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Mindfulness and Compassion Program to End

Dr. Shaquita Bell shares the difficult decision to end the Mindfulness and Compassion Program at Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic (OBCC) by December 31, 2023.

Read Dr. Bell's letter as a PDF (English, Spanish, Somali).

Mindfulness team outside looking at the camera

Free Online Mindfulness Classes for Parents and Caregivers

Finding Resilience in Community

This culturally relevant mindfulness and compassion program has been created by our team of parent leaders and partners from Seattle Children’s Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic and the Arc of King County.

Our mission is to share community-led mindfulness and compassion practices to promote the well-being of families and communities who are marginalized and build collective capacity to promote social justice.

What is mindfulness?

Mindfulness is paying attention to what is happening in this moment in our minds, hearts and bodies without judgment, and holding this awareness with kindness and curiosity. Research has shown that practicing mindfulness helps us become more attuned to ourselves and others, and improve our own sense of well-being.

Mindfulness Resources

Meditations and reflective writing from the Mindfulness & Compassion Team (formerly at Odessa Brown Children's Clinic) to provide support to parents, caregivers and the broader community.

Downloadable Flyers

Mindfulness flyer (English) (Spanish)

Short Meditations (Audio, Video and Scripts) in Spanish and English

Comforting Touch Meditation Script (PDF) Spanish

Gentle Breathing (Meditation in English by Krista Hanson; 4-minute audio file)

Giving and Receiving Compassion Meditation (English meditation by Krista Hanson; 7-minute video)

Mindfulness on the Fly (English meditation by Dr. Liu; 3-minute video)

Mountain, Ocean, Sky Meditation (English meditation by Lenna Liu; 4-minute video)

Respiración Serena (Meditación en español presentada por Patty González; 5-minute audio file)

Un Momento de Apapachos (Meditación en español presentada por Patty González; 5-minute audio file)

Reflections on Mindfulness

Cradled at the Table By Dr. Liu

How I Went From Explosive to Mindful By Shayla Collins

Mindfulness, and the Beauty of Newborn Breath By Dr. Liu

Parent Testimonial – OBCC Mindfulness and Compassion By Tamiko Nietering (She shares the deep impact that the program has made on her life and her relationship with her children; 1-minute video)

Reflections From a Mom: How to Take it One Breath at a Time By Kim Arthur

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