MBSR Spring 2019

Apr 24th, 2019 - Jun 19th, 2019

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8-Week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Course (MBSR)

 This 8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course is offered at the CHA Center for Mindfulness and Compassion.  All levels of experience with mindfulness and meditation are welcome.

Mindful meditation has been show to improve your thoughts, beliefs and actions in response to stress by balancing sympathetic and parasympathetic responses (Kabat-Zinn, 2003). In this course, the fundamentals and foundations of mindfulness and meditation will be taught. Participants will have the opportunity to practice daily at home, together in the weekly group and use provided resources to help support an ongoing practice. This course aims to support and provide tools for relieving stress, increasing resiliency, and meeting the challenges of everyday life. 
Kabat-Zinn, J. (2003). Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR). Constructive Human Science, 8, 73–107.

Please note: this is a pre-registration for the 8-week Miindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course. Registration is confirmed once you complete the background form and orientation to the course. 

Two weeks before the course starts, we will ask you to fill out a brief required background form that only the teachers will have access to.  This may be followed by a brief phone call with one of the teachers to confirm that this course will be safe and helpful for you. CMC is part of a group of centers with an intention to lead the way in meditation safety and accessibility for the mindfulness training field. This background screening process is one of the ways that we can help ensure that this mindfulness training course will be safe and accessible to you at the time that you will be taking it.  Click here to read more about approaches within mindfulness offerings to provide safe and accessible programming.

Instructors: Natalia Cepeda and Malka Yaacobi
8-Week Course:  
Time: Wednesday Evenings, 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Orientation: April 24; 8-Week Course: May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, June 5, 12, 19
Retreat: Saturday, June 1: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Location: TBD - Somerville or Cambridge

Course Rate:
Early Registration (March 24)................................................$600
Regular Registration (from March 25 - April 17).........$650

Please note: the course is open to individuals with all levels of mindfulness and meditation experience, including beginners.
Participants will complete a background form and connect with instructors to receive final acceptance in to the course.


Need-Based Scholarship Applications Available. CHA Employees and patients, please contact us at cmc@challiance.org for more information about course discounts.

Refund policy: There is a $75 registration fee if cancelling at least 8 days before the course orientation. 50% refund can be between 7 days and 2 days before course orientation. No Refund is available if cancellation is within 48 hours before the start of the course orientation, but the participant will be placed on a waiting list to be enrolled in the next MBSR course offering.


CHA Center for Mindfulness and Compassion

For questions, contact us at cmc@challiance.org or (617) 591-6132