Rebecca Eldridge, MFA, MA

Rebecca EldridgeCertified Teacher, MBSR


M.F.A, Creative Writing, Old Dominion University, 2000
M.A., Literature, The College of William & Mary, 1996 
B.A., Education, Christopher Newport University, 1991


Focus and Interests

  • MBSR Online
  • MBSR Graduate Offerings
  • Mindfulness and Creativity
  • Mindfulness and End-of-Life Care
  • Tenderness and Compassion in the Practice of Mindfulness


Rebecca has taught mindfulness to cancer survivors, people in chronic pain, medical and mental health professionals, lay ministers, and monastics, and was featured giving meditation instruction in two online courses taught by Pema Chödrön: Making Friends with Yourself and How to Live with Compassion and Courage. Before joining the teaching faculty at the Center for Mindfulness, she offered the MBSR course in person and online in Coastal Virginia, and served as a hospice volunteer and co-founder of The Integrative Medicine Community of Coastal Virginia.  Prior to her work in mindfulness, Rebecca taught literature and creative writing at Christopher Newport University and worked as an information developer in the tech field.

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