Deepening Your Practice: Ongoing Groups for Alumni 


 Our CHA Center for Mindfulness and Compassion is excited to share ongoing daytime and evening opportunities for 8-Week Course Alumni. We hope that these programs will offer you ample space and resources to continue your mindfulness practice. 

These offerings are open to all who have completed an 8-week Course (MBSR, MSC, MBCT, or MTPC). Groups led by healthcare providers may require an initial behavioral health evaluation and insurance billing — see individual listings below for more detail.

Details below!

Free Monthly Alumni Drop-in Group - Open to alumni of any 8-week group

This is a drop-in, donation based community mindfulness group that is open to all alumni of MBSR, MSC, MBCT, or MTPC. Each session will be led by a different group leader from a rotating list of group leaders. You do not have to be a CHA patient to join.

Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Location: CHA Central Street Clinic, 26 Central Street, Somerville, 2nd Floor Community Room or Room 4b11

Payment: Donation-based, $10 suggested online donation to support CMC

Interested? Contact: Bridget Kiley, Programs Coordinator: 617-591-6132 | 


Strengthen Your Practice: Ongoing Alumni Group

Dates: Every Wednesday

Time: 10:00 - 11:00 AM

Location: CHA Central Street Clinic, 26 Central Street, Somerville, Room 3c10 

Payment: Billed to your health insurance as group psychotherapy

Lauri Klein, LICSW will be leading an intensive mindfulness group through the outpatient psychiatry department at CHA for alumni of any 8-week mindfulness-based courses (MBSR, MSC, MBCT, and MTPC). This group will allow patients to strengthen or renew their mindfulness practice within a smaller group setting, emphasizing continuity. It gives an opportunity for people to develop ongoing mindfulness and then apply it to improve emotional health, deal with life's challenges, and enrich their lives.

Each session will include:

  • A guided practice

  • Time to discuss the practice and personal challenges along the way

  • Home practice assignments for the week

The group will be ongoing, and asks for a 12 week commitment with an opportunity to re-enroll at the end of the 12 weeks. 

Contact: Alex Brunel, Referral Coordinator, for questions on eligibility 617-591-6055 |