Elana Rosenbaum, MS, MSW, LICSW has been involved in the clinical application of mindfulness to medicine and psychotherapy for over 35 years. She is a psychotherapist, consultant and pioneering mindfulness teacher and faculty at The Center for Mindfulness, The University of Massachusetts Medical School. Elana helped establish the training program for healthcare professionals at the Center for Mindfulness, The University of Massachusetts Medical Center and was part of the team developing the mindfulness program at The Center for Mindfulness and Compassion at The Cambridge Health Alliance. In 1995 she was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma and subsequently underwent stem-cell transplantation. Her ability to thrive and embody mindfulness in the face of adversity led to the development of a mindfulness-based intervention for bone marrow transplant patients at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center, Emery University and Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

Elana leads trainings and workshops for PESI, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Omega, Rancho La Puerta and other professional organizations and groups, She has a private practice in psychotherapy in Worcester, Massachusetts and is a sought after mindfulness coach, teacher, speaker and research consultant. She has been featured in “Chronicle” on CBS and mentioned in many magazine articles including Yoga Journal, Health, Coping, and the PBS audio series, “Walking through the Storm”. She has authored three books applying mindfulness to daily life and chronic, life threatening illness.


The Heart of Mindfulness- Stress Reduction: A MBSR Guide for Clinicians and Clients, PESI Publishing, 2017

Mindfulness and Acceptance in Social Work, Boone, Matt, chapter on Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction New Harbinger (upcoming 2014)

Being Well (Even When You are Sick), Rosenbaum, Elana, Shambhala Publications, June 2012

Here for Now: Living Well with Cancer through Mindfulness, Rosenbaum, Elana, Satya House Publications, 2005


Kabat-Zinn, J., Masson, A. O., Hebert, J. R., Rosenbaum, E. “Meditation”. In Textbook of Psycho-oncology, Jimmie C. Holland, M.D. (ed). Oxford Press, Oxford, 1998, pp.767-779.

Kabat-Zinn, J., Massion, A.O., Hebert, J.R., Rosenbaum, E. “Meditation”. In Breast Cancer, Beyond Convention, Tagliaferri, Mary, M.D., L.Ac., Cohen, Isaac, O.M.D., LAc.,and Tripathy, M.D.

Bauer-Wu S1, Sullivan AM, Rosenbaum E, Ott MJ, Powell M, McLoughlin M, Healey MW. Integr Cancer Ther. 2008 Jun;7(2):62-9. doi: 10.1177/1534735408319068.

Facing the challenges of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation with mindfulness meditation: a pilot study.