MBSR and MSC 8-Week Courses

Our Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Mindful Self-Compassion Courses are offered multiple times per year, allowing for an immersive experience and learning about mindfulness and compassion practice. Each course includes an orientation, 8 weekday evening courses and a Saturday retreat. Courses are open to all. Explore below to learn more about upcoming courses.

Mindfulness-Based Stress
Reduction (MBSR)

MBSR 8-Week Course: This world-renowned program has been completed by over 30,000 people world-wide. Through this 8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course, participants learn tools to foster mindfulness, reduce stress, enhance resiliency, and bring attention to engage with the challenges of everyday life. In this course, participants are given resources and weekly home practices to engage with between course meetings. 

Open to: individuals with all levels of mindfulness and meditation experience, including beginners. 

Instructors: Suzanne Westbrook, MD and Jody Daniels, MBA


Time: Tuesday Evenings, 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Dates: February 13, 20, 27, March 6, 13, 20, 27 and April 3, 2018

Retreat: Saturday, March 24, 2018, 9:30 am – 4 pm

Location: CHA Center for Mindfulness and Compassion, 26 Central Street, Somerville, MA 02143, 2nd Floor Community Room

Course Rate:
Early Registration (January 13th) $550
Regular Registration (from January 14 - February 6) $600
Late Registration (February 7 - February 13) $650

Minority and Need-Based Scholarships Available - click here to complete the scholarship application

50% Discount Available in partnership with CHA Wellness for CHA Patients and Staff - contact us at cmc@challiance.org to learn more



Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC)

MSC 8-Week Course:  Together, mindfulness and self-compassion comprise a state of warm, connected presence during difficult moments in our lives. Mindfulness is the first step—turning with loving awareness toward difficult experience (thoughts, emotions, and sensations).  Self-compassion comes next—bringing loving awareness to ourselves. MSC is co-developed by Dr. Christopher Germer, a senior adviser of the CHA Center for Mindfulness and Compassion. 

Open to: individuals with all levels of mindfulness and meditation experience, including beginners. 

MSC Spring Course Dates coming soon! Please email us at cmc@challiance.org if you would like to recieve an email when course details become avaialble.