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.

Self Compassion for Parents Workshop

Tools for Compassionate Parenting for All Ages

with instructors Susan Pollak, MTS, EdD and Yaffa Martiz, LMHC

Date: Saturday, March 24, 2018, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Location: Harvard SOCH Hilles, 59 Shepard Street, Cambridge, MA 02138

Lunch Included! $90 Registration - 4 CE Credit Hours and Childcare Available for additional cost - see registration page for details on Continuing Education and Childcare 

Open to mental health professionals and parents, with children of all ages, interested in tools for compassionate parenting

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: First Monday of the Month, Evenings, September 2017 through June 2018 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Location: alternating locations: CHA Center for Mindfulness and Compassion, 26 Central St, 2nd floor, Somerville, MA 02143 and Harvard University Bock Room, 6th floor, Smith Campus Center, 75 Mt Auburn St, Cambridge, MA 02138

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Donation-based event

Open to all - 2 Continuing Education Credit Hours available for each lecture for a cost

Summer Retreat in Compassion:
A Compassion Retreat for Practice, Forgiveness, Connection and Gratitude

Date: Saturday, January 27, 2018, 9:30 - 1:30 pm
Location: Cambridge Hospital Learning Center A/B  1493 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02139

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Open to all with a mindfulness-based practice

Re-connect with your own capacity for forgiveness and gratitude. Using skills and practices from the Mindful Self-Compassion program, this workshop will provide the opportunity for practice and guided activities reflecting on gratitude and forgiveness. This is an opportunity to take time to care for yourself in the new year with mindfulness and self-compassion! 

$75 Registration; 3 CE credits available for Psychologists and Nurses for $20.  Lunch will be provided. See registration page for details on Continuing Education and Childcare. 

Mind in Labor Workshop

        Danielle Schuman-Olivier

       Danielle Schuman-Olivier

3-Day Non-Residential Mindful Childbirth Workshop: 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 labor and delivery experiences. This Mind in Labor workshop is a time for expectant mothers and a supporting partner to look deeply at pain and fear in childbirth and to cultivate present moment awareness for meeting whatever childbirth experience might unfold.  This Workshop is offered in partnership with Mindful Birthing Boston. No mindfulness experience required.

Dates and Times:  Friday, September 14, 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm, Saturday, September 15, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm, Sunday, September 16, 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Cambridge Hospital at Cambridge Health Alliance, Learning Center A & B 2nd Floor, 1493 Cambridge Street, Cambridge, MA , 02139

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Open to expectant mothers - participants encouraged to bring the person who will be supporting her at the birth--either a partner, family member or doula

Please check back for more information about upcoming professional trainings. For a list of past Professional Trainings offered through our center, please visit our Programs Overview page.