Jefferson University Hospitals

Jefferson is Offering Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction on the Main Line at the Marcus Institute of Integrative Health


Brind-Marcus Center of Integrative Medicine

Jefferson is bringing its popular Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program to the Main Line at the recently-opened Marcus Institute of Integrative Health. An introductory session will be held on September 13 and the full eight-week course will begin on October 6.

“Mindfulness is paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment with an attitude of curiosity and openness to experience,” said Diane Reibel, Ph.D., Director of Jefferson’s Mindfulness Institute. Her research is published and widely cited in both scientific journals and the popular press.

Thomas Jefferson University’s research studies show that mindfulness is effective in reducing chronic pain, medical symptoms, anxiety and depression. Other studies have shown that mindfulness is helpful in treating sleep disorders, high blood pressure, heart disease and asthma.

Dr. Reibel will conduct an introductory session on Tuesday, September 13 at 6:30 p.m. for those interested in learning more about mindfulness meditation. The session will be held at the Marcus Institute located at 789 East Lancaster Avenue in Villanova, Pa. Register by calling 1-800-JEFF-NOW (1-800-533-3669).

For a deeper dive into mindfulness, the full eight-week Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Program starts on October 6 and will be taught by one of the Institute’s senior instructors. Classes will be held on Thursday evenings from 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The curriculum includes a range of formal and informal mindfulness meditation practices that can support ones’ ability to live day-to-day with a greater sense of ease and well-being. To register for the eight week program, visit or email

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