About the Mindfulness Institute
To learn more about the Mindfulness Institute and our courses, please call
215-955-1376 or e-mail us at MBSR@jefferson.edu. We look forward to hearing from you.
To help you better understand and work with all the stresses in your life — medical, psychological and social — the Mindfulness Institute was formed. This branch of the Jefferson-Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine is the Philadelphia region's leading provider of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programs in which you learn to bring the practice of mindfulness into your life, in both formal and informal ways. Several studies have shown that MBSR can lower distress and increase vitality and well-being.
Our MBSR programs are modeled after the MBSR program that was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Our programs have helped thousands of people transform their lives, even in the midst of physical and psychological suffering. All of our instructors have been trained under the direction of Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli of the UMass program.
Since 1996, our Mindfulness Institute is dedicated to studying and publishing on the positive effects of MBSR; in fact, early studies from Jefferson are among the most cited papers in the discipline. Our clinical, academic and research achievements have led to our recent "Institute" status, and our director is one of a handful of people in the nation to achieve certification as an MBSR teacher through the UMass Center for Mindfulness.