UMass Memorial Center for Mindfulness

Learn mindfulness skills to enhance attention, productivity, communication, resilience and more

Mindfulness in Action

We offer resources to teach you a wide range of mindfulness skills aimed at enhancing concentration, resilience and well-being in the challenging environment of health care.

Read some of our Mindfulness in Action stories. 


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CFM Meditation Community

In-Person Meditation
Mondays: 7 - 8 pm *

Knowles Hall
Jaquith Building, UMass Memorial Medical Center
119 Belmont St, Worcester, MA,01605

Jaquith Entrance and parking lot are around the corner on Oak Avenue. Please note, there is a $3.00 fee for parking in the lot (up to 2 hrs)

The Monday evening in-person group has been established to introduce mindfulness meditation to the broader population, to support graduates of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) or Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) programs, and to reduce stress and suffering throughout our local and regional community. These sessions are in-person at the UMass Memorial Health Care Center for Mindfulness, and no registration is necessary.

* Excluding holidays. 


Online Thursdays
12:10 - 12:50 pm (EST) 

The CFM Community Meditation is offered at no charge. The Thursday online group has been established to support worldwide graduates of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) or Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) programs and those with mindfulness meditation experience through meditation, talk by a facilitator and discussion. 

In order to enjoy full functionality and to see everyone in our global community, we recommend not using a phone or tablet to log on. 

These meditation sessions are offered at no charge, and are supported by all those who help guide the weekly sitting periods. 

For questions or more information: Call 774-442-4681 or email  



What Stress Does to the Body — and How Mindfulness Can Help
A recent post from our Simply Well Blog



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A Message from Dr. Eric Dickson, President and CEO, UMass Memorial Health Care

Forty years ago Jon Kabat-Zinn began seeing patients with chronic disease in the basement of our Medical Center. His hypothesis was simple - the practice of mindfulness could help alleviate the pain and suffering associated with chronic disease. Now, 40 years later, thanks to Jon’s pioneering work, we know unequivocally that mindfulness can not only reduce pain and suffering but can also be used as an adjunct to standard medical care for a multitude of diseases and as a preventive measure to reduce the incidence of stress-related illness. The progress that has been made these last 40 years in our understanding of the power of mindfulness has been nothing short of remarkable.

UMass Medical School, our academic partner, has been at the epicenter of this progress and the leading provider of mindfulness training programs for decades. In 2019 it was decided that these training programs should transition to our health care system where Jon’s vision began 40 years ago to allow for better integration with our clinical and population health programs. As an organization, we are on a journey to fully leverage the power of mindfulness to improve the lives of our patients, our caregivers and the communities we serve. We hope you will join us on this journey.