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 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.

2019 Information Session Dates (2020 dates coming soon):

  • Mon, October 21, 6:00 – 8:30pm, Bonnie O’Brien Jonsson, MS

2019 Course Dates (2020 dates coming soon):

  • Wed, 7:00 – 9:30pm, Sep 11 – Oct 30
    Daylong Retreat: Sun, Oct 27
    Instructor: James Mitchell, PhD
  • Thu, 2:45 – 5:15pm, Sep 12 – Oct 31
    Daylong Retreat: Sun, Oct 20
    Instructor: James Mitchell, PhD
  • Tues, 6:30 – 9:00pm, Oct 1 – Nov 26 (skip 11/5)
    Daylong Retreat: Sat, Nov 16
    Instructor: Nichole Proffitt
  • Mon, 6:00 – 8:30pm, Oct 28 –  Dec 16
    Daylong Retreat: Sun, Dec 8
    Instructor: Bonnie O’Brien Jonsson, MS
  • Tues, 1:00 – 3:30pm, Oct 29 –  Dec 17
    Daylong Retreat: Sat, Dec 7
    Instructor: Jane Baraz, MA

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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