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Kate Oliver is a writer, singer, and qualified meditation teacher, and has recently released an album called Passing Clouds - Mindfulness Songs for Kids (and their Grown-ups).
In 2014, in the midst of her teacher training, Kate was diagnosed with Stage 3 bowel cancer, with the following four years seeing a wide range of treatment and surgery combinations.
Kate is thrilled to be now well and cancer free, and whilst navigating the ongoing challenge of post cancer PTSD, she is committed to continue generating conversation around this little-discussed topic.
Her piece Cancer, PTSD, and the Unexpected Teachings of Drag Racing was written for Thrive Global, Arianna Huffington’s online publication, and has struck a chord with many, being viewed and shared thousands of times. It details the impact of post cancer PTSD, and explores the role that mindfulness continues to play in dealing with its symptoms.
In 2016 Kate undertook training with Florence Meleo-Meyer, Saki Santorelli, and Judson Brewer from the Centre for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts, as part of their MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) teacher training program, and in 2018 Kate completed a professional training in Positive Neuroplasticity with Rick Hanson PhD, NY Times best selling author, and Senior Fellow at Greater Good Science Centre, University of California, Berkeley.
Kate was delighted to speak at a recent AGM of the Victorian branch of the AASTN.Back to speakers