As a growing and vibrant center, CMC has a number of mindfulness and compassion-based programs for all facets of life. Many of our programs are open to all members of the community, with certain programs specific to professionals, CHA staff or CHA patients. Programs are held both at our Center for Mindfulness & Compassion and in the metro-Boston area.
Overview of Upcoming Programs
Open to all in the community, especially those looking to cultivate compassion in their lives and work, CBCT® (Cognitively-Based Compassion Training) is a meditation-based practice with the primary aim of helping to sustain a genuine compassionate responsiveness while buffering against negative effects of empathetic fatigue and burnout. Register and learn more
Join Chris Germer, PhD and Susan Pollak MTS EdD, for a day of self-compassion for alleviating chronic pain. You do not need any experience with mindfulness or self-compassion to attend. All you need is an open mind and a sincere wish to live your life more fully. Participants will have freedom to take care of themselves - sitting, standing or reclining at any time during the program - mats, cushions and chairs will be available. Register and learn more
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. Includes Orientation, 8 weeks of Wednesday Courses, a Saturday Retreat. All levels of experience with mindfulness and meditation are welcome. Register and learn more
For mental health professionals who have an established meditation practice and are supporting clients with chronic depression, looking to expand and/or deepen their work with MBCT and mindfulness-based approaches for supporting clients that suffer with chronic depression and unhappiness. This course qualifies as the MBCT: 5-Day Professional Training for the Prevention of Depression Relapse, Phase 1 training towards further teacher certification through UCSD. Register and learn more
Open to all in the community, particularly those interested in growing and applying understanding of mindfulness and biofeedback, join clinical psychologist Inna Khazan in looking at integrating both mindfulness and biofeedback in to addressing overall health and well-being. Register and learn more.