The UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness (UCSD CFM) is a multi-faceted program of clinical care, education, research and outreach intended to further the practice and integration of mindfulness into the lives of individuals throughout the healthcare and educational system, including patients, healthcare providers, students, teachers and businesspeople.
The foundation and core of the Center for Mindfulness is Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) as it was developed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD and the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Kabat-Zinn and his program were featured prominently in the award-winning PBS television series Healing and the Mind, and the profound effects of this work have begun to be strongly supported by a large body of scientific research. At UC San Diego, our aim is to continue and extend this work in a variety of ways, detailed in the pages of this website.
We invite you to browse our virtual home and get a sense of what mindfulness is and how it might be learned and taught.