The Yale Stress Center

Where the Science of Stress Meets Prevention and Treatment of Stress-Related Disorders

The Yale Stress Center conducts cutting edge interdisciplinary research that focuses on developing and testing novel treatments to reverse the destructive effects of stress on integrated brain, body and behaviors.

Research on new discoveries in understanding the brain-body mechanisms that drive the harmful effects on stress on health, and the resilience factors that enhance brain, body and spiritual aspects of functioning is conducted so novel ways to promote health and wellness and reduce disease risk and relapse may be developed.

Please take a moment to browse our site. Feel free to contact us:

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  • Phone: 1-888-Y-STRESS (research participation inquiries) or 203-737-3398 (all other inquiries)
  • Address: Yale Stress Center, 2 Church St. South, New Haven, CT 06519

Facts About Stress

  • The American Psychological Association’s yearly APA surveys show between 50 – 58% of Americans report being stressed or very stressed, including 38% of children – since 2005. (
  • Adverse childhood experiences are common in the US today with over 43% reporting at least 2 or more such experiences (e.g., substance abuse or mental illness in home, verbal, physical or sexual abuse, family member in prison, witnessing domestic violence). (CDC, 2009)
  • Almost half of US men and women (48%) have experienced psychological aggression by an intimate partner in their lifetime (National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey, 2011).
  • More than 1 in 3 individuals report high levels of anxiety which impair functioning, well-being and health (Kessler et al., 2005).
2019 Mindfulness Courses and Workshops

Please note, 2018 Mindfulness Courses and Workshop Sessions are full

Session 1: Fridays, January 11 to March 1, 5:30 to 8:00 pm (classes 1 and 8 extended); Orientation: January 4, 5:30-7:00 pm; Retreat: Sunday February 17, 8:45 am-4:00 pm

Session 2: Mondays, January 28 to March 18, 5:30 to 8:00 pm (classes 1 and 8 extended); Orientation: January 14, 5:30-7:00 pm; Retreat: Sunday March 10, 8:45 am-4:00 pm

Session 3: Fridays March 22 to May 17, 5:30-8:00 pm (classes 1 and 8 extended, skipping April 12; class 4 held on Thursday April 18 as Yale is closed April 19); Orientation March 15, 5:30-7:00 pm; Retreat: Sunday May 5, 8:45 am-4:00 pm

Session 4: Mondays April 8 to June 3, 5:30-8:00 pm (classes 1 and 8 extended, skipping May 27 Memorial Day); Orientation, April 1, 5:30 to 7:00 pm; Retreat: Sunday May 19, 8:45 am-4:00 pm

Interested? Visit the Mindfulness Courses and Workshops page.