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(MBSR-Seattle) Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction - Thursday Evenings

  • 21 Apr 2016
  • 6:00 PM
  • 9 Jun 2016
  • 8:30 PM
  • Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103
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A new community class in Seattle!

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 evenings 6:00pm -8:30pm, April 21st - June 9th, Good Shepherd Center

Retreat day: Saturday June 4th, 9:00am - 4:00pm, Nalanda West (directions to be provided)

Instructor: Richard Johnson, PhD

Locations
Thursday Classroom sessions:
Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103

Saturday retreat:
Nalanda West (direction to be provided)

Cost:
$310 - $450 sliding scale. Higher on the sliding scale makes the lower end possible (providing scholarships), thank you for considering being as generous as possible. 

If the low end ($310) of the scale is not possible for you please contact us regarding additional scholarship funding.

The fee includes all 9 meetings and instructional materials (course manual, 5 home practice CDs).

Registration:
Use the registration button to the left or by phone. 

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