Helping You Integrate Mindfulness and Self-Compassion into Your Practice

"Mindfulness and compassion are available to us in every moment. First we learn how to get in touch with these energies within ourselves, and then how to use them to heal our suffering." - Tim Desmond

Tim Desmond, LMFT, is a mindfulness teacher, therapist in private practice, and co-founder of Morning Sun Mindfulness Center in Alstead, NH. He is the author of Self-Compassion in Psychotherapy (W.W. Norton, forthcoming) and offers training and consultation to therapists around the world, helping them to integrate positive psychology and mindfulness practices into their work.

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Quotes from training participants:

“Refreshing.  His ease of presenting exudes expertise” – “ Inspiring; helpful and clear – good teaching style” – “Fabulous, very impressed & enlightened” – “A positive experience and a very helpful one.  Tim is first rate”  – “Excellent presenter!  Engaged the group too which was a nice strategy to maintain our interest!” – “ Very comprehensive seminar.  His delivery was calm and casually relaxed” – “Very knowledgeable about the subject matter.  He exhibited a willingness to answer questions and apply strategies to presented scenarios.”


Use of therapist's own mindfulness from Tim Desmond on Vimeo.

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About Tim Desmond

Tim has presented at Yale University, the Institute for Meditation and Psychotherapy Colloquium, Greater Oregon Behavioral Health Conference, and the International Society for Ethics in Psychology and Psychiatry, as well as to mental health audiences around the country. His writings on mindfulness and positive psychology have appeared in the Psychotherapy Networker and the Mindfulness Bell magazine. Tim was interviewed about self-compassion by the Huffington Post, and writes for major mental health websites such as

He developed and teaches “dialogue-based mindfulness training,” a technique for teaching mindfulness and self-compassion in which the client is guided through a meditation while giving the clinician feedback about their experience in real-time. The clinician uses this feedback to adjust and custom tailor the meditation instructions in order to ensure the client learns the technique effectively.

in 2005, Tim was ordained by Thich Nhat Hanh into the Order of Interbeing after many years of practicing in that tradition. He leads meditation retreats around the US and teaches regularly at Morning Sun Mindfulness Center in NH. In addition to the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, Tim teaches Nonviolent Communication, and positive psychology.