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Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction

UW Health Integrative Health Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction: Woman ringing a bellMindfulness meditation is the art of paying attention, of listening to your heart. Rather than withdrawing from the world, mindfulness can help you enjoy it more fully, effectively and peacefully.


In UW Health's Integrative Health Program, we offer a variety of group and individual meditation programs.


Patient Testimonials


Read testimonials from people who have participated in the Mindfulness program.


Mindfulness Introductory Course


Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction is designed to introduce Mindfulness meditation practice as a way of reducing stress and developing greater balance, control and fuller participation in your life.


The introductory course includes guided instruction in Mindfulness meditation practices, gentle stretching and Mindful yoga, inquiry and application into experiences of daily living, group dialogue, home assignments and tapes.


View Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Course Sessions


Mindfulness for Kids


We offer programs for youth who are middle school age or high school age who are interested in learning Mindfulness meditation.


Katherine Bonus, Mindfulness Program

Mindfulness and Preparation for Surgery


We offer a three-week introduction to mindfulness meditation class that can help support you pre/post surgery. Learn more or register


Mindfulness Graduate Courses


Graduate classes for those who have taken the beginning-level Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course include:

Individual Patient Consultation


Learn the techniques of relaxation, guided imagery and mindfulness meditation to complement traditional medical health care.




Join the UW Health Mindfulness and Integrative Health Programs in exploring ways to integrate more ease, balance and healing in the midst of living in today's world with our retreats.


The retreats are guided by the staff of UW Health Mindfulness and Integrative Health Programs. Participants have an opportunity for personal time, open discussions, time in nature and guided group experiences.


Learn more about our retreats