About Rahul

Rahul Gupta


Rahul Gupta MD CCFP
ICF Certified Coach
MBSR Facilitator


Rahul currently lives in Canada, on B.C.’s Sunshine Coast. Throughout his work and training, his main focus has revolved around finding truly effective ways to both prevent disease and promote wellness. His passions include coaching, meditation and the study of the natural world. Their combined ability to inform about wellness creation, through deepened awareness of interconnections, inspires Rahul towards further discovery and sharing.

He currently works in the following capacities:

• 8-Week MBSR Program Facilitator
• Brief Action Planning Trainer
• Coaching consultant for the Physician Health Program of BC
• Coaching consultant to local family physicians, for patients stuck in mood disorders, complex pain, addictions and chronic disease
• Facilitator for MD workshops on Transformative Dialogue
• Clinical Instructor for the Family Medicine Residency Program
• Locum physician in the community of Gibsons, BC

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)

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)

Mindfulness Training

Teacher Certification 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

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