Nichole Proffitt

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Instructor

The greatest act of kindness we can show ourselves or another person is to be fully present with our experience.”

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction instructor Nichole Proffitt has been practicing and studying mindfulness and meditation since 2000, and she has been teaching mindfulness since 2006, with a focus on loving kindness and compassion practices. At the foundation of her meditation practice and her teaching is the belief that mindfulness brings us closer to the truth.

In addition to teaching Mindfulness and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) throughout UCSF, Nichole has a private practice at Roha Center for the Healing Arts, offering mindfulness-based interventions to clients addressing a range of wellness issues, including, acute anxiety and stress, addiction recovery, healing from trauma, chronic illness and grief and loss. She also teaches workshops, daylong and weeklong retreats and offers mindfulness-based programs at various institutions and organizations throughout the Bay Area.

Nichole has degrees in psychology and education, and she is a graduate of the UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center/Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. She is a Certified Mindfulness Teacher, CMT, through the International Mindfulness Teachers Association.

Nichole is also an avid backpacker, nature lover and artist. She loves to travel, throw parties and write stories.


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