Martin Thomson-Jones

Martin Thomson-Jones, PhD, is a certified teacher of Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC). He first encountered loving-kindness meditation—one of the core elements of MSC—when he took the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course in 2010. He then found his way to the work of Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer, studied MSC with them, was invited to be part of the first MSC teacher training in 2014, and has been teaching ever since. Martin is also a philosophy professor at Oberlin College, and has taught philosophy at Princeton University and UC Berkeley. He has a doctorate in philosophy from Stanford University and a bachelor’s in physics and philosophy from Oxford University.

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