We are health professionals combining our expertise in clinical psychology and pain medicine to offer mindful healing strategies in Ottawa. .
Please note that we are retired as of June 2018.
However we will be continuing our supportive meditation sessions in the community and two Days of Mindfulness per year. Mindfulness Practice in Nature will also be offered by Kathy Nathan. All of these opportunities are by invitation to those on our mail lists.  If you have taken any of our courses in the last decade or so, you are on a mail list and will be notified about our sittings about one week before the event. Please let us know if you prefer to be removed from the notification :
e mail- katalinnathan@gmail.com

Please do not contact us enquiring about MBSR programs. We refer you to Mindfulness Ottawa – a group of professionals dedicated to incorporating mindfulness in their work as well as into their personal lives. Many offer regular group programs which you can enquire about directly.
They can be found at: mindfulnessottawa.ning.com
Several members of this voluntary filial organization are mindfulness teachers, and you will be able to find their profiles on the MindfulnessOttawa.org web site.

kathy-230x180DR. KATHY NATHAN
Ph.D., C. Psych.

Dr. Kathy Nathan is a clinical psychologist with 35 years of experience working with individuals and families in various clinical settings.  She has trained extensively in mindfulness-based psychological  approaches for dealing with anxiety, depression, and other psychological conditions.  Having studied with Jon Kabat-Zinn and Saki Santorelli and other mindfulness teachers, she aims to fully incorporate mindfulness principles into her work with her patients/clients. Over thirty years as a clinical psychologist, her work included teaching mindfulness-based stress management programs; individual, couple and family therapy, and group therapies for a variety of concerns using mindfulness based approaches.  She no longer accepts new clients and has finally retired from psychological practice.

Howard-230x180DR. HOWARD NATHAN
M.D., F.R.C.P.(C)

Dr. Howard Nathan, retired as Full Professor at the University of Ottawa School of Medicine.  He served as Vice-Chairman (Research) in the Department of Anesthesiology and has worked in the pain clinic at the Ottawa Hospital.  In planning a career in pain medicine he recognized that drugs and injections often cannot restore a satisfactory quality of life for the patient with chronic pain.  After studying with Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn it became clear to him that, when patients are ready to play an active role in restoring their well-being, they can recover good quality of life and happiness using mindfulness techniques.  Dr. Nathan has published research into mindfulness-based therapies and has a paper on the use of mindfulness based techniques for people suffering from painful diabetic neuropathy (Diabetes in Canada) 2018. Dr. Howard Nathan is now retired but will continue to support our alumni on a voluntary basis.

Recently, Howard was featured in an article by the Diabetes Dialogue; a Journal of the Canadian Diabetes Association. Click here to read the full article.