Courses & Schedules

8-Week Program

The traditional 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.

Fall 2015 Class Schedule

Tuesday AM 9:00 - 11:30 am September 22 - November 10
Tuesday PM 6:00 - 8:30 pm September 22 - November 10
Wednesday AM 9:00 - 11:30 am September 23 - November 11
Wednesday PM 6:00 - 8:30 pm September 23 - November 11
Thursday AM 9:00 - 11:30 am September 24 - November 12
Thursday PM 6:00 - 8:30 pm September 24 - November 12

Classes will be held on Veterans Day, Nov 11th.
*Note: 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 2015 classes: 
Saturday, October 31st or Sunday November 1st, from 8:45am - 4:30pm.
You will be assigned to one of these days.

 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

Call 508-856-2656 or Register online to reserve your place in an upcoming Orientation Session.
(Online Registration for Fall classes will begin July 9, 2015)

Please be prepared to provide:

  1. Name, address and email
  2. Orientation Date/Time (see below)
  3. Class Preference (see Schedule above) 

Orientation Sessions - Fall 2015

Tuesday, September 1 9:00 - 11:30 am
Wednesday, September 2 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Wednesday, September 9 9:00 - 11:30 am
Thursday, September 10 6:00 - 8:30 pm
Wednesday, September 16 6:00 - 8:30 pm

We want you to have the best opportunity to pick, in advance, the class that is your first choice. When you schedule your Orientation Session, please be prepared to choose one of the Class Schedule days and times listed above.


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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