Mindfulness for Pain and Stress Reduction  - 4 week course

Steeped in the principals of Breathworks® Mindfulness for Health, this course will explore mindfulness, meditation, gentle movement and relaxation and is especially useful for people suffering from persistent pain, illness or the stress associated with these or other conditions.

The course consists of 4 weekly 2:00 hour classes. In addition, participants receive a worksheets and audio files to support their daily practice and exploration. The work takes just ten to twenty minutes per day and these practices have been shown to be as effective as prescription painkillers to soothe some of the most common causes of pain as well as very effective to alleviate stress and anxiety . These mindfulness-based practices soothe the brain’s pain networks,  and significantly reduce anxiety, stress, exhaustion, and irritability.

Who will benefit from this course?

This course is suitable for anyone living with pain, illness or stress. It has shown to be extremely beneficial for the following conditions:  chronic back pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, post-operative pain, cancer, multiple sclerosis, CFS/ME, neuropathies, Parkinson’s disease, and many other types of pain and illness. Each week on this eight-week course you will learn new strategies and approaches within a warm and friendly group setting.

Help from your employer

We have found that some employers will release people from work to attend our courses, and in some cases will pay for them. If you wish to approach your employer for time off or for funding, we will be happy to provide a letter to verify your course arrangements and attendance, and arrange suitable payment arrangements if required.

Course homework

Participants are encouraged to complete guided meditations twice daily at home and exercises designed to bring mindfulness, ease and joy into their daily lives. You will be provided with home practice support as well as audio files for the course meditations.

Fee: $100.

Please purchase a copy of  You are not your Pain by Vydiamala Burch and Danny Penman prior to beginning the course. We have a couple of partial scholarships available. Please contact Anne Arntson at 253-722-4914 to inquire.


Breathworks® Mindfulness for Health - 8 week course

The Breathworks® Mindfulness for Health signature course provides an extremely effective and elegant mind-body approach to healing for people dealing with the potentially hugely-eroding effects of chronic pain and illness in their lives.

It is a simple eight-week program of mindfulness-based practices that is specifically designed for people suffering from persistent pain, illness or the stress associated with these or other conditions. The course consists of 8 weekly 2:30 hour classes. In addition, participants receive a workbook and audio files to support their daily practice and exploration. The work takes just ten to twenty minutes per day and the course has been shown to be as effective as prescription painkillers to soothe some of the most common causes of pain. These mindfulness-based practices soothe the brain’s pain networks, while also significantly reducing the anxiety, stress, exhaustion, irritability, and depression that often accompanies chronic pain and illness.

In addition, chronic pain can be extremely isolating, the community aspect of this course proves to be a tremendous resource for participants.

Whether they experience back pain, arthritis, or migraines, are recovering from surgery, suffering from fibromyalgia, celiac disease, or undergoing chemotherapy, participantsquickly learn to manage their pain and live life fully once again.

Who will benefit from this course?

This course is suitable for anyone living with pain, illness or stress that is impacting on their health. It has shown to be extremely beneficial for the following conditions:  chronic back pain, arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, post-operative pain, cancer, multiple sclerosis, CFS/ME, neuropathies, Parkinson’s disease, and many other types of pain and illness. Each week on this eight-week course you will learn new strategies and approaches within a warm and friendly group setting.

Courses are limited to a maximum of 12 participants, classes are 2:30 hours each.

Help from your employer

We have found that some employers will release people from work to attend our courses, and in some cases will pay for them. If you wish to approach your employer for time off or for funding, we will be happy to provide a letter to verify your course arrangements and attendance, and arrange suitable payment arrangements if required.

Course homework

Participants are encouraged to complete guided meditations twice daily at home and exercises designed to bring mindfulness, ease and joy into their daily lives. You will be provided with a home practice handbook as well as CDs or downloadable files for the meditation recordings.

Fee: $300.

Please purchase a copy of  You are not your Pain by Vydiamala Burch and Danny Penman prior to beginning the course. We have a couple of partial scholarships available. Please contact Anne Arntson at 253-722-4914 to inquire.