Jerrol Kimmel, RN, MA began her career in community mental health and the healing arts in 1975 with a BA in psychology from UC Berkeley. In 1983 she completed a nursing program to integrate Western Medicine with holistic practices. She received her Master’s degree in Integrative Health Studies from the California Institute of Integral Studies in San Francisco, CA.
As a long time faculty member of the Center for Mind-Body Medicine, she participates in the Center’s professional training programs in the United States and internationally, including training health and mental health professionals in Israel, Gaza and Haiti in psychological self care and group support. She has been part of the team providing training in self care and mind-body medicine in the CMBM’s community based programs including: Eskenazi Health System, Houston following Hurricane Harvey, in Broward County following the Parkland School shootings and the Sonoma Community Resilience Training program following the California wildfires. She recently worked as a Clinical Research Nurse and Whole Health Coach with Veterans at the VA Health Care System in San Francisco facilitating mind-body skills groups for chronic pain and coaching veterans to create their own personalized health care programs. She is a facilitator for Communitas, a San Francisco based in mind-body skills and resilience program for teens living with chronic illness and their parents. Jerrol has maintained a long time private practice integrating mind-body approaches in working with healthy lifestyle change for personal growth, managing stress and emotional eating. She is a clinical supervisor for candidates enrolled in CMBM’s certification program and served as an adjunct faculty member in the College of Mind-Body Medicine at Saybrook University.