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Welcome Harvard Pilgrim Health Care members!

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We are pleased to announce that the Center for Mindfulness and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care are partnering to bring the benefits of the Center's internationally acclaimed and research-proven Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program (MBSR) , and a new program designed specifically to help people who are prone to recurrent depression, Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy Program (MBCT) to Harvard Pilgrim subscribers at a reduced cost.

All Harvard Pilgrim members will receive a discount of 15% or more off the full tuition price. Subscribers will receive the discount upon presentation of their Harvard Pilgrim membership card.

University of Massachusetts Medical School

Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society
Hoagland-Pincus Building (Maple Avenue Campus)
222 Maple Avenue
Shrewsbury, MA


CategoryTuition: In-Person
Full Tuition - Help to support others* $600
Household income $50,000 - $75,000 $540
Harvard Pilgrim and Tufts members $510
Household income $40,000 - $49,999 $480
Household income $39,999 or less $450
UMMS and UMMHC non-physician employees $300
UMMS students and residents $150

For more information about the Stress Reduction Program and to download a brochure, please click here.Tuition may be paid in full at the time of registration or in six monthly payments charged to Visa, MasterCard or Discover

If you would like to participate in the Stress Reduction Program

As a first step toward enrollment in the Stress Reduction Program, we conduct pre-program Orientation Sessions before the start of classes.  The Orientation Sessions are free of charge and required of all participants before beginning the program.  During these sessions you will have the opportunity to:

  • Learn about the Stress Reduction Program;
  • Meet program instructors;
  • Assess with your Orientation Instructor whether the program is a good fit for you;
  • Experience, first-hand, mindfulness methods and approaches you will be learning during the program;
  • Confirm your place in a class that fits into your schedule, and enroll in the program.


To reserve your place in an upcoming Orientation Session, you can fill out our online form, or call the Center at 508-856-2656.

Please also review the class schedule before you call to reserve your spot in orientation. We will ask you which class day you prefer and will do our best to honor your first choice.


Orientation Sessions are also conducted in the Center for Mindfulness classroom at the Hoagland-Pincus Building, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Maple Ave Campus, at 222 Maple Avenue. Shrewsbury, MA 01545

Future program dates

The Stress Reduction Program is offered four times per year: winter, spring, summer, and fall. There are morning and evening classes available.  Please check the schedule page periodically for the latest updates.

Please contact the Center for Mindfulness by email at, or by phone at 508-856-2656 if you have any questions about the Stress Reduction Program.

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