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Julie Kosey, MS, PCC, RYT, NBC-HWC

Julie Kosey

Instructor, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction Program, Integrative Health Coach

Julie has worked with Duke IM in a variety of capacities since 2004.  She teaches mindfulness through MBSR, retreats, research classes, mindful eating, and specially designed programs on themes of simplifying, self-compassion, and worksite mindfulness.  She has supported people with health behavior change since 1988, and has been coaching in an ICF-specific way since 2004.  She has served as faculty for the IHCPT Program, managed coaching services for the Duke IM Clinic, and coached for NIH and industry-funded studies.  She is working with the National Consortium for the Credentialing of Health and Wellness Coaches to create national standards for the field.  Formerly the Executive Director of the Wellness Council of NC, Julie provided worksite wellness consultation to 200 organizations.  Julie loves to be outdoors hiking, biking and kayaking.  Her nature photography promotes healing in Duke’s patient rooms.


  • BA in Psychology
  • MS in Wellness Management with minors in Counseling & Business
  • Graduate Certificate in Alternative Health and Healing
  • Certification in Mindfulness Facilitation, UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
  • MBSR 7-Day Training for Healthcare Professionals with Jon Kabat-Zinn, 1995
  • Professional Certified Coach, International Coach Federation
  • Certified Professional Co-Active Coach, Coaches Training Institute
  • Certified Integrative Health Coach, Duke Integrative Medicine
  • Certified Kripalu Yoga Teacher, Registered with Yoga Alliance
  • Teacher Certification for Somatic & Healthcare Educators, Body Therapy Institute
  • Certification in Health Cost Management, National Wellness Institute
  • Health Education Certifications to teach Stress Management, Weight Management, Smoking Cessation, Self-Esteem & Positive Performance, CPR, First Aid, and Breast Cancer Awareness, and also to provide Fitness Assessments and Wellness Screenings
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