Kathleen Mitcheom graduated from the Yale School of Nursing as a Nurse-midwife in 1981. She practiced women’s health care for thirty-six years at the Fair Haven Community Health Center which motivated Kate to pursue areas of integrative medicine including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy.
Kate has been practicing meditation since 1991 and teaching meditation since 1995 after training at Omega with Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD. and Saki Santorelli.In 1996 she founded the Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction Program (MBSR) at the Fair Haven Community Health Center in New Haven, CT, where she taught meditation to pregnant women and their partners in the inner-city and offered MBSR for teen, families and patients with chronic and life-threatening illnesses. Currently Kate leads silent retreats and mindfulness retreats with yoga to exciting destinations. She also does teacher trainings and supervision.