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.

    • 20 Aug 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 27 Aug 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 20
    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...

    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:  Karen Schwisow, E-RYT, Mindfulness Northwest Senior Teacher. Karen is certified to teach MBSR by the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts.

    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. Broadband internet is required. Details on how to use and connect to this Zoom Online Event will be sent with your registration. 

    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 Aug 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 1 Sep 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 18
    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...

    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:   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.   

    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. Broadband internet is required. Details on how to use and connect to this Zoom Online Event will be sent with your registration. 

    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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    • 27 Aug 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 3 Sep 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 18
    Register


    Mindfulness is the capacity to bring full attention and awareness to one’s experience, in the moment, without judgment.  Mindful eating helps us become aware of our thoughts, feelings, and physical sensations related to eating, reconnecting us with our innate inner wisdom about hunger and satiety. 

    What people are saying...

    Join us for this evidence-based, four-hour workshop, offered in two 2-hour sessions, to grow in awareness of our seven kinds of hunger while discovering a healthy, joyous relationship with food.

    NOTE: Please bring to each online session a snack or a meal, whatever you would enjoy eating, with a variety of flavors and textures. It's important that the food you bring is fully prepared for this experience of mindful eating.

    Instructor:  Richard Johnson, PhDMindfulness Northwest Senior 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. Broadband internet is required. Details on how to use and connect to this Zoom Online Event will be sent with your registration. 

    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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    • 8 Sep 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 15 Sep 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 21
    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...

    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. Broadband internet is required. Details on how to use and connect to this Zoom Online Event will be sent with your registration. 

    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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    • 9 Sep 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 14 Oct 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 21
    Register

    New! Self-Compassion Training for Healthcare Communities (SCHC)


    Learn skills you can use at work and home
    to reduce stress and burnout.

    Self-Compassion for Healthcare Communities (SCHC) is a 6-week program with one-hour sessions which explore key topics in self-compassion for providers using interactive exercises and peer discussion. SCHC is based on our Mindful Self-Compassion program.

    • What students are saying…
      Live Online program specifically for busy healthcare professionals
    • Increase emotional resilience & reduce burnout
    • Address secondary traumatic stress and emotional exhaustion in the time of COVID-19
    • Developed by Dr. Kristin Neff and the Center for Resiliency at Dell Children’s Hospital in Austin, TX

    “I learned practical skills that I use every day at the bedside and that I share with my residents. It gave me something to teach them and model for them besides simply telling them to take a day off when they were overwhelmed.”   - Residency Program Director

    Instructor:  Richard Johnson, PhD,
    Mindfulness Northwest Senior Instructor

    Cost:  $305 - $160 Sliding Scale Tuition. 

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

    Location: Offered Live Online.

    Schedule:  Wednesday evenings, 6:30 - 7:30 pm for six weeks, starting September 9, 2020.

    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. Details on how to use and connect to this Zoom Online Event will be sent with your registration. 

    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.


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    • 10 Sep 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 17 Sep 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 2 sessions
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 23
    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...

    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: Teresa Johnson, 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. Broadband internet is required. Details on how to use and connect to this Zoom Online Event will be sent with your registration. 

    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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    • 19 Oct 2020
    • (PDT)
    • 26 Oct 2020
    • (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. 

    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. Details on how to use and connect to this Zoom Online Event will be sent with your registration. 

    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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    • 3 Nov 2020
    • (PST)
    • 10 Nov 2020
    • (PST)
    • 2 sessions
    • Live Online (Pacific Time)
    • 22
    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: 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. Broadband internet is required. Details on how to use and connect to this Zoom Online Event will be sent with your registration. 

      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 Dec 2020
      • (PST)
      • 8 Dec 2020
      • (PST)
      • 2 sessions
      • Live Online (Pacific Time)
      • 23
      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...

      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. Broadband internet is required. Details on how to use and connect to this Zoom Online Event will be sent with your registration. 

      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 Dec 2020
      • (PST)
      • 13 Dec 2020
      • (PST)
      • 2 sessions
      • Live Online (Pacific Time)
      • 21
      Register


      Neuroscience has proven human beings need connection to thrive in all relationships – at home, work, in the world. 

      Safety, security, and well-being, the underpinnings of healthy adult relationships, are fostered in early life, yet about 45 percent of the adults in the U.S. did not experience the parenting needed to develop neurological patterning to access these essential emotional states.

      BUT THERE IS GOOD NEWS. We can build new neural pathways and ways of interacting. 

      It turns out, the same skills which reflect healthy childhood relationships are present in people who practice mindfulness:

      • What people are saying...
        Management of the body’s reactions
      • Regulation of fear reactivity
      • Emotional resilience
      • Insight (self knowing)
      • Empathy and attunement - within self and with others
      • Perspective shift from “me” to “we”

      Course Details

      Topics of learning, discussion, and interpersonal exercises will include:

      • Defining mindfulness
      • Getting to the root of harmful relationship patterns such as blame, defensiveness, avoiding conflict, and shutting down
      • Letting go of unhelpful narratives about ourselves and others
      • Awareness of feelings and needs for more skillful communication and emotional resilience 

      Mindfulness practices which support the capacity to respond rather than react and to connect with self and others will be introduced throughout this 4-hour workshop, offered in two 2-hour sessions.

      Instructors: Richard and Teresa Johnson

      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. Details on how to use and connect to this Zoom Online Event will be sent with your registration. 

      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.


      Our other Classes, Workshops and Retreats

         See our entire schedule of classes, workshops, and retreats.

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