Tuesday Evening MBSR in Tacoma.
Learn the healing art of mindfulness in this well-respected class.
26 CE credits also available if you are a healthcare professional.
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?
Recent research shows 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 is a delightful by-product.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is a structured 8-week course on mindfulness that reduces stress, and promotes health and well-being. This highly participatory, practical course includes:
- Guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
- Gentle stretching and mindful yoga
- Inquiry exercises to enhance awareness in everyday life
- Group dialogue and small group exercises
- Daily home assignments
- Guided audio files for home practice
- a 50-page workbook with short readings, a guide to the course, and resources to support your ongoing investigation of mindfulness
Please see the 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.
Who this class is for:
This adult class is open to the general public. Come join us!
8 classroom sessions: Tuesday evenings 6 PM - 8:30 PM, January 22 - March 12.
Retreat day: Sunday, February 24, 9 AM - 4 PM
Instructor: Karen Schwisow, E-RYT, Mindfulness Northwest Senior Instructor. Karen is certified to teach MBSR by the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts.
Kaiser Permanente Tacoma South Medical Center
Main Floor Conference Room
9505 Steele St S
Tacoma, WA 98444
(map and directions)
Retreat day (Sunday, February 24):
Tacoma Nature Center
1919 S. Tyler St.
Tacoma, WA 98405
(map and directions)
$310 - $450 Sliding Scale Tuition. We also have special Scholarship Tuition options available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding scale. Payment plans are also available during registration (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee).
Additional Scholarship Assistance: May be available for those unable to register at the available sliding scale or scholarship rates. A separate application is required for additional scholarship assistance APPLY FOR ADDITIONAL SCHOLARSHIP
The registration fee includes all nine meetings and instructional materials (course manual and home practice CDs.)
Up to 26 CE credits are available for an additional $95 fee. Please see "Continuing Education Credits" below.
REGISTER ONLINE or register by phone at 360-830-6439 ext 0.
For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.
Continuing Education Credits
Please note that this is a community class and all are welcome to join. This section provides the details for those choosing to request CE credits. CE credits are granted per class. If participants miss a class, those CE credits cannot be made up at a later date. In addition, participants must be registered for this class by week two (2) in order to also register for CE credits.
Up to 26 CE credits are available to class participants through our collaboration with International Seminars Group (ISG). For full details visit our CE credit information page.
Psychologists, Licensed Mental Health Counselors (LMHC), Social Workers (LCSW), Marriage and Family Therapists (LMFT), Registered Dietitians, and Nurses.
For Mental Health Professionals:
International Seminars Group (ISG) is approved by the American Psychological Association to provide continuing education programs for psychologists. ISG maintains responsibility for its programs and its content. The Washington State Board of Certified Counselors, Washington State Board of Social Workers, and Washington State Board of Marriage and Family Therapists do not provide pre-approval for classes. These boards frequently accept courses from APA-approved sponsors.
International Seminars Group (ISG) is approved by the Florida Board of Nursing to provide continuing education programs for nurses. ISG maintains responsibility for its programs and its content. The Washington State Board of nursing does not provide pre-approval for classes. This board frequently accepts courses approved by other state boards of nursing.
More Details & Registration:
For full details please visit our CE credit information page.
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