After being diagnosed with a chronic, lifelong disease at the age of 50, Kathy Mackintosh took inventory of all aspects of her health. The list of health problems included obesity, arthritis, and sleep problems, many of which could be addressed by making important behavior changes. Over several years, she lost over 100 pounds and began a true exercise regime for the first time since college. She has maintained the weight loss for over 9 years, and has completed thirteen 50-mile walks for charity. These personal successes eventually led her to Duke Integrative Medicine’s IHCPT program, to now partner with others to realize their own personal health goals.
Her education background includes a BS and MEd from the University of Virginia and she is the founder and owner of Clear Path Health Coaching LLC in Raleigh, NC. She holds a Certificate in Applied Positive Psychology and uses this training in introducing positive psychology science through art to elementary school students, and in a program for physicians to understand the science of change for better patient outcomes. For the past 4 years, Kathy has facilitated positive psychology programs for Multiple Sclerosis patients and volunteers for the National MS Society as a speaker and a self-help group leader. She has supported new IHCPT students as a coach mentor since 2011.
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