Namaste —  “The divine light in me bows to the divine light in you”

 

MY DREAM

At the beginning of 2013 I became extremely ill through the unfortunate nature of a chronic illness and during that time found a stillness that allowed me to create Connect the Dots. Since then the business has fully transformed and shifted, much like the way my life has.  Connect the dots Yoga and Wellness centre is located in the south of Sydney, Oatley. I also run individual, group and retreat’s  out of the Bellingen shire in NSW. A new small space will be opening in May, 2019.

MY BELIEFS

I hold a belief in the purities of philosophy, and that nature holds a deep symbolism that can be read and used as a guide. I am deeply spiritual and yet don’t identify with the dogma that quite often comes along with it. I believe that every human has a spiritual side. My illness was an awakening of sorts – and I am deeply grateful for each experience life has offered me. I have worked with South American lineage to plant medicine and have benefited from many healing’s from sitting with different plant medicines. I honour the teachers who have passed this down the lineage and am forever grateful for their presence in my life. I honour the indigenous land that we currently reside on and all those that have come before us and that continue to offer their presence in the sacred work in this space. The Gumbaynggirr tribe of Bellingen. Also paying respect to the sacred ‘gawiyarr’ and ‘bilirrgan’ – The Black Cockatoo’s who grace this land.

 

 

BACKGROUND

I’ve worked with many different populations throughout my life, offering me exposure to a diverse range of people (and animals!)  The seeds of my career began in Social Science. Soon after, I moved into a case manager and support planner position in disability. Following on from this I worked as a youth consultant offering individual and group sessions with teenagers at risk of disengaging from schools. More recently my roles have included working at The Butterfly Foundation as a Counsellor and in Private practice as a Psychotherapist/Counsellor and Coach.I work as a yoga teacher and also an energy healer through reiki and shamanic practices in a small space up in Bellingen on the mid north coast.

I align strongly with a person centred and relational approach that focuses on building awareness. With foundations in Gestalt and Rogerian philosophy I have a strong interest in somatic based therapies, mindfulness, neurobiology and trauma fields. I believe in holistic healing and enjoy ancient philosophies in therapeutic streams, as well as, evidence based models.

 

Mostly, my passion is for integration, authenticity and supporting others to connect the dots and live a life that empowers them to thrive.

SERVICES

Psychotherapy

Yoga

Meditation

Energy healing (Reiki and Shamanic)

Readings

Healing circles

Workshops

Retreats

 

 

THERAPEUTIC SPECIALIST AREAS

I work across a broad range of areas, however specialise in the following:

Eating presentations Binge eating, Bulimia, Anorexia, EDNOS.Couples Therapy
Trauma presentations
Grief
Infertility and  post natal depression
Anxiety

 

 

COACHING

In coaching we work with individuals and groups through the Dots Program at retreats and afterwards, facilitating transformation work with people and helping them connect the dots to feel their internal acceptance,empowerment and embody wellness and clarity in all areas of their lives.

If you feel you would like to find out more about my work email kate@connecthedots.com.au or visit the Contact page.

I look forward to meeting and working with you.