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Kay Ryan MHSc MNZAP DipPOP; IAPOP.

Kay has spent over 35 years exploring what happens to us as we move through life changes. She has been a psychotherapist, supervisor, coach, trainer, and companion to people experiencing life-threatening illness, ageing, loss and grief, death, and dying. She has applied the work of Arny and Any Mindell to end-of-life care where many of the more disturbing experiences associated with dying, are often misunderstood or dismissed. These experiences have been found to hold information and meaning for the person's life. You can read more about this approach in her co-authored book Doorways into Dying: Innovative Teachings for End of Life.

Kay brings a contemplative process-oriented approach to her work meaning she practices being with the unknown, with mystery, and follows momentary experience as it emerges. She brings an open, curious and compassionate mind toward what is happening even when the person is in an altered state of consciousness or coma.

Compassionate Communities Rotorua, Te Atawhai Aroha. Kay is a member of the team focusing on empowering all people in the community to have the knowledge and skills to care for their whanau/family members who are ill and dying.

She also supports the work of Aratika Cancer Trust and is a volunteer friend of Dementia Care NZ.

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

Membership
MNZAP: Member New Zealand Association of Psychotherapists
IOPOP:  International Association of Process Oriented Psychology


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