Blog Contributors

Paul GalvinPaul M. Galvin, PhD, Interim Director of Oasis Institute and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction teacher at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. On leave as Associate Professor of Psychology and former Chair of the Psychology and Philosophy Department at Framingham State University. Away from work, he prefers to be outside and splits his time between Massachusetts and Vermont. His wife, an artist of glass and fellow psychologist, helps to keep him grounded and supported, along with their two very accommodating shih tzus that eagerly share their bellies and love.


Lynn KoerbelLynn Koerbel, M.P.H., is a senior teacher and trainer at the Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Before coming to the Center, Lynn spent over 20 years as a bodyworker, collaborating with people healing from trauma. Now, when she’s not meditating or teaching, she can be found with her partner in life and all things chocolate, Annie Bissett, wandering in the hills of Western Mass where they live with their dog and great teacher,Ty, the Yellow Lab. Art museums, waterfalls, Netflix, and local produce are always on the agenda.


Elana RosenbaumElana Rosenbaum, M.S., M.S.W., B.C.D considers herself a grandmother of the MBSR community. She began teaching at the University of Massachusetts Medical School with Jon and Saki  back in the days when meditation was thought of as being New Age and only for hippies. When she discovered she had non-Hodgkins lymphoma in 1995 and subsequently underwent a stem cell transplant in 1996 her years of teaching and training others helped her thrive and inspired  a mindfulness-based intervention for bone marrow transplant patients at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Emery University and Dana Farber Cancer Institute as well as specializing in mindfulness-based cancer care. She is an internationally known speaker, consultant and workshop leader as well as author of Here for Now: Living Well with Cancer through Mindfulness and Being Well (even when sick): Mindfulness Practices for People Living With Cancer and Other Serious Illness. Some of her guided meditations and talks can be seen and heard at .http://www.elanarosenbaum.com