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Hi!  I'm Kate.

As a Licensed Physical Therapist + highly empathic human, I have witnessed first hand how 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 a couple of 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 Physical Therapist with the beautiful modality of breathwork.  Enhanced by my empathic and intuitive gifts, I combine my impressive knowledge of the human body with breathwork + energy work and have developed my own trauma tools for uncovering/understanding how our familial and ancestral trauma shows up the body.  These 3 steps are the KEY to understanding and decoding the secret language of your body! 

Kate Crawford