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 learning about both 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. All levels of experience with mindfulness and meditation are welcome. 

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

8 Course Dates: Wednesday Evenings July 12, 19 and 26, August 2,9, 16, 23 and 30
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Retreat: Saturday, August 26, 2017

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

Instructors: Juan Jose Miret and Natalia Cepeda

 

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. All levels of experience with mindfulness and meditation are welcome. 

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

8 Course Dates: Monday Evenings April 24, May 1, 8, 15, 22, June 5, 12, 26, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Retreat: Saturday, June 10, 2017, 9:30-1:30 pm
Location: CHA Center for Mindfulness and Compassion, 26 Central Street, Somerville, MA 02143, 2nd Floor Community Room

Instructors: Cecilia Fernandez-Hall, PhD and Elyse Simon, MA

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