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Nicholas Brüss, EdD, LMFT

Nicholas Brüss, EdD, LMFT

Director, CompassionLA

Nicholas is a longtime meditation practitioner. He teaches Mindful Self Compassion (MSC), Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program and is a Certified Mindfulness Facilitator by UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. Through the Center for Compassion, Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University School of Medicine, he is a certified teacher of Compassion Cultivation Training (CCT). He has an integrative psychotherapy private practice in Los Angeles, CA.

Kathryn Chaya Lubow, LMFT

Kathryn Chaya Lubow, LMFT

Compassion & Mindfulness Facilitator

Kathryn is an integrative psychotherapist specializing in somatic therapy, mindfulness based interventions and EMDR, with an emphasis on processing trauma and providing tools for self-regulation. She is trained to teach the Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) program developed by Drs. Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer. She has been a facilitator with Compassion LA since 2014 and co-created the Self-Compassion for Parents program. Kathryn has also served as a yoga and mindfulness teacher in a variety of settings including the University of Southern California, London School of Economics, Florence Nightingale and Cromwell Hospitals (London), TriYoga London, and throughout the Los Angeles Unified School District. At the Southern California Counseling Center, Kathryn partnered with Nicholas Bruss, Compassion LA’s founder, to create and facilitate Mindfulness and Self-Compassion groups and also facilitated the Best Practice Parenting Program.

Kathryn has been a student and practitioner of mindfulness meditation since 1997, and has been studying with her primary teacher Adyashanti since 2006, who invites students to inquire into the nature of the self and points to the natural state of compassionate awareness that is always and already present. Kathryn has a private psychotherapy practice in West Hollywood, CA.