Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is an eight-week intensive training in mindfulness, developed by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn at the U. Mass. Medical Center. A growing body of research shows that mindfulness improves both physical and mental health. Benefits can include: Reduced stress, lower blood pressure, reduced chronic pain, improved sleep, reductions in depression, substance abuse, eating disorders, anxiety, and relationship difficulties.
Kurt Hoelting has been a mindfulness teacher for 20 years. He has taught MBSR to veterans at the VA Hospital in Seattle since 2007, and also teaches MBSR to King County employees, and at the Samaritan Center of Puget Sound.
In Kurt’s words, ”Mindfulness is a way of embracing the full spectrum of our life, moment by moment, in a non-judging, open-hearted way. It is an orientation of the heart and mind that can be learned by anyone, transforming our stress and pain into opportunities for profound growth and healing.”
Limit: 15 participants
(This is an event hosted by Healing Circles Langley. We make the HCL facility available to other groups or individuals whose work tucks under the broad umbrella of the “Tree of Healing” on our wall. If the work matches a leaf on the tree, we feel it falls within the scope of our mission. The description of the event and the sliding-scale fee structure are both provided by the organizer of the event.)