Dr. Kathy Gruver is an award-winning author, health practitioner, PhD, hip-hop dancer and trapeze artist. Her natural health career started, unknowingly, at the young age of 6 when she would massage her dad’s neck on long car trips. Years later watching him care for her dying mother sparked even more interest in alternative medicine, life options and helping others heal. With a background in theatre and bad fast food, Dr. Gruver overcame her addiction to caffeine, artificial sweetener and meals that were eaten in the car. Now, decades after her mother died of cancer and 15 years since her last drink of soda, Kathy, with her ‘Go for it’ attitude, makes it a point to help others navigate the sometimes-confusing world of nutrition, stress reduction, natural health and mind/body medicine.
As a former actor with decades of theatre experience, Kathy has an ease in front of groups and conveys information in a fun and down to earth manner. Her lectures are not only inspiring and educational, but entertaining as well. What sets her apart as a speaker is her ability to relate-ability and talent at reaching people on a personal level. The perfect combination of formal learning and life experience, Gruver offers a balanced and practical approach to teaching. Always energetic and entertaining, Gruver adds a spark of life to any lecture, retreat, and workshop.
Dr. Gruver has earned her PhD in Natural Health. She has studied mind-body medicine at the famed Benson-Henry Institute for Mind-Body Medicine at Harvard Medical School and is a natural health practitioner with over two decades of experience. She has penned countless articles, contributed as an expert to dozens more, appears regularly as an expert on radio and TV and has written five books. She has lectured around the world for everyone from nurses in the Middle East to 911 dispatchers in New Orleans, corporations around the US and teachers in her own backyard. She just completed work on a project for the military to create and institute a stress reduction program. For fun and stress relief Dr. Gruver does flying trapeze and hip-hop dance.
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