Beaumont Center for Mindfulness

The Beaumont Center for Mindfulness mission is to offer life changing, experiential community learning to diverse populations that addresses the causes of suffering and illness rather than treating the symptoms. The vision is to be recognized as a progressive leader in mindfulness education and outcomes research.

What is Mindfulness?

Mindfulness is the awareness that arises from paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment and non-judgmentally.

Mindfulness training has been shown to positively impact overall well-being, mental health and physical health. Mindfulness training also supports a non-pharmacological approach to pain management.

Our Services


Sessions include training in meditation, gentle yoga, mindful eating, mindful communication and how to decrease stress. This intensive 30 hour course is eight weeks.


Combine the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion to cultivate and enhance your capacity for emotional well being. This intensive 25 hour course is eight weeks.



Various sessions, via webinar or phone, providing guidance of formal mindfulness practice, plus suggestions for ongoing practice.


Sessions include a basic overview of mindfulness, gentle yoga, guided meditation and opportunities for group discussion. Retreats can be an initial introduction or refresher.


Take the first course on the pathway to certification as an MBSR teacher. Please contact us for additional information about prerequisites.


We are experienced in designing and offering presentations, workshops and courses for organizations wanting to improve communication, focus and well-being in their workforce. Contact us for details.

Cultivating lion-mind qualities through mindfulness practice:

  • clarity of mind
  • compassion
  • courage
  • community

Our Instructors

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

Watch Dr. Lerman on a recent episode of Managing the Problems of Daily Living aired on Bloomfield Community Television.

Lucy Sternburgh, Ph.D.
Program Manager, Mindfulness

Lucy is a Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist, certified Yoga Teacher, National Board Certified Health & Wellness Coach, and earned a Ph.D. in Health Promotion and Wellness. She is certified as a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher through the UMASS Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare and Society.

She is also a Mindful Self-Compassion teacher and Am I Hungry? Mindful Eating facilitator. Lucy is especially interested in helping participants connect with their own inner resources 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 Center for Mindfulness.

Mindfulness session

The Beaumont Center for Mindfulness offers an evidence-based approach to address the causes of stress rather than treating the symptoms.

We offer experiential learning, that works for diverse groups and can be tailored to the needs of a specific population.

Watch Dr. Lerman on a recent episode of Managing the Problems of Daily Living aired on Bloomfield Community Television.

MBSR All-Day Silent Retreat Participants – Fall 2019

Mindfulness session