Meditation and Mindfulness

The pace and demands of our high-tech, multi-tasking, work-focused society regularly activate the body’s stress response and keep us in overdrive much of the time—with and without our awareness. To combat this, Healthy You and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care offer meditation and mindfulness classes, which emphasize slowing down and uncritically focusing our attention on one thing at a time. The health benefits are many: lowered heart rate, lowered blood pressure, relaxed body, calm mind, and improved focus.

Open-Ended Weekly Meditation Groups (Online)

These groups provide basic instruction and regular opportunity to practice meditation/mindfulness. Participants benefit from insight and support to establish a home practice. Participants are not required to attend every session. 

Shortly before the meditation begins, log in to Zoom and on the homepage, click "Join a Meeting" (upper right-hand corner). Upon entering, there might be a small window that will pop up and say "Join with Computer Audio" or “Join with Device Audio,” click that button so you can hear the instructor.

To sign up for a free Zoom account, visit the Zoom website. You will need to download and install Zoom launcher in order to join a video conference.

  • Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday: Michael Connolly, 12:10 - 12:45 p.m., Zoom Session (
  • Thursday: Nina Farber, 12:10 - 12:30 p.m., Zoom Session (  

Schedule is subject to change due to holidays, teaching schedules, vacations, etc. (email with questions.)

Harvard Pilgrim Mindfulness Programming (Online)

Mind the Moment: An innovative mindfulness training program

Every Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, experiment with short bursts of mindfulness instruction, followed by mini meditations, led by our team of expert instructors.

All our guided mindfulness sessions allow attendees to interact with our instructors using Zoom’s “chat” feature. The Wednesday sessions, however, invite attendees to turn on their webcams in order to communicate directly with the instructors, for an even more interactive experience.

Offered Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8:30 to 9 a.m. ET.

Join us using your computer or mobile device by visiting and check out our archive of back episodes on the Mind the Moment YouTube page.