client testimonials


I loved the resourcing practice at the beginning of each call as well as how we were encouraged to check in with ourselves and our body and to give it what it needed as we went through the course material. This provided a very integrated approach to learning. The trauma first aid piece was really beneficial to learn about and is something I’ve been bringing to my work in supporting my clients with regulating their nervous system.

I feel much more prepared and confident to navigate trauma showing up with my clients since completing the course. I feel like I have a good tool kit to draw from to better support my clients when the imprint presents itself.

My clients are now receiving a practitioner who is more attuned to both their own nervous system and theirs as well as an awareness of what they need in order to feel as safe as possible during a session.

Trauma Awareness Training Participant

Jem Ayres – Orgasmic Embodiment Coach

Catherine’s work makes me realise all those subtle places in the body that I hold trauma, which I hadn’t previously recognised, and how trauma runs my decision making.

I’m now aware the place I make decisions from within my life; my money, my relationships, my business development and my client sessions.

My clients benefit not only from the practices that Catherines teaches me, but also they are getting a healthier and more resourced practitioner who is able to give from a full place of integrity and alignment.

My business as a whole benefits because I’m working from a place of desire and choice, instead of lack and fear.

Trauma Awareness Training Participant

Nikki Chambers – Creator of Moon Sisters

‘I feel my professional capacity to make sure my women’s groups are a trauma informed space has definitely INCREASED.’

 The calls were great – I really enjoyed the ones I attended live, both the timing and length were good for me. I was super grateful for recordings because I could pause it, take notes, listen again….really valuable thank you!

Trauma Awareness Training

Red Willow – Holistic Health and Eating Coach

‘Catherine has created something very VALUABLE here, and delivers it in a way that is gentle and easy to digest.’

So many courses teach just techniques relating to the subject matter, and stoke the excitement of helping people, yet miss out the vitally important part – relating to the client in their suffering.

Catherine embodies the concepts she teaches which helps with integration of the material. As I make the move into coaching, this short course with Catherine has given me the confidence to work with clients on a one to one basis.

Trauma Awareness Training


‘I felt the love and care right from the beginning’

The slowness, spaciousness, and permission to what it was feeling and experiencing was DEEPLY HEALING.

I am much more aware of my old habits and tendencies that usually end up in burnout and overwhelm, not only am I more aware of them but I am now able to take the steps needed to ensure that I fill my cup more regularly than ever before leading to greater balance and harmony in my life.

I have also expanded my capacity to self-regulate thereby enjoying more ease in my relationships as well as a softer, less stressful and more gentle way of life.

I felt very SUPPORTED all the way through and  it was such a nourishing and healing journey where I was given the tenderness, space, presence and honouring I needed to really feel into the depths of my pain.

I look back over how far I’ve come these last few months of journeying together and feel waves of GRATITUDE for what a transformative and empowering experience it was!

Thrive in Life Coaching Client

Shivani Ottaway – Marketing Coach

‘Catherine is very generous with her experience and knowledge. She holds a safe space to delve into these topics all from a place of invitation and choice.’

Before the course I didn’t know what it meant to be trauma informed – I used to override or shut my feelings down.

Now it has given me a deeper understanding of the subtleties and nuances of what trauma is and how it shows up in my nervous system. Understanding trauma at this level has allowed me to be more compassionate with my feelings and explore new methods of regulating.

As a marketing coach I now see trauma in my clients can often take the form of overwhelm, shame of being seen, resistance and avoidance. Practicing what I’ve learned from this course I now have tools to support my clients in a trauma informed way to provide safety through structure, choice and ease.

I am very GRATEFUL to this work for the understanding and compassion it has given me for myself and my clients and the ongoing practice and healing it provides.

Trauma Awareness Training

Lynn Roscow – Soft Tissue Massage Therapist

‘This was an EXCELLENT introduction into the complexity of trauma.’

I now know that trauma can take many forms and be felt/experienced in many ways, but also I feel stronger and more empowered and protected to hold the space for a client if they feel the need to release.

The course gave me strong foundations which I am developing as I see each client.

The best part of the course was the total acceptance that sometimes I might not be willing/able to contribute. Even though I attended 4 out of the 5 sessions live, I realised that if I didn’t feel that I could share I didn’t have to, but when I did it was accepted and made to feel valuable.

The pace was excellent! Thank you Catherine!

Trauma Awareness Training

Madalaine Munro – Sexologist

‘The teachings from this training have now become a BEDROCK of my life.’

Its transformed the way I work with clients. It has provided skills which have allowed me to create deeper safety and trust with clients, and upgrade my skillset as a practitioner.

Through understanding nervous system regulation and trauma theory, It has provided tools that I have used in every aspect of life, allowing me to have greater insight into the way I hold my own trauma and deeper self-compassion and self-trust.

It is delivered in a consent focused and empowering way, creating permission to go at the right pace for each person. Thanks to Catherine I felt safe and held throughout the training.

She embodies the work that she teaches, and I deeply respect how she models this with integrity. 

Trauma Awareness Training


My awareness lens has become wider which has allowed me to see certain behaviours/patterns clearer and in the moment. Which has created space to make choices from regulation.

Coaching Client


‘The way in which you hold the space, tenderly and gently was for me the most powerful aspect.’

Being judged has always been something that causes fear and I found the sessions to be totally free of that concern – leaving me feeling safe to learn to embody my authentic voice.

Thrive Coaching Program Participant

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