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Jim HopperJim Hopper, PhD, is a researcher, therapist, forensic consultant, and Instructor in Psychology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. He has studied the effects of trauma on the mind and brain for 20 years, and recently has studied addiction and the neurocircuitry of craving, seeking, and reward. As a 20-year practitioner in the Vipassana and Tibetan traditions, Jim has completed several silent retreats and incorporates sitting meditation and other Buddhist mind-training practices into his daily life and clinical practice. He maintains a web site on child abuse issues that receives over 600,000 unique visitors a year and includes the page, “Mindfulness and Kindness: Inner Sources of Freedom and Happiness.”