The Self-Compassion Break: The Purposeful Pause, Part 2 ~ Tim Burnett

This month I’m excited to share how another huge support for us in times of stress and distress is compassion. The practices featured in our Mindful Self-Compassion program complement and support mindfulness practices to bring additional healing, understanding,...

Mindful Check-in (7 minute video) ~ Tim Burnett

The Mindful Check-In is a great way to shift into a deeper awareness of where your whole body-heart-mind system is “at” right now. Drop below the storyline with this powerful practice for taking a purposeful pause. You may find yourself coming out...

STOP! The Purposeful Pause, Part 1 ~ Tim Burnett

We all know those moments. We’re already wound up. Rushed. So much going on. And we’re also tired from an interrupted night of sleep. Or worried about a health challenge. Or a family member who’s back in that familiar crisis zone. We carry so much...

Maintaining a Daily Mindfulness Practice

Maintaining a daily practice – a few suggestions Question subjective experience in meditation Recognize that the mind desires pleasant experience. Don’t assume that difficult or unpleasant conditions during meditation mean it “isn’t working.” Meet “what...

Fall Weekend Retreat 2022 – Finding the Space

by Tim Burnett, September 2022 FALL WEEKEND RETREAT 2022 In September 2022, Mindfulness Northwest Executive Director and Guiding Teacher Tim Burnett led a weekend retreat at the Samish Island Retreat Center focussed on “finding the space.”  We offer two or...

Roots of Compassion 2022 – Four Practices for Connecting Deeply

by Tim Burnett, August 2022 THE BUDDHIST ROOTS OF MINDFULNESS 2022 In August 2022, Mindfulness Northwest Executive Director and Guiding Teacher Tim Burnett co-led a 5-day retreat on the Buddhist teachings on connecting deeply using the four traditional practices...

Comfort and Insight ~ Tim Burnett

So much has been written around how mindfulness practice helps us cope: how we learn to use our attention more wisely, accept things more fully, and become more resilient under stress. This is all true and a wonderful thing.  When I practice and lead others in...

Wild Geese ~ Tim Burnett

One of the things I appreciate about the process of mindfulness training and living a more mindful life is the way we can learn so much about our human life when we engage the arts. The meditative practices are foundational and essential in this journey, but there is...

Soften Soothe Allow (19 minute video) ~ Tim Burnett

Soften, Soothe, Allow is a practice for working with difficult emotions arising from life’s challenges. In this practice from our Mindful Self-Compassion program you’ll bring to mind a life challenge and explore the emotions that arise around it and how to use a...

Chronic Pain Relief  ~ Richard Johnson

Pain, especially chronic pain, is a complex experience of distressing sensations along with emotions and thoughts that ramp up the pain. By practicing three evidenced-based approaches to chronic pain relief – mindfulness, replacing negative with positive...