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Nicholas Brüss

Certified CCT Instructor
Los Angeles, CA

Nicholas is the Director of CompassionLA, a Los Angeles-based nonprofit offering compassion and mindfulness programs. In addition to being a certified CCT Teacher, he has been invited and trained to teach Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) by founding teachers Kristin Neff and Christopher Germer. He also teaches Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and is a Certified Mindfulness Facilitator by UCLA’s Mindful Awareness Research Center at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior.


Nicholas is a perennial student of wisdom and compassion practices and has been cross-trained in multiple arenas with compassion at their core such as mindfulness, Internal Family Systems psychotherapy, somatic-based trauma resiliency, nonviolent communication, and end of life presence. He has practiced Vipassana meditation intensively in the US, Burma, and Thailand and is a graduate of Spirit Rock’s Dedicated Practitioner and Heavenly Messenger Programs.