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By Kat | December 24, 2017

Ahead of tomorrow’s gift giving, food and drink extravaganza, I thought it timely to consider connecting with an attitude of gratitude. The bio-psycho-social-spiritual benefits of gratitude are myriad. Cultivating conscious contact with thankfulness is a…

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By Kat | December 23, 2017

I meet many clients who are searching for certainty in life. The truth is nothing is certain. In the limbic system of the brain, deep within the temporal lobes, there are two small almond shaped…

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By Kat | December 19, 2017

Stories matter, you see. It’s not simply that we like to tell stories, and to listen to them: it’s that narrative is hard-wired into us. It’s a function of our biology, and the way our…

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By Kat | December 16, 2017

Imagine a woman who believes it is right and good she is a woman. A woman who honors her experience and tells her stories. Who refuses to carry the sins of others within her body…

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By Kat | December 15, 2017

This past year has been insightful for me. I got very clear on the values that guide me in life – the two main ones being faith and compassion. I have a deep faith that…

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By Kat | December 14, 2017

In the brain all things happen in the same moment. And that moment is now. Imagination makes it possible to experience a whole world inside the mind. It gives the ability to look at any…

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By Kat | December 13, 2017

You are right where you’re supposed to be right now – everything that has happened in your life has led up to this moment. Whether the circumstances you find yourself in now feel like a…

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By Kat | December 12, 2017

I love the notion and feeling of curiosity. That place of not knowing or ‘beginners mind’ allows for great possibility. I encourage clients to be curious about the stories their minds are spinning them. The…

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By Kat | December 11, 2017

14 years ago when my beloved nanna passed I inherited a cactus plant of hers. I think it’s flowered once in the time I’ve had it. For a long time it lay dormant, nearly dead,…

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By Kat | December 9, 2017

There is an oft shortened quote from Helen Keller about courage that we do well to contemplate and remember: “Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of…

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By Kat | December 8, 2017

To be feminine or to tune into maternal instinct is sometimes mistakenly thought of (in a patriarchal society) to be soft, pliable, pastel coloured. Nothing could be further from the truth. Try taking a newborn…

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By Kat | December 7, 2017

Need i say any more?? Really? okay then NOBODY knows better than you what’s right for you. NOBODY. Let me say what I really mean: NOBODY. Advice? Get some. Friends? Respect them. Mentors? Honour them.…

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By Kat | December 6, 2017

Calm and connected. These are the two qualities that come up time and again with my clients. They’re looking to be more present in their lives, to feel calmer and more connected, To themselves, to…

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By Kat | December 5, 2017

A lot of therapists and teachers will make claims about empowering you in your life, pregnancy and birth. Let’s get one thing straight. I don’t empower you. Empowerment is not something I nor anyone else…

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By Kat | December 4, 2017

For the past week I’ve had no option but to listen to my body because it quite simply stopped me in my tracks. First laryngitis shut me up, then a cold laid me out. I’ve…

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By Kat | December 3, 2017

We’re very affected by the moon, even in a city like London where we can feel disconnected from nature, today’s Super Full Moon will demonstrate that. Talk to any birth worker and she’ll tell you…

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By Kat | December 2, 2017

Did you try the meditation yesterday? It’s a way of cultivating presence (rather than presents) to the here and now. Although regular practice of 10 minutes has much documented evidence of health benefits, for just…

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By Kat | December 1, 2017

Do you? It’s so easy to get caught up in life and work and the busy-ness of it all that a day slips by without a moment for yourself. Can you make a commitment to…

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By Kat | December 2, 2015

Remember to stop and breathe and look around you today #mindfulness #hypnobirthing #meditation #nature #advent (at Hackney Downs)

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