Balanced You mindfulness class schedule for Fall 2021

Balanced You is partnering once again with Mindfulness Northwest to offer free mindfulness classes and workshops to King County employees. All classes are held live on Zoom. "COVID-brain" is a term used colloquially to describe the fatigue and forgetfulness our minds are experiencing as a result of the stress and anxiety from the ongoing pandemic. Mindfulness is... Continue Reading →

Balanced You mindfulness class schedule for summer 2021

Balanced You is partnering once again with Mindfulness Northwest to offer free mindfulness classes and workshops to King County employees. Mindfulness is a practice that can support you in reducing stress at work and at home. Mindfulness techniques are especially useful now, as we continue to move through the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic. All classes are... Continue Reading →

Post Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

King County offered it's first MBSR (mindfulness based stress reduction) classes this year as part of Healthy Incentives.  It was a pilot, so we could learn how popular and effective the program would be before we signed a contract or made a long term commitment. Wow, were we surprised at the popularity. When 3 classes... Continue Reading →

What is Mindfulness Practice?

"Mindfulness is paying attention, on purpose, to the present moment, non-judgmentally".  John Kabat-Zinn (1990) The practice of mindfulness encourages us to pay attention to the process of our experience - not just the content.  It is meant to help us "catch" ourselves when we fall into our systematic patterns of responding.  It helps us create... Continue Reading →

More on Mindfulness

One of the mindfulness techniques that really stuck with me, is the STOP: STOP is one way you can remind yourself to be mindful in the heat of the moment. Stopping allows us to intentionally step out of our customary automatic reactivity first by becoming fully aware that being swept along in automatic reactivity is... Continue Reading →

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