunday February 24th:

            • Bellevue: Saturday March 2, 9 AM - 4 PM.
            • Bellingham: Saturday February 23, 10 AM - 4 PM.
            • Seattle: Saturday March 2, 9 AM - 4 PM.
            • Tacoma: Sunday February 24, 9 AM - 4 PM (tentative).
            • Woodinville: Saturday March 9, 9 AM - 4 PM.

            There is no additional fee charged. Please simply register for the online course and then email us and let us know you'd like to attend an in-person Extended Session and we'll register you (assuming there is space available). And note that those attending an in-person Extended Session are still eligible to receive CME credits for that portion of the course.

            Continuing Education / Accreditation Statement
            This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Washington State Medical Association and Mindfulness Northwest. The WSMA is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

            The WSMA designates this live activity for a maximum of 14 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

            This activity meets the criteria for up to 14 hours of Category I CME credit to satisfy the relicensure requirements of the Washington State Medical Quality Assurance Commission.

            Disclosure to Audience
            The content of this activity is not related to products or services of an ACCME-defined commercial interest; therefore no one in control of content has a relevant financial relationship to disclose and there is no potential for conflicts of interest.


            Our other Classes, Workshops and Retreats

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

            • 27 Feb 2019
            • 17 Apr 2019
            • 9 sessions
            • Rainier Conference Room, Providence Regional Medical Center Everett - Colby Campus, 1321 Colby Ave, Everett, WA 98201
            • 26
            Register

            MBSR in Everett.
            Learn the healing art of mindfulness in this well-respected class.
            26 CE credits available for healthcare professionals.

            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, February 27 - April 17

            Retreat day: Saturday, April 6, 9 AM - 4 PM

            Instructor: Cheryl Beighle, MD, Mindfulness Northwest Instructor. Cheryl is certified to teach MBSR by the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts.

            Location:
            Classroom sessions and Retreat day:

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

            Cost:

            $310 - $450 sliding scale fee (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).

            Up to 26 CE credits are available for an additional $85 fee. Please see "Continuing Education Credits", below.

            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.

            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, and to register for CE credits, please visit ISG's CE credit registration page.

            Target Audience:
            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, and to register for CE credits, please visit ISG's CE credit registration page.


            Our other Classes, Workshops, and Retreats

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

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