Professor Mark Williams is Emeritus Professor of Clinical Psychology at the University of Oxford. He co-developed MBCT and is co-author of the international bestseller The Mindful Way Through Depression and author of Cry of Pain:Understanding suicide and the suicidal mind.
Danny Penman is a qualified meditation teacher and an award-winning writer and journalist. In 2014, he won the British Medical Association's Best Book (Popular Medicine) Award for Mindfulness for Health: A practical guide to relieving pain, reducing stress and restoring wellbeing (co-written with Vidyamala Burch). His books have been translated into 30 languages. He has received journalism awards from the RSPCA and the Humane Society of the United States. His work has appeared in the Daily Mail, New Scientist, the Independent, the Guardian, and the Daily Telegraph. He trained to teach mindfulness with the acclaimed Breathworks.