MBSR in Bellingham on Monday evenings, Late Fall
Note: schedule changed from original posting to later in Fall and retreat meeting has moved to December 11th.
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?
Research over the last ten years has shown Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) to reduce chronic pain and boost the immune system; to address painful mental states like anxiety and depression; to promote well-being and reduce emotional reactivity; to increase attention and focus; and to enlarge the brain in the areas of decision-making, flexibility and empathy.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction 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
- 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.
8 Monday evenings October 24 - December 12 plus extended session Sunday December 11th. (note: does include class on Halloween on October 31th)
Regular classroom sessions: 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Extended session: Sunday December 11th, 1pm - 7pm.
Instructor: Tim Burnett, Executive Director and Senior Teacher at Mindfulness Northwest
Red Cedar Dharma Hall, 1021 N. Forest St, Bellngham, WA 98225 (directions and map available here)
$310-$450 sliding scale (paying on the higher end makes the lower end possible, our usual built-in "scholarship" system).
The fee includes all 9 meetings and instructional materials (course manual, 2 home practice CDs).
Two types of scholarship assistance are available:
Paying on the low end of the sliding fee scale: please use this option if at all possible.
Applying for a scholarship assistance: if the low end represents a financial hardship, we have limited additional scholarship funds available. Special consideration is given to military veterans. The link to open a scholarship application is at the bottom of the page during the registration process
Our funding for scholarships is from donations! Please consider making a donation to our Scholarship Fund!
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