MBSR Mentorship

Allan Goldstein

One-On-One MBSR Teacher Mentorship and Weekly Online Global Community Sessions for
Teachers of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Programs.

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The journey on the path of becoming an MBSR Mentor and the Managing Director of the UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness (UCSD CFM) began over several decades ago, in Boston, MA. I have had a passion for learning, teaching, and providing mentorship and support for teachers of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Programs since participating in my first MBSR program in 1993. Continuing to explore the foundations of MBSR led me to begin my professional training and teaching through participating in MBSR training programs offered by the UMass Center for Mindfulness. Soon after, founding MBSR Programs of Hawaii and teaching MBSR for many years on the Island of Oahu.

Joining Dr. Steven Hickman, UCSD CFM Executive Director, in 2011 at the UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness I began my role in the co-development and evolution of our Mindfulness-Based Professional Training Institute (MBPTI) and MBSR Certification programs. My growth within the field of Mindfulness-Based programs has led me to teach MBSR extensively to groups and individuals in health care, university, military, business, and community settings, including teaching MBSR programs online in the virtual world of Second Life.

Teaching, “Professional MBSR Teacher Training programs” including 6-Day MBSR Teacher Training Intensives, 8-Week and 9-Day Intensive MBSR Teacher Training Practicums, and especially Mentoring current and future MBSR teachers like you is now my dedicated focus of work in this beloved field. My strong passion, for facilitating and mentoring the valuable teachings found within MBSR and Mindfulness-Based Interventions, now continues to unfold on a global scale through teaching MBSR Training programs and mentees around the world.

Please fill out and send the contact information form to arrange a free introductory interview session, so we can get to know each other and explore MBSR Mentorship together.

MBSR Teacher Community Support Sessions

“Being together in community to deepen MBSR teaching and program integrity.”

Wherever you are located, if you are an MBSR teacher interested in continuing support for your MBSR teaching you are invited to join in community online every Sunday morning from 9:00 am – 10:30 am for our Weekly MBSR Teacher Community Support Sessions. As a “qualified” or “certified” MBSR teacher, you are invited to participate as we continue to deepen our growth together across the full spectrum of teaching experience that we hold. Meet globally online with friends and colleagues as we explore MBSR program themes, rationals, intentions, along with program practice skills (Susan Woods, 2012), and the “art” of inquiry. Join us in our community support sessions each week to ask questions and review your MBSR teaching experiences with colleagues and peers. Downloading the Zoom Plug-in for your browser is required.

Please fill out and send the contact information form to arrange an invitation to join.

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As MBSR teachers, we can not teach someone their own insights; at best we create the space for insights to bubble up from awareness naturally on their own.”

Navigating Life's Challenges (NLC) Tokyo Japan

July 25th - July 29th

Navigating Life’s Challenges (NLC) 5日間コース開催

Faculty: Allan Goldstein, Noriko Harth

Navigating Life’s Challenges (NLC)(人生の波をナビゲートする)は、8週間マインドフルネス・ストレス低減法コース (MBSR) を基に作られたプログラムです。このプログラムでは、ジョン・カバット -ジン博士が生み出した8週間MBSRのカリキュラムから、重要な部分を体験することができます。NLCは8週間MBSRに参加することが不可能な方にとって理想的フォーマットです。8週間MBSRと同じように、マインドフルネスの基本を学び、マインドフルネス・プラクティスを通して、自分自身と、そして自分の周りに存在する困難な出来事、人との関係などに対して、これまでとは違ったより健康的、効果的な対応、関係を築いていくプログラムです。

Please click here to learn about and register to participate in Navigating Life’s Challenges in the U.S. this December at the Joshua Tree Retreat Center, Joshua Tree, CA.

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Supporting you with MBSR Mentorship sessions while you begin to develop and teach your MBSR programs.
Learning about the MBSR program’s structure, content, and the “art” of inquiry.
Mentoring you in teaching MBSR as a friend and colleague.
Consulting on business development based on population and demographics.
Providing weekly MBSR Mentorship community sessions.

Offering MBSR Mentorship For Current and Future MBSR Teachers

As a certified MBSR teacher and approved mentor in the MBSR Certification program of the UC San Diego Mindfulness-Based Professional Training Institute, and approved mentor for the Centre for Mindfulness Studies in Toronto, Canada I am offering personal MBSR program mentorship sessions, to support your teaching and programs.

Personal MBSR mentorship sessions are available via Zoom, Skype, or phone. Please Contact Allan Goldstein by email: allanmbsr@gmail.com, phone: 858.412.9281 or through the contact form.

Weekly MBSR Mentorship Community sessions, “Being together in community to deepen MBSR teaching and program integrity.” Please fill out the contact form to request an invitation to join.



  • “Having access to a trusted advisor and senior teacher is a wonderful support as I bring mindfulness to my own students.”

    Denise Funfar, Founder and Partner at Kulfolk, San Diego, CA
  • “Allan’s experience and commitment dignifies the noble practice of Mindfulness, this makes him a unique and necessary teacher for anyone seeking an honest and professional mentor. Allan’s compassionate capacity has enriched me personally resulting in a more authentic and humanistic approach to the MBSR groups I teach. Truly, a great connoisseur of the wisdom teachings implicit in MBSR. ”

    Allan Barboza, Director & Psychologist/ Centro Costarricense para Mindfulness , Costa Rica
  • Allan has done a remarkable job in creating a connection for those interested in or practicing MBSR personally and professionally. He has not only created a platform for individual groups members to connect and share, he has raised the profile of the University of California at San Diego Center for Mindfulness among its peers. His work has been skillful and professional.

    Neil Stegall, MSSW, Principle at Reminding Works, USA
  • Allan has been helpful and generous in his support and advice. He is eager to assist, he follows up on suggestions and he is keen to share his knowledge. His determination and belief in his work are evident.

    Dr. Cheryl Rezek Consultant Clinical Psychologist/Author, United Kingdom
  • Allan is a pioneer in the field of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction. I have been lucky to work with him during my time consulting for UC San Diego and the Rady School of Management in the formation of a Mindful Leadership Executive Education Course. Allan’s participation is always heartfelt, thoughtful, wise and compassionate. He is a true force for good, positive change in healthcare and preventive medicine.

    Royan Kamyar, M.D. MBA Founder/CEO Owaves, USA
  • Allan was very helpful and responsive in guiding me in my search for a center for mindfulness in my country. I am happy to recommend him for advice.

    Marta Santaeulària, Clinical Psychologist, Spain


Please fill out and send this contact information form to arrange a free introductory interview session and I will contact you to begin exploring MBSR Mentorship together.

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