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Hi!  I'm Kate.

As a Licensed Physical Therapist + highly empathic human, I have witnessed first hand (and have always intuitively known) that our emotional wellbeing directly affects our physical wellbeing.

What does this mean?

To understand this on an intellectual AND an embodied level, let's look at how I believe emotions show up in the body:

Anger IS inflammation.  

Why?  Because they FEEL the same.  Let's look at a few characteristics of how inflammation presents in the body:

  • Redness.

  • Swelling.

  • Hot to touch.

  • A decrease in movement and loss of function.

  • Stiffness. 

Now, let's compare this list to how we feel in our body when we get really angry.  If you allow yourself to hang out with the emotion of anger without suppressing it or making it wrong, sensations typically felt include: hot in the face, ready to explode, feeling stuck in place and unable to move forward, clenched fists/stiffness.  They are the same thing and to understand why inflammation continues to show up in your body, you need to be able to understand the emotion and energy of YOUR anger.

Anxiety is chronic muscle contraction.  

What does contraction mean?  When a muscle engages, it contracts to move whatever it is designed to move.  When the brain signals to the muscle that it no longer needs to work, the muscle relaxes and lengthens back out again.  If you feel the emotion of anxiety on a regular basis or you're unable to regulate your nervous system in an effective way for YOU, you will be stuck in contraction.  What this means is that muscles in your body will not be able to let go. They will develop chronic tension and you will experience a lot of referred pain and discomfort.

I hold a Master's Degree of Science in Physical Therapy.  The human body has always fascinated me but as a highly sensitive human who has suffered from chronic pain and fatigue my whole life, my own body perplexed me.  That was until I found breathwork!  Breathwork has been the perfect modality for my empathic body because it allows me to tap into my own energetic and emotional wellbeing.  This knowledge offers to me EVERYTHING that I need.  Embodying a trauma-informed approach to care and healing through my own breathwork journey + certification process has been life changing not just for me on a personal level but also in creating Korē Breathwork! 

Korē Breathwork integrates my years of experience as a Physiotherapist with this beautiful modality of breathwork.  The crux of the work I do with my clients includes creating a process for connecting with the body, listening to its wisdom, and creating lasting change. Enhanced by my empathic and intuitive gifts, I have established a method for guiding you through your emotional and energetic blocks so you too can learn to listen to your body and experience a life of abundant health and flow.

I can't wait to work with you!

Kate Crawford

What's in a Name?

Korē, pronounced Ko-ray, translates to ‘core; heart’.  Persephone, Greek goddess of the Earth, was also referred to as Korē.  The story goes that Hades, the brother of Zeus and God of the Underworld, abducted the young goddess one day as she was picking flowers in the sunny fields of Olympus.  Demeter, Persephone’s mother, went in search of her but was unable to find her.  Demeter’s grief caused the earth to die—crops failed, and famine came  upon the land.  Her father, Zeus, intervened and commanded Hades to return Persephone.  Reluctant to release her, Hades forced Persephone to eat pomegranate seeds, the food of the dead.  As a result, she was only able to spend only six months out of the year with her mother; the other six months she was destined to spend in the realm of Hades.

To the Greeks, the return of Korē from the underworld symbolized the return of life in the spring; a re-birth and a renewal.

I truly believe that we all experience Korē’s duality.  We have both light (conscious) and dark (unconscious) aspects of our being.  Connecting to our breath empowers us to shed light on the darker aspects of ourselves, integrating it with the light to become whole.  Becoming whole means to recognize, accept, forgive, and finally take responsibility for our shadow.