Eileen Beltzner is a Registered Social Worker, a Special Care Counsellor, a Child and Family Therapist, a Certified MSC Teacher, and a Making Friends with Yourself (MFY) teacher. Eileen has more than 40 years of experience in extensive training and clinical experience with families and individuals experiencing challenges posed by anxiety, bereavement, depression, and trauma. Eileen has incorporated Mindful Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) and Mindful Self-Compassion practices into her private work with clients since 2009. Christopher Germer, PhD is a clinical psychologist and lecturer on psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. He is a co-developer of the Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program, author of The Mindful Path to Self-Compassion, and co-editor of Mindfulness and Psychotherapy and Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy. Dr. Germer is a founding faculty member of the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy as well as the Center for Mindfulness and Compassion, Cambridge Health Alliance, Harvard Medical School.