My name is Catherine
I help people use conscious breathing as a starting point and as the vehicle to bring about change...change in how they see themselves, in what could be possible, and in the ways they experience spirit, body and life.
I had my first breathwork session about 10 years ago... it set off a new trajectory for decisions I made about how I wanted to live, and how to realize my vision.
The breathwork helped me feel energy in my body as palpable experiences; often I felt sensation right where I once had a physical injury. The body stores memories of injuries, both physical and emotional, in the depths of its cells.
By learning to work with my breath, I learned to trust my body again and was finally able to move through emotions that I had long locked down...the cause of my panic attacks and a distorted, unhealthy perception of myself. It allowed me to safely confront and release the energetic blocks created by past experiences.
The breath brought me back to awareness of a healing energy reunited from within and outside the human body. The flow of energies meet in the nose, the mouth, the heart, and the mind.
The energy in each inhale has the potential to reinvigorate our aliveness; each exhale has the potential to release old stories and patterns saved in the cells in the body. Some memories plant a belief in our subconscious that becomes an obstacle to having the life we desire, or manifest in our bodies in a painful way. When we release these blocks, we enjoy a new experience of freedom.
With breathwork, a space opened up for me to expand into a new experience of being...one that was determined not by my past, but by authentic choice.
I continued my development in private sessions, professional training at the Philadelphia and New York Rebirthing Center, as well as other breathwork workshops.
Today I help people use their breath to tap into the mind-body connection, practice mindfulness, and manage the stressess of daily living as well as that of extraordinary crises.
This is now
I lead breathwork workshops, and work with people one-on-one to create change, whether they are coping with depression, anxiety, or stagnation. I teach stress management and emotional support to techies, cancer patients and their caregivers. I am also working closely with specialists to design technology that will support an individual's goal to use breathwork for self care.
I teach people to breathe fully into their bodies and to change thinking patterns. I help them rediscover magical thinking and reconstruct their sense of self worth. The way we see our world inevitably impacts the future we create...and we do have the power to create. Each day, we self actualize.