Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) is an eight-week program that introduces you to mindfulness practice in the form of sitting meditation, body awareness, and mindful movement, modeled by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD. This program can help if stress is having a negative impact on your life, if you are experiencing chronic physical or mental distress, or if you are simply interested in learning ways to maintain health and well-being.

The MBSR program at the Osher Center includes a free information session and a 30-minute private interview with the instructor before the first class. Attending an information session is strongly encouraged. Each class also includes one daylong session on a Saturday or Sunday.

$375 tuition + $35 for materials
$335 tuition for UCSF faculty, staff, and students
$300 tuition for MBSR alum

PLEASE NOTE: If you already own a copy of Full Catastrophe Livingby Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, please enter FCL16into the coupon code field when registering, as this will deduct $16 from the total materials fee.

2018 Information Session Dates (and Instructor):

  • Wed, May 30, 7-9:30pm (James Mitchell, PhD)
  • Thu, May 31, 2:45-5:15pm (James Mitchell, PhD)
  • Tue, June 12, 6:30-9pm (Nichole Proffitt)
  • Tue, Sep 11, 6:30-9pm (Nichole Proffitt) 
  • Thu, Sep 6, 2:45-5:15pm (James Mitchell, PhD)
  • Mon, Oct 22, 3-5:30 pm (Bonnie O’Brien Jonsson, MS)

2018 Course Dates:

  • Wed, Jun 6 to Aug 1, 7-9:30pm
    • Daylong Retreat: Sat, July 21     
    • Instructor: James Mitchell, PhD
  • Thu, Jun 7 to Aug 2, 2:45-5:15pm
    • Daylong Retreat: Sun, July 22    
    • Instructor: James Mitchell, PhD
  • Tue, Jun 26 to Aug 14, 6:30-9pm
    • Daylong Retreat: Sat, Aug 4       
    • Instructor: Nichole Proffitt
  • Tue, Sep 18 to Nov 6, 6:30-9pm
    • Daylong Retreat: Sat, Oct 27     
    • Instructor: Nichole Proffitt
  • Thu, Sep 20 to Nov 8, 2:45-5:15pm       
    • Daylong Retreat: Sun, Oct 28    
    • Instructor: James Mitchell, PhD
  • Mon, Oct 29 to Dec  17 (No class Nov 12; Makeup class Nov 15), 3-5:30pm
    • Daylong Retreat: Sun, Dec 9
    • Instructor: Bonnie O’Brien Jonsson, MS

Location:1545 Divisadero Street, San Francisco

Contact: Email us or call (415) 353-7718.

Should you need accommodation in order to apply to or participate in a program offered by the Osher Center, please contact the Osher Clinic Education Coordinator at [email protected] or 415-353-7718.