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Bellingham: Upcoming Classes and Retreats

    • 24 Sep 2018
    • 7:00 PM
    • 16 Sep 2019
    • Online
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    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 24, 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):

    • $10: Scholarship Fee (those needing a scholarship fee or intending to only occasionally attend)
    • $20: Students, Seniors, and those that need a Subsidized Fee (or intending 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.


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    • 13 Dec 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: Thursday, December 13th, 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.

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    • 4 Jan 2019
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Mount Baker Theatre’s Encore Room, 112 W Champion St, Bellingham, WA
    • 47
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    A Free Evening of Mindfulness Exploration
    with Mindfulness Northwest at Mount Baker Theatre’s Encore Room.

    A Benefit for DVSAS

    Join Mindfulness Teacher Michael Kelberer 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.

    When: Friday, January 4, 2019,  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.

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    • 5 Jan 2019
    • 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Village Books, 1200 11th St Bellingham, WA
    Register

    A Free Introduction to Mindfulness taught by Michael Kelberer

    Join local mindfulness teacher, Michael Kelberer, for an exploration of mindfulness practices that promote awareness and well-being. We will discuss the origins of mindfulness, touch on stress physiology, and explore how mindfulness practices can help us reduce stress and enhance well-being. Simple practices of breathing and mindful movement will support our discussion as we explore mindfulness from the inside out.

    Instructor: Michael Kelberer,
    Mindfulness Northwest Instructor

    When: Saturday, January 5, 3 PM - 4 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   

    Our other Classes, Workshops and Retreats

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    • 14 Jan 2019
    • 11 Feb 2019
    • 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: Monday evenings 6 PM - 8:30 PM, January 14, 21, and 28, and February 11, (skipping February 4).

    Extended session: Sunday, February 3, 9 am - 3 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, February 3rd):

    Bellingham YWCA
    1026 N Forest St
    Bellingham, WA 98225
    (map and directions)

    Cost:
    $240 - $360 Sliding Scale Tuition. We also have special Scholarship Tuition options available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding scale. Payment plans are also available during registration  (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

    Additional Scholarship Assistance: May be available for those unable to register at the available sliding scale or scholarship rates. A separate application is required for additional scholarship assistance  APPLY FOR ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIP

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

    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.


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    • 17 Jan 2019
    • 14 Mar 2019
    • 9 sessions
    • Red Cedar Dharma Hall, 1021 N Forest St, Bellingham, WA 98225
    • 16
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    Mindful Self-Compassion training offered in Bellingham.
    26 CE credits also available if you are a healthcare professional.


    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.

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    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.

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

    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 Tuition. We also have special Scholarship Tuition options available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding scale. Payment plans are also available during registration  (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

    Additional Scholarship Assistance. For those unable to register at the sliding scale or scholarship rates described above, a separate application may be submitted to request additional scholarship assistance:  APPLY FOR ADDITIONAL  SCHOLARSHIP

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

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

    Cancellation Policy:

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

    Continuing Education Credits

    Please note that this is a community class and all are welcome to join. This section provides the details for those choosing to request CE credits. CE credits are granted per class. If participants miss a class, those CE credits cannot be made up at a later date.  In addition, participants must be registered for this class by week two (2) in order to also register for CE credits.

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

    Target Audience for Credits:
    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 please visit our CE credit information page.



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    • 20 Jan 2019
    • 10 Mar 2019
    • 9 sessions
    • Red Cedar Dharma Hall, 1021 N Forest St, Bellingham WA
    • 14
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    MBSR in Bellingham.
    Learn the healing art of mindfulness in this well-respected class.
    26 CE credits also available if you are a healthcare professional.

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

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

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

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

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

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

    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 Tuition. We also have special Scholarship Tuition options available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding scale. Payment plans are also available during registration  (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

    Additional Scholarship Assistance: May be available for those unable to register at the available sliding scale or scholarship rates. A separate application is required for additional scholarship assistance  APPLY FOR ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIP

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

    Up to 26 CE credits are available for an additional $95 fee. Please see "Continuing Education Credits" below.

    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

    Please note that this is a community class and all are welcome to join. This section provides the details for those choosing to request CE credits. CE credits are granted per class. If participants miss a class, those CE credits cannot be made up at a later date.  In addition, participants must be registered for this class by week two (2) in order to also register for CE credits.

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

    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 please visit our CE credit information page.



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    • 29 Jan 2019
    • 12 Feb 2019
    • 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 35 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 mornings 9 am - 11:30 am, January 29 - February 12, 2019

    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 Tuition. We also have special Scholarship Tuition options available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding scale. Payment plans are also available during registration  (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

    Additional Scholarship Assistance: May be available for those unable to register at the available sliding scale or scholarship rates. A separate application is required for additional scholarship assistance  APPLY FOR ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIP

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

    Registration:

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


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    • 3 Feb 2019
    • 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Bellingham YWCA, 1026 N Forest St., Bellingham
    • 19
    Register

    A silent day of continuous practice at Bellingham YWCA

    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:
    Sunday, February 3, 2019   9 am - 3 pm (arrivals 8:30 - 9 am)

    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:

    Bellingham YWCA
    1026 N Forest St
    Bellingham WA
    (map and directions)

    Cost: $50 - $90 Sliding Scale Tuition. We also have special Scholarship Tuition options available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding scale. Payment plans are also available during registration  (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

    Additional Scholarship Assistance: May be available for those unable to register at the available sliding scale or scholarship rates. A separate application is required for additional scholarship assistance  APPLY FOR ADDITIONAL 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 of classes, workshops, and retreats.
    • 23 Feb 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Semiahmoo County Park (Whatcom County), 9261 Semiahmoo Pkwy, Blaine, WA
    • 7
    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, February 23, 2019    10 am - 4 pm (arrivals 9:30 - 10 am)

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

    Cost: $50 - $90 Sliding Scale Tuition. We also have special Scholarship Tuition options available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding scale. Payment plans are also available during registration  (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

    Additional Scholarship Assistance: May be available for those unable to register at the available sliding scale or scholarship rates. A separate application is required for additional scholarship assistance  APPLY FOR ADDITIONAL 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.

    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.


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    • 5 Mar 2019
    • 19 Mar 2019
    • 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 35 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, March 5 - March 19

    Instructor: Michael Kelberer, Mindfulness Northwest Instructor

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

    Cost:

    $85-$125 Sliding Scale Tuition. We also have special Scholarship Tuition options available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding scale. Payment plans are also available during registration  (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

    Additional Scholarship Assistance: May be available for those unable to register at the available sliding scale or scholarship rates. A separate application is required for additional scholarship assistance  APPLY FOR ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIP

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

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


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    • 29 Mar 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • 31 Mar 2019
    • 2:00 PM
    • Samish Island Campground, 11633 Scott Road, Bow, WA
    • 45
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    Join us for our annual weekend retreat of mindfulness practices in the style of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction at a beautiful retreat site in the Skagit Valley.

    Course details

    This residential retreat will be held mostly in silence and will include a series of gently guided mindfulness practices including sitting meditation, walking meditation, gentle yoga, and the body scan. Informative talks on the process of being on retreat, mindfulness, stress reactivity, and other topics will be presented by the instructors. Small and large group discussion centered around our experience together walking, sitting, and breathing in the quiet of the beautiful retreat site. This course is designed for graduates of mindfulness classes - please see the prerequisites below.

    Simple accommodations and all meals will be included.

    Details on what to bring will be sent upon registration.

    Schedule 

    March 29 - 31, 2019:
    Starts Friday with 4pm - 5pm check-in.
    Closes on Sunday by 2pm after lunch and camp clean-up.

    Prerequisites

    Before practicing for a full weekend we recommend that you have experience with mindfulness or related contemplative practices. Please contact us with any questions.



    Instructor

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

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



    Cost & Options

    $240 - $340 Sliding Scale Tuition. We also have special Scholarship Tuition options available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding scale. Plus an additional surcharge ($15 - $30) for some lodging options (see below). Food, lodging, and teachings are included in this all-inclusive registration fee.

    Note that there will also be an opportunity on-site and during registration to practice generosity by making a contribute to our Scholarship Fund so that others without means can attend.

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

    Additional Scholarship Assistance. For those unable to register at the sliding scale or scholarship rates described above, a separate application may be submitted to request additional scholarship assistance:  APPLY FOR ADDITIONAL  SCHOLARSHIP

    Registration

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

    Location
    Samish Island Campground, 11565 Scott Road, Bow, Washington. Instructions and details will be provided when you register. Samish is about 90 minutes north of Seattle and 40 minutes south of Bellingham.

    This beautiful campground maintained by the Community of Christ at the east end of Samish Island (accessible by road) offers stunning views, deep quiet, and simple accommodations. 

    It is not really an island - you can drive there.

    And it's not exactly a campground - there are simple rustic cabins and motel-like "e-cabins" available (see "Accommodations", below, for more details). RV and tent camping is also available.



    Directions and Transportation
    Directions and more information about Samish are available here.

    Note that there is no public transportation all the way to Samish Island.

    And see also our carpooling site for setting up ride shares.

    Accommodations
    Samish Island "Campground" does not require camping. There are two types of cabins: rustic cabins, which are simple plywood cabins built in the 1950's - they have heat, beds, and share campground bathroom buildings; and e-cabins, which are modern motel-level buildings where two units share a bathroom.

    The 40 rustic cabins are quieter and simpler but one must walk across the lawn to the bathrooms.

    The 16 e-cabins are lighter, more modern, and share a bathroom. There can be more noise in e-cabins due to the sharing of the bathroom and we ask e-cabin residents to be very careful of the noise from doors and bathroom fixtures so as not to disturb their neighbor.

    A surcharge is required for lodging in the more modern e-cabins. A $15 surcharge is required for double occupancy in an e-cabin (with a single roommate), and a $30 surcharge is required for single occupancy.

    Consider helping us make e-cabins available to more people, and save $15, by requesting double occupancy. We will do our best to match you with a compatible roommate and to honor requests for roommates if you are coming to retreat with a friend.

    During the registration process, you may request one of these options: rustic, e-cabin with double occupancy, e-cabin with single occupancy, or RV or camping.

     Rustic Cabins Exterior:  Rustic Cabin Interior:
     Samish rustic cabin  
     E-Cabin Exterior:  E-Cabin Interior:
       


    Expectations of Participants

    By signing up for this retreat you are agreeing to:

    1) Follow the Schedule - participate in the practice schedule as fully as possible. We allow alternate schedules and variations in the schedule due to health needs. This is a structured weekend of practice with a schedule of practices we will do together starting first thing in the morning. That structure is a powerful support for deepening our mindfulness practice.

    2) Do jobs and chores - do some chores around the camp. You will have the option of choosing an ongoing job or helping with cleaning and organizing at the end of the week. The Samish Island Campground is staffed by a small volunteer staff and costs are held low by asking the visiting group to leave the camp as clean as they found it.

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    • 8 Apr 2019
    • 3 Jun 2019
    • 8 sessions
    • Red Cedar Dharma Hall, 1021 N. Forest St, Bellingham, WA 98225
    • 15
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    For individuals in recovery from alcohol or drug use, compulsive eating, or other addictive behaviors.

    Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention is a novel treatment approach developed at the University of Washington. Mindfulness practices increase awareness of triggers, habitual patterns, and automatic reactions. These practices cultivate the ability to pause, observe present experience, and bring awareness to the range of choices before us in each moment.

    • Develop awareness of personal triggers and habitual reactions, and create a pause in this seemingly automatic process.
    • Change your relationship to discomfort, learning to recognize challenging emotional and physical experiences and respond to them skillfully.
    • Foster a lifestyle that supports continued mindfulness practice and long-term recovery.
    • Adopt a nonjudgmental, compassionate approach toward yourself and your experiences.

    Course details:

    Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention is a structured 8-week course on mindfulness that promotes stress reduction, 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

    Please see the MBRP page for full details about this well-researched class designed by psychologists at the University of Washington based on the well known MBSR program.

    Schedule:

    8 classroom sessions: Monday evenings, 5 - 7 pm, April 8 - June 3, skipping May 27

    Instructors:  Mark Lazich, MS, LMHC and Colleen Semple, LMHC           

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

    Cost:
    $360-$480 Sliding Scale Tuition. We also have special Scholarship Tuition options available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding scale. 

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

    Additional Scholarship Assistance: May be available for those unable to register at the available sliding scale or scholarship rates. A separate application is required for additional scholarship assistance APPLY FOR ADDITIONAL 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.

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    • 18 May 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Semiahmoo County Park (Whatcom County), 9261 Semiahmoo Pkwy, Blaine, WA
    • 7
    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, May 18, 2019    10 am - 4 pm (arrivals 9:30 - 10 am)

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

    Cost: $50 - $90 Sliding Scale Tuition. We also have special Scholarship Tuition options available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding scale. Payment plans are also available during registration  (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

    Additional Scholarship Assistance: May be available for those unable to register at the available sliding scale or scholarship rates. A separate application is required for additional scholarship assistance  APPLY FOR ADDITIONAL 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.

    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.


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