Director, Youth and Family Programs at University of San Diego, Certified MBSR and MSC teacher
Lorraine M. Hobbs, M.A., is Director of Family Programs at the UCSD San Diego Center for Mindfulness. She is a family therapist and former clinical director of adolescent treatment programs. Lorraine is certified in Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC), and Compassion Cultivation, Altruism, Research & Education (CCT), a Stanford University accredited program created by contemplative scholars and endorsed by H.H. The Dalai Lama.
Lorraine offers Mindfulness Based interventions to hospital personnel and the community through the Wellness Based Community Hospitals in Indiana & Ohio. During her tenure at the Center for Mindfulness, she designed and implemented curricula in mindfulness-based interventions for multiple age groups, including a program in Mindful & Compassionate Parenting. She is a pioneer in self-compassion training for parents, teens and kids and is co-author of Making Friends with Yourself: A Mindful Self-Compassion Program for Teens & Young Adults, adapted from the adult program created by Kristen Neff, Ph.D. & Chris Germer, Ph.D. She has co-authored the Mindful Self-Compassion for Parents program.
Lorraine is co-founder of the MFY teacher training program and provides teacher training in the MFY curriculum throughout the U.S. and internationally. Her new curriculum for kids, A Friend in Me will be released to the public in the Fall of 2019. She is also an MBSR mentor for the UCSD Mindfulness Based Professional Training Institute. Lorraine offers retreats in mindfulness and self-compassion training to mothers and daughters, retreats for kids, teens and parents and 2-day core skills and 5-day intensives in MSC & MBSR.
Lorraine is the director of Project Huruma, a non profit organization that offers Self-Compassion training programs for caregivers and survivors of trauma around the world.