Beaumont Health Center for Mindfulness

Mindfulness is the awareness that rises from paying attention on purpose in the present moment, non-judgmentally. This involves tuning into bodily sensations, emotions and thoughts with kindness and curiosity. These are equally practices of the mind and the heart.

Practicing mindfulness is a way of cultivating a happy and healthy life. Research shows that mindfulness-based stress reduction can help alleviate anxiety, depression, stress, chronic pain and other various conditions.

What are mindfulness based interventions?

Mindfulness Based Interventions are  scientifically validated educational programs that teach meditation, yoga, mindful eating and mindful communication. They have helped hundreds of thousands of people around the world.

Research shows that mindfulness can teach people how to alleviate anxiety, depression, high blood pressure, stress at work and home, chronic pain and many other common, stress related diseases and conditions. Mindfulness training also improves personal and professional relationships.

Why study mindfulness with Beaumont?

Our program adheres to the curriculum, spirit and intention of MBSR as developed and taught at the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMass CFM). Our instructors have personally studied with Jon Kabat-Zinn, Saki Santorelli, Florence Meleo-Myer and other senior teachers at the center and are currently certified or have completed the training requirements for certification.

History of MBSR

The Stress Reduction Program, founded by Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn in 1979, has been featured in the Bill Moyer’ PBS documentary Healing and the Mind, on NBC Dateline, on ABC’s Chronicle and in various national print media and is the subject of Jon Kabat-Zinn’s best-selling book, Full Catastrophe Living and Saki Santorelli’s book, Heal Thy Self. Worldwide, tens of thousands of people have accepted this invitation. Over 450 medical centers have this programming in the United States. Patients have learned to integrate the methods developed originally at the University of Massachusetts into their everyday lives. The neuroscience is there.

Community Based MBSR Programs 

  • Living After Cancer with Ease (formerly Silver Linings) - for adult cancer patients, Beaumont physicians and family members of either; participants learn how to reduce stress using techniques such as mindful yoga, eating, communication and meditation
  • Shalem Stress Reduction - a program that adheres to the curriculum, spirit and intention of MBSR as developed and taught at the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School; open to the general public with a cost
  • Awakening Health with Linda Oxford - group and individual formats