Stress Reduction Program: Shrewsbury

Orientation Sessions

As a first step toward enrollment in the Stress Reduction Program, we conduct pre-program Orientation Sessions before the start of classes. These 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 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 are conducted in the Center for Mindfulness classroom at the University of Massachusetts Medical School Shrewsbury Campus. We are located at the Hoagland Pincus Conference Center, 222 Maple Avenue, Shrewsbury, MA 01545. Please click here for a map.


To reserve your place in an upcoming Orientation Session, call the Center for Mindfulness at 508-856-2656. The following morning and evening Orientation Sessions are available:

Tuesday, June 3, 20146:00 - 8:30 pm
Wednesday June 4, 20149:00 - 11:30 am
Tuesday, June 10, 20146:00 - 8:30 pm
Wednesday, June 11, 20146:00 - 8:30 pm
Tuesday, June 17, 20146:00 - 8:30 pm
Wednesday, June 18, 20149:00 - 11:30 am

Submit tuition assistance application by June 18, and notification of award will be made by June 20.

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.