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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 hosts the eight-week series year around. The classes are led by trained and experienced MBSR instructors affiliated with Cascadia Mindfulness Institute. Classes 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



Not yet scheduled. 

7:00pm - 8:30pm

Seattle Main Office
(564 NE Ravenna Blvd)




Eight-week Series

Not yet scheduled.

6:00pm - 8:30pm Seattle Main Office
(564 NE Ravenna Blvd)

Saturday Retreat

Retreat is open to all graduates of mindfulness programs.



Includes CDs & Printed Materials


To learn more about our MBSR instructors, click HERE.
Go to the Cascadia Mindfulness Institute (CMI) website,
email to
Questions about the class and curriculum:
call 206.245.8844

Questions about the Seattle location, the facility, and parking: 
call 206.527.2266 x 109
CMI offers limited scholarship assistance based on need.
If you are requesting a scholarship,
please email stating the reasons for your need and the instructor(s) will contact you.  

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