Center for Mindfulness and Compassion

The Center for Mindfulness and Compassion (CMC) is an interdisciplinary center within Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA).

CMC aims to enhance the health and well-being of CHA and our local community by integrating mindfulness and compassion into healthcare. Based on current scientific understanding of mindfulness and compassion, CMC encourages empirically-supported theory and practice. CMC focuses on innovation in areas of patient care, professional education, scientific research, workplace well-being, and programs for our diverse communities. Grounded in the value that mindfulness and compassion are innate human capacities that support health and well-being, CMC aims to foster an inclusive, caring and multi-cultural community that allows individuals to thrive. 

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Featured News

Hot off the press!  

CMC’s 8-week Mindfulness Training for Primary Care helps primary care patients with chronic illness initiate health behavior change as published in the Journal of General Internal Medicine.  

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Upcoming Courses

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course

Dates: April 24 - June 19, 2019, Wednesday Evenings, 6:00 - 8:30 PM (Retreat: Saturday, June 1: 9:00am - 4:00pm)

Location: CHA Center for Mindfulness and Compassion, 1035 Cambridge St, Suite 21A, Cambridge MA


Mindful Self-Compassion Course

Dates: April 29 - June 24, 2019, Monday Evenings 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM (Retreat: Saturday, June 8, 9:30am - 1:30pm)

Location: CHA Center for Mindfulness and Compassion, 1035 Cambridge St, Suite 21A, Cambridge MA

Upcoming Events:

FREE Monthly Mindfulness and Compassion Lecture Series!

Dates: Monday Evenings, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, September 2018 through June 2019

Location: alternating locations: CHA Center for Mindfulness and Compassion, 26 Central St, 2nd floor, Somerville, MA 02143 and Harvard University, Mt. Auburn Room 2nd Floor, Smith Campus Center, 1350 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138

Offered through collaboration by the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy, Center for Mindfulness and Compassion of Cambridge Health Alliance, and David S. Rosenthal Center for Wellness and Health Promotion, Harvard University Health Services.