Pavel Somov

Pavel Somov, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist, presenter and author. He holds a PhD from State University of New York at Buffalo, USA, and is a graduate of the University of Central Arkansas, USA, and Moscow State Pedagogical University, Russia. Dr Somov is on the Advisory Board for the Mindfulness Project (London, UK). Over the last several years he has been conducting professional trainings in US on the topics of mindful eating, anger management and perfectionism. Dr Somov grew up in Moscow, Russia and, after his service in the Soviet military, immigrated to the US in 1991.

He is the author of 7 mindfulness-based self-help books. His books include the bestselling: “Eating the Moment: 141 Mindful Practices to Overcome Overeating One Meal at a Time”, “Anger Management Jumpstart: A 4-Session Mindfulness Path to Compassion and Change”, “Present Perfect: A Mindfulness Approach to Letting Go of Perfectionism and the Need for Control”, “The Lotus Effect: Shedding Suffering and Rediscovering Your Essential Self”, “The Smoke-Free Smoke Break: Stop Smoking Now With Mindfulness and Acceptance”, “Reinventing the Meal”, “Mindful Emotional Eating: Mindfulness Skills to Control Cravings, Eat in Moderation and Optimize Coping”. His books have been translated into Chinese, Dutch & Portuguese. He has also published peer-reviewed articles on the use of Psychodrama and Logotherapy with substance use populations. Dr Somov has been an avid blogger for such blogging platforms as Huffington Post, PsychCentral, Intent, Red Room, Medium and SuccessStory. He has worked in a variety of clinical settings – private practice, correctional setting / county jail, mental health community centres, multidisciplinary behavioural medicine teams, Veterans, Psychiatric and Cancer hospital’s, pain clinics, university counselling centre and in family medical practice.