Specialized, Evidence-based Stress Reduction Programs for Healthcare Practitioners, Leadership and Staff

Since 2012, Mindfulness Northwest has been providing training in mindfulness to healthcare providers and staff. Our signature 5-week class, Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals, has been offered over 20 times to providers at UW Medical Center, Evergreen Medical, Skagit Valley Medical, Washington Physicians Health Program, and other locations.

Evidence-based Training

A substantial and growing body of peer-reviewed research confirms that when organizations provide mindfulness training to employees, both profit. 

Organizations enjoy these benefits:

  • Greater employee engagement
  • Higher morale
  • Improved productivity
  • Reduced stress and burnout
  • Lower turnover

And their employees report:

  • Stronger connections to the organization and other employees
  • Greater job satisfaction
  • Improved focus and creativity
  • Gratitude for the benefits of this training on their non-work lives

The research also identifies these general health and wellness benefits:

  • Increased stress resilience and reduced anxiety
  • Improved immune system function
  • Improved response to chronic pain
  • Reduced symptoms and risk of many chronic diseases (high blood pressure, heart disease, asthma, GI distress, skin disorders)
  • And many others

Research citations available on request

Customizable programs

Getting Started with Mindfulness

(3 hour or full day Workshop)

Essential learnings and practices from our Fundamentals of Mindfulness course. Participants leave with practical strategies to incorporate into their busy days.

Mindfulness for Healthcare Professionals

(4 classes plus extended session)

Deeper engagement with mindfulness practices and integration of mindfulness into daily life. Our most frequent medical center offering.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

(8 classes plus extended session)

The “gold standard” mindfulness class created by Jon Kabat-Zinn and colleagues at the University of Massachusetts. An intensive and complete training in mindfulness.

Mindfulness Intensive for Leaders

(6-month program: weekend intensive, ongoing support and coaching including 4 evening followups, 1 day closing intensive)

A cohort of leaders learn what mindful leadership is and how developing emotional intelligence through greater self-awareness inspires improved team performance and drives business results.

Client Feedback

As Director of Faculty Wellness at the University of Washington medical school I have repeatedly hired Tim to teach groups of physicians. He has received glowing feedback. He has an amazing ability to connect well with his students. He is very skillful at communicating the theoretical concepts of stress, coping and mindful communication. He clearly walks the walk and is very able to connect the theory with the practice.

Claudia Finkelstein, MDCM, Director of Faculty Wellness Programs
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine 

The MSBR course gave me stress-lowering techniques that I can incorporate into my busy day as a resident. These methods have allowed me to provide better care for patients by being able to be more focused when I am speaking with them rather than worried about what I need to do when I leave the patient’s room.

UW Resident

I did not realize how burned out I was. I had been going to work and not realizing that I was having a bad day every day. I really was not enjoying my job, not even the time spent with patients, which had always been the fun part of it. Within 2 weeks of starting the MBSR class, I started enjoying patient care again, and with regular meditation, the millions of little daily annoyances stopped getting to me.  

Seattle Physician

Besides the excellent quality of their well-designed and well-executed mindfulness-based stress-reduction programs, we appreciated Mindfulness Northwest’s businesslike approach and their responsiveness to the scheduling needs of our client organizations.

Jason Green, Director
Washington Physicians Health Program Wellness Program

Mindfulness Northwest, a 501c(3) Tax-Exempt Non-Profit    office@mindfulnessnorthwest.com    360-830-6439
214 N. Commercial St. #103, Bellingham, WA 98225

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