Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction


All programs are open to everyone. You do not need to be an NSMC patient.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) is developed from the foundations of Mind Body Integrated Medicine. Participants explore and develop mindfulness meditation practices that promote healthy ways to cope with stress and life challenges.

Program Instructors: Jefferson Prince, M.D., Director of Child Psychiatry, MassGeneral for Children at North Shore Medical Center; Marguerite Roberts, M.S., N.P., Clinical Coordinator, Mindfulness Programs MassGeneral for Children at North Shore Medical Center; Nancy Ledoux, M.Div., Instructor; Felicia Hayden, Instructor.


11-13 years old  April 5 and December 1

Learn practices to focus attention on awareness, with kindness and curiosity.  Meets Sunday 2-4 p.m. at MassGeneral for Children at North Shore Medical Center. Call 978-354-2670.  REGISTER  


Begin Or Maintain Your Mindfulness for Adults, ongoing monthly

Meets the first Wednesday of every month, from 6 - 7:30 p.m., at the Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care. Free and open to 18+ adults. No experience or registration necessary. Call 978.354.2670 for information. Walk-ins welcome.

8-Week Evening Classes for Adults  April 7 and October 6

Meets Tuesdays, 6 - 8:30 p.m., on the first floor of Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care. Participants will experience how to integrate and apply Mindfulness in their everyday lives. $375. Discounts and scholarships are available. Call 978.354.2670.   REGISTER   

6-Week Mindfulness for Teens  TBD

Meets Tuesdays, 6 - 7:30 p.m., on the first floor of Mass General/North Shore Center for Outpatient Care. $120. Discounts and scholarships are available. Call 978.354.2670.


Mindful Practice for NSMC Clinicians: Enhancing Quality of Care, Caring and Resilience   April 1 and October 7

The goal of this interactive course is to improve resilience and well-being, while promoting quality of care and joy in clinical practice. Facilitated by Jefferson Prince, M.D., and Marguerite Roberts, M.S., N.P. Meets Wednesdays for five consecutive weeks  6 - 7:30 p.m., at Mass General/ North Shore Center for Outpatient Care. Risk Management, CME for physicians, CEU for nurses and social workers. Dinner included. No cost to clinicians. Call 978.354.2670 to register.    REGISTER

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Tuition and cancellation policy

Tuition for Mindfulness programs will be refunded only if notice of withdrawal is received 7 days prior to the session start date; refund will be minus a $25 cancellation fee. After the first class has taken place, 75% of tuition will be refunded; after the second class, 50%; after the third class, 25%. No refund will be given after that point.