RAIN in depth (14 minute video) ~ Tim Burnett

The R.A.I.N. practice is a 4-step process for meeting the challenges of life in a spacious, curious, reflective way. The four steps of rain are: (1) recognize, (2) accept and allow, (3) investigate, and (4) non-identification with the challenge. We've been amazed by...

RAIN practice (3 minute video) ~ Tim Burnett

The R.A.I.N. practice is a 4-step process for meeting the challenges of life in a spacious, curious, reflective way. The four steps of rain are: (1) recognize, (2) accept and allow, (3) investigate, and (4) non-identification with the challenge. We've been amazed by...

Two Feet and a Breath (1 minute video) ~ Tim Burnett

This is a brief mindfulness practice you can do in the middle of your days. There are many ways to support (and remember!) your natural human ability to deeply pause. A purposeful pause helps to create space in which you return to yourself, find more freedom in your...

Anchoring Meditation (8 minute video) ~ Carolyn McCarthy

In strengthening the ability to be present and grounded, "anchoring" attention with felt present-moment experience is deeply helpful. While many practices do this using breath as the object of attention, the anchoring meditation helps you explore other options. These...

Mindful Eating (7 minute video) ~ Tim Burnett

Practicing mindful awareness of everyday activities is a deep and powerful way to shift out of autopilot and into the extraordinary richness of our everyday lives. We eat several times a day. What if we were to eat with mindfulness and appreciation for the rich...

Self-Compassion Break (12 minute video) ~ Tim Burnett

The Self-Compassion Break is a core part of our Mindful Self-Compassion program. It helps you to understand the benefits of Mindful Self-Compassion as you apply the three aspects of MSC to a problem you're facing. In the Self-Compassion Break you explore (1) mindful...

RAIN Meditation (20 minute audio) ~ Tim Burnett

The R.A.I.N. practice is a 4-step process for meeting the challenges of life in a spacious, curious, reflective way. The four steps of rain are: (1) recognize, (2) accept and allow, (3) investigate, and (4) non-identification with the challenge. We've been amazed by...

RAIN Meditation (12 minute audio) ~ Richard Johnson

The R.A.I.N. practice is a 4-step process for meeting the challenges of life in a spacious, curious, reflective way. The four steps of rain are: (1) recognize, (2) accept and allow, (3) investigate, and (4) non-identification with the challenge. We've been amazed by...

Open Awareness Meditation (42 minute audio) ~ Karen Schwisow

Open Awareness is the practice of stabilizing attention with a broad, wide-open focus that allows mental objects, sensations, and sensory experiences to come and go. All mindfulness-based practices are oriented towards stabilizing attention. Sometimes a stable...

Standing Yoga (46 minute audio) ~ Karen Schwisow

Think of Mindful Movement as a "body scan in motion" where we practice deeply feeling the sensations in the body as we move it and as we hold different postures. We offer a few suggestions for getting started as well as diagrams of our standard full mindful movement...

Chair Yoga (37 minute audio) ~ Karen Schwisow

While Mindfulness Northwest's recommended Mindful Movement with Gentle Yoga sequence includes getting up and down off the floor, this Chair Yoga version can be done sitting on the chair and standing with the support of the chair. A core value at Mindfulness Northwest...

Awareness of Breathing (25 minute audio) ~ Teresa Johnson

In this core meditation practice, we direct attention to the sensations associated with breathing as our bodies inhale and exhale. This practice is a powerful tool for grounding in our experience of the present moment. Other breath practices like Breath Counting and...