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Karen Gnat

Karen Gnat has worked in wellness as a yoga teacher and nutritionist for over 20 years, with a particular interest in mental health and trauma. For several years, Karen has been immersed in the learning, studying, and teaching of trauma, in particular the impacts on the physiological body. This has been complemented by her work in studying mental health from a nutritional and physical perspective.

Karen studies psychotherapy at the Ontario College of Counseling & Psychotherapy with emphasis on trauma. She places high importance on lifelong learning and consistently takes courses and conducts research to expand her skillset.

The trauma courses created in conjunction with Dexterity PD are based heavily on extensive evidence-based research, particularly including academic studies conducted by the US Department of Veterans Affairs on PTSD. In addition, Karen’s experiences working and teaching in the trauma field have shaped the course content.


Understanding Trauma & Mental Health
Trauma: Professional Considerations – revised 2022 version coming soon!