The practice of nurturing mind, body & spirit

Hi I’m Kate and I am the founder of Connect the dots.

It’s an honour to be writing this today and introduce what makes me passionate in the work I do.

My passion is geared toward growth and transformation. Both are incredibly important in my life and it feels like my birthright to offer the opportunity of thriving to others.

The path that has lead me here……

I’ve had many experience’s in my life that have lead me down the track of being a therapist, yoga teacher, reiki practitioner  and living a mindful life. These experience’s have been traumatic in nature and yet have supported me to move past comfort and in to the fabric of mindfulness.

I now help others to thrive in their lives through a gentle, nourishing and slow challenging approach…I am a professional psychotherapist in private practice with specialist training working with trauma, eating disorders and Couple’s work.  My work consists of using a bottom up and top down approach supporting an increased capacity for integration and wholeness. I use trauma sensitive yoga and a gestalt phenomenological approach, enquiring through the body, to support a greater sense of Awareness, embodiment and capacity for vitality.

I am a yogi who is forever being taught and teaches others to live a yogic and mindful  lifestyle. I am blessed to have trained under Idit Hefer Tamir and Katie Manistas  for my Level I in Yoga Teaching and since then, have furthered my studies and  trained with Nikola Ellis from Adore yoga for Meditation Certification, with Sarah Owen for Yin Yoga Certification and with Dr Melody Moore for Embody love yoga facilitation. My training’s have also continued with studying in the  field of trauma sensitive yoga online with David Emerson, the creator of this program whilst upgrading these studies in 2017 and 2019. My style of teaching yoga can be described as integrative and intuitive. I mainly teach Yin yoga and meditation these days, however like to practice and also teach an embodied vinyasa flow.  I am trained in Reiki and Tarot under Matthew Carloss and in 2019 hope to offer my own training’s int his area.

Nature is a huge part of my life and because of this my husband and I live up on the mid north coast of NSW in Bellingen where we are creating a retreat space. This space has already held 6 beautiful retreat’s and will continue to operate these as time goes on.

 

Thank you for taking the time out to read this and I look forward to meeting with you.

 

Professional information

  • Fitness Certificate 3 (2006)
  • Bachelor of Social Science (Counselling) (2007-2010)
  • Graduate Certificate in Gestalt Psychotherapy (2013)
  • Masters of Gestalt Psychotherapy (2013-2016)
  • Yoga Level I (2015)
  • Yin Yoga Teaching (2016)
  • Meditation Facilitation (2016)
  • Embody Love Facilitation (2016)
  • Reiki Level I & II (2016, 2017)

 

Professional Registrations
Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia(PACFA)
Yoga Alliance