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About Kay Ryan

kay ryanFrom childhood I have had a love for learning and an insatiable curiosity about what happens to us as we move through life, especially at times of transition such as marriage, mid-life, ageing, illness, death and dying. Over recent years I have had the privilege of being able to apply the work of Arny and Any Mindell to end of life care. In my work I have found that many of the more disturbing experiences associated with dying, are often misunderstood or dismissed. However these experiences have been found to hold information and what we need to find meaning in what is happening. You can read more about this approach in my co-authored book Doorways into Dying: Innovative Teachings for End of Life.

I am a registered psychotherapist and supervisor with over 30 years experience working with individuals, couples, groups and organisations in the healthcare setting. I am a founding member of Process Oriented Psychology www.anzpop.org www.processwork.org in Aotearoa New Zealand and live amongst the wonders of Rotorua. I love to garden, walk, swim, meditate and have tea with family and friends.

I bring a contemplative approach to my work with the dying and provide training in compassionate care to all those caring for people at end of life. Some of this work is done as Spiritual Advisor to Rotorua Community Hospice. I am a member of Compassionate Communities Rotorua, Te Atawhai Aroha. and support the work of Aratika Cancer Trust.

Qualifications
Masters in Psychotherapy
Diploma in Process Oriented Psychology
Certificate in Supervision.

Membership
PBANZ: Psychotherapy Board of Aotearoa New Zealand
MNZAP: Member New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists
IOPOP:  International Association of Process Oriented Psychology
CANZ:  Celebrants Association of New Zealand


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