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Mindfulness Programs

For more information about these courses, email or call her directly at 505-615‑1547. Tuition remission forms may be submitted directly to Michelle Hale at For additional information regarding registration, please contact Michelle at 505-925-4551.

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR)

MBSR leads participants through a uniquely comprehensive study and practice of mindfulness meditation: what it is; how to do it in our daily lives to reduce stress, manage pain, help with sleep issues, addictions, high blood pressure, anxiety, depression, and more; and how it enables our ability to participate in our health and healing. The course culminates with an all day meditation retreat, an absolute once-in-a-lifetime experience.

As part of our class, participants receive a comprehensive workbook full of invaluable information, explanations and tips for participants not only during the session, but also after its conclusion. Additionally, each participant receives eight downloadable guided meditations that are utilized throughout the program to provide a seamless transition from the end of the course to the beginning of your independent practice. If you've ever wanted to learn meditation, you won't want to miss this amazing opportunity.

Course fee is $350. Included in the course fee are a comprehensive course book, eight downloadable guided meditations, an all-day retreat, and free access to all future MBSR retreats. UNM employees receive a 10% discount. All are welcome to participate. You do not need a referral. Reservations taken with Visa or Mastercard, cash or check. No refunds. Any missed classes can be made up in any subsequent course within a year's time frame, as can the all day retreat, space permitting.

Remaining 2017 Weekly Classes:

July 27-Sept. 14, 5:45-8 p.m.
Oct. 5-Nov. 20, 5:45-8 p.m.

Mindful Eating and Living (MEAL)

Mindful Eating and Living (MEAL) is a one-of-a-kind program developed by UNM that teaches participants an entirely new approach to weight loss and healthy eating habits. Participants learn the clinically proven techniques of mindfulness and learn how to hone and direct their skills toward eating and weight issues. Some of the key program points include learning how to apply mindfulness toward food choices, developing a greater awareness toward hunger and satiety clues from the body, and understanding how stress impacts not only how we eat but how we live our lives. Special attention is paid toward developing the stress management tools for a lifetime of health and greater well-being. Each class also includes specially designed mindful eating exercises to specifically apply what we learn to a direct experience of mindful eating.

Course fee is $250. Included in the course fee is food for the in‑class mindful eating exercises, a comprehensive course book and a 3-CD set of guided meditations. UNM tuition remission is available, and UNMH employees receive a 10% discount. All are welcome to participate. You do not need a referral.

Remaining 2017 Weekly Classes:

Aug. 9-Sept. 13, 5:45-7:45 p.m.

Registration Form [PDF]. (E-mail form to or fax to 505-925-4539.)


Jose Maresma is one of the top mindfulness trainers at The Mindful Center, the largest provider of mindfulness trainings in the Southwest. Over his 27-year career, Jose has worked with a varied population, from Olympians and professional athletes to children, educators and federal law enforcement. Jose’s focus is on how to integrate mindfulness to improve health, reduce stress and increase resiliency at work and home. Jose has been a keynote speaker and lecturer at over 30 universities, including Duke University and University of Texas in Austin, as well as for the Association for Dispute Resolution. He has also provided regional training for New Mexico federal probation officers, among others. Jose holds mindfulness training for Albuquerque Public Schools, Presbyterian Health Plan, the cardiac rehab program at Presbyterian, and for the state's Drug Court program. Jose also is an exercise physiologist and wellness specialist with the Solutions Group/Presbyterian Health Services, focusing on self-care for clinical staff.

Contact Us

Call 505-925-7464 to make an appointment.  Appointments are by referral only. 

Email and we will respond within 5-7 business days.


4700 Jefferson St. NE, suite 100
Albuquerque, NM 87109

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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