Jefferson University Hospitals

Mindfulness Institute

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The Mindfulness Institute is the longest standing program of the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health. The Institute is the Philadelphia region's leading provider of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programs. 

Mindfulness is about paying attention. It's about living your life in the richness of right now, not being lost in memories of the past or overwhelmed by the worries or projections of the future. It's a simple practice that strengthens the mind's ability to stay focused on what is happening right now and to be open to experience — meeting the present moment with kindness and nonreactivity. Learn more about mindfulness and MBSR.

Our MBSR programs are modeled after the MBSR program that was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center. Our programs have helped thousands of people transform their lives, even in the midst of physical and psychological suffering. All of our instructors have been trained under the direction of Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli of the UMass program.

Since 1996, our Mindfulness Institute is dedicated to studying and publishing on the positive effects of MBSR; in fact, early studies from Jefferson are among the most cited papers in the discipline. Our clinical, academic and research achievements have led to our "Institute" status, and our director is one of a handful of people in the nation to achieve certification as an MBSR teacher through the UMass Center for Mindfulness.

We offer MBSR programs throughout the year for the public, training programs for mindfulness professionals and mindful practices for the workplace.

Contact the Mindfulness Institute

Diane Reibel, PhD, Director of the Mindfulness Institute
1015 Chestnut Street
Suite 1212
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215-955-1376