Summer 2022 Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Resilience

Wednesday, 8 June 2022 5:30 PM - Wednesday, 27 July 2022 7:30 PM EDT

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Wednesday, 8 June 2022 5:30 PM - Wednesday, 27 July 2022 7:30 PM EDT

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Resilience (MBCT-R)

Develop skills to respond differently to every day emotional challenges


8 week course starts June 8 and takes place every Wednesday from 5:30pm to 7:45pm ET with the last class on July 27. There is also an "at-home retreat" day on Sunday, July 17 from 9am to 1pm ET.


Resilience is the ability to respond to adversity, something we all need in these challenging times. 

Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Resilience (MBCT-R) is an evidence-based educational program shown to prevent depressive relapse and reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression. This course combines the practice of mindfulness with practical tools from cognitive therapy. 

In MBCT-R, youwill learn skills for responding to the anxiety and emotional challenges arising from our current situation. Through the practice of mindfulness you will learn to engage the body, mind and heart to relate differently to challenging thoughts and emotional distress, and to help you to care for yourself and cultivate resilience.

This live online program allows participants to engage with the instructor(s) and with each other. Please see below for testimonials.

Please note that MBCT-R courses will be recorded. Some participants are part of a research study which requires that recordings of the leader teaching are reviewed as part of the research. Individual private breakout sessions with peers will not be recorded. Your consent to be recorded during the large group is required, so if you do not feel comfortable with this requirement, you will not be able to participate in this group and we suggest you consider another CMC group. There will be an opportunity to participate in MBCT-R without the requirement for recording in several months when the research study is completed.

Discounts and Scholarships

Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) patients and staff enrolled in the CHA MindWell Community Mental Wellness Program may be able to take MBCT-R for free. To be considered, please enroll in CHA MindWell. If CHA patients are eligible, then they will get a discount code to register when fee spots are available.

50% discounts for CHA staff and patients who are not enrolled in the CHA MindWell Program. Also, 30% discount for current applicants of our MBCT TTI program as this course is a pre-requisite. Please contact us at for any of these discount codes before registering.

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.

Participant Testimonials

“The class has been helpful in reframing my thoughts and has given me ways to redirect my energy to much more enjoyable things.”

“Thanks again for the guidance and compassion that you and Kiera offered during the workshop. it was an invaluable experience that has already helped in a variety of situations and I’m grateful to have acquired these tools. I have been most amazed by my ability to be in the moment, not an easy thing for me. .... I never imagined being able to slow myself down long enough to choose how to think and feel about a given situation instead of staying trapped in the “default settings” of mental and physical panic. Or that certain patterns of thought and feeling weren’t personal failings but simply the best way I knew how to manage. These realizations seem so basic and simple, but were anything but.  Thank you for helping me get out of my own way.” 

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. 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 received. 

Clinical Review

Please note that course registration and payment do not constitute enrollment in the course. Registrants are considered enrolled in the course following Self Assessment submission, clinical review, and approval. The clinical review process is critical to ensure that the course content and community are an appropriate fit for each participant enrolled. Any registrant ineligible to participate following clinical review will be notified, unenrolled, and refunded in full prior to the course commencing.

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.

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Jessika Scogland Bailey
MA, PsyD - clinnical psychologist
Center for Mindfulness & Compassion and Cambridge Health Alliance

Jessika Scogland Bailey, MA, PsyD is a clinical psychologist at the CHA Primary Care Integration Behavioral Health Integration and prior postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Mindfulness and Compassion (CMC) where she was an Interdisciplinary Health Equity Scholar and contributing team member to the development of a resilience-focused mindfulness model of care in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Scogland received her masters and doctoral degrees in Clinical Psychology at Pepperdine University and her undergraduate degrees in International Affairs and Spanish from Northern Arizona University. Her research, clinical, and teaching areas of interest include mindfulness, mind-body interventions, multiculturally adaptive models of care, group interventions, integrative health psychology, psychooncology, geropsychology, cognitive rehabilitation, neuropsychology, LGTBQ+, and end of life care.

About Jessika Scogland Bailey

MA, PsyD - clinnical psychologist
Center for Mindfulness & Compassion and Cambridge Health Alliance
Barbara Ogur
MD, Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School
Harvard Medical School, Center for Primary Care

Barbara Ogur, MD, is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and associate director of innovations in education. Her main focus at the Center is developing and assessing innovative curricula to promote student learning through longitudinal connections with patients. For the last 27 years she has been a primary care physician at the Windsor Street Health Center of the Cambridge Health Alliance where she has been committed to providing healthcare to under-served patients.

About Barbara Ogur

MD, Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School
Harvard Medical School, Center for Primary Care