© Rev. Katie Norris
Rev. Katie Norris, M.Div., is a Unitarian Universalist community minister with a specialty in pastoral care, communication, and lifestyle modification for people with brain health illness and their families. She works to raise awareness and end stigmas associated with these illnesses through community outreach, trainings, workshops, and public speaking.
Rev. Katie is the Co-founder of the Carolyn L. Farrell Foundation for Brain Health and a consultant for Brush Development, which specializes in dementia care. Rev. Katie was the first person in the U.S. to earn the AMI Practitioner Certificate in Montessori for Aging and Dementia. She has received certification to facilitate Opening Minds Through Art (OMA) and is the primary author of Creative Connections in Dementia Care®: Engaging Activities to Enhance Communication, which uses art and Montessori principles to help individuals with dementia communicate. Rev. Katie is a Content or Contributing writer to other sites as well, such as The Body is Not an Apology, The Mighty, and Stigmama. She has been featured in Bipolar Hope Magazine. She is on the board of directors of Kendal at Home and of Montessori Family School in El Cerrito, CA.
"I work in the community as a writer, consultant, and speaker, helping to raise awareness and end stigma against people with different minds and different bodies, as well as help individuals find their own personal power. Really, it is all about the same thing- a radical acceptance of all people, recognizing the inherent worth and dignity in all of us, and helping us all live out the deep purpose in our soul.
To schedule Rev. Katie for a speaking engagement or workshop/training, please fill out the contact form to the right and visit her Workshops page.