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 or MTPC).Groups led by healthcare providers may require an initial evaluation to determine insurance eligibility. Please reach out to the listed contact for each program for more information.

Details below!


Monthly Alumni Drop-in Group

Dates: This Fall, every 3rd or 4th Monday of the Month: Sep 25Oct 23Dec 11 2017

Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

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

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


This is a drop-in, donation based community mindfulness group that is open to all alumni of MBSR, MSC 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.


Contact Bridget Kiley, Programs Coordinator with any questions: 617-591-6132 | 


Strengthen Your Practice: 12-Week Alumni Group

Dates: Every Friday from December 1 to February 16, 2018

Time: 10:00 - 11:00 AM

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

Payment: Billed to your health insurance as 12 one-hour psychotherapy groups


Dr. Nick Barnes and Dr. Jennifer Harris will be co-leading a 12 week intensive mindfulnessgroup through the outpatient psychiatry department at CHA for alumni of any 8-week mindfulness-based courses (MBSR, MSC 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: Jacob Balin, Group Coordinator for CHA's Outpatient Psychiatry Department for questions on eligibility
    617-591-6170 |