James Mitchell, PhD

  • Public Class Instructor, UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine

Public Classes Taught

Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction


James Mitchell teaches Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and leads the Mindfulness Alumni Programs at the Osher Center. He focuses on the connection between and application of psychology, philosophy, and mind-body practices for health and well-being. 

He also teaches mindfulness in UCSF’s Department of Surgery and is adjunct faculty in the departments of Health Education and Nursing at San Francisco State University and Samuel Merritt University.

Education and Training

  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teacher Training, Center for Mindfulness in Medicine
  • PhD, East-West Psychology, California Institute of Integral Studies 
  • MA, Clinical PsychologyDuquesne University
  • BA, Psychology, Lock Haven State University 

Personal Statement and Approach

Mindfulness meditation brings insight into the present moment and unravels the knots within to lead a more positive, balanced, and happy life.

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