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Openground Gravel Path With Setting Sun

Katie O'Connor

(ACC approved MNZAC, BA (psych), Dip. Soc Services (Counselling), Dip. Integrative Psychology (Hakomi),
Spiritual Companion (Ignatian Tradition), Cert. MBSR Teacher, LTCL
Katie is a Certified MBSR teacher with the Mindfulness Training Institute (MTI) and has been teaching mindfulness in workshops and retreats for over 20 years including in schools, the health sector, community and corporate settings. In the last 3 years she has been volunteering
MBSR and mindfulness practices in OCF prison near Milton. She regularly attends silent retreats in the Ignatian tradition and with the Auckland Zen Centre. A high school guidance counsellor for 8 years, Katie now works in private practice integrating mindfulness-based interventions with individuals and groups in her work as an ACC approved sensitive claims counsellor. She originally trained in Hakomi psychotherapy and humanistic approaches and was involved in Mindfulness for Schools with the NZ Mental Health Foundation. As well as her passion for mindfulness, she has a growing interest in nature-based therapies. Katie is a member of NZAC and is also trained as a Spiritual
Companion in the Ignatian tradition.

Registered teachers have taught at least three rounds of the program and have completed basic requirements of the Level I and Level II MTI training pathway, but are not yet certified.

Certified teachers are given certification when they have taught many rounds of the course, attended several silent retreats and their teaching has been rigorously assessed using video/audio submissions.