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.
CMC was awarded a research grant titled “Neural and Physiologic Effects of Self-Compassion on Chronic Pain” from the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital. This grant will provide seed funding for a pilot neuroimaging study examining self-compassion training for people experiencing chronic lower back pain.
CMC was awarded a research grant titled “Mindfulness Influences on Self-Regulation: Mental and Physical Health Implications” from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) to participate in the NIH Science of Behavior Change Initiative. This grant will support CMC’s participation in the Mindfulness Research Collaborative with other institutions such as University of Massachusetts, Massachusetts General Hospital, Georgetown University, Brown University, and Brigham & Women’s Hospital.
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) 8-Week Course
Instructors: Jody Daniels, M.B.A. and Juan José Miret, Ph.D.
Time: Tuesday Evenings, 6:00 - 8:30 PM
Orientation: January 15, 2019 (required)
8-Week Course: January 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19, 26, March 5, 12, 2019
Retreat: Saturday, March 2, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Location: CHA Center for Mindfulness and Compassion, 26 Central Street, Somerville, MA 02143, 2nd Floor Community Room
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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
See our Workshops & Trainings page for full lineup of lectures!
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.
Stay tuned for how to access the Symposium on Technology-Assisted Meditation at Harvard University online!
Click here to learn more about the Symposium.