Mindful Mental Health Service (MMHS)

Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) - 8 Week Group

Dates: 10/08/2019 - 12/3/2019 (Group does not meet on week of Thanksgiving)
Time: Tuesdays, 6-8:15 pm
All-day Retreat: Saturday 11/23/2019 | 9 am - 4pm

Location: Room 4B11, CHA Central Street Clinic, 26 Central Street, Somerville, 02143
Payment: Billed to your health insurance as group psychotherapy



MBCT is highly researched and was developed as a depression relapse prevention program. MBCT is also highly effective for patients with Generalized Anxiety Disorder. [click here for the JAMA meta analysis on MBCT]

This is an intensive 8-week group with 30-45 minutes of home practice per day. This group will train people in mindfulness practices that help them observe ways in which thoughts can drive mood and how mood can distort perspective. Paying attention in the present and bringing friendly curiosity to their experience helps participants become more sensitive to the onset of symptoms, and:

  • Develop a stronger “Observing Self”

  • Learn to see thoughts as “just thinking” without feeding or fighting them

  • Understand the temporary nature of sensations, feelings and thoughts

  •  Desensitize to automatic negative thoughts and feelings that occur spontaneously

…and through the training, develop more calm and ease with their emotions and more easily navigate the storms that sometimes accompany depression and anxiety.

**This program has some requirements and requires a referral from a Cambridge Health Alliance care provider. Ask your provider or clinician for a referral. This group is currently accepting referrals.

"The group help to me accept and let go." - D.C., MBCT Participant

"Really enjoyed the group.  I look forward to it.  Hearing from others’ experience helps me." - D.D., MBCT Participant

Contact: Alex Brunel, Referral Coordinator, for questions on eligibility 617-591-6055 | mindfulpc@challiance.org