Summer 2022 Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction

Saturday, 9 July 2022 9:00 AM - Saturday, 3 September 2022 11:30 AM EDT

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Saturday, 9 July 2022 9:00 AM - Saturday, 3 September 2022 11:30 AM EDT

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Discover ways for reducing stress

Open to all, no prior mindfulness experience necessary. 8 week course starts July 9 and takes place every Saturday from 9:00am to 11:30am ET with the last class on September 3, 2022. There is also an "at-home retreat" day on Sunday, August 21 from 9am to 1pm ET. Read further below for possible discounts and scholarships.

Mindfulness is a way of learning to relate directly to whatever is happening in your life. It is a way of taking charge of your life, a way of doing something for yourself that no one else can do for you – consciously and systematically working with your own stress, pain, illness, and the challenges and demands of everyday life. Restoring within yourself a balanced sense of well-being requires increased awareness of all aspects of self, including body and mind, heart and soul. Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) is intended to ignite this inner capacity and infuse your life with awareness.

MBSR is an 8-week program that provides you with tools to help you cultivate greater mindfulness in your day-to-day life. Each session is highly participatory, and the training encompasses a wide array of mindfulness practices, including sitting and walking meditation, mindful eating and mindful communication.

Decades of published researach shows that the majority of people who complete the MBSR course report:

  • Increased well being and happiness
  • Less stress and anxiety
  • Strengthened immune system
  • Less emotional reactivity
  • Greater focus and cognitive flexibility
  • Greater empathy and compassion
  • Lasting decreases in physical and psychological symptoms
  • Reductions in pain levels and an enhanced ability to cope with pain

MBSR is for everyone. No meditation experience is required. The only requirement is the desire for greater awareness, balance, ease, and happiness. Participants will complete a background form and connect with instructors.

Interested in learning more prior to registering? Click here for an Oprah Winfrey interview with Jon Kabat-Zinn, creator of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) course, who defines mindfulness as theawareness that arises through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, non-judgmentally.”

Discounts and Scholarships

From the generosity of our community, a limited number of scholarships and discounts are available. Please fill out the scholarship application form or contact us first for a discount code before registering.

Need-Based Scholarships - please fill out the scholarship application here:

Friends/family $100 off discount - contact to learn more.

50% Discounts available for CHA Staff and Patients not enrolled in the CHAMindWell program - contact us at to learn more.

Full scholarships for eligible CHA staff and patients enrolled in the CHAMindWell program.

A limited number of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) Discount Scholarships are available at a reduced rate of $100 (This is $550 off the regular rate of $650). Complete the application at before registering. We will get back to you about the status of your scholarship request.

Refund Policy

Full refund will be issued, minus $100 processing fee, for cancellation made up to two weeks before the start date of the training or course. A 50% refund will be issued for cancellation in the period between two weeks and two working days before the start of the training or course. No refund is available if cancellation is within 2 working days before the start of the course or training or once program training materials are for Living Well (MTLW).

Center for Mindfulness and Compassion - Cambridge Health Alliance

The Center for Mindfulness & Compassion is part of the Cambridge Health Alliance and Harvard Medical School. Our mission is to enhance health and well-being by integrating mindfulness and compassion into healthcare and our communities with a commitment to inclusivity, accessibility, and diversity. Mindfulness and compassion are basic human capacities that support health and well-being. CMC is an organization grounded in current scientific understanding of mindfulness and compassion, and the promotion of empirically-supported theory and practice.CMC is committed to using mindfulness and compassion to foster an inclusive and caring community that ensures access on the basis of race, religion, ethnicity/culture, gender, sexuality, language, economic status, mental and physical ability, and literacy, recognizing that these often intersect.

Contact the Organizer

Bryan Cadel
Center for Mindfulness & Compassion

Bryan Cadel, JD practiced law at major insurance companies for over 30 years and now teaches Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and other secular mindfulness practices to individuals and organizations that seek to improve well-being and effectiveness in work and life. Through his programs, participants learn to access and cultivate their own natural capacity to actively engage in caring for themselves and to find greater balance, ease, and peace of mind. Bryan offers mindfulness programs in workplaces, retreat centers, health and wellness facilities, centers that serve marginalized and underserved communities, and as one-on-one coaching. His programs are a complement to traditional medical and psychological treatments in helping to treat a range of physical and emotional conditions. Bryan is a Certified Mindfulness Teacher, trained in MBSR at the University of Massachusetts Medical School's Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society, and has extensive silent retreat experience in the Buddhist tradition. He holds a B.A. from Boston College and a J.D. from Case Western Reserve University School of Law. He began his meditation practice in 2004 and has been offering mindfulness programs since 2012.

About Bryan Cadel

Center for Mindfulness & Compassion