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The Harvard Osher Center offers a variety of publicly available classes in integrative medicine approaches.

For the latest course schedules, contact the Osher Clinical Center at (617) 732-9700 or email OsherClinicalCenter@partners.org.

List of classes available at the Harvard Osher Center:

Tai Chi for Parkinson’s Disease 12 wk Course

The Parkinson’s Disease Movement and Disorders Center at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, together offer a rotating 12-week course in Tai Chi for Parkinson’s Disease.

Current Course: Summer 2017, from June 27 – September 19.
Class times: Tuesdays; 7:00-8:00pm
Course instructors: Stanwood Chang, Jane Moss and Dr. Peter Wayne
Venue: Osher Clinical Center, 850 Boylston Street, Chestnut Hill, MA
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Contact the Osher Clinical Center for more details on cost, and registration at (617) 732-9700.

Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Program

The MBSR program was created more than 30 years ago by The Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (by Jon Kabat-Zinn and assisted by Saki Santorelli and their able staff). The program teaches you powerful methods for reducing stress and learning to actively participate in your health and well-being. Two decades of published research indicate that the majority of people who complete our Program report:

  • An ability to cope more effectively with both short and long-term stressful situations
  • An increased ability to relax
  • A more stable, centered perspective from which to observe life’s ups and downs
  • Lasting decreases in physical and psychological symptoms
  • Reduction in pain levels and an enhanced ability to cope with pain

Integrative Approach to Headache Management

The Osher Clinical Center offers a number of medical and non-pharmaceutical approaches to headache management. We have a unique environment where clinicians of multiple specialties can work side-by-side to collaborate and individualize care plans for a patient’s specific needs. We also have unique team of clinicians who are open to investigating various treatment approaches that are not often part of conventional medical headache management.

The Osher Clinical Center offers a series of three workshops using multiple clinicians and integrative therapies and modalities to manage headaches. The goal is to help reduce the pain and the suffering associated with chronic headache disorders.

Yoga

The Osher Clinical Center (OCC) offers Hatha Yoga instruction both individually and in small group classes. Classes emphasize health awareness using gentle movements, breathing, and relaxation. These classes present hatha yoga as a practice for each student to learn how to directly optimize his/her innate ability to feel better–for finding solutions within, rather than to wait for them to be delivered from outside ourselves. Good yoga practice allows us to use natural movements to safely release tension, expand and sharpen our self-awareness, and learn about ourselves.