Workshops and Trainings

CMC brings the principles of mindfulness and compassion into the heart of our communities by offering programs at our center and working in collaboration with local organizations, schools, agencies, and individuals from our communities. See details below for upcoming mindfulness and compassion-based workshops and events.


 Instructor: Danielle Schuman-Olivier

Instructor: Danielle Schuman-Olivier

Mind in Labor: A Childbirth Workshop

3-Day Non-Residential Workshop with Danielle Schuman-Olivier, CNM, MSN

Dates: Friday, February 8, 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm, Saturday, February 9, 9:30 am – 4:30 pm, Sunday, February 10, 10:00 am – 4:30 pm

Often pain and anxiety are our greatest challenges in childbirth. Learning to use our mind to work with these challenges can make a huge difference in our labor and delivery experiences. The Mind in Labor workshop is a time to look deeply at pain and fear in childbirth and to cultivate present moment awareness for meeting whatever childbirth experience might unfold.

Workshop Location: CHA Cambridge Hospital, Learning Center A&B, 2nd Floor, 1493 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA 02139

Cost: $315 per couple Early Bird Rate until January 1, 2019
$345 per couple (participants encouraged to bring the person who will be supporting her at the birth--either a partner, family member or doula).The cost of registration includes the book Mindful Birthing, by Nancy Bardacke, 2012, and audio recording of meditations. 

Note: This workshop requires a minimum of 7 couples

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Mindfulness Training for Primary Care:  Group Leader Training

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Learn to deliver the 8-week insurance-reimbursable mindfulness training program shown to be effective for helping primary care patients with anxiety, depression and stress increase their capacity for health behavior change and improve emotion regulation.

The next MTPC Group Leader training: March 15 – 18, 2019, 10 am - 5pm, Cambridge/Somerville area (exact location TBD).  

Prerequisites:  Must complete a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course (CMC’s January MBSR course meets requirements) and maintain a daily mindfulness/compassion practice for 4 months prior to the training.  It is not necessary to have a clinical degree to attend the training. However, in order to bill to insurance, you must be a licensed mental health or primary care clinician (degrees of MD, PA, NP, DO, PhD, or MSW).  

Application form forthcoming.
If you are interested or have questions, please contact us!
cmc@challiance.org | 617-591-6055


Monthly Lecture Series

Monthly Mindfulness and Compassion Lecture Series: offered through collaboration by the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy, Center for Mindfulness and Compassion of Cambridge Health Alliance, and David S. Rosenthal Center for Wellness and Health Promotion, Harvard University Health Services.

Dates: Monday Evenings, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, September 2018 through June 2019
Location: alternating locations: CHA Center for Mindfulness and Compassion, 26 Central St, 2nd floor, Somerville, MA 02143 and Harvard University, Mt. Auburn Room 2nd Floor, Smith Campus Center, 1350 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138

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Open to all - 2 Continuing Education Credit Hours available for each lecture for a cost
Donation-based event - $15 for Continuing Education Credits


Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting Teacher Training (MBCPTT)

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A robust, year-long program with the Mindful Birthing and Parenting Foundation. If you or others within your community may be interested in learning to teach Mindfulness-Based Childbirth (MBCP), feel free to reach out with questions, find more information at www.mindfulbirthing.org/teach. Applications for the program are now open.  

If you are moved to apply, the online application is available here: MBCPTT Application.