Mindfulness is a practice that can support you in reducing stress at work and at home. Mindfulness techniques are especially useful now, as we move through the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic.
Balanced You continues to partner with Mindfulness Northwest to offer free mindfulness classes and workshops to King County employees, via both employee-specific and community classes. In alignment with social distancing recommendations, all in-person classes have temporarily shifted to online platforms.
King County employee classes
In order to make the training as widely accessible to King County employees as possible, we are currently focusing only on Introduction to Mindfulness workshops.
During the two-hour long Introduction to Mindfulness workshop, participants will review how mindfulness can help reduce stress, what reactivity and burnout are, and the science that supports mindfulness. Participants will also learn several simple, but effective mindfulness practices that they can integrate into their lives right away.
Here is a list of upcoming April and May classes, along with their registration links:
Introduction to Mindfulness Workshop Calendar
Date and time
|Wednesday, April 15, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.||Register here|
|Wednesday, April 22, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.||Register here|
|Wednesday, April 29, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.||Register here|
|Wednesday, May 6, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.||Register here|
|Wednesday, May 13, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.||Register here|
|Wednesday, May 20, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.||Register here|
|Wednesday, May 27, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.||Register here|
King County employees are also invited to join Mindfulness Northwest’s community-based courses throughout the Puget Sound region. Learn more about the available classes here.
Mindfulness classes are one more way King County is Investing in YOU. Contact Balanced You with questions at BalancedYou@kingcounty.gov or 206-263-9626.