Dr. Howard Blumenfeld


Dr. Howard Blumenfeld

Howard Blumenfeld, Ph.D. received his doctorate in Psychology and is a licensed Marriage Family Therapist. He specializes in treating stress disorders and has been teaching people how to reduce their stress since 1977.
In 1995, he participated in a week long Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction (MBSR) training program for healthcare professionals directed by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. and Saki Santorelli, Ed.D.
Howard is a long-time meditation student of Shinzen Young, who is the founder of Vipassana Support International (VSI), and has been trained by Shinzen as a Mindfulness meditation facilitators with VSI. In Nov. of 2013 he began participating in a Vipassana 2 year program exploring ageing, illness and death, sponsored by Spirit Rock Retreat Center and the Metta Foundation.

Howard has been offering Mindfulness based training programs through his Valley Village, California private practice and has been teaching Mindfulness meditation on local and international retreats. In 2001 to 2010 he joined the staff of Cri-Help, substance abuse treatment centers, providing Mindfulness meditation training for their staff and residents. From 2005 to 2011, he was affiliated with the UCLA Mindful Living Project research studies as a MBSR teacher. In 2008 he introduced Mindfulness training to the guests of weSPARK Cancer Support Center.

Howards’ mindfulness practice has become part of his daily life, both personally and professionally, and he is grateful to have the opportunity to share this practice and understanding with others. You may see more about him on his web site www.mindfulnesspath.net or contact him at (818) 487-3773 office, cell (818) 625-2673, or email: breathful@sbcglobal.net