Ellen Kaufman, MD, is a non-practicing Ob-Gyn who currently serves at the Director of Medical Education at Cooley Dickinson Hospital. She is a graduate of the MBSR Practicum and the Teacher Development Intensive Program at the Center for Mindfulness at UMass Medical School. She herself suffers from chronic pain which was the impetus for her to try the MBSR course at UMass Medical School as a participant in 1997. It changed her life by helping her to develop a different relationship to the pain. She continues to benefit greatly from practicing the MBSR techniques, which she has enjoyed sharing with others at Cooley Dickinson Hospital since February 2006.
Wendy Chabot, MD, is a practicing primary care pediatrician, a certified yoga teacher and a 2008 graduate of the MBSR Practicum at the Center for Mindfulness at UMass Medical School. Through yoga and mindfulness-based meditation practices, Wendy finds peace, balance, and strength that support her both personally and professionally. As a clinician, she is especially eager to share emerging research as to how mindfulness-based practices change the structure of the brain, which can lead to greater clarity and stability. It is a pleasure for Wendy to join Ellen and Jeanie in offering MBSR at Cooley Dickinson Hospital.
Jeanie Erlbaum, MS, has been studying yoga and meditation since 1965 and has been teaching since 1972. An experienced registered 500-Hour Yoga Alliance Teacher, she is certified as a teacher of several styles of yoga, meditation, and stress reduction. She was trained in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction at the Center for Mindfulness at UMass Medical School. She has studied Zen for over thirty years, and in 2012 was designated as a Senior Dharma teacher by Boundless Way Zen in Worcester, Ma. She has created several yoga and meditation CDs; and her book Sit with Less Pain: Gentle Yoga for Meditators will be published in 2014 by Wisdom Publications.