SEPTEMBER 22 - this class was cancelled due to low enrollment. Please let us know if you would like to attend this class in Winter quarter. And if you have any suggestions for scheduling or outreach.
Join us in the company of other clinicians, staff, therapists, clergy, and other service professionals in an investigation of mindfulness from the inside out. Support staff and other professionals are warmly invited as well.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is the best researched mindfulness intervention with positive research indications for:
- immune system function
- reduce anxiety
- prevent relapse of depression
- reduce negative emotions responding to stress
- manage chronic pain
- chronic health conditions including high blood pressure, fibromyalgia, heart disease, asthma, GI distress, and skin disorders.
- effective coping with short and long-term stressful situations.
- 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
- professionals cope with stress, connect with patients, and reduce burnout-inducing negative emotions and anxiety.
- Veterans and other sufferers of PTSD
- with obesity - increasing “mindfulness of eating”
- general health and wellbeing through a focus on prevention and improved awareness of what's truly harmful and helpfulResearch citations available on request.
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?
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is a structured 8-week course on mindfulness that promotes stress, 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.
All staff, providers, clinicians, therapists, and other professionals connected to the delivery of health and mental health services are warmly invited. Please ask if you aren't sure of your inclusion.
8 classroom sessions: Thursday afternoons 4:00pm - 6:30pm, September 25th - November 13th
Retreat day: Saturday November 1st, 9:30am - 4:00pm.
Instructor: Tim Burnett
St. Luke's Health Education Center, 3333 Squalicum Parkway, Bellingham
Map and directions
CEUs: 26.5 available
We can offer 26.5 CEUs for MFTs, LMHCs, LASWs, LICSWs, Certified Counselors, and associate-level practitioners through the Washington Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. $30 additional fee.
At this time we cannot grant continuing education for other professions (CMEs, CNUs, etc.) directly but we are happy to support you in documenting your participation in the course.
$250-$350 sliding scale. Higher on the sliding scale makes the lower end possible (providing scholarships), thank you for considering being as generous as possible.
The fee includes all 9 meetings and instructional materials (course manual, 5 home practice CDs).
Use the registration link above or by phone. Sign up for our email list on the Contact page to receive updates about Mindfulness Northwest events.