About Rahul

Rahul Gupta


Rahul Gupta MD CCFP
ICF Certified Coach
Certified MBSR Teacher
Clinical Assistant Professor UBC


Rahul works as an integrative medical physician, professional coach, trauma-sensitive mindfulness instructor, and advocate for physician wellness. He is a Certified MBSR Teacher through the Center for Mindfulness to facilitate Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Programs and offers this service to both physicians and patients. He also is a professional coach accredited by the International Coaching Federation and supports healthcare providers, both invididually and as part of teams. He lives and works in Gibsons, BC and travels throughout the province to speak on the topics of patient self-management and provider self-care.

He currently works in the following capacities:

• 8-Week MBSR Certified Teacher
• Individual & Team Coach
• Coaching consultant to local family physicians, seeing patients stuck in mood disorders, complex pain, trauma, addictions and chronic disease
• Facilitator for MD workshops on Transformative Dialogue (integration of Motivational Interviewing, Health Coaching, Positive Psychology, Somatic Experiencing & Mindfulness)
• Clinical Assistant Professor for the Department of Family Medicine, UBC

He can be reached at rkgupta@telus.net

Medical Training

Medical Degree Queen’s University 1993
Family Medicine Residency Dalhousie University 1995
Board-Certified in Integrative Medicine 2014 (as designated by the American Board of Integrative & Holistic Medicine)
Clinician Scholar Program of UBC’s Dept of Family Medicine 2017-2019

Coaching Training

Professional Coaching Certificate Erickson College 2002
Professional Certified Coach 2012 (as designated by the International Coaching Federation)
Brief Action Planning Trainer (as designated by the CCMI in February 2015)
iEQ9 Accredited Practitioner 2021 (Integrative Enneagram)
iEQ9 Tools for Teams 2023 (Enneagram & Team Dynamics)
Group & Team Coaching 2023 (Royal Rhodes University)

Mindfulness Training

Certified MBSR Teacher 2016 through Center for Mindfulness, having completed:

8-Week Supervision with senior staff Bob Stahl Dec 2014-Feb 2015
Teacher Development Intensive- MBSR Center For Mindfulness, 92-hour training taught by senior staff and limited to those with previous MBSR experience and a solid meditation practice May 2014
MBSR- 9 Day Practicum Center For Mindfulness, Living Inside Participant-Practitioner Perspectives training taught by senior staff Bob Stahl and Lynn Koerbel 2013
MBSR in Mind-Body Medicine Center For Mindfulness, 7 day retreat with John Kabat-Zinn 2011
Vipassana Meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka, yearly 10 day retreat since 2004

Trauma Training

SE Practitioner Somatic Experiencing Trauma Institute (SETI): completed 3 year training in BC with senior SE Faculty (Berns Galloway, Kathy Kain, Linda Stelte) from 2016-2018

Ethnobotany Training

Plant Apprenticeship and Ethnobotanical Studies through Earthwalk Northwest year-long program 2006-07
Permaculture Design Certification Course Heart Gardens currently enrolled, 2012-2015