David Spound, M.Ed., is the Director of Valley Mindfulness in Northampton, MA. He is a certified teacher and teacher trainer of Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR). He has trained and worked extensively with the UMass Center for Mindfulness, the UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness, and the Center for Mindful Self-Compassion. David trains and mentors new teachers of MSC and MBSR. He also leads silent meditation retreats for MSC and MBSR teachers, online training programs for teachers and graduates of MSC, and a men’s self-compassion workshop. He can be reached through www.valleymindfulness.com.