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February 07 - March 28, 2023

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Class (MBSR)

Lakewood Parks and Rec • 6000 Main Street SW LakewoodWA  98499 Organized by Lakewood Parks and Recreation
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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Class (MBSR)



Feb 7, 14, 21, 28

March 7, 14, 21,28

Day of mindfulness retreat Sunday March 26 - 10am-4:00pm

Karen Schwisow, (she/her) is a Certified Mindfulness teacher through the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Director of MBSR Teacher Training with Mindfulness Northwest. She has been teaching yoga and meditation since 2004 and practicing mindfulness herself since the early 1990s. She has facilitated workshops as well as intensive mindfulness trainings for stress reduction and resilience since 2011. Through compassionate listening, authenticity and humor she creates a welcoming container that empowers participants to experience their own innate ability to thrive.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reductions is considered to be the gold standard in mindfulness training - developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn from the University of Massachusetts Medical Center.

To be mindful is to develop skills in attention and moment-to-moment awareness with an attitude of kindness and self-acceptance.

Clinically proven and extensively studied it can be helpful for managing:

- Stress

- Anxiety

- Depression

- Chronic pain

- Negative thoughts and emotions

- Immune system response

Developing a consistent meditation practice can bring a greater sense of physical well-being and peace of mind.

This course consists of guided instruction in a variety of mindfulness meditation practices, gentle yoga, group dialogue, daily home practice assignments and guided meditation recordings.

Your commitment to attend the weekly sessions and the one day retreat as well as practice daily on your own is critical.

All people are welcome here - Regardless of age, race, gender identity, religion, country of origin, physical health, who you love, how you vote. By registering for this class you agree to support this shared intention of holding a safe-braver space for all.


Fort Steilacoom Park Pavilion - 9107 Angle Ln SW, Lakewood, WA 98498


February 07 - March 28, 2023

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM


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Lakewood Parks and Rec

6000 Main Street SW LakewoodWA  98499

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