THE MBFW Program Story


The Mindfulness-Based Financial Wellness (MBFW) program is modeled upon the highly successful and well-researched Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn. Mindfulness-Based Financial Wellness was developed by Joe Lowrance, Psy.D., psychologist, in consultation with the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, home of MBSR.

“Joe embodies wellness. In the six years that I have known him, his work has evolved from an idea to an effective, comprehensive program that can benefit all of us. In my roles with him from teacher to consultant, I’ve had the privilege of growing with him as we explored and refined his unique Mindfulness-Based Financial Wellness model. In this program, Joe brings together a depth and breadth of wisdom that can only manifest from his own personal growth in concert with deep exploration and refinement of the foundations of mindfulness and financial well-being.”

Rob Smith
Senior MBSR Teacher
Oasis Professional Development at
UMass-Center for Mindfulness in
Medicine, Health Care, and Society