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Bellingham: Upcoming Classes and Retreats

    • 05 Sep 2018
    • 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
    • Village Books, 1200 11th St Bellingham, WA
    Register

    A Free Introduction to Mindfulness taught by Tim Burnett

    Join local mindfulness practitioner Tim Burnett, Guiding Teacher and Executive Director of Mindfulness Northwest, for an exploration of mindfulness practices that promote awareness and well-being. We'll discuss the origins of mindfulness, touch on stress physiology, and explore how mindfulness practices can help us engage in our relationship to experience (such as the holiday season!), reducing stress and enhancing well-being. Simple practices of breathing and mindful movement will support our discussion as we explore mindfulness from the inside out.

    Mindfulness teacher Tim Burnett has been practicing meditation for 30 years. He is knowledgeable about mindfulness from its traditional Buddhist origins and into its contemporary applications in medicine and psychology. Tim is authorized to offer Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), and Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT). Tim founded the local non-profit Mindfulness Northwest in 2011 and offers classes, workshops, and retreats in mindfulness in Bellingham, Skagit County, Everett, Kirkland, Seattle, Tacoma and now in Wenatchee. Tim is also the Guiding Teacher of the Red Cedar Zen Community in Bellingham.

    When: Wednesday September 5th, noon - 1 pm
    Where: Village Books, 1200 11th St, Bellingham, WA
    Cost: Free

    No registration is necessary but you may choose to register in order to RSVP and join our email list to receive twice-a-month emails about mindfulness and compassion as well as information about our upcoming classes, retreats and workshops.

       Register / RSVP
    • 07 Sep 2018
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Mount Baker Theatre’s Encore Room, 112 W Champion St, Bellingham, WA
    • 44
    Register

    A Free Evening of Mindfulness Exploration
    with Tim Burnett at Mount Baker Theatre’s Encore Room.

    A Benefit for DVSAS

    Join local mindfulness practitioner Tim Burnett, Guiding Teacher and Executive Director of Mindfulness Northwest, for a hands-on exploration of mindfulness practice. We'll discuss the origins of mindfulness in contemporary science and ancient Buddhism, touch on stress physiology, and explore how mindfulness practices can help us engage in our relationship to experience, reducing stress and enhancing well-being. Simple practices of breathing and mindful movement will support our discussion as we explore mindfulness from the inside out.

    Mindfulness teacher Tim Burnett has been practicing meditation for 30 years. He is knowledgeable about mindfulness from its traditional Buddhist origins and into its contemporary applications in medicine and psychology. Tim is authorized to offer Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), and Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT). In 2011, Tim founded the local non-profit Mindfulness Northwest which offers classes, workshops and retreats in mindfulness and compassion from Bellingham to Tacoma and the Kitsap Peninsula. Tim is also a fully authorized teacher of Soto Zen Buddhism.

    When: Friday September 7th, 7 PM - 8:30 PM
    Where: Mount Baker Theatre’s Encore Room, 112 W Champion St, Bellingham, WA
    Cost: Free. And donations for Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Services of Whatcom County will be collected at the door and online. Help DVSAS serve victims of abuse and work to prevent sexual and domestic violence.

    Please register to RSVP so we have a count to set up the room. Registering also adds you to our email list to receive twice-a-month emails about mindfulness and compassion as well as information about our upcoming classes, retreats and workshops. You can easily unsubscribe at any time.

    • 17 Sep 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • 16 Sep 2019
    • Online
    Register

    Our new weekly, on-going online practice group

    Looking for support to continue your practice after taking one of our courses? Join our weekly online drop-in mindfulness group led by Mindfulness Northwest teachers.

    Schedule
    Monday evenings 7 PM - 8:30 PM starting September 17, 2018 (skipping major holidays like Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve, etc.)

    Instructors
    Our highly trained Mindfulness Northwest teaching staff.

    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 RSVP or monthly subscription confirmation.

    Cost & Options
    You may attend one session for free to ascertain suitability. To receive information on how to connect to the weekly session, please Register using the no-cost RSVP option.

    Thereafter, we ask you to enter into a monthly subscription at one of the following monthly rates (once subscribed, you're entitled to attend the weekly Online Practice Group as often as you'd like):

    • $20: Students, Seniors, and those that need a Subsidized Fee (or intend to only occasionally attend)
    • $30: Supporting Fee (the regular fee)
    • $40: Sustaining Fee (offering support to MNW and those needing a Subsidized Fee)
    • $50: Benefactor Fee (offering even more support to MNW and those needing a Subsidized Fee)

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    Please don't hesitate to email or call us (360-830-6439 ext 0) with any questions.


    Our other Classes, Workshops and Retreats

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

    • 20 Sep 2018
    • 15 Nov 2018
    • 9 sessions
    • Red Cedar Dharma Hall, 1021 N Forest St, Bellingham WA
    • 20
    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 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).

    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.
    • 25 Sep 2018
    • 09 Oct 2018
    • 3 sessions
    • Garden Street Methodist Church, 1326 N Garden St, Bellingham, WA
    • 19
    Register

    A 3-week foray into mindfulness and compassion.


    The practice of mindfulness helps us find the calm center in the storm of life. And the practice of compassion helps us warm our hearts and meet the calm and the chaos with more kindness and curiosity. Our 8-week classes go into these two topics in depth. This 3-week class can help you get a feeling for this rewarding work and help you choose your path forward. With three sessions, a manual, support for practice between classes, and a warm classroom community you'll get started in "the practice" in a solid way.

    Expect to learn:

    • What mindfulness is and how systematic training in being more present and aware benefits our mental and physical health
    • How mindfulness helps us be more aware of perceptions - and misperceptions!
    • What meditation is, and what it isn't
    • How mindfulness of the body grounds you and increases wise responses to stress
    • How compassion works and what distinguishes it from empathy on the one hand, and pity on the other
    • How mindfulness and compassion help to reduce burnout and caregiving fatigue
    • The difference between formal and informal mindfulness & compassion practices

    Expect to leave with:

    • A 20 page manual and access to helpful practice recordings
    • Daily life tools for pausing and bringing kindness to even the most challenging situations
    • New friends and comrades on "the path"
    • An understanding of how a meditation teacher and how meditation communities serve to support your growth

    We hope you'll join us in this accessible new Mindfulness Northwest class designed by our Executive Director Tim Burnett based on his 30 years of meditation experience and teaching hundreds of students mindfulness and compassion.

    Schedule:
    3 classroom sessions: Tuesday evenings 6 PM - 8:30 PM, September 25 - October 9

    Instructor: Michael Kelberer, Mindfulness Northwest Instuctor

    Location:
    Garden Street Methodist Church
    1326 N Garden St
    Bellingham, WA 98225
    (map and directions)

    Cost:
    $85-$125 sliding scale fee (paying on the higher end makes the lower end possible, our usual built-in "scholarship" system). 

    The fee includes all 3 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, Workshops and Retreats

      See our entire Schedule.
    • 07 Oct 2018
    • 18 Nov 2018
    • 5 sessions
    • St. Joseph Hospital, Conference Room 5/6, 2901 Squalicum Parkway, Bellingham, WA
    • 25
    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.
    • 27 Oct 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Semiahmoo County Park (Whatcom County), 9261 Semiahmoo Pkwy, Blaine, WA
    • 29
    Register

    A silent day of continuous practice at beautiful Semiahmoo

    A silent day of continuous practice at the gorgeous Semiahmoo County Park north of Bellingham - a very beautiful and peaceful location for practice on the spit surrounding Drayton Harbor, across from Blaine. We'll practice together inside their historic Cannery Lodge, with options for walking meditation and lunch break time outside on the water.


    This day-long retreat will be led by Mindfulness Northwest guiding teacher Tim Burnett. Tim will lead us in a sequence of meditation and mindfulness practices including: sitting meditation, the body scan, walking meditation (indoors and out!), gentle mindful yoga, and contemplative practices like the loving-kindness meditation.

    The retreat is designed especially for those who have taken Mindfulness Northwest classes. A day to gather, see old friends, and re-invigorate our practice together. Others with teacher-led meditation experience or a background in contemplative practice are invited to join as well. If you are totally new to meditation this day may be a challenge but you are welcome to inquire - for some "jumping in" is a great way to start.

    Schedule:
    Saturday October 27th, 10 am - 4 pm (arrivals 9:30 - 10 am)

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

    Cost & Options:
    $50 - $90 sliding scale fee (paying on the higher end makes the lower end possible, our usual built-in "scholarship" system). Alumni of our multi-week classes may register at the $35 level (or consider contributing more to support those in greater financial need).

    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 by phone at 360-830-6439 ext 0.

    Additional Course details:

    A day of immersion into mindfulness, stress reduction, and body awareness. Formal practices including body scan, mindful yoga, and sitting and walking meditation practiced together in silence.

    Please bring:

    • Your lunch.
    • Layered clothing (including rain gear) as we often do walking meditation outside when possible.
    • A blanket for keeping warm during times of stillness or lying down.
    • An exercise or yoga mat if you have one.
    • A meditation cushion or bench if you prefer (there will also be chairs to use).
    • A commuter mug for tea if desired.

    This course will be taught by Mindfulness Northwest director and guiding teacher Tim Burnett.

    Please see the MBSR page to review details about the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program. This retreat is based on the MBSR principles and practices. MBSR is a well-researched class designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts. It has proven very effective in helping with many stress-related issues.


    Our Other Classes, Workshops, and Retreats

      See our entire schedule.
    • 30 Oct 2018
    • 13 Nov 2018
    • 3 sessions
    • Garden Street Methodist Church, Room B, 1326 N Garden St, Bellingham, WA
    • 25
    Register

    A 3-week foray into mindfulness and compassion.


    The practice of mindfulness helps us find the calm center in the storm of life. And the practice of compassion helps us warm our hearts and meet the calm and the chaos with more kindness and curiosity. Our 8-week classes go into these two topics in depth. This 3-week class can help you get a feeling for this rewarding work and help you choose your path forward. With three sessions, a manual, support for practice between classes, and a warm classroom community you'll get started in "the practice" in a solid way.

    Expect to learn:

    • What mindfulness is and how systematic training in being more present and aware benefits our mental and physical health
    • How mindfulness helps us be more aware of perceptions - and misperceptions!
    • What meditation is, and what it isn't
    • How mindfulness of the body grounds you and increases wise responses to stress
    • How compassion works and what distinguishes it from empathy on the one hand, and pity on the other
    • How mindfulness and compassion help to reduce burnout and caregiving fatigue
    • The difference between formal and informal mindfulness & compassion practices

    Expect to leave with:

    • A 20 page manual and access to helpful practice recordings
    • Daily life tools for pausing and bringing kindness to even the most challenging situations
    • New friends and comrades on "the path"
    • An understanding of how a meditation teacher and how meditation communities serve to support your growth

    We hope you'll join us in this accessible new Mindfulness Northwest class designed by our Executive Director Tim Burnett based on his 30 years of meditation experience and teaching hundreds of students mindfulness and compassion.

    Schedule:
    3 classroom sessions: Tuesday evenings 6 PM - 8:30 PM, October 30 - November 13

    Instructor: Michael Kelberer, Mindfulness Northwest Instuctor

    Location:
    Garden Street Methodist Church
    Room B
    1326 N Garden St
    Bellingham, WA 98225
    (map and directions)

    Cost:
    $85-$125 sliding scale fee (paying on the higher end makes the lower end possible, our usual built-in "scholarship" system). 

    The fee includes all 3 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, Workshops and Retreats

      See our entire Schedule.

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