Courses & Schedules

8-Week Program

The Center for Mindfulness Stress Reduction Program consists of eight weekly classes and one all-day class. There are 31 hours of direct instruction. To fully benefit from this program, you must be willing to make a strong commitment to attend all classes and to practice daily home assignments for eight weeks. If you are unable to attend your regularly scheduled class, we encourage you to make up the class by attending a different class that same week.

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Fall 2016 Class Schedule

Tuesday AM 9:00 - 11:30 am September 27 - November 15
Tuesday PM 6:00 - 8:30 pm September 27 - November 15
Wednesday AM 9:00 - 11:30 am September 28 - November 16
Wednesday PM 6:00 - 8:30 pm September 28 - November 16
Thursday AM 9:00 - 11:30 am September 29 - November 17
Thursday PM 6:00 - 8:30 pm September 29 - November 17
The first class is extended an additional thirty minutes and the last class is extended an additional hour

The required All-Day class (on a weekend) for the Fall 2016 classes: 

  • Saturday, November 5 or Sunday November 6 for classes at the Center for Mindfulness
  • Saturday, November 5 for the Live Online class

Orientation Sessions

Call 508-856-2656 (Option 1) or Register online to reserve your place in an upcoming Orientation Session.

The first step toward enrollment in the Stress Reduction Program is an Orientation Session - before the start of classes. These Orientation Sessions are free of charge and are required of all participants before beginning the program. During these sessions you will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about the Stress Reduction Program and explore whether it is right for you
  • Meet our program instructors
  • Experience, first-hand, mindfulness methods and approaches you will be learning during the program
  • Confirm your place in the class that fits into your schedule and enroll in the program.

Orientation Sessions - Fall 2016

Thursday, September 1 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Wednesday, September 7  6:00 - 8:30 pm
Thursday, September 8 9:00 - 11:30 am
Tuesday, September 13 9:00 - 11:30 am
Wednesday, September 14 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Tuesday, September 20 6:00 - 8:30 pm

Classes and orientations fill quickly.  The best opportunity to select your first choice is now.

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Orientation Sessions are conducted in the Center for Mindfulness classroom at the University of Massachusetts Medical School Shrewsbury Campus. We are located at 222 Maple Avenue, Shrewsbury, MA 01545, at the Hoagland-Pincus BuildingPlease click here for directions.

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