Arlene Gordon

Teaching Schedule


Winter cycle 2018

Wednesday Mornings
January 10—March 28, 2018

Chambers Center for Well Being - Summit Location
357 Springfield Avenue, Summit NJ
Orientation: Wednesday, January 3rd, 10:30am to 12:00pm
(required if you intend to register for the class)
Practice Day, Saturday, February 10, 2018 10am - 4pm
(Held at 435 South Street, Morristown, NJ)
Tuition $400 includes materials and practice day
For information and registration contact the Chambers Center for Well Being 973-971-6301 


6 Week Course for Mindful Teens
Thursdays Afternoons
October 10-November 14 (no class Oct. 31)
Chambers Center for Well Being
435 South Street, Morristown, NJ 07960
October 3rd:  parent orientation – teens welcome
Tuition: $250
For registration and information, please call 973-971-6301

Adolescence is a critical period for learning to handle stress. Neuroscientists indicate adolescence is a time of reorganization and increased flexibility in brain development.Teens have a unique window of opportunity to learn to regulate emotions and manage stress levels. If these skills are strengthened during this window, teens may become more resilient and less vulnerable to emotional dis-ease, including anxiety and depression, into their adult years. Mindful Teens is based on the group adolescent training program Learning to Breathe, by Patricia Broderick, which has been researched and offered to adolescents in a variety of settings.  This experiential workshop provides a parent/teen orientation and five one-hour "inner strength training" sessions with the following objectives:
  • To provide developmentally appropriate mindfulness tools that foster mental health and wellness
  • To enhance capacity for emotional regulation
  • To strengthen attention and support academic performance
  • To expand the repertoire of skills for stress management
  • To help students integrate mindfulness into everyday life


MBSR book group
Classes offered in Summit NJ. Please check Dr. Gordon's website:


Offered in New York City (upper west) and Summit, NJ

Contact Dr. Gordon at to schedule private sessions in mindfulness, mindful teens, and mindfulness based psychotherapy.

Since her first exposure to Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, Arlene Gordon found the practices to be personally transformative. Realizing how much time is spent thinking about the past and worrying about the future was eye opening. Realizing the amount of tension carried in the body, and how so much suffering can be alleviated by changing the way we relate to it was so hopeful. She has since dedicated her professional work to sharing mindful awareness practice with others. It has been her great joy to join individuals of all ages, with all the challenges life presents, as they recognize and embrace the possibility of living with more ease, well being and joy.

Dr. Gordon received her doctorate in clinical psychology in 1988 and maintains a private practice for adults and adolescents in Summit, N.J. For more than a decade she has studied mindfulness and self-compassion based interventions.   She has trained at the Center for Mindfulness at U. Mass. Medical Center, completing all aspects of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) facilitator training and supervision needed for certification; at this time she has facilitated more than 25 cycles of MBSR.  She currently teaches MBSR at the Chambers Center for Well Being in Morristown, NJ. Dr Gordon is an adjunct professor at Montclair State University. She developed and teaches a mindfulness course for college students, Mindfulness: Theory and Practice, which is now part of Montclair State University's Family Science and Human Development curriculum.  She has also trained to bring mindfulness to children, teens and young adults through Mindful Schools and Learning to Breathe. She offers a Mindful Teens programs for middle and high school students which may be taken as part of a group or individually. She is currently participating in the yearlong Mindful Schools certification program, as she begins sharing these practices with teachers and children in a school setting.