David Spound

David Spound, M.Ed., is a meditation practitioner, teacher, and consultant based in Northampton, MA where he offers courses in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) through his company Valley Mindfulness. He began to practice meditation in the 1970s, and he has been teaching MBSR since 2006 and MSC since 2015. David was certified as a teacher of Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction by the Center for Mindfulness at UMass Medical School, the organization founded by Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D. David worked at the UMass Center for Mindfulness from 2006–2013 where he served as a member of the MBSR teaching staff and coordinated the MBSR teacher training and certification program. In addition, David has trained as a teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) with Christopher Germer, Ph.D., Kristin Neff, Ph.D., Steven Hickman, Psy.D., and Michelle Becker, M.A.