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MBSR -- Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction



MBSR - Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction 

MBSR was developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and is used throughout the country in the treatment of chronic pain, physical illness, depression, anxiety and PTSD. Samaritan Center offers the eight-week series year around. The classes are led by trained and experienced MBSR instructors and are open to Samaritan clients and others in the community. 

" Mindfulness," MBSR instructor Kurt Hoelting explains, "is a way of learning to relate directly to whatever is happening in your life.  It is a way of doing something for yourself that no one else can do for you -- consciously and systematically working with your particular stress, pain or illness as well as with the challenges and demands of your everyday life." 

Participants meet with an experienced MBSR instructor for eight weeks to learn a variety of practices that reduce stress. These include mindfulness meditation, body scanning, simple yoga and Qi Gong. The instructor also facilitates group dialogue and the processing of participants' experience in the class in order to explore what is being learned and how it is being integrated.  

Dates Time Location All Day Session Instructor Cost



Fall Orientation


September 14, 2017 

7:00pm - 8:30pm Seattle (Ravenna Blvd) Office




8-week Fall Series

September 21 - November 9, 2017 

6:30pm - 9:00pm Seattle (Ravenna Blvd) Office

October 28

this retreat is open to graduates of any mindfulness program

Kurt Hoelting

$290-$390 (sliding scale) **

Includes CDs & Printer Materials

* MBSR 4-Week Alumni Series is a new program designed to support practice and build community for alumni of MBSR and other mindfulness-based education programs.  This "mindfulness booster" includes four two-hour sessions and an All Day Practice Retreat. This series will help you continue to cultivate the meditation practices you have already learned and support the deepening integration of mindfulness in daily life. 

To learn more about our MBSR instructors, click HERE.
To Register:  email the registrar at 
or call 206-527-2266 ext. 117. 
** There are some limited scholarships available. 
If you are in need of a scholarship,
please send an email stating the reasons for your need and the instructor(s) will contact you.  

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