Mitch Abblett, Ph.D.,
is a clinical psychologist, author and international presenter on mindfulness, compassion, self-compassion and positive psychology. www.drmitchabblett.com.
Tim Desmond, LMFT,
is a Buddhist scholar and therapist in private practice, and co-founder of Morning Sun Mindfulness Center in Alstead, New Hampshire. He is the author of Self-Compassion in Psychotherapy
(W.W. Norton, 2015). He offers training and consultation to therapists around the world, helping them to integrate mindfulness practices into their work. Tim has presented at Yale University, the Institute of Meditation and Psychotherapy Colloquium, Greater Oregon Behavioral Health Conference, and the International Society for Ethics in Psychology and Psychiatry. His writings on mindfulness and self-compassion have appeared in the Psychotherapy Networker
and the Mindfulness Bell
magazine. Tim was interviewed about practices for self-compassion by the Huffington Post
, and writes for major mental health websites such as www.Madinamerica.com.
In 2005, Tim was ordained by Thich Nhat Hanh into the Order of Interbeing after many years of practicing in that tradition. He leads meditation retreats around the US and teaches regularly at Morning Sun Mindfulness Center. In addition to the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, Tim teaches Nonviolent Communication and Positive Psychology.