About our Center

The UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness (UCSD CFM) offers multi-faceted programs of clinical care, education, research, and outreach intended to further the practice and integration of mindfulness and compassion into the lives of individuals throughout the healthcare and educational system including patients, 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, Ph.D.  Dr. Kabat-Zinn and his program were featured prominently in the award-winning PBS television series Healing and the Mind. The profound effects of this work have begun to be strongly supported by a large body of scientific research. 

We offer a broad range of mindfulness-based programs and initiatives. Whether your interest in mindfulness is personal or professional, on behalf of a young family member or your workplace, or if you are just curious about what it is, you are invited to explore our online home. The center is housed within the UC San Diego Centers for Integrative Health and UC San Diego School of Medicine's Department of Family Medicine and Public Health.

We invite you to browse our virtual home and get a sense of what mindfulness is and how it might be learned and taught.