Catherine O'Kane, MA, RCC, RCS

Catherine O'Kane, MA, RCC, RCS

Co-founder and Senior Clinical Director of Clearmind International Institute

Catherine O’Kane is a Registered Clinical Counsellor, teacher, workshop facilitator and a gifted and entertaining public speaker with Clearmind International. She has a Master's degree in Clinical Psychology, and has been a practicing therapist since 1992, helping people evolve out of personal pain into purpose. Most of our problems in life are actually relationship problems, and Catherine is particularly skilled at helping people become emotionally responsible in relationship to others. She firmly believes that what we put out in all our relationships has the power to ripple out and effect positive change in our families, communities and beyond.

Catherine also holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in music performance. She spent her early twenties immersed in the world of classical music, where her passion for authentic/creative expression was birthed. Catherine and Duane share their mutual love for music with their daughter Erin, who is a gifted singer.

Catherine has always been fascinated with the border between psychology and spirituality, specifically with how to apply spiritual principles practically in every-day life. A near death experience in 1994 awakened her to the reality of the spiritual consciousness that forms the fabric of life, as well as to the disparity between her own beliefs and how she was living. This mystical experience dramatically impacted her view of her own existence, and fundamentally influenced her view on the human psyche and relationships.

Catherine is committed to assisting others to tap into that same Loving Mind that ACIM and many other spiritual disciplines describe, because it is from this foundation that true transformation emerges. Catherine first discovered Clearmind in 1996, and since 1998 has been actively involved in co-authoring all of Clearmind's programs and workshops. She is largely responsible for bringing Clearmind's counsellor training program (Practitioner's Training' or PRAC') the academic and professional recognition it deserves.