Stress Less Studio will help you establish a more healthy relationship with stress and anxiety.

How is this achieved?

  • By enhancing awareness of triggers
  • By regulating emotions
  • By cultivating self-efficacy
  • By increasing personal agency (choices)
  • By curbing our stress responses
  • By practicing compassion for ourselves and others
  • By reframing negative or unhelpful thought patterns
  • By easing physical tension

What practices are used to achieve this?

  • Breathing exercises
  • Relaxation techniques
  • Body scans
  • Sitting meditations
  • Mindful tools
  • Yoga poses
  • Stretching

What is Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction? 
MBSR is an 8-week evidence based program grounded in ancient contemplative practices and western medical approaches. I will offer components of MBSR including mindfulness tools, guided meditations, body scans, mindful movement and relaxation techniques to promote concentration, self-awareness, emotional regulation, and reduce symptoms of pain, chronic illness and of course, STRESS!

Training and curriculum for both students and teachers to lower stress and anxiety and improve health and wellbeing.

Lowering stress and improving productivity and work culture. Promoting empathy and reducing burnout. 

Managing pain and patient outlook by accessing inner resources and promoting balance and calm.

Improving relationships, help manage stress and anxiety– and not get crushed by life’s stressors and circumstances.

Hi, I’m Ellen.

I am a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction teacher trained at Brown University.

I know suffering is inescapable–it is part of being human, but through mindfulness and meditation, there is a way to find calm in the storm.

I am passionate about teaching mindfulness because I think our society is ready for a change. Stress is one of the leading causes of death, it is more prevalent in adolescents than ever before, and even the very young are suffering.

Experience and certifications:

  • MBSR Certification, Brown University
  • MBCT for Anxiety and Depression, Brown University
  • Mindfulness leader (volunteer) at Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Mindfulness and meditation teacher
  • 20+ years of Yoga
  • Former Elementary school teacher
  • Award winning author, speaker 

Thank you for what you do Ellen, and with the way that you do it…You make everyone feel important and special


Mindful Monday participant

I am grateful for your good advice to have compassion for myself, and not to beat myself up (it is my best skill). I know I should look on all the positives that have come from this. Connecting to the CRC group, and making friends, has been a wonderful blessing.


COVID Recovery Center support group member

Ellen has been doing MBSR based mindfulness workshops for patients and it has been super helpful.  I recommend Ellen and her program. I think she did a really incredible job tailoring the MBSR work to the experiences of patients with chronic illness. All the patients reported finding Ellen’s programming very helpful. Ellen was consistently enthusiastic and open to working together to create a program that was the right fit for our patients.”


BWH Covid Recovery Center social worker