Impact

The most valuable part of the program was the slowness, the spaciousness, being able to really move as my body wanted. it was deeply healing to be given full permission to give my presence to my body and to what it was feeling and experiencing. I have been feeling very well resourced since. 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. I felt the love and care right from the beginning. Overall 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.

It was an immense pleasure to journey with Catherine. She has an amazing gift at holding a compassionate, loving space with great presence, and care. This allowed for deep healing and transformation to occur of which I'm continuing to see the benefits of now several weeks later. I was very touched by Catherine's empowering approach to working with trauma where she helped me to reactivate and remember so much more of my true self beyond the self-limiting beliefs and painful stories that I had felt trapped by until I met her. 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 Coaching Program Participant

Anon

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 free of that concern. ~ Thrive Coaching Program Participant

Anon

The re-parenting exercise gave me the opportunity to clearly recognise a part of myself that was struggling and needing attention. The depth of the exercise allowed the space to really “see” her and connect with who she was & how her needs were not met, which was something I knew in my mind, but hadn’t connected with her from my heart. This allowed space for empathy to arise & a release of stuck emotion. ~ Thrive Coaching Program Participant

CH

As a Sexologist, Catherine’s Trauma Awareness Training has 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.

The teachings from this training have now become a bedrock of my life. Through understanding nervous system regulation and trauma theory, It has provided tools that I have use 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 Participant

Madalaine Munro

The space that was held by you felt empowering, I loved the mixture of education, embodiment and your own wisdom. I felt I could really embody and learn about my nervous system and different energies within my body. This has been profound - I have seen many therapists over the years, including somatic but I feel the deepest transformation has happened through out our time together.

I feel a lot more capacity in recognising where my nervous system is at (hyper/hypo) and being able to stay with it/ bring myself back. I also feel that it takes me less time to get out of these states that can last a long time. I feel more empowered in being able to take care of myself

Experiencing a coaching container with Catherine has been so empowering and has helped me to heal, grow, and develop knowledge and tools to weave into my life. I have experience a lot of therapy in the past, but have found the wisdom & combination of skills that Catherine holds has helped me really to embody and integrate on such a deep level. This continues to support me to thrive and heal. I feel more empowered and aligned with my essence, body & nervous system with more trust and tools to care and support myself. Thank you! ~ Thrive Coaching Program Participant

Anon

I really felt that Catherine was able to create an environment that was maximally conducive to growth and healing. I felt so safe with her every second of our sessions together. At the beginning of the program, she was able to see my Self and show me how to get there. Every step taken was together, fostering such an incredible capacity in me to trust myself, to heal myself, and to be able to heal others. Its clear to me that the healing made possible in this program will (and has already begun) to spread to others around me. I am realising my potential in a way I could have never imagined! Both in my personal relationships as well as my professional and spiritual realms. I would (and have been) recommending this program to anyone and everyone. ~ Thrive Coaching Program Participant

SK

This was an excellent introduction into the complexity of trauma. I am so much more aware now 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. It is a process of continual learning, with strong foundations from this course and I am developing as I see each client. For me it 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. And the pace was excellent! Thank you Catherine! ~ Trauma Awareness Training Particpant

Lynn Roscow

It was an immense pleasure to journey with Catherine. She has an amazing gift at holding a compassionate, loving space with great presence, and care. This allowed for deep healing and transformation to occur of which I'm continuing to see the benefits of now several weeks later. I was very touched by Catherine's empowering approach to working with trauma where she helped me to reactivate and remember so much more of my true self beyond the self-limiting beliefs and painful stories that I had felt trapped by until I met her. 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 Coaching Program Participant

FS

Catherine's Trauma Awareness course has really helped me understand what it is to be trauma informed. 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. What does a trauma response feel like in my body? What patterns and coping mechanisms do I have to deal with this underlying feeling of tension in my body? Understanding trauma at this level has allowed me to be more compassionate with my feelings and explore new methods of regulating my nervous system rather than constantly trying to override or shut my feelings down. 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.

As a marketing coach I have now have a greater understanding of how trauma can show up in my clients. When it comes to business and marketing it 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 Participant

Shivani Ottaway

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 free of that concern.~ Thrive Coaching Program Participant

Anon

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

Anon

I appreciated how clear the boundaries were, how explicitly they were stated along with how grounded you were, it helped everyone else be grounded too. I felt very heard, safe and considered. Thank you! ~ Tantric Flow Workshop Participant

FT

I really appreciated taking the time to create safety at the beginning. It made the shaking part easy and it was fascinating feeling my body go into spontaneous shakes. I'm going to continue this practice at home I love it so much! ~ Tantric Flow Workshop Participant

Anon

I got so much more than I wanted from the retreat. The Wheel of Consent felt really relevant to all aspects of my life and seeing sex as non goal orientated was significant. Learning about consent through interactive touch and being able to talk through things that had happened the evening before was really helpful. I learned a lot about sexual anatomy and ways to touch.

I gained so many valuable insight from our time with you. They have allowed me to see much more clearly what is going wrong and right in my interactions with my husband and I think this could transform our relationship both in and out of the bedroom. ~ Retreat Particpant

Rachael

I didn't know what to expect from the couples retreat but I have gained a lot over the last few days. Learning about the Wheel of Consent feels like a very significant movement in my life and I can see how important this will be in both my work and homes lives. The accommodation was lovely and provided a safe and secure place for us to feel relaxed in and the food was delicious! ~ Retreat Participant

James

Throughout the retreat the space was so perfectly attuned to my needs that it was difficult to see who led and who responded as the programme unfolded.  No matter where I moved in my process, I felt deeply held in a place where nothing was too much and Catherine and her team brought such generosity and depth and richness and wisdom. ~ Retreat Participant

JR

In the Conscious touch workshop I gained a desire to treat myself better and to make more positive and healthy choices – including a new relationship with my ‘yes’ and ‘no’ and also a desire and confidence to go further and deeper. The way Catherine held space and guided us was fantastic!

Kate

Im so grateful for our session today I had no idea how backed up I had become by ignoring my sexual energy and sexuality.  Thank you for literally awakening me. I also wanted to thank you for your professionalism, energy, patience and approach.

Rebecca

Thank you Catherine.  I want to acknowledge how impressive you were at the weekend.  I have done a lot of workshops and have worked with some truly excellent facilitators – as well as some not so good ones.  You really do have a gift in holding the space and feeling into where the group is. I hope our paths cross again as I’d love to work more with you!

Mandy

The most powerful part of the day for me was the last bit when I felt that I was someone else and I was in deep connection with them. I felt very emotional when I hugged one of the other women, it was really a watershed moment for me and so I really want to thank the other woman for being in that moment with me and sharing an unwavering commitment to that unfolding!

Samantha

As a mature woman I had been in a sexless marriage, which in every sense had been very frustrating, and as a consequence I had not felt very confident around my sexuality. Having met Catherine I completely trusted her to share my experience that I would love to find my G spot!! She held a very sacred safe space with me and a small group of women to explore our own G spots it was not only a very profound personal experience she was able to make it fun for us and not at all embarrassing. This whole experience gave me the confidence to ask my lover to explore my sexuality and G spot further and we continue to have amazing love making together. Thank you darling Catherine for the incredible work you do with such love and compassion.

LTJ

I just want to thank you for the beautiful day on the Anatomy of Female Arousal workshop and for creating a safe space for our exploration. I feel blessed to have experienced the depth of wisdom and healing our Pussy’s have. I feel so honoured to have held space for these women in what I feel is a sacred moment that I will always honour and never forget, and in the witnessing of such beauty and courage of the Divine Feminine. I will always honour my sacred pussy and do my utmost to give her daily attention.

JP

In my session with Catherine, magic happened. I got to experience myself as an energetic being. I felt energy moving inside my body, generating in one place and moving to another. It was wonderful to experience how life force is not some kind of mystical thing out there, rather what was living inside me; what I was made of. I got to connect with my body at a very deep level and I felt self-love and pure joy.

Zsaklin

Catherine created a safe and sacred atmosphere in which I felt held and supported enough to explore feelings that I did not know that were there. I could not have done that without her presence.

Gloria

I have to confess I was a little worried I may be disappointed with the session, since I have tried so many things in the past that were costly and not worthy or not effective in bringing about real and lasting transformation.

Yet this time, not only was I thrilled that I ‘found you’ on my own terms (not through friends or acquaintances) which made me feel that I do know how to guide myself alone (empowering) and also due to the fact that I really deeply appreciate your seriousness (yet lightness) and gentleness in the way you do your work.

The boundaries work has brought so much clarity, I can feel the impact on all areas of my life already starting to happen.Thank you from my heart for this You are truly amazing.

Luna

How I found My Way Home.

The time had come for me to turn and face myself. The space provided on this week long retreat has enabled me to do just that and to dive deep into my being and to stay in that depth exploring, discovering, remembering, healing and transforming.

I felt totally welcomed throughout the retreat from my preparation, through my arrival, through each day, through the retreat ending and through the integration process afterwards.. At all times there was so much care and attention to every detail.

Throughout the retreat the space was so perfectly attuned to my need that it was difficult to see who led and who responded as the programme unfolded. No matter where I moved in my process, I felt deeply held in a place where nothing was too much and Catherine and her team brought such generosity and depth and richness and wisdom. Catherine, her team and the space they created were steeped in tenderness, encouragement and invitation. All elements of my being felt deeply supported and nurtured including the physical environment of the beautiful workspace and accommodation and food.

I felt heard with everything I brought to the retreat – every word, every movement, every gesture, every piece of my story – all deeply listened to and woven into the process of my intensive. I discovered how to witness my life in a whole new way and my being felt so witnessed throughout the intensive. The guides and the space they created for me was filled with insights and profound experience and transformation.

Previously, I have experienced a variety of other personal development programmes which worked at depth, but I have never been able to reach such personal depth and to be held at every level of my being – physically, emotionally, my thinking and spiritually. Never before, have I left a programme so richly resourced and empowered to support my being going forward.

This retreat is life changing and it continues to support my changing life. It was as if my being was made of blotting paper throughout the retreat. I felt so safe and held and so I could totally open up and absorb my experiences and deepen into my wise being and into the mystery.

Catherine and her team shared so generously of themselves and their home I felt at ease. The space I encountered was open, trusting, generous, abundant and sacred. This intensive experience has brought my being to life in a way that I would never have imagined. I found my way home and I now have a deep sense of clarity, peace and the freedom to make choices about my life going forward…

I will forever be grateful to all that I experienced on this retreat. I emerged, resourced, deeply healed and able to really see the bigger story of my life in the past, present and future possibility. I would describe this retreat as unique and I believe that, going forward, my life cannot and will not ever be the same again… THANK YOU!

Fiona

I discovered a new and deeply embodied way to express myself and take responsibility for my own thoughts, feelings and pleasure. I’d recommend Catherine’s work to anyone open to explore her/his/their body. She’s kind, professional, well prepared and genuine.

AF

The entire retreat was hugely valuable and transformational for me. It came at just the right time and was exactly what I needed. It was so good just to be able to talk at length with two people who are so understanding and wise and who are prepared to invest so much of themselves in helping me deal with my issues; and also who create the environment where I felt able to face up to these issues and accept that help. Which, given where I started from, is no mean feat! Also, both of your words of encouragement and acknowledgement of the progress I have made mean a tremendous amount to me.

Jen

I have gained the ability to feel again. I have never been connected with my heart and now I feel amazing: open energised, excited and alive!

Henriette

I loved the introduction to boundaries exercises and feel it was important part of the workshop, it enabled us to create a safe and respected space.

Anna

Catherine created a safe, supportive, boundaried space. I like that she just allowed.

Amelia

In the womb workshop I was reminded that I can trust my female sisters to support me in this work, that was such a significant piece for me as exploring my wound from the betrayal of the feminine has been a big part of my healing journey recently.

Nisha

The workshop was an amazing experiential self-learning about a part of my essence I had previously  felt unable to meet, around beauty and love. I experienced heart opening and a positive channeling of my sexual energies. I felt empowered to move energy through my body alone and with others. Also during the weekends workshop I gained a growing confidence to meet and be seen in my vulnerability, and in doing so to connect with and open my heart. Allowing myself to be seen, be safe and loved was very healing.

Amanda M

I gained more confidence in the way that I’m working with myself and with partners. I learned to work with my boundaries both in my emotional expression, and the parts of myself I can bring to a group environment. Sex has always been a very private hidden thing for me so this was amazing.

Poppy

I arrived feeling shame about being in a group of women talking about sex, but Catherine's gentle and inclusive manner enabled me to relax into being with the other women. I enjoyed Catherine’s knowledge and wisdom, i can see how much i didn't know about my own body, shocking really!

Shelia

Catherine held the space really well. I felt very safe to explore without judgement. It was fun, not too serious whilst being to the point! A developed a deeper connection to my yoni which I feel I have often closed off. I got confirmation to slow down and to start listening to the whispers of my body. Thank you!!!

Stacey B

I gained deeper healing of my heart and touching my wounds and blessings. I saw my sweetness, my tenderness, and my spiritual sensuality. I released more shame, blocks and suffering and now there is space inside for my beautiful girl/woman to grow. Catherine has a deep understanding about female sexuality. I was nervous about the workshop but I soon felt safe and comfortable as Catherine held a gentle and understanding space. I gained sisterhood and extra understanding of my yoni. Thank you!!

Jessica

I recently worked with Catherine and found her keen intuition and equanimity a wonderful aid for the work that we did together; Catherine made the uncomfortable bearable and her lovely calm way helped create an ambience of trust and openness.

The professionalism, hard work and follow up that she put in only helped me in my journey and i thoroughly enjoyed working with Catherine and would highly recommend her; she is a knowledgeable practitioner, insightful and someone who practices what she preaches.

Nikita

I feel lighter and my body is tingling from head to toe. I’ve gained a deeper understanding of behaviours I use with my partner that I can now be conscious of.

Leonie Ferrer

Working with you was excellent, I like your clarity and great facilitation skills.

Klaudia

I feel I know my body much better and am more confident to explore further. I feel connected with my sisters, deepening my knowing we are all the same.

Ruth

Catherine is a very intuitive and professional therapist. We shared a very healing session. I was helped to release a lot of buried resentment and pain. This has allowed me to love my self more and moved the relationship with my partner to a much more loving and tender place. I’m very happy and feel lucky to have found this support.

Chris

I found you to be a wonderful, very clear, kind and loving facilitator

Kim Roberts

I felt so energised after the session, it felt like a huge weight had been lifted from me. To feel the Love that you radiate showed me what I’ve been missing in my life for years. I want to have this in my life always

Jemma

I came in here tonight feeling like I couldn’t even close my eyes my head was spinning so much. In just a short time I felt so relaxed and in my ease with you. Thank you for your kindness, compassion and love in the session, you have such gentle way about her which works really well with such a sensitive subject of female sexuality and trauma.

CY

I have seen Catherine in a personal session and experienced her as a workshop facilitator many times. As a teacher and healer, I have found Catherine to hold a deep, steady, clear and strong presence. She clearly has deep passion and commitment for her work and is able translate her knowledge and personal experience in a way that includes, informs and inspires others. In particular her work around educating women of the true nature of their anatomy, capacity for pleasure and finding deeper integration within their being.Within the healing space Catherine engages completely with what she is being presented with, and her approach is slow, deliberate and executed with the utmost care. In my personal session I was able to access difficult aspects which I prefer to hide and find difficult to trust others with. These aspects were not only welcomed by Catherine, they were revered.

Anyone on a journey of greater consciousness would be fortunate to encounter Catherine. I will be attending her sessions for some time to come yet.

Vicki

While initially apprehensive and nervous about such intimate work, Catherine’s warm and non-judgemental demeanour put me at ease surprisingly quickly. With Catherine’s help, in just a couple of sessions, I was able to release deep mental and physical blocks around sexuality that I have held on to for decades, and which have prevented me from having a truly fulfilling relationship. Catherine has opened me up to a whole new way of relating to sex – as a sacred practice – which is something I had unknowingly been looking for for many years.

Molly

I can for a session around the trauma in my body. I enjoyed working with you very much and loved the space you helped me inhabit. I am fascinated by the feelings that arose within me and the colour sequence was amazing it was light but sent a beautiful ripple through me, I left feeling a sense of peacefulness I've not had for as long as I can remember. This feels like home.

Olivia

A brief note to offer a heartfelt thank you for welcoming me into your space yesterday. You really are a warm and intuitive being – I hugely appreciated your patience in what was for me a big and somewhat apprehensive step. I have felt incredible shame around my sexuality so to be met and to not feel like I was going to die was a new experience, I can breath a sigh of great relief.

Janet