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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

8-week Spring Series

March 28 - May 16, 2017 

The class is mid-session and is now closed

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

Saturday, May 6

this retreat is open to all
alumni of MBSR

Janice Sack-Ory

$290-$390 (sliding scale) **

Includes CDs & Printer Materials

Alumni  Series*

May 10, 17, 24, 31, 2017

6:30pm - 8:30pm  Seattle (Ravenna Blvd) Office

Saturday, May 27 

this retreat is open to all 
alumni of MBSR

Jonas Batt




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

Saturday October 28

this retreat is open to all 
alumni of MBSR

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:  You can download and print the registration form by clicking here - print and mail the form with your payment to Registrar, Samaritan Center of Puget Sound, 564 NE Ravenna Blvd., Seattle, WA  98115.
You can also 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,
note this on your registration form and you will be contacted.  

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