Dr. Beth Kurland Ph.D.

Beth Kurland

I am a licensed clinical psychologist, author, and public speaker. I have been in practice since 1994, working with people across the lifespan from preschoolers through adults. With a particular passion for and expertise in mindfulness and the mind-body connection, I specialize in using mind-body strategies, and other evidence-based practices, to help people achieve whole person health and wellness.

I am the author of the book "The Transformative Power of Ten Minutes: An Eight Week Guide to Reducing Stress and Cultivating Well-Being", which offers readers practical tools for implementing short, daily practices within the course of their day to bring about lasting change. There are daily worksheets and 26 audio meditations which accompany the book, to help readers put the skills to use in their lives right away. I am also the author of "Gifts of the Rain Puddle: Poems, Meditations and Reflections for the Mindful Soul" which invites readers to awaken to the present moment and to what is most important in their lives through poems, meditations and questions for reflection. I write blogs to inspire well-being and have created a free meditation series of short audios and videos to help people incorporate mindfulness into their day, that can be found on my website BethKurland.com. I am available for speaking engagements and workshops for small groups, large organizations, keynotes, etc.

Books Beth has Published

The Transformative Power of Ten Minutes

An Eight Week Guide to Reducing Stress and Cultivating Well-Being

What if 10 minutes a day mattered for your overall health, well-being, and ability to experience greater ease and joy through your life? Would you make this time for yourself? In this practical, hands-on book, clinical psychologist Beth Kurland shares her knowledge and expertise gained from over 20 years of experience, and shows you how 10 minutes a day can transform your life. Integrating key findings from multiple fields of psychology and neuroscience, Dr. Kurland uses concise explanations and

Articles Beth has Published
Three Minute Meditation to Help You Reset
Three Minute Meditation to Help You Reset

While stress is an inevitable part of our human experience, chronic stress is not. Yet it is an epidemic that affects so many of us. What is so exciting about modern neuroscience is that research is showing »

While stress is an inevitable part of our human experience, chronic stress is not. Yet it is an epidemic that affects so many of us. What is so exciting about modern neuroscience is that research is showing how we can rewire our brains for well-being, and turn down our stress response in short amounts of time. One recent study found that just 14 seconds of recalling a positive emotional memory calmed..

Dr. Beth Kurland · October 12th, 2017

Dr. Beth Kurland · October 12th, 2017

The Sandwich Effect:  Starting and Ending Our Day
The Sandwich Effect:  Starting and Ending Our Day to be Our Best Selves

How we show up each day is largely determined by our attitude and outlook. Despite the challenges that we might be facing in the day ahead, what we choose to focus on plays a big role in how we get through »

How we show up each day is largely determined by our attitude and outlook. Despite the challenges that we might be facing in the day ahead, what we choose to focus on plays a big role in how we get through our day. I have had days filled with stressors and hurdles that I have moved through with grace, courage, and presence, while on other days, filled with far fewer stressors, I have plodded through..

Dr. Beth Kurland · September 18th, 2017

Dr. Beth Kurland · September 18th, 2017

Why We Could All Use A Little “Om”
Why We Could All Use A Little “Om” (No Yoga Required)

When I was in yoga class recently we all chanted OM at the beginning and end of class, as we always do. It is a single sound, but when chanted aloud in unison it has a resonance, a shared vibration, which »

When I was in yoga class recently we all chanted OM at the beginning and end of class, as we always do. It is a single sound, but when chanted aloud in unison it has a resonance, a shared vibration, which travels throughout the room in a beautiful way, connecting us all. Hearing this "om" and feeling its vibration in my body and throughout the room reminded me of the invisible connections and interdependency..

Dr. Beth Kurland · August 4th, 2017

Dr. Beth Kurland · August 4th, 2017

How To Calm Our Anxious Selves
How To Calm Our Anxious Selves

Our brains are hard-wired to scan our environment and pick up on threats of all kinds. Often the "threats" that trigger this primitive part of our brain are based on perceptions that may be distorted or »

Our brains are hard-wired to scan our environment and pick up on threats of all kinds. Often the "threats" that trigger this primitive part of our brain are based on perceptions that may be distorted or inaccurate. For example, if I am feeling unworthy I might walk into a room and think others are thinking badly of me, setting off feelings of anxiety. Sometimes we even perceive threats in our imaginations..

Dr. Beth Kurland · June 20th, 2017

Dr. Beth Kurland · June 20th, 2017