Meeting Anxiety with Mindfulness
April 2  (Sunday afternoon)

Meeting Anxiety with Mindfulness


In person in Bellingham

3-hour workshop


Anxiety is a tricky condition ​​– we often try to think our way out of it, but how well does that seem to work?

Fortunately, mindfulness can be a big help.

In this workshop, we’ll build a safe classroom learning community to explore ways that mindfulness can help to:

  • Reduce baseline levels of anxiety
  • Recover from anxiety-provoking events
  • Resist the tendency to aggravate our anxiety with ruminative thinking
  • Explore ways of meeting anxiety with patience, curiosity and acceptance

Look forward to thoughtful framing around how to live with anxiety more kindly and wisely. We’ll explore and discuss mindfulness exercises for grounding, self-kindness, directing attention more wisely, and cultivating an open and curious approach to the doings of the mind. You’ll leave with a deeper toolkit of approaches to the anxious mind.

 

This workshop will include:

  • A 17-page workbook with exercises and resources for meeting your anxiety
  • Supportive guided meditations
  • Mindful journaling practices (please bring a notebook & pen or pencil)
  • Small and large group discussion
  • Practical tools for difficult anxiety moments in everyday life

LOCATION

3 Oms Yoga Studio (Bellingham)

The warm and welcoming space in this second-floor studio in a historic downtown Bellingham building is a wonderful venue for this comforting and supportive workshop.

Older windows of the second story yoga studio at 3 Oms yoga

SCHEDULE

Sunday, April 2, 2023
1:00 – 4:00pm

TEACHER

Tim Burnett

COST

Choose what’s right for you on our sliding scale: $55 – $95

  • 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.

“Meditation practice isn’t about trying to throw ourselves away and become something better. It’s about befriending who we are already.”

Pema Chödrön, Buddhist nun and meditation teacher

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.

 

Please note that this workshop is aimed at practicing with regular anxiety defined as a “a feeling of worry, nervousness, or unease, typically about an imminent event or something with an uncertain outcome.” Should you suffer from psychiatric level anxiety, defined as “a nervous disorder characterized by a state of excessive uneasiness and apprehension, typically with compulsive behavior or panic attacks” we recommend consulting with a mental health professional before signing up for this course.

About the Instructor

portrait of tim burnett, mindfulness northwest bellingham wa

Tim Burnett: Founder, Executive Director and Guiding Instructor at Mindfulness Northwest, Tim has been leading groups in both the mindfulness and Zen Buddhist styles for many years. He began meditating in 1986 and was ordained as a Soto Zen priest in 2000, and serves as the Guiding Teacher of Red Cedar Zen Community in Bellingham. Tim founded Mindfulness Northwest in 2010 after training to teach Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) to bring the benefits of universal ("secular") mindfulness to the community. Former jobs include educator, carpenter, software developer, and scientist. When not in the classroom, you might find Tim hiking, paddling, or birding.

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