Kim Ruggiero, MA

Kim Ruggiero, MAI am a student of human evolution and personal transformation, asking the big (scary) questions and discovering ways to thrive in hard places.

​I began practicing meditation in 2004 when facing a chronic illness. Learning the practice not only helped me alieviate physical pain, it began a transformative process of healing and growth in all areas of my being. Favorite spiritual teachers are: Jon Kabat-Zinn,Thich Nhat Hanh, Pema Chodron, Adyashanti, Krishnamurti and Tara Brach.

​Over the years, I have worked in corporate and small businesses and as a fine artist. Currently, I am a mindfulness facilitator and program coordinator for Integrative Health and Healing at the Graduate Institute of Holistic Studies in Bethany, CT.

​I have a M.A. in Consciousness Studies and a B. S. in Chemistry and have also studied at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Art.

Other Credentials

Certified in Mindfulness Meditation through the Engaged Mindfulness Institute

Certified International Coaching Federation

MBSR training through Univ. Mass Medical Center

Facilitator at York Women’s Prison, Connecticut

Gallery representation at Susan Powell Fine Art in Madison, CT

Program coordinator for Integrative Health and Healing at The Graduate institute of Holistic Studies

As a coach, I work with people navigating change or coping with difficult challenges. Together, we partner in a process of inquiry and creativity to open space where insights can enter and new options emerge.

Common areas of work

Mindfulness Skills

Overwhelm/ Burnout

Stress Reduction

Chronic Illness

Recovery/Living with Addiction


Self Care

Self Confidence/Agency



Habit Change

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