Elisha Goldstein, PhD

Everyday Mindfulness: Working with Difficult Emotions

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What You'll Learn

  • Understand how you get stuck in emotional loops and “mind traps,” and learn how you can use mindfulness to break free from unhealthy thought patterns

  • Discover what becomes possible when you're able to empower yourself and re-focus on what you're able to do in a given situation instead of what you can’t do, and learn how to come back to this focus

  • Learn practical ways you can bring more feelings of happiness, joy, and abundance to yourself and the people around you

About Elisha Goldstein, PhD

Elisha Goldstein, PhD is creator of founder of the 6-month online coaching program, A Course in Mindful Living (starts again March 24, 2020), founder of the Mindful Living Collective and co-founder of The Center for Mindful Living in Los Angeles.

Elisha is offering an amazing opportunity to go deeper into the topics explored in his interview! Learn more about A Course in Mindful Living and register here. Registration will be open from March 17-20th, and a 4-part video series leading up to the event will be accessible starting March 5th.

About Anne Alexander

Anne Alexander is the Content Director for Mindful. She is a dynamic, entrepreneurial leader driven by a passion for empowering people to realize their full potential. Two-time New York Times best-selling author and SVP/Editorial Director at National Geographic, Anne has been creating consumer-centric content fueled by an awareness and aliveness gained through meditation and mindfulness. An active yoga instructor, Anne lives in Pennsylvania with her three teenage children, two cats and a dog.

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  1. Suzette Misrachi March 26, 2020 at 6:03 am

    Elisha Goldstein, I have learned so much from your presentation. Thank you so much!

    Suzette Misrachi, Melbourne, Australia

    Author of: “Lives unseen: unacknowledged trauma of non-disordered, competent Adult Children Of Parents with a Severe Mental Illness” and various brief articles I’ve been invited to write on grief and trauma aimed at mental health practitioners which I then offer for free to the general public (see

  2. Soniya Gurung March 22, 2020 at 12:17 pm

    Thank you 🙏!

  3. DOROTHY March 22, 2020 at 10:31 am

    Thank you very much I loved your whole talk. I am self isolating as I’m 81 but still love living. Your talks on this whole program have filled my day. I feel very positive. Thank you

  4. Egle March 22, 2020 at 7:48 am

    Thank you so much for this interview. It has given me the inspiration to write a blog post which would help my client group (parents of young children) stay mindful and well, and equipped me with some tools which I can personally use during this turbulent time.

  5. Erin March 22, 2020 at 6:01 am

    Hello from sunny Ireland! Thank you so much Anne & Elisha. As usual before I even got up out of bed my day started out by looking at the various news updates about Covid-19 on my phone and just started to get into a total panic. Myself and my husband are working from home at the moment and just trying to take it 1 day at a time but some days it’s hard not to get pulled into a lot of the panic & negativity around what’s happening around the world right now. I knew I just had to watch one of the videos from yesterday’s selection and I’m SO, so glad I watched this one. I found it so helpful, so inspiring and Elisha, your energy and passion is so obvious and infectious! Thanks so much guys, watching the video has put me in a much better headspace for the day. 🙂

  6. Debra Franco March 21, 2020 at 12:48 pm

    Hi Anne and Elisha. Thank you both for being here for us. I am from Pelion, South Carolina.

  7. Kevin J Waters March 21, 2020 at 12:37 pm

    Hi Elisha, This talk reminds me of being taught in early recovery, of creating a Gratitude list, & going back to it every time I felt “Off” It’s since been expanded with other Practices to be come a “Life Balance Tool” Used to break the “Cycle of Old Thought Patterns” It’s always good for me to be reminded that I have These “Tool” in a Virtual Tool Kit ! Thank You, Be Well !

  8. Layla Pankhurst March 21, 2020 at 11:27 am

    Thank you first time I have come across Elisha and it was a great talk.

  9. Bethany Chos March 21, 2020 at 7:35 am

    I enjoyed the talk with Elisha Goldstein very much!! Who cares if it is LIVE? Would like more by him!! So practical!!

  10. Ronit Lazar March 20, 2020 at 11:39 pm

    Thank you so much for very intersting and practical meeting

  11. Vittoria Zipoli Caiani March 20, 2020 at 10:58 pm

    Wonderful hour together with inspiring people and according to the teaching, making it possible for us too!
    Very grateful for this gift while #stayingathome

    • Yvette March 21, 2020 at 10:22 am

      What an eye-opener! Or should I say mind-opener. Thank you Elisha Goldstein for this workshop that really hit home.

  12. Kelly March 20, 2020 at 7:42 pm

    Heartfelt thanks to you for generously sharing your own stories and insight.

  13. Suzannah March 20, 2020 at 7:02 pm

    Thank you for this I’m stuck in a trauma loop I was violated at a doctors office it was very violent they were threats it didn’t stop there they took it online gaslighting me trying to blame me for the violence lying saying I said Something when I didn’t and she did a running punched my head and made a hole in my retina; she hit me over and overwhen I was a human punching bag and had a cyst removed by my MD rented space they got the NYPD to threaten me.
    It’s almost 8 years they continue to lie I sued and they committed perjury I mean it’s just astounding so how does one get out of that I definitely feel that my brain is hurt from running punched my head my head shaking and then night after night I can’t sleep it’s my health is suffering from going to a doctors

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  15. Becky March 20, 2020 at 6:39 pm

    I thought these would be live streamed but cannot find where that is happening

  16. Becky March 20, 2020 at 6:36 pm

    I thought the sessions would be live streamed but cannot find where that is happening…

  17. Faithe March 20, 2020 at 6:36 pm

    I agree—breaking the loop makes us aware that we can accept different messages than what our brain first sends us.

  18. Jill Bricklin March 20, 2020 at 6:15 pm

    Is this live?

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