Bob Stahl has founded seven Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) programs in the San Francisco Bay Area and currently directs MBSR programs at Dominican Hospital in Santa Cruz, California, and at El Camino Hospital at both the Mountain View and Los Gatos campuses.
A longtime practitioner of insight meditation, Dr. Stahl lived in a Theravada Buddhist forest monastery for more than eight years and is now the guiding teacher at Insight Santa Cruz, as well as a visiting teacher at both Spirit Rock and the Insight Meditation Society (IMS). He conducts 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.
Dr. Stahl serves as a senior teacher for the Oasis Institute, which offers mindfulness-based professional education and innovation at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
He is coauthor of A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, Living with Your Heart Wide Open, Calming the Rush of Panic, and A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook for Anxiety.
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