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.
NOTE: In addition to wearing facemasks for the duration of this event, all participants must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination at the venue’s request. You will be asked to upload your proof when you register.
Wednesdays, January 26 – March 16
6:00 – 8:30pm
All-Day Retreat: Saturday, March 5, 9am-4pm at Brightwater Center
Tuition is offered on a sliding scale ($355-$670). 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.
CONTINUING ED FOR EDUCATORS
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.