Bob Stahl

Year of birth : 1953
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Books by the Master

" A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook " ... " Living with Your Heart Wide Open: How Mindfulness and Compassion Can Free You from Unworthiness, Inadequacy, and Shame " ... " Calming the Rush of Panic: A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Guide to Freeing Yourself from Panic Attacks and Living a Vital Life "


Bob Stahl, PhD., is the co-author of "A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook", "Living With Your Heart Wide Open" and "Calming The Rush Of Panic". Bobfounded Awareness and Relaxation Training in 1991 as an educational organization based in Santa Cruz, CA. and has founded seven mindfulness-based stress reduction programs in the San Francisco Bay Area and currently directs MBSR programs at Dominican Hospital, El Camino Hospital, and O'Connor Hospital.

Stahl is a certified MBSR teacher who also serves as an Adjunct Senior Teacher for Oasis - the institute for mindfulness-based professional education and innovation of the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Bob conducts numerous mindfulness meditation retreats and workshops for health care professionals, corporations and educational institutions and has extensive experience working with individuals facing physical disabilities, chronic pain, life-threatening illnesses and stress-related conditions.

A long-time meditator, Bob lived in a Buddhist monastery over eight years and is now the Guiding teacher at Insight Santa Cruz as well as a visiting teacher at Spirit Rock Insight Meditation Center. Bob has also produced 12 mindfulness subject specific CDs such as working with chronic pain, anxiety, back pain, neck and shoulder pain, asthma, migraines, heart disease, high blood pressure, forgiveness/loving kindness and insomnia to offer people everywhere the tools they may need to meet life's challenges, even in the midst of pain, stress and illness.