Foundation courses are for individuals who are new to mindfulness. This course is a structured and foundational process of learning mindfulness-based techniques that can be personalized for use in real life situations.

This 8-week course will train you in mindfulness meditation techniques that can help you to:

  • Reduce stress
  • Increase focus and mental clarity
  • Improve communication in relationships
  • Heal from trauma or depression
  • Manage difficult situations

New sessions begin each September, January and May. Each course includes 27 hours of class time consisting of eight 2 1/2-hour weekly classes and a full-day mindfulness retreat held on the weekend between weeks six and seven of the course.

All class materials are provided, including homework handouts and audio recordings of guided meditation exercises for use at home.

Morning and evening options are available. The classes are held in a variety of locations in and around Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties as well as in South Jersey.

A total of 24 optional CE Credits are available for nurses, psychologists and social workers. View a complete detailed list of CE learning objectives for this course

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    Foundation Class Schedule

    View the current class schedule for the Foundation Mindfulness-Based Stress Management Program. Click on the course title for information on the course dates, locations, costs and registration.

  • Class Requirements

    All participants in the Penn Program for Mindfulness are pre-screened and will go through an orientation process before participating in the program.

  • Participant Testimonials

    Participants of Penn Medicine’s Mindfulness Program give helpful testimonial of the positive impact our program has had on their lives.

  • Class Effectiveness

    Our participants experience an overall increase in the quality of their life through the use of meditation tools learned through our mindfulness programs.

  • Participant Resources

    Penn Program for Mindfulness has many resources for their participants including homework handouts and guided meditation recordings.

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