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.
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.
Teresa Johnson, Mindfulness Northwest Instructor
Schedule and Location:
8 classroom sessions: Tuesdays, Apr 9 - May 28
Mercer Island Community Center
Slater Room 105 (except on Feb. 6 & 26, in room 104)
8236 SE 24th St
Mercer Island, WA
(map and directions)
Retreat day: Saturday, May 11, 9 am - 4 pm
Peace & Spirituality Center (Lakeview Room)
1663 Killarney Way
Bellevue, WA 98004
(map and directions)
$340-$520 Sliding Scale Tuition. We also have special Scholarship Tuition options available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding scale. Payment plans are also available during registration (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee).
The registration fee includes all nine meetings and instructional materials (course manual and home practice CDs.)Registration:
or register by phone at 360-830-6439 ext 0.
Our Other Classes, Workshops, and Retreats
See our entire schedule of classes, workshops, and retreats. Or to sign up for our MBSR 5-day Residential Intensive Training Retreat coming in August click here.