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 ($625 effective July 1, 2015)
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 September 3 - 8, 2015 Madrid, Spain
  November 15 - 19, 2015 Beijing, China
  January 3 - 8, 2016 Norwood, MA
  February 5 - 10, 2016 Petaluma, CA
  February 22 - 27, 2016 Ireland
  July 17 - 22, 2016 Rhinebeck, NY

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.

September 3 - 8, 2015
Hosted by Nirakara Mindfulness Institute at Escorial-Natura
Madrid, Spain
Please contact Nirakara for details.

November 15 - 19, 2015 
Venue TBD

January  3 - 8, 2016
Hosted by the Center for Mindfulness, at the Sheraton Four Points in Norwood, MA

February 5 - 10, 2016
Hosted by the Center for Mindfulness, at the Sheraton Sonoma County in Petaluma, CA

February 22 - 27, 2016
Hosted by the Centre for Mindfulness Ireland, at The Glenview Hotel, Wickow, Ireland

July 17 - 22, 2016
Hosted by the Center for Mindfulness and Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY

How do I get started?

For U.S. programs hosted by the CFM, please email srp@umassmed.edu or call 508-856-2656 (Option 1) to register. 

For U.S. Programs hosted by Omega Institute, please contact Omega directly for information on their program, using the link provided in the program dates above.

After pre-registration for U.S. programs, you will be you will be emailed a packet of materials which will include:
• a letter with detailed information about the course;
• a questionnaire for you to fill out;
• 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.

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