Lorraine M. Hobbs, MA, is Director of Family Programs at the UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness. She is a pioneer in self-compassion training for teens and is co-author of Making Friends with Yourself: A Mindful Self-Compassion Program for Teens & Young Adults. Her book, Teaching Self-Compassion to Teens, is scheduled for release in April of 2022. She is Director of Project Huruma, a Mindful Self-Compassion program for at-risk families and caregivers around the world. She is a family therapist, a former clinical director of adolescent treatment programs, and is a certified MBSR teacher and Mindful Self-Compassion teacher.