Elana Rosenbaum, MS, LICSW, is a leader in the clinical application of mindfulness meditation to cancer care. She has authored Here for Now: Living Well with Cancer through Mindfulness (Satya House, 2007), and Being Well (even when you're sick) (Shambala, 2012), the basis of many workshops, and created audio-CDs with guided meditations. 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.
She is adjunct faculty at the renowned Stress Reduction Clinic at the University of Massachusetts Medical School where she worked directly with Jon Kabat-Zinn as one of the founding teachers. She’s been teaching and educating patients and healthcare professionals in mindfulness, including leading cancer centers, for over 25 years. Elana has a private practice in psychotherapy in Worcester, Massachusetts and is a sought after teacher, speaker, workshop leader and research consultant.
Here for Now combines narrative with meditations and exercises. While there have been many books on meditation and perhaps even more on cancer, until now, there have been no books that apply the principles of mindfulness to living with this disease. This book has been a welcome addition to the body of work available to patients and healthcare practitioners alike