About Katherine

Katherine is the founder of Words & Wellbeing and is an internationally  qualified meditation teacher with a Certificate in Meditation Teaching and Holistic Human Development from the Inner Voyage College.   She is an executive member of the International Institute for Complimentary Therapists and the International Meditation Teacher’s Association.  Katherine is also an experienced author with a Master of Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Technology Sydney.

“Whilst I would like to believe that I am the ‘founder’ of Words & Wellbeing, in truth, Words & Wellbeing found me. The business was a natural evolution that grew out of my love for the written word and my unwavering belief in the benefits of practical meditation.

Helping others brings me joy. When somebody ‘gets it,’ when something ‘twigs’ for someone, or when a client experiences a seismic shift in their way of thinking, or how they express themselves on the written page, that’s a WOW moment in my life and the immediate gratification for doing what I do.

Writing classes are engaging, interactive and most importantly FUN! The basic elements of the craft of narrative writing are an integral part of the learning experience – however, really I work with ‘energy’ – yours, mine, and ours! Writing workshops can spontaneously erupt into meditation sessions and meditation classes incorporate both the spoken and written word, in order to empower clients to make better decisions and lead more joyous lives. My role is to help you discover the meditation style that best works for you and classes are not affiliated with any particular religion or cultural background.”

QUALIFICATIONS

  • IMTTA Certificate in Meditation Teaching & Holistic Human Development 2017
  • IMTT Certificate in Holistic Counselling 2017
  • IMTTA Certificate in Chair Yoga Instruction 2017
  • Master of Arts in Creative Writing, University of Technology, Sydney, 2016
  • Bachelor of Arts (Humanities) with Distinction 2005
  • Diploma of Business (Frontline Management) 2003
  • Certificate IV in Assessment & Workplace Training 2002
  • AWARDS

  • Golden Key International Honour Society
  • EMPLOYMENT HISTORY

  • Words & Wellbeing – Founder 2017
  • 2013 – 2017 Self Employed – Author, Writing Mentor and Speaker
  • 2003 – 2013 Pin Training & Consulting – Partnership
  • 2001 Mentor – Academic Mentoring Scholarship Scheme, University of Western Sydney
  • MEMBERSHIPS/COMMITTEES

  • Member International Meditation Teachers Association
  • Executive Member International Institute for Complementary Therapies
  • Associate Member - Professional Speakers Association of Australia
  • Alumni member of the University of Western Sydney Bachelor of Arts External Advisory Committee
  • Member Australian Turf Club
  • PUBLISHED WORKS

    Strange Objects Covered in Fur, 2015. UTS Writer’s Anthology. Xoum Publishing, Sydney. “Weeding By Moonlight.” Short Story. Presented at the Sydney Writers Festival, May 2015.