Chris Germer, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and lecturer on psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. A leader in the integration of mindfulness and psychotherapy, he is a founding faculty member of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy and a cofounder of the Center for Mindfulness and Compassion, Cambridge Health Alliance. Chris teaches internationally on the topics of mindfulness and self-compassion.
Kristin Neff, PhD, is an associate professor of educational psychology at the University of Texas at Austin. A true pioneer in the field, she first identified self-compassion as a measurable trait almost 20 years ago, and today there are almost 2,500 published studies on the benefits of self-compassion. Kristin is a cofounder of the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion and teaches workshops on self-compassion worldwide.