2022 Mindfulness MBSR Class

“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 typically offered 3x/ year: February, April and October.

The next MBSR class begins February 1, 2022. The class will be offered online via Zoom. Registration details below.

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

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 MBSR class will be held online via Zoom. 

• The class meets from 6 – 8:30 PM (PST) on Tuesday evenings from February 1 to March 22, 2022 .  The 6-hour day retreat is from 9 – 3 PM (PST) on Saturday, March 12, 2022 most likely on Zoom.

• Cost: $375. Limited Sliding scale fee available. 

To Register

stacking beach rocks in zen formation on driftwood in the seattle area is a practice in mindfulness

To register, please complete the following forms online:

  1. MBSR Registration Form
  2. Service Contract 2022 

If paying by check or money order: please mail a check or money order to Dr. Brenda Butterfield to: 7400 Gallagher Cove Road NW, Olympia, WA 98502.

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 (LINK TO VENMO).

When your online forms 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.

CEs 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.

MBSR Registration Form

MBSR Service Contract Form

More about MBSR

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

dr brenda butterfield therapist and mbsr instructor in redmond and olympia

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 MBSR class today, submit the registration forms online using above links or contact Dr. Butterfield at 425-324-7336 or email ournewexperiences@gmail.com.