The practice of nurturing mind, body & spirit
Hi I’m Kate and I am the founder of Connect the dots.
It’s an honour to be writing this today and introduce what makes me passionate in the work I do.
My passion is geared toward growth and transformation. Both are incredibly important in my life and it feels like my birthright to offer the opportunity of thriving to others.
The path that has lead me here……
My own journey was once one of suffering. My internal world created my external world to be chaotic and I lived comfortably in that space for the first 20 years of my life. Through that time I experienced poor space holding and traumatic therapy that enabled me to stay stuck and enabled in fear. For the most part of my childhood and adolescence, I experienced an eating disorder and relational trauma. It was from that place that I decided it did not have to be that way and a conscious decision was made to put the past behind me and step forward in to a future of thriving.
I now help others to thrive in their lives through a gentle, nourishing and challenging approach…I am a professional psychotherapist in private practice with specialist training working with trauma and eating disorders. My work consists of using a a bottom up and top down approach supporting an increased capacity for integration and wholeness. I use trauma sensitive yoga and a gestalt phenomenological approach, enquiring through the body, to support a greater sense of embodiment and capacity for vitality. This underpinning philosophy and way of living allows this work to expand in to the other modalities that I offer.
I am a yogi who is forever being taught and teaches others to live a yogic lifestyle. I am blessed to have trained under Idit Hefer Tamir and Katie Manistas for for my Level I in Yoga Teaching and since then, have furthered my studies and trained with Nikola Ellis from Adore yoga for Meditation Certification, with Sarah Owen for Yin Yoga Certification and with Dr Melody Moore for Embody love yoga facilitation. My trainings have also continued in to the field of trauma sensitive yoga online with David Emerson, the creator of this program whilst upgrading these studies in 2017. My style of teaching yoga can be described as integrative and intuitive. I mainly teach Yin yoga and a slow vinyasa flow. I am also trained in Reiki and Tarot reading, two modalities of healing which allow people to engage with their own wellness path.
Nature is a huge part of my life and because of this my husband and I are currently creating a retreat space on the mid north coast of NSW in Bellingen. The Connect the dots team has already run 3 transformative retreats up their and will continue to run more of these in 2018 and onwards. The retreats are particularly special and I love facilitating the different modalities but especially the DOTS program, a coaching program that myself and Rez – another team member, have created.
- Fitness Certificate 3 (2006)
- Bachelor of Social Science (Counselling) (2007-2010)
- Graduate Certificate in Gestalt Psychotherapy (2013)
- Masters of Gestalt Psychotherapy (2013-2016)
- Yoga Level I (2015)
- Yin Yoga Teaching (2016)
- Meditation Facilitation (2016)
- Embody Love Facilitation (2016)
- Reiki Level I & II (2016, 2017)
Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia(PACFA)