My journey with The Work began in 1999. It was a few short years after the stillbirth of my first child. The Work helped me to come to terms with the trauma of his death by working through many of the thoughts and beliefs I had carried with me since he died.
In those early days of The Work, there were no YouTube videos to watch, no MP3 downloads, no mainstream books published, a very rudimentary website and yet The Work had found me all the way up in the northeast of Scotland in a small community called Findhorn. I subscribed to get cassettes sent to me by post that had recordings of Katie working with people and I would look forward to getting a new cassette each month to listen to on my walkman.
Over the years, time and again I have used The Work to question this "I know" mind I have. I explore and see how it constantly creates drama, creates stories, creates something out of nothing. This mind that unwittingly generates stress because of what it believes. I have experienced the freedom that comes when The Work is applied. I have seen that The Work consistently and unfailingly has led me back to peace on countless areas, topics and situations.
A certified facilitator since 2009, I work with clients 1:1 and offer workshops on money, relationships, parenting, meditation and The Work, clear communication, the body, yoga and more. I have brought The Work into business and helped many entrepreneurs and business people question their thoughts and become more effective in the workplace. I offer The Work to fellow parents based on my own challenges of raising children and set up a UK based social enterprise Joyful Parents. I am also a qualified Art Psychotherapist and have worked in hospitals, mental health facilities and hospices with adults and children. These days I teach Yoga, continue to be a student of The Work and offer inquiry to my clients and students from all over the world.
In my life, The Work has been an incredible gift. In so many ways, my own life has been transformed and I see that this has affected not only me, but my children, my parents, my husband, clients and friends - they too have benefitted whether or nor they have done The Work, simply because I show up with more peace within and that radiates out to the people and lives around me.
And I'm no saint. I still can get pissed off, stressed out, upset, overwhelmed, depressed, anxious and angry. But I know how to greet myself when I've fallen in a hole and find myself feeling trapped. The Work comes like a kind and gentle touch; it has give me a willingness to embrace and love what is, even those dark places, while it also offers a tool to question the validity of my I think I am suffering.
In 2018, I moved with my husband and two children from Findhorn, Scotland to Vancouver Island, Canada. It is my honour and my pleasure to continue serving this gift of The Work from the Pacific Northwest. I was a participant of The Camp for the Work in 2018 - an absolutely divine experience and despite having a massive toothache, I found peace! I have co-hosted in the years since.