Mindfulness Tools, a 5-Day Residential Intensive Program

Find new tools for living with greater ease, joy, depth, resilience and balance

Mindfulness Tools, a 5-Day Residential Intensive ProgramTM is based on the 8-week Stress Reduction Program, and is offered for those who may not be able to participate in the traditional 8-week course.

The program is highly participatory, supportive, and structured. You will learn and practice through:

  • guided instruction in mindfulness meditation practices
  • gentle stretching and mindful yoga
  • group dialogue and mindful communication exercises to enhance awareness in everyday life
  • individually tailored instruction

The program consists of 5 days (38.5 hours) of direct instruction. It is strongly recommended that you take it as a residential course, so that you may fully immerse yourself in this program. Mindfulness Tools is offered several times each year in different locations internationally.  Join our email list to be updated of the course schedule.


Tuition: $595
Payment Information:  Please provide payment information to be processed upon confirmation of your enrollment.
Accommodations: The cost for accommodations varies by location (see below)

Upcoming Programs

Mindfulness Tools January 4 - 9, 2015 Norwood, MA
  January 6 - 11, 2015 Roquebrune sur Argens, France
  June 28 - July 3, 2015 Rhinebeck, NY
  September 3 - 8, 2015 Madrid, Spain
  TBD 2015 China

January 4 - 9, 2015
Hosted by the Center for Mindfulness at the Sheraton Four Points, Norwood, MA (greater Boston area)

Registration and accommodation reservations for the following programs are booked directly with the location host. Please  Email Us if you have any questions about the Mindfulness Tools programs.

January 6 - 11, 2015
Hosted by The Center for Mindfulness and the Association pour le Développement de la Mindfulness at The Centre Vacanciel, Roquebrune sur Argens, France

June 28 - July 3, 2015
Hosted by the Center for Mindfulness and Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY

September 3 - 8, 2015
Madrid, Spain
Details to be announced. Please Email Us if you would like to be notified when regisration opens.

TBD 2015

How do I get started?

For U.S. programs hosted by the CFM, please email srp@umassmed.edu or call 508-856-2656 to register.

After pre-registration for U.S. programs, you will be sent a package in the mail which will include:
• a letter with detailed information about the course;
• a questionnaire for you to fill out;
• registration materials; and
• a stamped envelope addressed to the Center for Mindfulness, which you can use to mail back the questionnaire and registration materials.

After we have received your questionnaire and registration materials, someone from the Center will contact you to discuss any additional questions and to confirm your enrollment.

For international programs, please contact the host group directly, as noted above.

Considering Oasis Institute Teacher Certification by the Center for Mindfulness?

If you are considering becoming a certified MBSR teacher, the combination of Mindfulness Tools, a 5-Day Residential Intensive Program and the CFM/Sounds True Online MBSR 8-Week course satisfies the Oasis Institute pre-requisite.  For more details on Oasis Institute Teacher Certification, click here.