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We offer a sliding fee scale based on what you can pay:

  • Reduced fee $375 

  • Full fee $450

  • Supporting fee $550 

CE credits available for healthcare professionals + $75

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“I’m ready to be done worrying and feeling stressed out all the time.”

“I want more peace of mind.”

“I suffer from chronic pain and I want to learn how to manage it better.”

If any of these sound familiar, you may be ready for Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). This scientifically proven program, developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, has been shown to reduce stress, decrease chronic pain, and increase personal well-being.

Dr. Butterfield offers the MBSR course 2 times a year: Fall and Winter.

The next MBSR will meet for 8 weeks on Monday evenings both in person and online from 6 – 8:30PM Pacific Standard Time from February 5 - March 25, 2024.  The day retreat (also hybrid) will be on Saturday, March 16, 2024 from 9:00AM – 3:00PM.

About the MBSR Course

In this 8-week MBSR course, you’ll practice techniques and develop skills based on the latest neuroscience, to effectively manage and reduce stress. Research findings indicate when practiced regularly, skills developed in this course can literally rewire the brain resulting in improved health and overall well being.


Routinely living life in automatic pilot, being unaware of how stressed out we are, does not serve us well. Our body, mind and soul pays an increasingly high price indicated by symptoms of compromised physical, mental, emotional and psychological health.

Scientifically-proven benefits of MBSR include:

  • Lowered stress levels

  • Reduced chronic pain (back pain, headaches, hypertension, etc.)

  • Decreased worry, anxiety, and depression

  • Fewer sleep problems

  • Improved emotional regulation

  • Sharpened mental focus and enhanced attention

  • Improved immune system functioning

  • Help with life-threatening medical illnesses

  • More satisfying relationships

  • Better ability to cope with grief and loss

  • Support for recovery from substance abuse

  • Increased joy, resilience and compassion

In the MBSR course you will learn meditation practices to develop mindfulness, also referred to as present moment awareness.  Through instruction and daily practice you will develop a capacity to notice when you’re stressed out and learn skills for how to take better care of yourself, minimizing the negative effect of stress in the moment and experiencing greater well-being.


The MBSR class offers instruction in:

  • mindfulness meditation (sitting and walking)

  • body awareness

  • mindful yoga and

  • self-reflective inquiry

You’ll be supported throughout the program to develop your own mindfulness practice to sustain you long after this class ends.

MBSR Course Details

Sessions: This class consists of 8 class sessions, a 6-hour retreat and daily home practices. Instruction materials for the class are emailed or sent via US Post.


Tuition of the class is offered on a sliding fee scale based on what you can pay. (Reduced fee $375, Full fee $450, Supporting fee $550). Professionals can earn up to 26 Continuing Education Credits: Please add an additional $75 fee to your tuition if earning CE Credits (social workers, marriage and family therapists, mental health counselors, registered nurses, naturopathic doctors).

  • Reduced fee $375 + $75 CE credits = $450

  • Full fee $450 + $75 CE credits = $525

  • Supporting fee $550 + $75 = $625

Pay online using the Venmo app to send payment set up as bank to bank transfer to avoid credit card processing fees. Dr. Butterfield’s Venmo user name is Brenda-Butterfield (LINK TO VENMO). You can also send payment through PayPal (LINK TO PAYPAL).

When your online form and payment have been received, you will receive an email confirming your place in class.

Registration closed for February 2024.

If paying by check or money order: please mail a check or money order to Dr. Brenda Butterfield to: 7400 Gallagher Cove Road NW, Olympia, WA 98502.

About Your MBSR Instructor

This course is taught by Dr. Brenda S. Butterfield, Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Doctorate of Education, Master of Social Work, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and  Founder of Our New Experience, LLC. Learn more about Dr. Butterfield »

To secure your spot for the MBSR class today, submit the registration forms online using above links or contact Dr. Butterfield at 425-324-7336 or email

View the class flyer - MBSR-Class-Winter 2024

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