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Running from Intimacy

Do You Run From Intimacy? The way we relate in intimacy is largely determined in our early years of development – the first 18 months of life. While these patterns of relating are established early on in life they can be changed once we are aware of them. So how do you know if you’re a runner?…

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The Disconnect of Modern Day Colonisation

Modern day colonisation

Remembering our belonging – isn’t a mental act, instead its discovering the forgotten traditions of how we gather, what we celebrate and what we choose to bring meaning to. To belong is an act of remembrance.

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My Journey With HRT Three Months On

My Journey with HRT 3 months on

Menopause symptoms? Over the last 6 years, and especially the last 3, I found I’d piled all my physical and emotional symptoms into the bucket labelled menopause. Now that I’m taking HRT, the decrease in many of my symptoms has allowed me to sift through that bucket to determine what actually belongs to menopause and…

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Real Freedom Versus Faux Freedom

Freedom versus faux freedom

Freedom ‘I want freedom’ is a phrase I hear being expressed – especially by those in spiritual circles. By this they mean they want freedom to choose, freedom to make decisions, and freedom to change. However, in my work as a trauma resolution coach I rarely witness that version of freedom occurring– instead I see a…

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Menopause and My Journey With HRT

My Journey with HRT

As little as 6 months ago I couldn’t imagine I would be writing this post – me and HRT – there was no way I was going to take it – period.   But the journey of menopause is a humbling one – it’s striped away many of my beliefs and identities and in turn…

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Menopausal Symptoms – Born From Societal Imbalance

Menopausal Symptoms - Born From Societal Imbalance

The menopausal hot flushes are back.   With a vengeance.   They rise like a tsunami of heat – followed seconds later by intense sweating in my body’s desperate attempt to cool down.   Then the chills set in – as the heat leaves I’m left with a coldness that penetrates – bone deep.  …

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Menopause is my Business Coach

menopause is my business coach

You don’t usually see the words menopause and business together. Instead menopause is usually associated with hot flushes, aging, and a time when women disappear from the forefront of our culture – often never to be seen again.   Menopausal Business Coach   But that model of menopause is dying – and instead is being…

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Sexually Satisfied Woman – Podcast

Sexually Satisfied Woman Podcast

An in-depth discussion on sexuality and trauma response for the Sexually Satisfied Woman Podcast, hosted by Eva Blake featuring Catherine Hale. Many patterns we have in life are set in our formative childhood years, and patterns in our sexuality are no different. This discussion includes practical advice on trauma response in the nervous system and…

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Business Strategy: From Confusion to Regeneration

Business strategy

I’ve been having many conversations recently about business strategy – and I’m laughing that me, of all people, is finding this topic juicy.   Since running my own business – which I wasn’t able to call a business until fairly recently – I was a practitioner NOT a business woman, I’d never considered business strategy.…

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Community Resilience in Changing Times – Podcast

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Join us for this live conversation between myself, Julia Paulette Hollenbery, Suzi Crockford, hosted by Katherine Jordan exploring Community Resilience. This podcast includes what we find useful in our own lives, during these changing times of the pandemic and an offering of some tools, tips and techniques for navigating these challenging times.

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Healthy Rhythms and Routines in Your Business

Healthy rhythms and routines

Many people involved in the healing professions arrive in business with little understanding of how to run a business. I know. I was one of them.   I had ideas, inspiration, projects and events I wanted to share with people – and share I did but the results were taxing both financially and on my…

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Becoming a Mature Custodian of Money

Mature custodian of money

Back in 2019 I had a Human Design reading – the single most important part of the reading was him saying to me “You’re here for transformation”. At that moment everything made sense. The struggle. The trauma. The drive to keep going deeper. The heart felt mission to support others on their journey of resolution.…

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Menopause – Are We Ready to Listen?

menopausal woman artwork

Back then I didn’t know what to expect. It began with a growing sense of unease. More moodiness, irritability and a darkness growing over my days. Unease turned to a bone deep gnawing discomfort. There was no obvious starting moment heralding this next phase of life. No blood of first bleed. No swelling of pregnancy.…

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Culturally Supported Menopause

Deliberation by Sanchez Nevado

Last night I woke up 10 times. Despite wanting more sleep I started my day at 5.30am. Based on recent months this was a good night’s sleep. You may ask what’s going on? No I don’t have a newborn baby to look after. No I’m not ill. No I’m not surrounded by noisy neighbours. Most…

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What has Sexuality Got to Do with Environmental Destruction?

Sexuality adn Environmental Destruction

Some of you may think sexuality has nothing to do with environmental destruction. How could it contribute to the burning of forests, oceanic pollution or extinction of species? However if we go deeper than the basic collective assumptions about what environmental destruction is and what’s caused it, if we dare to journey deeper into the…

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Why Your Period is a Monthly Download about Your Health

period monthly health download

If there was one thing I could whisper into the ear of my much younger self  it would be “Your period is a precious gift, it lets you know the state of your health every month. Learn how to read your period and you’ll be much healthier and happier in your life.” Like many women…

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Vaginal Steaming: The Forgotten Practice

Vaginal steaming forgotten practice

Like many of us living in our modern day world, I’ve lived disconnected from the generations old traditions of my ancestors. I know much has been forgotten even before my birth in my family lineage, but I am remembering, deep in my belly, a different way, a better way to take care of ourselves, our bodies…

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Learning What We Want Sexually is a Life Changer

female sexuality

Many of us don’t know what we want sexually; its a bit like going to the restaurant and not knowing what’s on the menu, so we choose the same thing over and over. With repetition this can can boring, monotonous and may have very little pleasure for us. Join me for this Interview with Laurie…

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Learning to Love Our Selves In all our Emotional States

emotional self love

My approach as a sexological body worker, empowerment coach and trauma healer is holistic, meaning all that my client brings is welcome, whether that’s their concerns and shame around their sexuality, their yet to be unravelled trauma, or their deep unmet grief. I see so many people struggle with expressing their emotions, they try to…

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Understanding Our Trauma : What is emotional trauma?

nervous system map trauma

You can download your copy of the Nervous System Map here. Foundation in Understanding Trauma : What is emotional trauma? I want to share my research on trauma and particularly offering ways you can understand the basic foundations of trauma. You may be reading this because you are already on your trauma healing journey, maybe…

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Power

female power

Power is a strong word It conjures up images synonymous with money, status, material possessions, having authority over others, and having political influence. It’s mostly been associated with the masculine throughout history and held in place by patriarchal systems. But as we all see these systems are failing us, they are crumbling and leaving space…

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How Safe are we Really?

feeling safe trauma healing

What is safety? How does it feel to be safe? Does our safety depend upon others? I see that in the aftermath of the #metoo campaign the subject of safety has risen in the collective awareness. People are asking questions around their experience of safety in a previously unfamiliar way, and personally I celebrate this.…

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Empowerment… and What it isn’t!!

fake female empowerment

I’m noticing a particular phrase showing up on Facebook usually on posts offering workshops/sessions or events and it’s a phrase that makes my skin crawl. When I read ……’come to my workshop and I’ll empower you to …..’ I wonder if the writer has actually given thought to what they write. Empowerment is not something…

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Trauma Healing: Mapping the Nervous System

Mapping the Nervous System

Diagram taken from David Bercelli. Foundational Map of the Nervous System I often share this diagram with my clients, it supports them to gain a foundational map of their nervous system. Once we have this knowledge we can begin to understand that our shifts in state are not something to be ashamed of or to…

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Feeling Your Body More

feeling safe to feel

Do you remember when you were young, playing endlessly, or when you were a baby, spending hours delighting in the sensations from your body, feeling your body? Our bodies are an inherent source of sensation; populated with nerve endings when stimulated our skin provides information to the brain about what we are experiencing. This sensory…

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Trauma Healing: Heads of Hydra

trauma healing resolution

Our nervous systems become dysregulated We all know that our world has become an increasingly stressful place to live. These accumulated day-to-day stresses, unless released, are registered and stored as trauma in our bodies, setting up our nervous systems to become dysregulated. Early trauma or developmental trauma, which can be passed onto us from stressed…

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Sexual Shadow

sexual shadow

Who’s that hiding in the sexual shadow of yourself? Are you curious? Invite them over into the light of your consciousness, offer them to stay for a while to know them a little more. What secrets do they hold? Can you sit without judgement as their story unfolds? With your listening there is an unwinding…

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Is Your Vagina Carrying Emotional Baggage?

vagina emotional baggage

Read my latest interview with Annie Scott featured in Foundry Fox. We put our vaginas through a lot. Smear tests. Tampons. Dildos. Drunken interactions with other people’s fingers. Ill-advised sex with people we regret. There’s a lot that goes on ‘down there’ – and that’s before we even think about the trauma of childbirth. As…

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Let’s Talk About Sex

Lets talk about sex

Interview with Pedro Marques in the Vamos Faira De Sexualidade blog. Let’s talk about sex As a sexual shamanic healer your job is to support the connection of each client with their own body, so they may feel the sensations and emotions through which their bodies constantly communicate to them. How important is it for…

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Pleasure is a Birthright

pleasure is our birthright

Pleasure is a Birthright Watch my latest  interview by Head Talks on the subject: “Pleasure is a Birthright” Go to Head Talks website for more information, interviews, and podcasts. Head Talks aims to inform, inspire and engage those interested in the mind and mental wellbeing. You can find people speaking from the heart and from their own…

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Trauma and Shame

trauma shaming

How the world of conscious sexuality healing is having its own #metoo : trauma and shame I’ve been moved by the multitude of sharing around #metoo, with each story touching something deep inside of me. Its connected with my own #metoo story,  I’ve journeyed through grief and rage both personally and collectively as this year…

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Female Ejaculation and the G-Spot

female ejaculation g-spot

I’ve been supporting women to grow into their sexual aliveness for many years and the most common challenges I see them face is either resolving their trauma and/ or not having a  comprehensive understanding and experience of their own pleasure anatomy.   I want to share about female pleasure anatomy and in particular the structures…

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Female Arousal Anatomy: Diving Deep into the Unknown

female arousal anatomy

Sacred Cave or Down There? Pussy, yoni, cunt, vagina. What do you call your genitals? In the Tantric tradition the word yoni is used to name the whole of the vulva, directly translated to ‘sacred cave’ here you meet the majesty of the feminine in all her glory, wonder and divinity. This may feel a…

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Unleashing the Power of the Dark Feminine Through the G-Spot

Dark feminine

The Light and the Dark It’s common understanding many women suffer from an internal split between the light and dark aspects of their feminine nature, as society rewards women as virginal loving mothers and shames their desire for passion and sex. The path of Tantra, which translates as ‘union’, is a journey into the reconciliation…

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The Full Body Energetic Orgasm: Revolutionise Your Sex Life

full body orgasm

The Full Body Energetic Orgasm is revolutionising the sex lives of men and women across the UK. Sexual Shamanic Practitioner and Empowerment Coach Catherine Hale reveals the secrets behind sexual empowerment, the full body orgasm and intense levels of bliss. About 4 years ago I first experienced a Full Body Energetic Orgasm, my body shook…

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My Journey as a Sexual Shamanic Healer

shamanic healer

In this video I share with SoundArt Radio host Andrew Ball, my journey from inner London state school teacher to sexual shamanic healer. Sexual shamanic healer When I reflect on this period in my life, I had to jump from a life which no longer served me, that felt like a prison at times, and…

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Ovarian Cancer: What Every Woman Needs to Know

ovarian cancer diagram

Ovarian cancer This time last year I was experiencing some symptoms of lower back pain, pelvic pain, pain on urination and feelings of being unwell.  I went to visit my GP. The following week my doctor told me that my blood tests indicated a raised level of a cancer biomarker known as CA125. I was informed this could…

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