Here are appreciative words from people experiencing positive outcomes from holistic wellness coaching with me. These include accounts of disordered eating as well as eating disorders recovery.
Cathy has such broad skills and experience and I was so grateful that she was able to give me direction and the next steps when I didn’t know where to go next, yet also always knew when to let me work something through myself. She gave me the wisdom, strength and clarity I needed to finally close the book on this disease.
I felt asking for help was a sign of weakness, but it has been my biggest strength. I wanted recovery. I wanted my life back. I wanted my family and friends back. I wanted to live life, I had missed out on so much.
My doctor hadn’t been able to help with this, they just kept increasing my Meds to cope. However I was sick and tired of just coping. I wanted more. I was open to and willing to try anything.
That’s when an acquaintance introduced me to Cathy. There was no judgement from her, just total respect and understanding of my situation. She treated me as an individual and that’s how my recovery plan was put together… for me and only me.
My suffering is different to everyone and thus my recovery was going to be different as well. Cathy offered to me what no one else had offered before, a multidimensional approach to my total wellness. Wellness I realize now, is not only what I put into my body, it’s also how I respond to stresses and look after myself. Therefore, all of this was in my plan.
I had for so long neglected my own needs to care for others, it was now my turn to care for myself.
As we worked through my recovery plan, I was gaining more hope, more strength. Then I could see for the first time that eating disorders recovery is possible.
I now have my life back. Connecting with friends again. Enjoying my life, surfing, hiking, bike riding only to name a few. My family and friends are astounded at my recovery and my view of life now.
None of this could have been achieved if it wasn’t for Cathy. She dragged me out of a very deep dark hole, and there’s no looking back now.
So if you are in that dark hole and given up all hope for recovery, don’t… there is light at the entrance. Cathy will not only lead you to the light, she will help you out of the hole.
We all have the strength to do it, we just need to find the strength to ask for help to do it. Please don’t give up, it’s worth the effort. YOU’RE worth the effort.
Cathy has helped me in many different ways that I could not have anticipated, not just with my eating disorders recovery, but with my attitude towards life in general. She always comes up with many different suggestions for ways to solve an issue and will never force you to do anything you don’t want to.
Cathy is such a kind, encouraging and patient woman who I look up to, yet with whom I never felt spoken down to.
After our sessions, along with my own open-mindedness and dedication to getting well again, I now feel so much better both mentally and physically. I’m now gaining weight, and doing things that my eating disorder had previously prevented me from doing, such as exercise and going out for the day with friends. I can do things spontaneously, and enjoy whatever it is that I decide to do because I am living in the moment.
I’m so grateful for everything that I have in my life, and everything that has happened to me, in particular my opportunity to meet Cath.