The Beaumont Center for Mindfulness is an evidence-based, empowering community. We address the causes of suffering and illness rather than treating the symptoms.
We are a comprehensive center for mindfulness that offers experiential learning to physicians, team members, patients, and the community, and studies the outcomes of these interventions.
We offer life changing, experiential community learning, that works for diverse groups and can be tailored to the needs of a specific population. Our program adheres to the curriculum, spirit and intention of MBSR as developed and taught at the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Mindfulness is the awareness that rises from paying attention on purpose in the present moment, non-judgmentally. This involves tuning into bodily sensations, emotions and thoughts with kindness and curiosity. These are equally practices of the mind and the heart.
Practicing mindfulness is a way of cultivating a happy and healthy life. Research shows that mindfulness-based stress reduction can help alleviate anxiety, depression, stress, chronic pain and other various conditions.
Through mindfulness one learns meditation and mindful practices of yoga, eating and communication to reduce stress through non-denominational practice.
Ruth Lerman, M.D.
Medical Director, Beaumont Center for Mindfulness
- recognized Teacher Trainer through the University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness
- received teacher certification from the University of Massachusetts Medical School Center for Mindfulness in February 2014 making her one of the first 100 teachers worldwide to receive this credentialing
- has taught specialized programs for oncology patients, physicians, medical students, nurses, attorneys, social workers, healthcare leaders and others
- has attended more than twelve, five to ten day silent meditation retreats
- has published research and presented her team’s research on the mindfulness classes she teaches in the Annals of Surgical Oncology, American Society of Breast Surgeons and the American Conference on Physician Wellness
Lucy Sternburgh, Ph.D.
Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Teacher, Speaker and Coach
Lucy is a Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist, Registered Yoga Teacher, National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach, Certified Worksite Wellness Program Manager, Intrinsic Coach®, Certified Wellness Speaker, and earned her Ph.D. in Health Promotion & Wellness. She has been working in various clinical, community and corporate wellness settings since 2001. Lucy specializes in a holistic approach to health and wellbeing, specifically by cultivating mindfulness and resiliency.
She completed training as a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction teacher through the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare and Society at UMASS Medical Center. She is also a trained teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion through the UCSD Center for Mindfulness. She teaches and coaches on topics including mindfulness meditation, mindful eating, mindful movement, mindful communication, relationships, and working with change.
Lucy is especially interested in helping participants connect with their own inner strengths, innate wisdom, and a sense of shared humanity.
Our instructors have personally studied with Jon Kabat-Zinn, Saki Santorelli, Florence Meleo-Myer and other senior teachers at the UMass CFM and are currently certified or have completed the training requirements for certification.