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Katherine Bonus
Katherine Bonus
Founding Teacher/Retired Manager, UW Health Mindfulness Program; Teacher/Collaborator

Dates of Employment: 2009 - 2013

Katherine Bonus MA, M R Ed, is the founding teacher for the UW Health Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program (1993) at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in Madison, Wisconsin, which encompasses 14 teachers and multiple program offerings. She received MBSR teacher certification from the University of Massachusetts Center for Mindfulness, and for 20+ years has developed and offered trainings and retreats for various populations including MBSR participants, patients, and healthcare providers, administrative staff, integrative medicine staff and physicians. Since 2008, she has collaborated in multiple research projects with the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds at the Waisman Center on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.

In July 2014, Katherine retired as manager of the UW Health Mindfulness program. She continues to teach and collaborate with various initiatives. Since 2014, she is a facilitator with the Foundation for Active Compassion, Lama John Makransky PhD. In 2015 she began collaboration with Brooke Lavelle Hieneberg PHD, Mind and Life Call to Care Educators training in Innate Compassion.