Christiane Wolf, MD, PhD is a physician turned mindfulness teacher. She has practiced mindfulness meditation for more than 25 years, is a senior certified Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) trainer. She is a graduate of the 4 year Spirit Rock/IMS teacher training and is authorized to teach in the Thai Forest Monastery tradition. She a senior teacher and co-chair of the teacher council at InsightLA in Los Angeles, and is the program director and lead instructor for VA CALM, the national mindfulness facilitator training program for clinicians at the US Department of Veterans Affairs. Christiane is the co-author of “A Clinician’s Guide to Teaching Mindfulness” and the author of the forthcoming book “Outsmart Your Pain – Mindfulness and Self-Compassion to Help You Leave Your Pain Behind”. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and their three children.