About Kai

Kai Carol Jud is a psychotherapist, retreat leader, tarot reader and author of the upcoming book, Life of Kai, a memoir of Life, death and transformation. Her embodied spiritual path and study of shamanism have taken her through the ecstasies and challenges of life and death.

Kai brings decades of experience in Core Energetics, Gestalt, and shamanic journeying – with a particular interest in body energy, sexuality, spirituality, and group process. Her work is inspired by a mystical path that takes her deep into the realms of Spirit and connection with the earth.

Kai has a BA from Columbia University and an MSW from New York University. In 1989, she completed four years of post-graduate training with John Pierrakos at the Institute of Core Energetics in New York City. In 1988, Kai founded the Institute of Process Therapy, a year-long training for therapists and healers in the techniques of process work. She has been in private practice since 1985 and has led retreats at Shalom Mountain in Livingston Manor, NY, since 1987. She currently maintains a private psychotherapy practice in Western Massachusetts.