Mindful Behavior Change – Group Leader Training
January 17, 2024 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm UTC-5
Mindful Behavior Change – Group Leader Training is a 6-day experiential program with a mix of didactic, individual, and small group exercises designed to help attendees learn basic skills for leading mindfulness groups in clinical settings. This program introduces the foundation to deliver our 8-week Mindful Behavior Change (MBC) course, formerly known as Mindfulness Training for Living Well, a trauma-informed, therapeutic mindfulness intervention. The MBC course is the basis for our extensive Mindfulness Training for Primary Care research studies and takes from MBCT, MBSR, and MSC. Learn more about the creation of this program and our research results on our website. (Dates of the program vary and are listed in detail below.)
MBC was developed by the Center for Mindfulness & Compassion to be broadly accessible as an insurance-reimbursable mindfulness program. MBC is effective in helping primary care patients with anxiety, depression, stress and/or who are coping with chronic illness increase their capacity for health behavior change, self-compassion, body awareness, and emotion regulation. This group leader training will offer instruction on how to lead the MBC program in primary care and community settings, and is appropriate for professionals in healthcare, community health, education, mindfulness research, mindfulness intervention, and leadership fields.
Program Dates & Times
January 17 & 18, Wednesday & Thursday, 10am-5pm ET
January 22 & 23, Monday & Tuesday, 10am-5pm ET
January 25 & 26, Thursday & Friday, 10am-4pm ET
Your Harvard Medical School affiliated teachers will include:
Richa Gawande, PhD
Zev Schuman-Olivier, MD
Todd Griswold, MD
Kiera Fredericksen, LICSW
Sasha Oxnard, MD, MPH
Laura Warren, MD
Established in 2014, The Center for Mindfulness and Compassion (CMC) is part of the Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA) healthcare system, a Harvard Medical School (HMS) teaching hospital. Operating under the CHA Department of Psychiatry, CMC is a research, training, and clinical center, working to integrate evidence-based mindfulness and compassion practices into primary care, mental health, and outpatient healthcare settings. Our mission is to enhance health and well-being by integrating mindfulness and compassion into healthcare with a commitment to inclusivity, accessibility, and diversity.