Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. is in private practice in West Los Angeles and is author of the upcoming 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 Psychcentral.com and Mentalhelp.net. 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, Examiner.com, Beliefnet.com, Body & Soul, and The Week Magazine.
TOPIC: Mindfulness Meditations for the Stressed Traveler
Ever wonder how easy life would be if you didn’t get suffocated with anxiety, your heart didn’t pound in your chest, and your thoughts didn’t race a mile a minute every time you had to step onto a plane? Think you have no control over your fear of flying? Think again. Mindfulness Meditations for the Anxious Traveler reveals how you can calm your anxiety about traveling, cultivate self-compassion, and gain control of your fears by quieting the emotional brain and tapping into the rational brain. You can approach your traveling challenges with greater ease. The secret is in the spaces.
A leader in mindfulness psychology, Dr. Elisha Goldstein demon-strates how to use the space between stimulus and response to break free from habitual beliefs and thoughts that don’t serve you. These techniques will allow you to connect to the present moment to make deep, permanent life changes. In essence, this book teaches the foundation for how the now—this very moment—can change the rest of your life.
To enhance and ease your experience, the text also contains links to simple instructional videos.• How to harness the power of the space between stimulus and response to create more choice, possibility and freedom in life• 3 Short practices that you can use while traveling to turn down the anxious minds.• 3 ways to Transform your fear into personal growth..
1. What are the core elements any stressed traveler needs to know to transform a difficult traveling experience?
2. How does stress occur in our lives?
3. How do we find ways to relax our minds?
4. What are some simple practices to help us become more aware of the space between stimulus and response?
5. Can you tell us some some neuroscience behind why this works?