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Registration applies to all meeting dates, including the full day retreat on March 5. Please contact for inquiries about our income-based reduced fee. To help keep our course prices accessible, we also appreciate any donations to our Mindfulness Outreach Fund, which allows us to offer discounted rates and scholarships. Donate any time at

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$ 325.00
UW Affiliate Registration (NOT free, requires a budget #)

If you pay with a UW budget, you will receive 25% off the listed registration price ($243.75). Please enter your budget number at check out for CTI transfer.

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Registration with 26 Clock Hours

Clock hours are offered through Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD). You must submit a $52 check to PSESD upon class completion.

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$ 330.00
Registration with Certificate of Completion

26.5 continuing education credit hours for licensed psychologists, marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors, and social workers in Washington State.

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Event details

8-Week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course

taught by Elizabeth Lin, MD, MPH


You may view the class waiver here, which will be distributed, signed, and collected on the first day of class. Please review this note from Dr. Lin BEFORE registering to ensure that this class will be a proper fit for your needs.


Class Description

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is a scientifically proven program developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. to reduce stress and increase well-being. It is flourishing worldwide. This 8-week course combines contemplative practices based in Eastern philosophy, western psychology, and cutting-edge neuroscience.  Attitudes of kindness, acceptance and patience provide a foundation for the practices of sustained focus, self-regulation and self-exploration.  A greater sense of balance, choice and freedom is cultivated.


Benefits of MBSR: Participants have remarked, “Mindfulness has changed how I live and see the world, how I interact with others." This course contributes to:


1. Reduced stress and chronic pain
2. Improved mood
3. Overcoming sleep problems
4. Decreased anxiety
5. Increased immunity
6. Enhanced resilience, joy, and compassion
7. Healthy aging


In this 8-week experiential course consisting of weekly classes and home practices, participants will learn exercises to:

1. Increase awareness of body sensations (body scan)
2. Mindful movement and stretching (yoga)
3. Awareness of pleasant and unpleasant experiences
4. Awareness of thoughts and emotions
5. Increase compassion for ourselves and others
6. Latest research on mind-body response to stress and change
7. Practices to cultivate mindfulness throughout the day, living each moment to its fullest


Pricing & Scholarship Fund 

This course is offered on a sliding scale:


$325 registration fee
Please email 
for inquiries about our income-based reduced fee.


Registrations at the $325 rate help make our lower rate possible. This price is lower than most MBSR classes offered in the greater Seattle area, as well as nationwide. If you are able to pay more, we encourage you to please consider donating to our Mindfulness Outreach Fund. This fund allows us to provide 50% and 100% scholarships to individuals working with children and families who would benefit from mindfulness training, but are unable to pay the full registration fee. If you would like to make a donation towards our scholarship fund, please visit


Class Schedule

8 Week course: Tuesdays from 6:00-8:30pm January 26 through March 15, 2016

*The first class on January 26 will be held from 6:00-9:00pm

Retreat: Saturday March 5, 2016 from 9:00am - 3:00pm


Tuesday, January 26, 2016: 6:00-9:00pm (Waiver and pre-class questionnaires completed)

Tuesday, February 2, 2016: 6:00-8:30pm

Tuesday, February 9, 2016: 6:00-8:30pm

Tuesday, February 16, 2016: 6:00-8:30pm

Tuesday, February 23, 2016: 6:00-8:30pm

Saturday, March 5, 2016: 9:00am - 3:00pm (Silent retreat)

Tuesday, March 1, 2016: 6:00-8:30pm

Tuesday, March 8, 2016: 6:00-8:30pm

Tuesday, March 15, 2016: 6:00-8:30pm (Post-class questionnaires completed)


About the Instructor


The course will be taught by Elizabeth H. B. Lin, MD, MPH. Dr. Lin is a family medicine physician, clinical professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine, and an affiliate scientific investigator at the Group Health Research Institute. As a physician researcher, Dr. Lin is well-known for scientific studies on improving mental and behavioral health for patients in general medical settings. Elizabeth has trained with Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, founder of the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts  as well as other leading professors and teachers in this field. She has had a daily meditation practice for more than 20 years, and has taught MBSR for the last 4 years. Dr. Lin received her certification in the teaching of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction at the University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness.


"Dr. Lin is a wonderful, caring, respectful and well-prepared instructor and did a fantastic job teaching this class. I particularly appreciated her taking time to answer questions in a thoughtful way. This, along with the content of what she said, was most enlightening for me, because I have begun to pause and take more time in my own communications with other people." 

"Elizabeth is a welcoming and receptive instructor and communicated her own enthusiasm for a mindfulness approach to life in general. I liked how she used her own experience as a student of mindfulness over many years." 

"Elizabeth is wonderful. She walks the talk which is just as important as being the excellent MBSR instructor that she is."

"Elizabeth is very thoughtful, non-judgmental, humble, and caring." 

Continuing Education Credits

Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD) Clock Hours
$5 + separate $52 check to PSESD for 26 clock hours


Certificate of Completion for licensed psychologists, marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors, and social workers in Washington State
$5 for 26.5 credit hours


Please note, if you register to receive CE credits, you will receive the number of credits commensurate with the amount of course time you attend. CCFW cannot guarantee refunds for individuals who are unable to attend all sessions. For each CE option, sign-in will be required and applicable evaluation forms will be distributed during class sessions. 


Privacy Policy 

The personal information you submit to The Center for Child & Family Well-Being will not be shared, sold, or disclosed to third parties in any form, for any purpose, at any time without your authorization.


Contact Information

Page Pless
Associate Director of Programs
Center for Child & Family Well-Being
Office: 206.221.8508

Cancellation policy

If you are unable to attend, please cancel your reservation so your spot may be made available to someone else. If you cancel up to 2 weeks prior to the event (1/12/16), you will receive a full refund, less a $5 processing fee. If you cancel within 2 weeks leading up to the event, you will receive a partial refund of 50% of your registration fee, less a $5 processing fee. Unfortunately, refunds cannot be granted after the class has begun. 


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