Note: Due to COVID 19, our classes are currently being offered Live Online.
All class schedules are listed in Pacific Time.


We're excited to offer many online workshops, each split over two sessions. Each session is 1½  to 2 hours long and the two sessions are scheduled a week apart.

Our Introduction to Mindfulness and Introduction to Self-Compassion workshops are a great way to meet mindfulness and compassion practice for the first time.

Or take a deep dive into how to integrate these practices into daily life with Mindfulness and Emotional Resilience, Mindful Communication, Mindful Leadership, Mindful Parenting, Mindful Relationships, and Mindful Eating.

    • 25 Jan 2021
    • (PST)
    • 1 Feb 2021
    • (PST)
    • 2 sessions
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 18


    Join us for this introductory workshop in mindfulness, stress reduction, body awareness, and inner care. Mindfulness helps us meet challenges with more resilience, and to embrace the joys of life with more appreciation and awareness.

    What people are saying...

    Wonderful teachers and learning community!

    - Kim Thomas, Seattle

    In this 3-hour workshop, offered in two 1.5-hour sessions, we’ll meet the primary practices of mindfulness, learn about the scientific and cultural roots of these practices, and have time for a hands-on experiential immersion. The day will conclude with small group discussion and dialog with the instructor on your experience of the day and how mindfulness can be integrated into daily life at work and at home.

    Instructor: Holly Bond Mindfulness Northwest Instructor

    Cost:  $100 - $45 Sliding Scale Tuition. 

    Payment plans are also available during registration  (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

    Location: Offered Live Online.

    We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us

    Registration:  REGISTER ONLINE 

    With Registration, you will also receive information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event. 

    Cancellation Policy: For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.

    Important note to King County employees: please read THIS before you register.


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    • 30 Jan 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM (PST)
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    Register

     Mindfulness-Based Habit Change Workshop - Live Online

    A three-hour workshop
    for those who have some experience with Mindfulness Practice

    In the chaos of our everyday lives, we often run on auto-pilot finding ourselves caught in unhealthy habit patterns. Recent research helps us understand how the practice of mindfulness works in the brain's neural pathways and is effective in habit change. 

    This workshop is based on the work of psychiatrist and neuroscience researcher Judson Brewer, MD, PhD. Learn more about Dr Jud and his innovative program here.

    Mindfulness-Based Habit Change introduces you to a step-by-step approach:

    • Identifying triggers and becoming aware of our habit loops
    • Bringing mindfulness to our experience to explore the results of our actions
    • Tuning-in to the effects of healthy, life-sustaining habits
    • Discovering freedom of choice based on our experience
    For further habit change practice, see the follow-up six-week class, beginning Feb. 22.


    Instructors: 

    Robin Boudette, PhD., is a clinical psychologist and certified mindfulness instructor, having practiced yoga and mindfulness for nearly 20 years. She is a member of the teaching team at Mindfulness Institute at Jefferson University Hospital, working with Judson Brewer, MD PhD offeringevidence-based mindfulness interventions for habit change and heading up the Behavior Change Facilitator Training Program.

    Lish Dorosin, M.Ed., has been an educator, community builder, and mindfulness practitioner for over 20 years. Trained by Dr. Jud Brewer as a Behavior Change Facilitator, Lish has taught in this capacity at the University of California at San Francisco Osher Center for the past four years. She is a qualified mindfulness instructor and now serves as a retreat manager and trainer at the Insight Retreat Center.  

    Cost:  $100 - $55   Sliding Scale Tuition. 

    Payment plans are also available during registration  (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

    Location: Offered Live Online.

    We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us

    Registration REGISTER ONLINE 

    With registration you will also receive information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event.  


    Cancellation Policy: For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.

    Important note to King County employees: please read THIS before you register.


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    • 16 Mar 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 23 Mar 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 20
    Register


    Mindful Communication helps to increase awareness around multiple levels of interaction  beyond just the content and information that is being conveyed.

    Mindful Communication asks what can I bring to this communication, rather than just what can I get from it? What qualities, such as kindness, acceptance, patience, lightness, humor and strength can I offer?

    When we communicate mindfully, every interaction is fresh with opportunity and open to discovery. Mindful Communication also concerns itself with foundational issues of social justice and inequity which color all communication.

    Key Concepts

    What people are saying...
    Communication is complex and essential for all of our relationships to function well. Essential at work and essential at home and everywhere in between. And yet we have little training in how communication works. Most of our training is focused just on one level. In this 4-hour workshop, offered in two 2-hour sessions, we suggest there are three key levels to pay attention to in order to be a more successful communicator. And we bring the tools of mindfulness to bear in exploring all three:
      1. The Content - where we have the most knowledge and experience, but even here we can do better.
      2. The Transaction - a complex exchange is happening between 2 or more people, there is far more happening in that exchange than just information.
      3. The Foundational - what "foundation" is this communication resting on? What are social / cultural / environmental factors that support or undermine trust and safety in the communication?

    Instructor:  Beth Glosten, MD, Certified Mindfulness Teacher through the Mindfulness Northwest Teacher Training Program.

    Cost:  $120 - $60 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). 

    Location: Offered Live Online.

    We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us. Broadband internet is required. 

    Registration:  REGISTER ONLINE 

    With Registration, you will also receive information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event. 

    Cancellation Policy: For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.

    Important note to King County employees: please read THIS before you register.


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    • 18 Mar 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 25 Mar 2021
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 21
    Register


    Emotional Resilience refers to a person’s capacity for meeting difficult emotional situations with greater equanimity and a person’s capacity for returning to a state of emotional balance more quickly. This 4-hour workshop, offered in two 2-hour sessions, introduces techniques specifically designed to enhance participants’ ability to be aware of and respond to difficult emotional situations with both mindfulness and compassion, a combination which cultivates emotional resilience.

    KEY CONCEPTS

    What people are saying...
    Emotions are an important part of who and what we are as human beings, coloring our perceptions, deeply influencing our quality of life and ability to function well and yet we know little about them and often don't notice emotion unless it's strong.

    This workshop uses the tools of mindfulness to help us on our journey with emotions in three ways:

    • To know our emotions more fully
    • To become able to respond to strong emotions more wisely
    • To cultivate and strengthen positive emotions

      Instructor:   Beth GlostenMD, Certified Mindfulness Teacher through the Mindfulness Northwest Teacher Training Program.

      Cost:  $120 - $60 Sliding Scale Tuition. 

      Payment plans are also available during registration  (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

      Location: Offered Live Online.

      We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us. Broadband internet is required. 

      Registration:  REGISTER ONLINE 

      With registration, you will also receive information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event. 

      Cancellation Policy: For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.

      Important note to King County employees: please read THIS before you register.


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      • 29 Mar 2021
      • (PDT)
      • 5 Apr 2021
      • (PDT)
      • 2 sessions
      • Live Online (Pacific Time)
      • 24
      Register


      This 3-hour workshop, offered in two 1.5-hour sessions, introduces participants to the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion. 

      Mindfulness is the first step in emotional healing - being able to turn toward and acknowledge our difficult thoughts and feelings (such as inadequacy, sadness, anger, confusion) with a spirit of openness and curiosity.

      What people are saying...

      Wonderful teachers and learning community!

      - Kim Thomas, Seattle

      Self-compassion involves responding to these difficult thoughts and feelings with kindness, sympathy and understanding so that we soothe and comfort ourselves when we're hurting. Research has shown that self-compassion greatly enhances emotional well-being. It boosts happiness, reduces anxiety and depression, and can even help maintain healthy lifestyle habits such as diet and exercise. Being both mindful and compassionate leads to greater ease and well-being in our daily lives.

      Instructor:  Carolyn McCarthy, Mindful Self-Compassion Trained Teacher by the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion

      Cost:  $100 - $45 Sliding Scale Tuition. 

      Payment plans are also available during registration  (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

      Location: Offered Live Online.

      We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us

      Registration:  REGISTER ONLINE 

      With Registration, you will also receive information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event. 

      Cancellation Policy: For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.

      Important note to King County employees: please read THIS before you register.


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      • 1 Apr 2021
      • (PDT)
      • 8 Apr 2021
      • (PDT)
      • 2 sessions
      • Live Online (Pacific Time)
      • 25
      Register


      Join us for this introductory workshop in mindfulness, stress reduction, body awareness, and inner care. Mindfulness helps us meet challenges with more resilience, and to embrace the joys of life with more appreciation and awareness.

      What people are saying...

      Wonderful teachers and learning community!

      - Kim Thomas, Seattle

      In this 3-hour workshop, offered in two 1.5-hour sessions, we’ll meet the primary practices of mindfulness, learn about the scientific and cultural roots of these practices, and have time for a hands-on experiential immersion. The day will conclude with small group discussion and dialog with the instructor on your experience of the day and how mindfulness can be integrated into daily life at work and at home.

      Instructor: Holly Bond Mindfulness Northwest Instructor

      Cost:  $100 - $45 Sliding Scale Tuition. 

      Payment plans are also available during registration (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

      Location: Offered Live Online.

      We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us

      Registration:  REGISTER ONLINE 

      With Registration, you will also receive information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event. 

      Cancellation Policy: For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.

      Important note to King County employees: please read THIS before you register.


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      • 6 Apr 2021
      • (PDT)
      • 13 Apr 2021
      • (PDT)
      • 2 sessions
      • Live Online (Pacific Time)
      • 22
      Register


      A Mindful Leader embodies leadership presence by cultivating focus, clarity, creativity, and compassion in the service of others. Mindful leaders can feel the space even in fast-paced high stress situations and work to create a culture of trust. Leadership presence is a tangible quality. This requires full and complete attention, with curiosity and openness, in the present moment. Those around a mindful leader see and feel that presence.

      What people are saying...

      I went for the first time last year as a “woo woo skeptic” and returned for a second time. Tim Burnett is a knowledgeable, empathetic, respectful, and insightful teacher and is able to discern and meet the diverse needs and knowledge levels of a group of people he doesn’t know and who don’t know each other. He creates a safe, comfortable, non-threatening environment and makes it clear that people can participate as much or as little as they’d like.

      - Linnea Mulder, RN, UWMC

      This 4-hour workshop, offered in two 2-hour sessions, introduces techniques specifically designed to explore the intersection of mindfulness training and qualities associated with leadership excellence. With dedication and practice, employees transform their leadership abilities and their environments into places of increased innovation, greater focus, improved productivity, and widespread compassion.

      Instructor: 
      Beth Glosten, MD, Certified Mindfulness Teacher through the Mindfulness Northwest Teacher Training Program.

      Cost:  $120 - $60 Sliding Scale Tuition. 

      Payment plans are also available during registration (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

      Location: Offered Live Online.

      We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us

      Registration:  REGISTER ONLINE 

      With Registration, you will also receive information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event. 

      Cancellation Policy: For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.

      Important note to King County employees: please read THIS before you register.


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      • 10 Apr 2021
      • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
      • Live Online (Pacific Time)
      • 96
      Register

      Forgiveness Workshop - Live Online

      Forgiveness isn't easy. It isn't quick. And it doesn't solve everything. But there are few better ways to heal the wounds of harm we all hold within us.

      What people are saying...

      This workshop was the most useful and uplifting workshop I have attended in the many years I have gone to mindfulness and compassion trainings. Tim’s clear and caring leading of meditations and the mutual support of the group opened my heart and mind to greater forgiveness of childhood wounds.

      - Richard Johnson, San Juan Island
      From slights, confusions, and misunderstandings to outright abuse and even violence, we've all been on the giving and receiving end of harm. Plus we may even harm ourselves at times. When the energy and memories of these troubles lodge in our hearts, additional challenges result.


      What to do?

      This one-day online workshop suggests the practice of forgiveness as a powerful way to recover from harm and to reduce the impact of the difficult things that happen. Forgiveness helps us heal and move on. 

      Join Senior Teacher and Mindfulness Northwest Executive Director Tim Burnett in this innovative new workshop exploring forgiveness. The day will include exercises, discussion, and exploration around our topic in a safe space. And a helpful info packet will be provided to support your continuing practice.

      Instructor: Tim Burnett, Mindfulness Northwest Executive Director and Guiding Teacher. 

      Cost: $95 - $50 Sliding Scale Tuition. 

      Payment plans are also available during registration  (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

      Location: Offered Live Online.

      We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us

      Registration REGISTER ONLINE 

      With registration you will also receive information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event.  

      Cancellation Policy: For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.

      Important note to King County employees: please read THIS before you register.


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      • 18 Apr 2021
      • (PDT)
      • 25 Apr 2021
      • (PDT)
      • 2 sessions
      • Online
      • 25
      Register

      Meet the joys and challenges of parenting
      with mindful and heartful awareness.

      Parenting through mindfulness isn't about applying techniques. It also isn't about becoming a "perfect parent."  It's about encountering our children with awareness and presence, starting with awareness of our own experience.

      What people are saying...

      The teachers are lovely, gentle, incredibly supportive, and clearly knowledgeable about mindfulness and how it can support us in our lives.

      - Katarina Gombocz, Bellingham
      In this 4-hour workshop, offered in two 2-hour sessions, we'll bring the lens of mindfulness to bear on what some say is the "world's hardest job." We'll weave mindfulness practices amid discussions and sharing, exploring these important topics of parenting:
      • Being present with our kids
      • Skillful communication
      • Working through difficult emotions
      • Decision-making and leadership

      Instructor: Teresa Johnson, Mindfulness Northwest Instructor

      Cost:  $120 - $60 Sliding Scale Tuition. 

      Payment plans are also available during registration (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

      Location: Offered Live Online.

      We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us

      Registration:

       REGISTER ONLINE 

      With Registration, you will also receive information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event. 

      Cancellation Policy: For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.

      Important note to King County employees: please read THIS before you register.


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      • 23 Apr 2021
      • 7:00 PM (PDT)
      • 25 Apr 2021
      • 5:00 PM (PDT)
      • Live Online (Pacific Time)
      • 58
      Register

      Join us for a full weekend of Resource Building
      at our Mindful Self-Compassion:
      Weekend Core Skills Workshop -  Live Online 


      What people are saying...

      Mindfulness Northwest is a true gem, with excellent content, lovely community, and top-notch teachers. I have been pleasantly surprised by how well the courses work on Zoom. Especially now, it feels more important than ever to stay connected to a community of people practicing together in a supportive environment. Thank you!

      - Liz, Bothell, WA

      Mindfulness is the first step in emotional healing - being able to turn toward and acknowledge our difficult thoughts and feelings (such as inadequacy, sadness, anger, confusion) with a spirit of openness and curiosity.

      Self-compassion involves responding to these difficult thoughts and feelings with kindness, sympathy and understanding so that we soothe and comfort ourselves when we're hurting. Research has shown that self-compassion greatly enhances emotional well-being. It boosts happiness, reduces anxiety and depression, and can even help maintain healthy lifestyle habits such as diet and exercise. Being both mindful and compassionate leads to greater ease and well-being in our daily lives.

      Workshop details:

      This Live Online Workshop offers participants the opportunity to learn and experience the key practices and exercises of MSC in a weekend setting from the comfort of your own home. It is a condensed version of the eight-session, empirically-supported Mindful Self-Compassion training developed by Christopher Germer and Kristin Neff.

      Workshop 
      activities include short meditations, reflective writing, experiential exercises, group discussion, and inquiry into our emotional and cognitive patterns around self-care, self-esteem, and self-criticism. The result? More self-compassion.

      In this course, you will:

      • Practice mindfulness and self-compassion in daily life
      • Learn how to handle difficult emotions with greater ease
      • Learn how to motivate yourself with kindness rather than criticism
      • Take a fresh look at challenging relationships, old and new
      • Learn tools to manage caregiver fatigue
      • Practice the art of savoring and self-appreciation
      • Be able to teach simple self-compassion practices to others

      Schedule:

      • Friday: 7 - 9 PM.
      • Saturday/Sunday: 
        • Morning Session: 9 AM - 12 Noon. 
        • Lunch 12 - 1:30 PM. 
        • Afternoon Session: 1:30 - 4:30 PM.

      Getting ready for a multi-day online Workshop:

      You will need a quiet room or corner (headphones can help) for our periods of formal practice. You can do our integrated online Workshop at home or you could consider booking yourself a stay somewhere for personal time away. Both work well.

      Prerequisites:

      No previous experience with mindfulness or meditation is required to attend this Workshop. As this is a resource-building Workshop, we will be learning and practicing skills to help us offer ourselves the kindness that we need. At times, difficult emotions may emerge and participants are asked to attend to their own safety and wellbeing as best they can. The Workshop Instructors will also be available to support participants as we proceed through the weekend together; we are committed to making the journey safe, interesting, and enjoyable for everyone.

      Instructors:

      Rev. Tim Burnett, Guiding Instructor and Executive Director at Mindfulness Northwest

      Catherine Duffy, Certified Mindfulness Northwest Instructor and MSC Trained Teacher with the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion at the University of California at San Diego.  


      Location: Live Online using Zoom (contact info is emailed upon registration).     

      Cost: $475 - $250   Sliding Scale Tuition.

      We also have special Scholarship Tuition options available for those unable to pay at the low end of the sliding scale. We can only offer limited quantities of scholarship tuition so please register early.

      Note that there will also be an opportunity during registration to practice generosity by making a contribution to our Accessibility Fund so that others without means can attend.

      Payment plans are also available during registration (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 


      Registration:  REGISTER ONLINE 

      With registration, you will also receive information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event.

      Cancellation Policy:
      For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.

      Title photo courtesy of Mick Haupt at Unsplash.com.

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      • 20 May 2021
      • (PDT)
      • 27 May 2021
      • (PDT)
      • 2 sessions
      • Live Online (Pacific Time)
      • 25
      Register


      Join us for this introductory workshop in mindfulness, stress reduction, body awareness, and inner care. Mindfulness helps us meet challenges with more resilience, and to embrace the joys of life with more appreciation and awareness.

      What people are saying...

      Wonderful teachers and learning community!

      - Kim Thomas, Seattle

      In this 3-hour workshop, offered in two 1.5-hour sessions, we’ll meet the primary practices of mindfulness, learn about the scientific and cultural roots of these practices, and have time for a hands-on experiential immersion. The day will conclude with small group discussion and dialog with the instructor on your experience of the day and how mindfulness can be integrated into daily life at work and at home.

      Instructor: Holly Bond Mindfulness Northwest Instructor

      Cost:  $100 - $45 Sliding Scale Tuition. 

      Payment plans are also available during registration (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

      Location: Offered Live Online.

      We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us

      Registration:  REGISTER ONLINE 

      With Registration, you will also receive information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event. 

      Cancellation Policy: For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.

      Important note to King County employees: please read THIS before you register.


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      • 25 May 2021
      • (PDT)
      • 1 Jun 2021
      • (PDT)
      • 2 sessions
      • Live Online (Pacific Time)
      • 25
      Register


      This 3-hour workshop, offered in two 1.5-hour sessions, introduces participants to the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion. 

      Mindfulness is the first step in emotional healing - being able to turn toward and acknowledge our difficult thoughts and feelings (such as inadequacy, sadness, anger, confusion) with a spirit of openness and curiosity.

      What people are saying...

      Wonderful teachers and learning community!

      - Kim Thomas, Seattle

      Self-compassion involves responding to these difficult thoughts and feelings with kindness, sympathy and understanding so that we soothe and comfort ourselves when we're hurting. Research has shown that self-compassion greatly enhances emotional well-being. It boosts happiness, reduces anxiety and depression, and can even help maintain healthy lifestyle habits such as diet and exercise. Being both mindful and compassionate leads to greater ease and well-being in our daily lives.

      Instructor:  Carolyn McCarthy, Mindful Self-Compassion Trained Teacher by the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion

      Cost:  $100 - $45 Sliding Scale Tuition. 

      Payment plans are also available during registration  (four equal monthly payments; no financing fee). 

      Location: Offered Live Online.

      We'll use the Zoom video conferencing platform. Find out more about this easy to use software at www.Zoom.us

      Registration:  REGISTER ONLINE 

      With Registration, you will also receive information about how to connect to this Online Zoom Event. 

      Cancellation Policy: For all details about our registration and cancellation policies, please see our Course Registration Policies page.

      Important note to King County employees: please read THIS before you register.


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