Kristy Arbon is the founder of HeartWorks and the Administrative Director the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion (www.CenterForMSC.org). She has practiced meditation and mindfulness for 25 years and has made a conscious decision to focus her work toward easing suffering, both for herself and for those she comes into contact with.
I live in the UK, am an integrative psychotherapist by profession and have completed training courses in Compassion Focused therapy under Professor Paul Gilbert. I also have the privilege of being a trained Mindful self-compassion teacher. I have a regular meditation practice and include gratitude practice and loving kindness meditation in my daily formal practice. Mindful Self Compassion […]
T im is the Executive Director and founder of Mindfulness Northwest. He has been teaching mindfulness and compassion courses since 2010 and practicing meditation since 1986. Tim is fully certified to teach Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) by the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts; Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) by the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion; […]
Melita was introduced to mindful self-compassion in 2013 and has quickly come to love the solace that regular practice brings. Melita believes in living mindfully and authentically which is reflected in her writing and artistic expression. Melita studies psychology and is an avid reader and photographer. View all of Melita’s posts.
Kay Colbert is a licensed clinical social worker in private practice in Dallas, Texas. She specializes in substance abuse and addictive behaviors, mental health issues, trauma, anxiety and women’s issues. Kay has extensive training in mindfulness meditation and mindfulness-based programming, and conducts mindfulness groups in Dallas. She is also trained in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing) […]
Sean is a psychologist in private practice in Sacramento, California. He is a certified Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist and he teaches Mindful Self-Compassion Courses with his wife, Luana Coloma Cook, through their business “Compassion Habit.” Sean specializes in working with individuals and couples to build secure, loving, authentic relationships.
Tenacious and relentlessly curious. Hungry to dive deep. Self-motivated and introspective, but play well with others. When I invest, I’m all in. Love my professional independence, but limits stir up my creativity. Collector and synthesizer of ideas. Autodidact. An introverted people person, I rejoice in our shared humanity and operate from a place of empathy.
For the past few years Leanne has been on a journey of self-discovery. She has explored many ways to recover from her experience of business failure. It has been a painful process, and in 2014 she summoned the courage to attend the inaugural MSC five day workshop in Byron Bay, facilitated by Kristy Arbon & James Bennett-Levy. This was a breakthrough experience for her.
Philosophy: “Whatever we practice, we become.” These words have become my philosophy since I have discovered the power of mindfulness, self-compassion and loving-kindness. When I began my training as a clinical psychologist, I was taught the brain was fixed, just as we used to think autonomic nervous system responses were fixed. Now we know, thankfully, […]
Steve Hickman is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and is an Associate Clinical Professor in the UCSD Departments of Psychiatry and Family & Preventive Medicine. Steve is the Founder and Director of the UCSD Center for Mindfulness, a program of community building, clinical care, professional training and research.
After receiving an MBA in Marketing, I worked in the corporate world for several years before becoming a stay at home mom. When my mother-in-law became ill, my family didn’t know what to do—we didn’t know what options were available to us. I was driven by that experience to study aging, earning a Master of […]
My name is Anna. I am originally from Ireland, and trained as a Doctor in Scotland. I worked in the UK for several years before making the big move to New Zealand with my lovely man. It has been a huge adventure, and I miss my large (and at times slightly intrusive!) family.
Kristin studied communications as an undergraduate at the University of California at Los Angeles (B.A., 1988). She did her graduate work at University of California at Berkeley (Ph.D., 1997), studying moral development with Dr. Elliot Turiel. Her dissertation research was conducted in Mysore, India, where she examined children’s moral reasoning.
Clinician, author, and instructor in Psychology at Harvard Medical School, Susan Pollak teaches Mindful Self Compassion (MSC), meditation, and psychotherapy.
I am a health professional and I have an interest in mindfulness and compassion-based philosophies as well as neuroscience, and how early attachment effects the brain and overall well-being. I believe that they key to well-being is a balance of meaningful and positive connection to others, as well as work, fun, stillness, movement, and nourishment.
I’m a born Philly girl (Philadelphia Eagles and Phillies fan 🙂 who moved to Florida when I was 18 and spent a combined 20 years there learning about grits-which I don’t like ;), sunshine and young children both of which I do like! When my daughter was born in 1986, I realized how much I […]
Megan is an Australian broadcaster, writer, film critic and media arts professional. She has been practicing mindfulness meditation since 2009.
Hello, my name is Stephanie Stewart and I live in the city of four seasons in one day, Melbourne Australia. Growing up I always had a passion for health and wellness and knew this was the field in which I wanted to pursue a career.
Martin Thomson-Jones, PhD, first encountered loving-kindness meditation when he took MBSR from Mary Love May in Chapel Hill, North Carolina in 2010, and from there he gradually found his way to Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer’s work. A philosophy professor at Oberlin College, Ohio, and has also taught philosophy at Princeton University and U.C. Berkeley. His research is primarily in the philosophy of science.