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Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D., has a private practice in West Los Angeles. He is author of The Now Effect: How this Moment Can Change the Rest of Your Life and coauthor of A Mindfulness‑Based Stress Reduction Workbook. His is also author of the the Mindful Solutions audio series and the Mindfulness at Work program that is currently being taught in many multinational corporations. He is the founder of the Mindfulness and Psychotherapy column on and a frequent contributor on the Huffington Post and He has also given workshops, radio interviews, and lectures in multiple settings on the therapeutic benefits ...See All


UCSD, Summa Cum Laude
ITP - Institute of Transpersonal Psychology

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Author of multiple publications including The Now Effect, Mindfulness at Work, the Mindful Solutions audio series and co-author of A Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Workbook, Foreword by Jon Kabat-Zinn. International speaker.

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2 Completed Sessions
Last Session:
Fri Jan 18 2013 at 04:00 pm EST
Last Log-in:
Fri Jan 18 2013 at 02:31 pm EST
On Learn It Live Since:
Thursday Jan 26, 2012
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About Elisha Goldstein
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Most of us have some kind of habit in our lives that we're either trying to change or want to change. Just because you're entrenched in a particular habit doesn't mean it's forever. The key to transforming our relationship with exercising, productivity, eating, meditating and even with stronger addictive behaviors is understanding your habits and changing your relationship to them. In this workshop, Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D., will explore the neuroscience and psychology behind why we do the things we do that keep us stuck. Participants will be shown how to identify cues that trigger a subconscious habit loop and present specific mindful methods to help us break free from our bad habits and open us up to possibilities and opportunities to develop new healthier habits to take action with. This space of clarity and choice is The Now Effect.
Psychologist and Holocaust survivor Viktor Frank said, "In between stimulus, and response there is a space, in that space lies our power to choose our response lies our growth and our freedom." There are many moments in our lives where we drop into a space of clarity, tap into what really matters and get in touch with the wisdom that lies inside. This is the Now Effect. This presentation will show us how we can recognize these "choice points" more often and train our minds in such a way that these moments begin drop in in on us more often and eventually not only strengthen our brains, but change the way we think before we think. This session talks about how we can skillfully weave this into our daily lives to recognize unhealthy habits, prime the mind for good, transform difficult emotions, and get connected.
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