Public Classes Taught
Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
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, Ms. Proffitt 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 and daylong and weeklong retreats and offers mindfulness-based programs at various institutions and organizations throughout the Bay Area. She is currently in training to become a certified somatic experiencing and trauma therapy practitioner.
Education and Training
- Trainee, Somatic Experiencing and Trauma Therapy, Trauma Healing Institute
- Certified Mindfulness Teacher-Professional (CMT-P), International Mindfulness Teachers Association
- Certified Mindfulness Facilitator (CMF), Certification in Mindfulness Facilitation
Mindful Awareness Research Center, Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Human Behavior, UCLA
- BA, Interdisciplinary Psychology, Fairhaven College, Western Washington University
- Mindfulness Teacher Certification, International Mindfulness Teachers Association
Personal Statement and Approach
The greatest act of kindness we can show ourselves or another person is to be fully present with our experience.