About the Authors

Dr. Ronald D. Siegel is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School, Cambridge Health Alliance where he has taught for over 30 years. In 1988, he was disabled by back pain. His personal experience led him to develop the treatments described in this book. He is also author of The Mindfulness Solution: Everyday Practices for Everyday Problems; and coeditor of the professional texts Mindfulness and Psychotherapy and Wisdom and Compassion in Psychotherapy: Deepening Mindfulness in Clinical Practice. He lectures internationally about mindfulness in psychotherapy and mind-body treatment  and maintains a private clinical practice in Lincoln, Massachusetts.

Michael H. Urdang is a qualitative market research consultant. He holds an M.Ed. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. His bout with chronic back pain was resolved using the methods in this book. He currently lives in Arlington, Massachusetts.

Dr. Douglas R. Johnson is a physician and board-certified specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Now retired, he was formerly the medical director of the inpatient rehabilitation unit at Charlton Memorial Hospital and maintained a private practice in physiatry. He lives in South Dartmouth, Massachusetts.