Monday, May 28, 2012

Shrink Rap Radio #306 – The Now Effect with Elisha Goldstein PhD

Another great interview from Shrink Rap Radio and your host, Dr. David Van Nuys. This week he speaks with Dr. Elisha Goldstein, and his recent book is called The Now Effect: How a Mindful Moment Can Change the Rest of Your Life, as well as co-authoring A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook with Bob Stahl, Ph.D.

Shrink Rap Radio #306 – The Now Effect with Elisha Goldstein PhD

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. is in private practice in West Los Angeles and is author of the 2012 book The Now Effect (Simon and Schuster, 2012) and co-author of, A Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Workbook, Foreword by Jon Kabat-Zinn. 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 cycles of 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 in his own practice and through InsightLA. He has spoken at the UCLA Mindfulness and Psychotherapy Conference headlining Thich Nhat Hanh, Daniel Siegel, and Jack Korfield, The NICABM Conference, UCLA Semel Institute and Anxiety Disorder Clinic, the University of Washington with Dr. Alan Marlatt, and often hosts daylong courses at UCLA Extension. He is author of the popular Mindfulness and Psychotherapy Blog on and He has designed the 12-week Mindfulness at Work program for Emindful and AETNA’s corporate clients and has been published in The Journal of Clinical Psychology and quoted in the New York Daily News, Reuters, NPR, UCLA Today,,, Body & Soul, and The Week Magazine.

In his last book, A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, he and Bob Stahl, Ph.D. offer professionals and lay people a book that takes them step-by-step through a clinically proven program Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and provide over 21 audio guided meditation practices to support the transformation of stress, pain, and illness into greater awareness, freedom and peace. His previous popular CDs and MP3 Albums include Mindful Solutions for Stress, Anxiety and Depression, Mindful Solutions for Addiction and Relapse Prevention, Mindful Solutions for Success and Stress Reduction at Work, and Mindful Solutions for Adults with ADD/ADHD, and an online multimedia program,Mindfulness, Anxiety and Stress.

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