Mitch Abblett, PhD
is a clinical psychologist in private practice in the Boston area, and served for over a decade as the Clinical Director of the Manville School – a Harvard Medical School-affiliated therapeutic day school for children with significant learning, behavioral and emotional challenges. He publishes, speaks and consults nationally and internationally about mindfulness and family mental health, among many other topics.
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, in press). 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.
Christopher Willard, PsyD, is a psychologist, author and consultant based in Boston. He publishes and teaches nationally and internationally on mindfulness, professional development, mental health and education, in addition to teaching at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Willard serves on the board of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy, and is the president of the Mindfulness in Education Network.
Learn more at (www.drchristopherwillard.com)