Our Mission

Haelan House is dedicated to helping you heal through mindfulness.Our mission is to bring awareness to awareness. To give people the tools they need to live healthier, happier lives by alleviating the effects of stress through the conscious cultivation of mindfulness.  To help organizations thrive by educating the leadership and the workforce about the benefits of mindfulness in the workplace; and to spread the message of mindful living throughout our community and the world. 

Our Vision

Our vision is to help create a culture of people who are mindful and through conscious awareness are able to lead productive, healthy, joyful lives in a spirit of peace, love, compassion and non-judgment toward themselves and others.

Cheryl Mills
I speak from personal experience when I say that living mindfully can change your life. It holds the potential to change our world. It has enabled me to gain clarity, understanding, strength, perspective, peace and improved psychological and physical health. If you are ready to explore a gentle, yet powerful way to nurture yourself, strengthen latent abilites and skills, uncover detremental thought processes and beliefs that are keeping you from being your best self, and possibly get to the root cause of long standing issues and return to optimal health I would like to invite you to experience Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction for yourself.  Check our events calendar for information on our next 8-week course.

My name is Cheryl Mills, Owner of Haelan House and I hope you will join me in living mindfully. Choose for yourself to live a life that is joyful, fulfilling and healthy.  Only you can make that decision.  I began this journey of personal development many years ago and only recently realized that teaching mindfulness was my calling. I am in the process of earning my certification as an instructor of MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction).  Our program is modeled on the Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.  My training in MBSR is being done through the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, Department of Medicine.

To become certified to teach MBSR is a rigorous journey. It’s one I consciously chose because of the requirement from the Center for Mindfulness that the certified instructors embody the training, to live it, to be able to speak to it, and to teach it from a personal perspective.  It involves hundreds of hours of training with instructors from the Center for Mindfulness, combined with requirements for participation in at least four, 5 to 10 day silent retreats before earning certification, a commitment to continuing to participate in annual silent retreats thereafter to deepen the practice, and a personal dedication to living mindfully at all times. And, frankly, the training and the deepening will continue long after I have earned my certification to teach MBSR.  Mindfulness is way of being.

So, join me.  Join others on their way to being more mindful, healthy, and happy.

May you be happy!


"MBSR provided practical tools to help me to improve communication, manage stress, and provoked positive changes to my own well being."

By Betsy M.

"I would definitely recommend this course. The effect of the meditation, yoga, recordings and discussion had a profound positive effect on my feeling of being able to manage my stress. 
Overall, I feel more positive about life and being able to make positive changes that I have been wanting to make for a long time.".

By Julie O.

"The benefits of this class are a structured but not rigid venue to explore meditation and practice a wide range of mindfulness as it applies to every day life.
It's a great opportunity to explore and reflect, both individually and with the class, and build on what you are learning from week to week. 8 weeks is the perfect duration. I learned several practices and things about myself that I feel will help me feel more fulfilled in the future.""

By Jana J.