Stress Reduction Group Leader

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Job Description

Teaches group classes on meditation to patients who are experiencing job- or family-related stress, anxiety, depression or chronic pain in a clinical outpatient setting. Provides patients, through both didactic and experiential practices, with a variety of evidence-based mind body skills they can use to help manage stress, build resilience and decrease medical symptoms. Coordinates care with other HCA and Center for Integrative Care providers.


Bachelor's degree required .
5-8 years related work experience required.
Completion of an in-depth rigorous meditation or mindfulness-based teacher training program required. Familiarity through personal participation with the mindfulness-based course curriculum that s/he will teach.
At least five years experience teaching meditation, mindfulness, stress reduction techniques, and/or other mind body practices to groups required, preferably in a medical setting.
Ability to work evenings and/or weekends required.
Experience with computer systems required, including web based applications and some Microsoft Office applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access.

Preferred Qualifications:

Counseling or Social Work license.
Professional mental health training that includes the use of evidence-based therapeutic approaches preferred.
Training in MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction) preferred.

Employment Type

Per Diem

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