Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. is a Clinical Psychologist in private practice in Los Angeles and trained teacher of the increasingly popular Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). He stands at the progressive end of integrating mindfulness into the therapeutic setting. He has personally been integrating concepts and behaviors of mindfulness into his daily life, and has helped his clients apply these concepts in both clinical settings and their daily lives. Dr. Goldstein has published the article Sacred Moments: Implications on Well-Being and Stress in the Journal of Clinical Psychology. His study found that integrating mindful principles into daily life for just 5 minutes a day over 3 weeks resulted in significant reductions in stress and significant increases in life satisfaction, positive relations with others, and environmental mastery – all key players in creating a life worth living. He has also given workshops, radio interviews, and lectures in multiple settings on therapeutic benefits of mindfulness, including Kaiser Permanente, UCLA’s Neuropsychiatric Institute, and the Mindfulness and Psychotherapy Conference at UCLA headlining Thich Nhat Hanh, Jack Kornfield, and Daniel Siegel in October, 2007.
Today Dr. Goldstein lives with his wife in Los Angeles, California where in addition to his work as a Clinical Psychologist, he works as a freelance writer, a mindfulness coach and group leader, consultant to the human development company Aliveworld, and author of the Audio CD Mindfulness for Stress, Anxiety, and Depression, the Audio CD Mindful Solutions for Addiction and Relapse Prevention, the multimedia Guide Mindfulness, Anxiety, and Stress, and co-author of the upcoming , A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook.
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