Wednesday Mid-Day MBSR 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.
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: Wednesdays mid-day noon - 2:30pm, January 24th - March 14th.
Retreat day: Saturday March 10th, 9:00am - 4:00pm.
Instructor: Karen Schwisow, Senior Instructor, E-RYT
3902 Woodland Park Ave N
Seattle, WA 98103
(map and directions)
Retreat day (Saturday March 10th):
Brightwater Environmental Education and Community Center
22505 State Route 9 SE
Woodinville, WA 98072
(map and directions)
Cost & Options:
$330-$490 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 and home practice CDs).
Payment plans are available during registration (4 equal monthly payments; no financing fee).
Financial Assistance: Scholarship assistance may be available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding fee scale. Please APPLY FOR A SCHOLARSHIP. Registration:
or register by phone at 360-830-6439 ext 0.
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Meeting Mindfulness (in Seattle) (1 evening)
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Mindful Self-Compassion (in Seattle) (8-week class)
Monday evenings January 22nd - March 12th
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (in Kirkland) (8-week class)
Wednesday evenings January 24th - March 14th
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (in Seattle) (8-week class)
Thursday evenings January 25th - March 15th
Getting Started with Mindfulness and Compassion (in Kirkland) (3-week class)
Monday evenings February 5th - 19th
Getting Started with Mindfulness and Compassion (in Seattle) (3-week class)
Tuesday evenings March 6th - 20th
A Day of Gratitude (in Bellevue)
Saturday January 13th
A Day of Mindfulness (in Seattle)
Saturday March 3rd
A Day of Mindfulness (in Woodinville)
Saturday March 10th