About Us

The Mindfulness and Health Institute (MHI) offers evidence-based, evidence-informed, and innovative programs and events that educate and support healthy living, growth and flourishing.

About MHI

We reach people through evidence-based, evidence-informed, and innovative programs and initiatives that inspire interest in well-being for all peoples, communities, and organizations. We educate and innovate responsibly through programs grounded in science.

“Mindfulness can be a process of befriending our thoughts, emotions, and physical sensations. It can be a process of befriending ourselves.”

Our Vision

Who We Are

MHI collaborates with program participants and other institutions to foster a flourishing world in which wakefulness, mutuality, and respect motivate skilled actions that lead to improved wellbeing and help to alleviate suffering and separation. We honor inclusion and service. We support participatory health.  We endeavor to be a trusted source for thoughtful mindfulness-based programs and events.    

We value community, flourishing and the relief of suffering, generosity, science and research, diversity and inclusion of perspectives, and fairness. 

MHI History

The Mindfulness and Health Institute was first envisioned in the fall of 2019 and legally formed in the spring of 2022. We initially formed to provide MBSR, MBCT and retreats for teachers-in-training in close collaboration with Brown’s Mindfulness Center and Brown’s School of Professional Studies. Since 2019, the vision has grown to include other mindfulness-based programs that reflect integrity to the research and science as it continues to inform and influence the field and to provide quality experience and training for those just beginning their exploration of mindfulness and for those who are life-long learners.  We opened our doors to the public in the summer of 2022.

Collaborations

We work through shared values, collective knowledge, and unique perspectives while  expanding access, richness, and impact. Some of our collaborators include the Mindfulness Center at Brown University, Brown School of Public Health, the School of Professional Studies at Brown University. Learn More

Policies

Refund Policy

The Mindfulness and Health Institute recognizes that a participant’s plans may change unexpectedly. Please visit “My Account – Profile” page, select “Orders” and “Request Refund”. Follow the prompts to request a refund. Refunds are usually processed daily and made in the same way they were paid. 

NOTE:
For MBSR and MBCT Programs refunds are available before the program orientation and after the orientation and before the first class. For retreats, refunds are available one week before the retreat begins.

Contact us at hello@mindfulnessandhealthinstitute.org if you have any questions.

Assumption of Risk and Release Agreement

By participating in any program offered by the Mindfulness and Health Institute you agree to the following:

You are voluntarily choosing to participate in a program through the Mindfulness and Health Institute. This Assumption of Risk and Release Agreement (“Agreement”) confirms your understanding of, and agreement with the following:

I understand that participation in this program may involve physical, emotional, and mental risks relating to participating in mindful movement (yoga and other movements); mindfulness meditation, including body scan, sitting meditation, and walking meditation; dialogue; program activities; my psychological and personal history; and other unknown factors. I have made my own investigation of these risks, understand these risks, and assume them knowingly and willingly.

In consideration of my participation in this program, I release, indemnify, and hold harmless The Mindfulness and Health Institute, its members, officers, employees, representatives, and agents, from and against any present or future claims, losses, liabilities, costs, and expenses for personal injury, including death, property damage, or any other damage, which I may suffer, or for which I may be liable to any other person, related to my participation in this program.

I affirm that I am physically and mentally capable of participating in this program and have no known health restrictions that may jeopardize my health or safety while participating in the Program. I further understand that it is my responsibility to inform the Responsible Faculty/Instructor of any health conditions that may limit my ability to participate in the Program. I agree to cease participating in the Program if I believe further participation poses a risk to my health or safety. In the event of illness or injury, I authorize the Responsible Faculty/Instructor and other agents of The Mindfulness and Health Institute to coordinate emergency care or other medical treatment for me based on the existing circumstances.

I understand that my participation programs is subject to all policies, rules, and procedures of The Mindfulness and Health Institute, the site of the Program, and/or as outlined for me by the Responsible Faculty/Staff Member.

I certify that I have read and understand this Agreement and am at least 18 years old. If I am not at least 18 years old, my parent or legal guardian has signed below and agreed to be bound by this Agreement. I understand and agree that any oral or written representations not contained in this Agreement will not alter the content of this Agreement. I agree that this Agreement shall be governed by the laws of the State of Rhode Island, excluding its conflict of laws principles, and that the federal or state courts in the State of Rhode Island shall be the forum for any lawsuits filed under or incident to this Agreement.

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