for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare and Society
This website can help you find out more about the Center’s wide ranging work of integrating the practice of mindfulness into peoples lives in both public and private arenas. You can also find information about Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction classes nationwide and their professional training programs.
Osher Center for Integrative Medicine,
UCSF Medical Center
The mission of the Osher Center is to search for the most effective treatments for patients by combining both conventional and alternative approaches that address all aspects of health and wellness - biological, psychological, social and spiritual. The MBCP Program is offered at the OCIM, where a Professional Development and Training Program in Mindfulness-Based Childbirth and Parenting will begin in January 2009.
Greater Good Science Center
The MBCP Program is currently collaborating with The Greater Good Science Center at UC Berkeley. The work of the Center is to highlight the progress made and obstacles encountered in becoming a more benevolent society. Their publication, Greater Good has excellent articles of interest to parents and teachers. Visit their website to recieve a complimentary copy.
Mindfulness in Education
Mindfulness-based Education is an exciting and important new development in K to 12 education. As a powerful tool to decrease stress, enhance academic performance, and promote emotional and social well-being, mindfulness is increasingly recognized as an essential support for students, teachers, school administrators, and parents.
For an Oakland-based Mindful Schools project click here
Metta offers nonsectarian teachings, publications, and service programs based upon original Buddhist principles and trainings, integrating new approaches to human development, learning and technology. Metta Foundation has fostered the new but traditionally grounded practices of Insight Dialogue and Dharma Contemplation, offering them through retreats, practice groups, and online with members of a worldwide practice community.
Mind and Life.org
A more than two decades old organization that has sponsored meetings and conferences with the Dalai Lama and world-renowned scientists.
Childhood Matters Radio Fourm: Mindful Parenting with Nancy Bardacke and Myla Kabat-Zinn was aired on Sunday February 27, 2005 on KISS-FM 98.1
Click to here listen to the archived program
Awareness and Relaxation Training
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Programs and a variety of other Mindfulness-Based courses offered at El Camino Hospital in Mountain View and in the Santa Cruz Area. A Mindfulness and Parenting class and a professional training program for health professionals interested in teaching Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction are available at the El Camino Hospital location.
Centering Healthcare Institute (CHI)
Centering Healthcare Institute promotes CenteringPregnancy, CenteringParenting and the Centering models of health care delivery across the lifespan. In this model, health assessment, education and support are provided within a stable group that allows for the development of community between participants and partnership care with providers. A pilot project to develop a Centering with Mindfulness Skills curriculum is currently underway.
InsightLA is dedicated to bringing the deep joy and peace of mindfulness and compassion to people everywhere. Their commitment is to provide a warm, supportive learning environment that fosters mindfulness and compassion in all relationships – with oneself, with others and with the world. They now offer
Childbirth and Parenting
Program in the Los Angeles area. Check their website for class schedules and locations.