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 *

Worcester Business Center
67 Millbrook St, Worcester, MA, 01606
Free Parking

The Monday evening in-person group has been established to introduce mindfulness meditation to the local community of Worcester County, to support graduates of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) or Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) programs, and to reduce stress and suffering. These sessions are in-person, free of charge, and no registration is necessary.  For directions to 67 Millbrook St, please click here.  Upon entering the parking lot, proceed to the end of the building on your left, park near North Tower, and enter the building at the rear entrance (around the back).  The weekly session is held in the Large Training Room, on your left.  If entering through the North Tower entrance, take a right down the hallway, and the Large Training Room is at the end of the hall on your right.

* Excluding holidays. 


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

The CFM Online Community Meditation is also offered at no charge, but you will need to register. 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 an interest in mindfulness meditation. Join us for a guided meditation, reflection, and discussion. 

In order to enjoy full functionality and to see everyone in our global community, we recommend using a desktop or laptop to attend, rather than a phone or tablet.

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  



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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.