Kay Stewart, M.Ed., completed her graduate studies in Mindfulness and Contemplative Education in May, 2013. For more than 26 years, Kay served on the faculty in the Department of Health and Physical Education at Emory University. Her passion for cultivating health and well-being in individuals and communities began in 1979 after losing both parents to chronic disease early in their life.
The ever-increasing pace of life coupled with increasing levels of stress and anxiety, especially among college students, led Kay to develop an undergraduate course at Emory entitled Wellness: An Inside/Out Approach. Teaching this course inspired Kay’s graduate study, and seeded her professional commitment to teaching evidence-based practices of reflection, resilience, and renewal.
Kay completed professional training in Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) at the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care and Society, and she currently facilitates MBSR programs through the Shallowford Family Counseling Center. Kay also facilitates mindfulness-based programs for veterans with PTSD as part of a research team at Emory.
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