Katie’s mindful approaches to nutrition day for practitioners was a really valuable asset to add to my toolbox as a therapist. I often refer back to her principles of mindful eating, both for myself in my daily practice of mindfulness and gratitude as well as for my clients. What I really love about this course is it is reminds us to really think about our relationship with food and the joy of food, which can often be distorted by the media and current food trends.
After a hideous crash diet in my late teens and a 5st weight loss in just 6 months, a decade of disordered eating followed. Painful cycles of bingeing and deprivation and a complete disconnect from enjoying food plagued me on an almost hourly basis. Food was forever on my mind. I can’t remember the exact light bulb moment during Katie’s teaching but I was nodding uncontrollably throughout. I left, totally and utterly renewed. I am now in my fourth year of being grateful for nearly every mouthful I’m eating, I have worn the same size dress and even made it through a pregnancy and post partum period (that had previously terrified me) without any negative thoughts creeping back. Katie truly is a wonder, she really did save me from myself.
Katie took time to understand the exact nature of our work and hence the challenges that our team face on a daily basis. She then wrote and delivered an inspiring mindfulness workshop that provided practical strategies for each of the specific areas that we had identified, all of which could easily be incorporated into every day life.
Katie is a very lovely, calm person to be around so the atmosphere in her sessions is peaceful and relaxing. She is very approachable and has good interpersonal skills. She is very empathetic and wise, and her suggestions are so relevant to every day life.
Katie is an inspirational speaker who positively engages her audience. Her friendly and approachable character makes listening and learning a pleasure. Undoubtedly a lady with incredible talent and enthusiasm for her subject.
I have found your teaching to be a great source of both inspiration and guidance. I like the rigorous and comprehensive approach you have, challenging us to think but also demonstrating your expertise in a practical and functional way, combined with a strong scientific foundation. I also like some of your more personal and spiritual comments. Thank you.
Very informative and inspiring. It was a real eye-opener. Excellent communication and interactive skills. Good reflective food for thought. More sessions please!
Understanding the science that explains why what we eat impacts our mood and concentration has inspired me to eat well again!
I’ve been in the classroom and workshop environment with Katie on several occasions and can only describe it as a joy. Katie has an amazing ability to make the complex information accessible, understandable and fun to learn. She engages with her audience in a way that makes everyone comfortable participating and that adds to the value of the time spent with her.
Katie has a very calming influence and you can always guarantee a laugh. I can highly recommend Katie to you – you’ll never regret attending one of her events!
Health and Wellbeing is high on our agenda to ensure our people are adequately educated and live long and happy lives. We wanted an external consultant to run a programme for our leadership and advisor population, Katie came highly recommended and certainly lived up to our expectations. We embraced her calming presence and positivity.
In very interesting and ‘penny dropping’ sessions it brought to life that how we look and feel is down to our diet and mindset. Simple and easy changes are so impactful and nearly 2 years on, the legacy of the sessions is still embedded. So many colleagues have made small and significant lifestyle changes. We loved the approach of face to face sessions, videos, open days and links/access to great information.