Kristin Neff, Ph.D.& Lesley Huff, Psy.D.
Kristin Neff received her Doctorate in Human Development from the University of California at Berkeley in 1997. She is currently an Associate Professor in the Educational Psychology Dept. at the University of Texas at Austin. She is a pioneer in the field of self-compassion research, conducting the first empirical studies on self-compassion over a decade ago. In addition to writing numerous academic articles and book chapters on the topic, Dr. Neff is the author of "Self-Compassion." Her work has received extensive media coverage, including the New York Times, MSNBC, National Public Radio, Scientific American, and Psychology Today. In conjunction with Dr. Chris Germer, she has developed an eight-week training program called Mindful Self-Compassion, and offers workshops on self-compassion worldwide.Lesley A. Huffis a Licensed Psychologist and became a Trained Teacher in Mindful Self-Compassion in 2014. She earned her Doctorate in Psychology at Chestnut Hill College. She provides clinical services to individuals, couples, families, and organizations in Lancaster, PA. She also teaches psychology at Montgomery County Community CollegeDr. Huff started the Change Through Compassion Seminar Series in 2013, which provides hands-on activities and instruction to foster mindfulness and self-compassion.