More than 30 Years of International Distinction


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. Directed by Saki F. Santorelli, EdD, MA, since 2000 and founded in 1995 by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD , the Center is an outgrowth of the acclaimed Stress Reduction Clinic – the oldest and largest academic medical center-based stress reduction program in the world.
News & Events

CFM 12th Annual CFM International Scientific Conference - April 2-6 in Norwood, MA

Live web stream information

Practice and Dialogue: Deepen Your Mindfulness Practice with Paul Galvin, PhD- Monday Evenings, beginning April 28
Introducing the MBSR Online course from the CFM and Sounds True !
2013/2014 Professional Education and Training Schedule is now available. Click for our expanded schedule and new program locations.
Stress Reduction Program (MBSR)
New 8-Week courses begin April 29
Announcing the Updated Oasis Institute Training Pathway



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We offer a number of pathways for people to cultivate a sense of well-being, confidence, and creativity:

THE STRESS REDUCTION PROGRAM – Since 1979 more than 20,000 people have completed our 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.

OASIS INSTITUTE – Our institute for mindfulness-based professional education and training is a school for a new generation of professionals intent on learning, from the inside out, how to integrate mindfulness into their disciplines and endeavors. Training teachers of MBSR is at the core of the Oasis Institute mission.

ANNUAL SCIENTIFIC CONFERENCE – For more than 10 years years, we have hosted a unique international meeting of mindfulness-oriented clinicians, researchers, and educators who gather to share scientific findings, clinical approaches, teaching experiences, and ideas.

evolve... - is a comprehensive pathway for you, your colleagues, communities and organizations to explore the power and potential of mindfulness practices in your life – at work and at home.

RESEARCH INVESTIGATING MINDFULNESS – From the very beginning, we have been dedicated to investigating and understanding mindfulness and the mind-body connection through pilot investigations, small studies, and large-scale federally-funded research studies.


Click here to read more about the Center for Mindfulness.



Training Teachers to Deliver Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

Principles and Standards

During the course of the past year or so, these Principles and Standardsfor the training of teachers to deliver mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) have been developed by a cohort of long-standing MBSR teachers from America and Europe.

This is meant to be a livingdocument, one that will be revised, refined, and articulated more fully over time with the assistance of MBSR teachers world-wide. For now, if you are aligned with these Principles and Standards, we, the signatories, ask you to post them on your website and circulate them among the MBSR teacher communities where you live and work.

Please click here for the most current working document.



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