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.

Fee:
$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.

2019 Information Session Dates (and Instructor):

  • Mon, January 7, 1:00 – 3:30pm, Bonnie O’Brien Jonsson, MS
  • Tues, January 15, 7:15 – 9:30pm, Nichole Proffitt
  • Thur, January 17, 2:45 – 5:15pm, James Mitchell, PhD
  • Wed, March 6, 7:00 – 9:30pm, James Mitchell, PhD
  • Tues, March 12, 1:00 – 3:30pm, Jane Baraz, MA
  • Tue, April 9, 7:15 – 9:30pm, Nichole Proffitt
  • Wed, May 29, 7:00 – 9:30pm, James Mitchell, PhD
  • Mon, June 3, 1:00 – 3:30pm, Bonnie O’Brien Jonsson, MS
  • Thur, August 29, 2:45 – 5:15, James Mitchell, PhD
  • Tues, October 15, 1:00 – 3:30pm, Jane Baraz, MA
  • Mon, October 21, 1:00 – 3:30pm, Bonnie O’Brien Jonsson, MS

2019 Course Dates:

  • Mon, 1:00 – 3:30pm, Jan 14 –  Mar 4
    *Skip 1/21 & 2/18, make-up dates 1/24 & 2/19
    Daylong Retreat: Sat, Feb 23
    Instructor: Bonnie O’Brien Jonsson, MS
     
  • Tue, 7:15 – 9:30pm, Jan 29 – Mar 19
    Daylong Retreat: Sat, Mar 9
    Instructor: Nichole Proffitt
     
  • Thur, 2:45 – 5:15pm, Jan 31 – Mar 21
    Daylong Retreat: Sun, Mar 10
    Instructor: James Mitchell, PhD
     
  • Wed, 7:00 – 9:30pm, Mar 20 – May 8
    Daylong Retreat: Sun, Apr 28
    Instructor: James Mitchell, PhD
     
  • Tue, 1:00 – 3:30pm, Mar 26 – May 14
    Daylong Retreat: Sat, May 4
    Instructor: Jane Baraz, MA
     
  • Tue, 7:15 – 9:30pm, Apr 23 – Jun 11
    Daylong Retreat: Sat, Jun 1
    Instructor: Nichole Proffitt
     
  • Wed, 7:00 – 9:30pm, Jun 5 – Jul 24
    Daylong Retreat: Sun, Jul 14
    Instructor: James Mitchell, PhD
     
  • Mon, 1:00 – 3:30pm, Jun 10 –  Jul 29
    Daylong Retreat: Sat, Jul 20
    Instructor: Bonnie O’Brien Jonsson, MS
     
  • Thu, 2:45 – 5:15pm, Sep 12 – Oct 31
    Daylong Retreat: Sun, Oct 20
    Instructor: James Mitchell, PhD
     
  • Mon, 1:00 – 3:30pm, Oct 28 –  Dec 16
    Daylong Retreat: Sun, Dec 8
    Instructor: Bonnie O’Brien Jonsson, MS
     
  • Tue, 1:00 – 3:30pm, Oct 29 –  Dec 17
    Daylong Retreat: Sat, Dec 7
    Instructor: Jane Baraz, MA


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.