About Us

Bob Stahl, PhD

Bob Stahl, PhDBob Stahl, Ph.D. directs Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction programs at Camino Medical Group in Sunnyvale, El Camino Hospital in Mountain View, Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz, O’Connor Hospital in San Jose, and Santa Cruz Medical Foundation.Bob has conducted many mindfulness programs for physicians and health care professionals, as well as for those seeking relief from chronic stress and illness. He also works individually with clients interested in a Mindfulness-Based health program and lifestyle.

He is a long time practitioner of mindfulness meditation, having practiced for over eight years in a Buddhist monastery. Bob has completed training with Jon Kabat-Zinn and is a certified mindfulness-based stress reduction teacher having been certified by UMass Medical Center.

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

Elisha Goldstein, PhDElisha Goldstein, Ph.D. is in private practice in West Los Angeles, author of The Now Effect: How This Moment Can Change the Rest of Your Life, co-author of A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, Foreword by Jon Kabat-Zinn, author of The Mindful Solutions Audio Series and The Mindfulness at Work program currently being facilitated in many multinational corporations. He synthesizes the pearls of traditional psychotherapy with a progressive integration of mindfulness to achieve mental and emotional healing. He contends that we have the power to transform our traumas and habitual patterns that keep us stuck in perpetual stress, anxiety, depression, or addiction and step into greater freedom and peace. He offers practical strategies to calm our anxious minds, transform negative emotions and facilitate greater self acceptance, freedom and inner peace.Dr. Goldstein, who comes from a family of psychologists, advocates that mental health comes from an approach that looks at all aspects of the self – physical, mental, emotional, and even spiritual. As a licensed Psychologist, he teaches mindfulness-based programs on his own and through InsightLA. He has spoken at The Psychotherapy Networker, FACES Conference, NICABM, the UCLA Semel Institute and Anxiety Disorder Clinic, the UCLA Mindfulness and Psychotherapy Conference headlining Thich Nhat Hanh, Jack Kornfield, and Dr. Daniel Siegel, University of Washington, among others, and is the author of blogs on Psychcentral.com and  Mentalhelp.net. He has been published in The Journal of Clinical Psychology and quoted in the New York Daily News, Reuters, NPR, UCLA Today, Beliefnet.com and The Week Magazine.