A way of paying attention that can bring us greater resilience, ease, and joy.
Upcoming Live Online
Classes & Retreats
Introduction to MSC
Curious about Mindful Self-Compassion? Get a taste and learn a few simple tools in this hands-on workshop. Short and sweet.
For Mindfulness Northwest ~ ONLINE
August 31 & September 7, 2021
November 30 & December 7, 2021
A Woman’s Way
An afternoon workshop for women with Maria Gehl. We’ll lean into the feminine side of practice with guided meditation, movement, and group connection.
For MindBodyHum in Seattle ~ IN PERSON
November 6, 2021, 2-5 pm
Details and registration HERE
Mindfulness Teacher Training Program
Tim Burnett, Karen Schwisow
September 2019 – June 2020
Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher Training
Center for Mindful Self-Compassion
Steve Hickman, Chris Germer, Michelle Becker, Regula Saner
January 5-10, 2020
Plus workshops and retreats with Michelle Johnson, Tuere Sala, Heather Sundberg, Chris Germer, Kristin Neff, and David Treleaven.
sitting in silence
then, reaching me through the wall –
Carolyn McCarthy has worked for years cultivating presence, attentiveness, and joy as a writer, actor, and singer. After a decade of solo meditation practice, she was thrilled to find Mindfulness Northwest’s retreats and classes. The process of learning in community under the guidance of a trained teacher has been invaluable, inspiring her to become a teacher herself.
Carolyn offers classes in the hopes of moving us, individually and collectively, toward healing, wholeness, and love. Her practice supports her work in social justice, encouraging her to turn toward the difficult within and without. Mindfulness practices also help her to be a calmer, happier person and a better mother, daughter, partner, and friend (most of the time!).
Carolyn lives with her family where the Chuckanut Mountains meet the Salish Sea. In addition to time in the classroom, she loves reading, singing, writing letters, watching birds, and dancing like a fool.