Brenda Fingold

Brenda Fingold

Brenda Fingold, JD, MA

Certified MBSR Teacher


MA, Pastoral Studies, Andover Newton Theological School, 2015
JD, New York University School of Law, 1984 
BA, Sociology, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, 1981

  • Stanford University Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, Master Trainer of “My Life, My Health” programs for people dealing with persistent health conditions
  • Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health in Lenox, MA, Certified Yoga Teacher
  • Mind/Body Medical Institute (now the Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital), professional training
  • Beverly Hospital Department of Pastoral Care, accredited by the Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, Level I Clinical Pastoral Care Unit


Brenda Fingold is a Certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher and has been teaching mindfulness and well-being strategies for almost two decades. Most recently, Brenda was the Assistant Director for Workplace and Leadership Education at the Mindfulness Center at Brown University School of Public Health. She joined Brown from the Center for Mindfulness at UMass Chan Medical School, where she was the Manager of Community and Corporate Programs.

Previously, Brenda spent 17 years at the Boston law firm of Hale and Dorr (now WilmerHale), where she was a litigator and the Partner Responsible for Training and Professional Development. Brenda has been practicing mindfulness since 1998, when she was encouraged by her then Managing Partner to invite the founder of MBSR, Jon Kabat-Zinn, into her law firm to help lawyers reduce stress and better navigate the inherent challenges of a demanding professional life. Inspired by the benefits of the program and her experience of mindfulness as a vehicle for well-being, thriving and sustaining optimal performance, Brenda left the  law to study and then teach mindfulness.