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-Week Course:  Thursdays, October 5, 12, 19 and 26, November 2, 9, 16 and 30, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Retreat: Saturday, November 18, 2017
9:30 - 4:00 PM

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

Instructors: Juan Jose Miret, PhD and Natalia Cepeda, MA

 

Course Rate: Early Registration (until Sept 4): $550
Regular Registration (Sept 5-27): $600
Late Registration (after Sept 27): $650

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

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

 

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


MSC Fall 2017 Course Dates: Wednesday Evenings October 11, 18, 25, November 1, 8, 15, 29, December 6 (No Class on 11/22 for Thanksgiving)
Time: 6:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Retreat: Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, 9:30 - 2:30 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
 

Course Rate: Early Registration until Sept 11: $550
Regular Registration (Sept 11 - Oct 5): $600
Late Registration (October 5 - October 12): $650

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

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