*cancelled* Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (1/25/22)
December 14 (cancellation date)

*cancelled* Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (1/25/22)

In person in Bellingham

This 8-week course includes:

  • Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
  • Gentle stretching and mindful yoga
  • Group dialogue and small group exercises
  • A 60-page workbook with short readings, a guide to the course, and resources to support your ongoing investigation of mindfulness

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

Please see our 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.

Before registering, please watch this video, under “What Are Our Classes Like?” in the FAQs, from Executive Director Tim Burnett.

We ask that all participants wear facemasks and be fully COVID-19 vaccinated to attend in-person events.


Tuesdays, January 25 – March 15
9:30am – 12:00pm
Day of Mindfulness & Self-Compassion Retreat: Saturday, March 5, 9am – 4pm (at the Cannery Lodge at Semiahmoo)


Carolyn McCarthy


Shambhala Center (Bellingham)


Tuition is offered on a sliding scale ($315-$595). We also offer payment plans and a limited number of scholarships for each program. No need to apply; simply choose the amount that’s right for your budget.


Up to 26 Clock Hours are available for Washington State teachers, administrators, and educational staff associates who take this course. Mindfulness Northwest is an approved provider through Washington State OSPI.

Register for this program

Registration is closed for this program.