Center for Mindfulness offers online courses

MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) from University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness, offers an eight-week program designed to assist anyone with one of several conditions:

  • Anxiety and panic attacks
  • Work, family, and financial stress
  • Asthma
  • Gastrointestinal distress
  • Grief
  • Cancer
  • Heart disease
  • Chronic illness
  • High blood pressure
  • Depression
  • Pain
  • Eating disturbances
  • PTSD
  • Fatigue
  • Skin disorders
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Sleep problems

The course includes exercises in mindfulness meditation, gentle yoga stretching, group dialogue aimed at enhancing awareness in everyday life, systematic instruction in formal MBSR meditation practices, with opportunities to check in with teachers and online resource materials and video conferencing. High speed internet connection is advised. Mobile devices such as phones and tablets are not recommended. You can view the course curriculum, tuition and payment plans by clicking on this link or by calling (508) 856-2656.

This information may be used for continuing education by some providers. In addition, this course may give you a deeper understanding of how to better use this mindfulness with patients.