2020 Mindfulness MBSR Class

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“I’m ready to be done worrying and feeling stressed out all the time.”

“I want more peace of mind.”

“I suffer from chronic pain and I want to learn how to manage it better.”


If any of these sound familiar, you may be ready for Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). This scientifically proven program, developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, has been shown to reduce stress, decrease chronic pain, and increase personal well-being. The MBSR course is offered 3x/ year, in January, April, and September.

The next MBSR class will be announced soon. 

•The class will be offered either Online or in Olympia, WA at the new ONE Center.

To find out more about future classes please contact Dr. Butterfield at 425-324-7336 or email her at ournewexperiences@gmail.com.

About the MBSR Course

In this 8-week MBSR course, you’ll practice techniques and develop skills based on the latest neuroscience, to effectively manage and reduce stress. Research findings indicate when practiced regularly, skills developed in this course can literally rewire the brain resulting in improved health and overall well being.

Routinely living life in automatic pilot, being unaware of how stressed out we are, does not serve us well. Our body, mind and soul pays an increasingly high price indicated by symptoms of compromised physical, mental, emotional and psychological health.

Scientifically-proven benefits of MBSR include:

  • Lowered stress levels
  • Reduced chronic pain (back pain, headaches, hypertension, etc.)
  • Decreased worry, anxiety, and depression
  • Fewer sleep problems
  • Improved emotional regulation
  • Sharpened mental focus and enhanced attention
  • Improved immune system functioning
  • Help with life-threatening medical illnesses
  • More satisfying relationships
  • Better ability to cope with grief and loss
  • Support for recovery from substance abuse
  • Increased joy, resilience and compassion

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In the MBSR course you will learn meditation practices to develop mindfulness, also referred to as present moment awareness.  Through instruction and daily practice you will develop a capacity to notice when you’re stressed out and learn skills for how to take better care of yourself, minimizing the negative effect of stress in the moment and experiencing greater well-being.

The MBSR class offers instruction in:

  • mindfulness meditation (sitting and walking)
  • body awareness
  • mindful yoga and
  • self-reflective inquiry

You’ll be supported throughout the program to develop your own mindfulness practice to sustain you long after this class ends.

More details about the MBSR Curriculum »

 MBSR Course Details

Sessions: The course consists of 8 classroom sessions, a 6-hour day retreat, home practices and instructional materials (course manual and recorded guided meditations).


The Spring MBSR course will be held either online or at the new ONE Center in Olympia, WA

• The class typically is held on Tuesday evenings.  The 6-hour day retreat takes place on a Saturday.

• Cost: $425. Sliding scale fee available. 

To Register

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Registration will open soon for the next Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) class. 

Please register by…

Registration Forms

To register, please complete the following forms:

  1. MBSR Registration Form
  2. Service Contract 2020

These are PDFs that you may download, print, fill out and mail or email to register. Please submit completed forms by one of the following methods:

• Email forms to ournewexperiences@gmail.com or
• Send via snail mail to:

Dr. Brenda Butterfield
7400 Gallagher Cove Road NW, Olympia, WA  98502

If paying by check or money order: please mail a check or money order to Dr. Brenda Butterfield to the address above with your registration form. 

If you’d like to pay online: you can use the Venmo app to send payment if it’s set up as bank to bank transfer to avoid credit card processing fees. Dr. Butterfield’s Venmo user name is Brenda-Butterfield.

When your paperwork and payment have been received, you will receive an email confirming your place in class.  

Questions? contact Dr. Butterfield at 425-324-7336 or email ournewexperiences@gmail.com.

Download PDF flyer for the Spring 2020 MBSR class »

CE Credits Available

26 Continuing Education credits are available for social workers, marriage & family therapists, mental health counselors and naturopathic doctors. $50 additional fee for CE units.

More about MBSR

Brief description of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)
Short videos to learn more about MBSR
More details about the MBSR class

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About Your MBSR Instructor

This course is taught by Dr. Brenda S. Butterfield, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Doctorate of Education, Master of Social Work, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and  Founder of Our New Experience, LLC. Learn more about Dr. Butterfield »

To secure your spot for the Spring 2020 8-week MBSR class today, submit the registration forms above or contact Dr. Butterfield at 425-324-7336 or email ournewexperiences@gmail.com.