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Bob Stahl, PhD

Bob Stahl, Senior MBSR TeacherCertified Senior MBSR Teacher
MBSR Teacher-Trainer


PhD, Philosophy & Religion, California Institute of Integral Studies - 1989
MA, Counseling Psychology, California Institute of Asian Studies – 1980
BA, Lyndon State College, 1976


Awareness and Relaxation Training (ART):

Focus & Interests

  • To serve all beings… to bring greater awareness and heart into the world…


Bob Stahl, PhD, has founded seven Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction programs in medical centers in the San Francisco Bay Area and is currently at Dominican Hospital and El Camino Hospitals in Mountain View and Los Gatos, Ca. He is also the Guiding teacher at Insight Santa Cruz and visiting teacher at Spirit Rock and Insight Meditation Society.

Professional Experience

  • Teaches MBSR teacher trainings and Insight meditation retreats nationally and internationally.
  • Leads mindfulness retreats for health professionals through Mindful Living Programs at Commonweal


Bob is a co-author of 5 books:

A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook with Elisha Goldstein, New Harbinger 2010

Living With Your Heart Wide Open: How Mindfulness and Compassion Can Free You from Unworthiness, Inadequacy, and Shame with Steve Flowers, New Harbinger 2011

Calming the Rush of Panic: A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Guide to Freeing Yourself from Panic Attacks and Living a Vital Life with Wendy Millstein, New Harbinger, 2013

A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook for Anxiety with Florence Meleo-Meyer and Lynn Koerbel, New Harbinger, 2014 

MBSR Everyday: Daily Practices from the Heart of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction with Elisha Goldstein, New Harbinger, 2015