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.
For the fall and winter, we have expanded our mindfulness class menu to include classes for employees involved in the COVID-19 response, classes for parents, classes for mindful eating, classes for emotional resilience, and more.
Mindfulness Classes for employees involved in the COVID-19 response
These hour-long classes are designed specifically for emergency responders and any employees who are on the front lines during the pandemic. Once you click the link you will need to enter a password: ERkingcounty to proceed.
Here is the list of fall and winter classes, along with their registration links. Note that each class is a one-time, one part class.
|Class||Date &Time||Registration link|
|Mindfulness for Employees Responding to COVID-19||Wednesday, October 28
1 pm – 2 pm
|Mindfulness for Employees Responding to COVID-19||Wednesday, November 25
3 pm – 4 pm
|Mindfulness for Employees Responding to COVID-19||Wednesday, December 23
10am – 11am
Mindfulness classes for all King County employees
These classes are open to all employees. In order to make the training as widely accessible to King County employees as possible, we have expanded the types of classes we offer and now have classes on different topics. Each class is a one-time event.
Here is a list of upcoming fall and winter classes, along with their registration links. Note each class is a two-part series. Feel free to sign up for both parts, or only one part if your schedule only allows you time for one of the two parts.
|King County Employees’ Mindfulness Class Calendar|
|Class||Date and time||Registration link|
|Mindful Parents||Wednesday, October 7 & 14
|Intro to Mindful Self-Compassion||Thursday, Oct 22 & 29
|Mindful Morning for King County Employees||Saturday, November 14
9am – 1pm
|Mindful Eating||Tuesday, November 10 & 17
1pm – 3pm
|Mindfulness & Emotional Resilience||Thursday, December 3 & 10
King County employees are also invited to join Mindfulness Northwest’s community-based courses throughout the Puget Sound region. Learn more about available community-based classes and how to register here.
In addition to live classes, Balanced You has also partnered with Mindfulness Northwest to develop a series of on-demand videos ranging from four to 14 minutes long. These videos can be used alone at home or in the office, or can be integrated into team meetings. Click here for more information.
Contact Balanced You with questions at BalancedYou@kingcounty.gov or 206-263-9626.