The Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Mass General West offers three proven programs that combine the best of conventional medicine with a self-care approach designed to reduce stress-related illness.
- Phone: 781-487-6100
- Visit our department's main website
40 Second Avenue
Waltham, MA 02451
Parking is free at our Waltham office.
Mind Body Services at Mass General West
The Benson-Henry Institute sees patients at two locations in and around Greater Boston. At our Mass General West location, we offer three programs to help patients deal with stress-related medical conditions.
Patients also have access to our full menu of programs and services at our main location in Boston.
This successful program supplements your medical care by giving you tools to improve your lifestyle via a safe, supervised exercise program, a personalized nutrition plan and a comprehensive stress management program that teaches a variety of relaxation techniques including the relaxation response.
Cardiac Wellness is a 13-week, three-hour-per-session group program led by Aggie Casey, RN, MS.
Mind Body Program for Symptom Reduction
Do you suffer from headaches, gastrointestinal problems or an autoimmune or sleep disorder? The Symptom Reduction Program teaches you self-care practices that can help buffer daily stress, making you less vulnerable to emotional and physical symptoms caused by stress.
The Mind Body Program for Symptom Reduction is an eight-week, 1.5-hour-per-session group program led by Peg Baim, MS, NP. In addition to the group sessions, patients attend three individual appointments with clinical staff.
Lighten Up (Weight Loss)
The Lighten Up program is a comprehensive lifestyle program designed to correct and maximize metabolism through changes in lifestyle behaviors and attitudes, allowing the body to move toward its healthy weight. This program includes an onsite exercise component and incorporates the most up-to-date principles within mind body science to counter weight gain and obesity.
Lighten Up is a 16-week, two-hours-per-session group program led by Peg Baim, MS, NP. In addition to the group sessions, patients attend five individual appointments with clinical staff.