Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

COVID-19 Update: For the health and safety of our community, the Osher Center has postponed all scheduled sessions of this class until further notice. 

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 Living by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, please enter FCL16 into the coupon code field when registering, as this will deduct $16 from the total materials fee. Also, due to program capacity challenges, students can participate in only up to 3 MBSR courses.

    Location:1545 Divisadero Street, San Francisco (Room 523)

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


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