Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
February 13  (Monday evenings)

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction


In person in Bellingham

8-week course


WHY MBSR?

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?

The Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course is a great place to start, or continue, your journey into mindfulness. MBSR helps you learn what mindfulness is with enough time and practice to allow you to integrate it into your life with hands-on practices that help you make mindfulness your own.

mindfulness class three people in conversation

WHAT TO EXPECT

This 8-week course includes:

  • Learning about stress reactivity and how mindfulness helps with stress
  • Learning how to apply mindfulness to everyday situations like communication
  • Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
  • Body awareness practices including the body scan and gentle mindful movement
  • Group dialogue and small group exercises
  • A 70-page workbook with short readings, a guide to the course, and resources to support your ongoing investigation of mindfulness
  • Eight 2.5 hour classroom sessions plus a 7-hour weekend retreat.
students in circle on mats in wood floor classroom @ mindfulness northwest bellingham wa

The eight class sessions include lessons on what mindfulness is and how to apply it to real life situations, sitting and walking meditation, small and whole group discussions, gentle yoga-based movement, and other practices. In between classes, home practice and explorations support the growth of mindfulness in your life. And there’s an additional retreat session on the weekend to deepen your practice.

To learn more about whether the time is right for you to register for this course, please see What Are Our Classes Like? in the FAQs, from Executive Director Tim Burnett.

 

This class was transformational for me. I am amazed at how I have learned to move through pain and discomfort rather than turning away and running from it. My life has started to fill in the gaps I was missing before. I am so grateful for this opportunity to get reacquainted with myself and would absolutely recommend it to everyone.
Catherine Kwan, Director of Content & Community at Kahilla

Seattle, WA

More about MBSR

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is the “gold standard” course for learning mindfulness and how to apply it to your daily life. It was designed by Jon Kabat-Zinn and the Center for Mindfulness at the UMass Medical Center in the late 1970’s. Please see our MBSR page for full details about this well-researched class.

Decades of research show that 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 can be a delightful by-product.

Wondering what this class is like? You can also sign up for a FREE 90 minute introduction to this curriculum:

 

Intro to Mindfulness
January 12  (Tuesday evening)

Intro to Mindfulness

ONLINE

1.5-hour free workshop

SCHEDULE

Mondays, February 13 – April 3
6:00 – 8:30pm
All-Day Retreat: Saturday, March 25, 9am-4pm

TEACHER

Carolyn McCarthy

LOCATION

3 Oms Yoga Studio (Bellingham)

COST

Choose what’s right for you on our sliding scale: $445 – $680

  • Scholarships – Limited scholarships available. No need to apply; just choose scholarship tuition during registration.
  • Payment Plans – No interest, 4 month payment plan option is available during registration.

CONTINUING ED FOR EDUCATORS

Up to 26 Clock Hours are available for eligible Washington State (K-12) teachers, administrators, and educational staff associates who take this course. Please check this page to confirm eligibility for clock hours. Mindfulness Northwest is an approved provider through Washington State OSPI.

Carolyn is a remarkably talented teacher. She describes her ideas with a unique style and with humor, and she listens and responds wisely to individuals and to the group.

Student in Seattle, WA

NOTE: Masking will only be required if the CDC's Community Covid Level for the county is "High" at the time of the event; Masking may be recommended depending on current State and County recommendations. See our full current COVID policy here.

 

Wondering what this class is like? You can also sign up for a FREE 90 minute introduction to this curriculum:

 

Intro to Mindfulness
January 12  (Tuesday evening)

Intro to Mindfulness

ONLINE

1.5-hour free workshop

Register for this program

Choose Your Tuition:

Bringing mindfulness to my workplace
Referring my clients/patients
Becoming a mindfulness teacher
Tools for living with chronic pain or illness
Support for recovery from trauma
Mindfulness for healthcare providers

No, thanks.
Yes, please. I have a few questions.
Yes, please. I have urgent concerns.