This class is now full - have you considered our Kirkland classes? Our Kirkland site is very easy to reach from Seattle. We're offering class on Wednesday evenings starting the same week.
(MBSR-Kirkland) Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction - Wednesday Evenings
You could also register early for the next session in Seattle, starting January 26th: (MBSR-Seattle) Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction - Thursday Evenings
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.
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.
8 classroom sessions: Thursday evenings 6:00pm -8:30pm, September 22nd - November 17th (skips October 20th), Good Shepherd Center
Retreat day: Saturday November 5th, 9:00am - 4:00pm
Instructor: Richard Johnson, PhD
Good Shepherd Center, 4649 Sunnyside Ave N, Seattle, WA 98103 - directions and map available here.
$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).
Use the registration button to the left or by phone.