UMass CFM - Mindfulness: in Medicine, Health Care and Society


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The Center for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts Medical School

The Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society is a visionary force and global leader in mind-body medicine. For thirty-four years, we have pioneered the integration of mindfulness meditation and other mindfulness-based approaches in mainstream medicine and healthcare through patient care, research, academic medical and professional education, and into the broader society through diverse outreach and public service initiatives

Saki Santorelli, EdD, MA, Florence Meleo-Meyer, MS, MA, and the staff at the Center for Mindfulness have been helping patients live in the present. The mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) teaching method helps people stay grounded and bring balance to their lives. Since 1979 more than 20,000 people have completed the eight-week mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) program, an intensive training that asks participants to draw on their inner resources and natural capacity to actively engage in caring for themselves and finding greater balance, ease, and peace of mind.