GET TO KNOW THE TEAM: KATHRYN

Kathryn and her husband Brett on their latest trip through Europe.

Kathryn and her husband Brett on their latest trip through Europe.

What motivated you to become a health care professional?

As a teenager who struggled with dyslexia, I was filled with a desire to move beyond my own personal limitation. I experienced my first Kinesiology appointment at the age of seventeen and it had a profound effect which ultimately ignited what was to become a life-time passion and commitment to the mastery of this holistic approach to healing.

Kathryn's youngest daughter Tori.

Kathryn's youngest daughter Tori.

It was many years later while pregnant with my second child that my commitment to my path as a practitioner became more important than ever. My unborn baby had been found to have a life threatening lung deformity. We were told there was nothing medically they could do and that she may not make it to birth and if she did she would require surgery to remove her entire left lung! Without hesitation I worked with my mentor and teacher Don Viney, a skilled Kinesiologist from Melbourne. I had witnessed his brilliance and had absolute faith in his skills and techniques. Within four intensive treatments, the results not only delighted us but confounded our doctors. It was at this time I realised I had a responsibility to share this approach to wellbeing with as many people as I could. Our beautiful girl, now 13 years old, has continued to defy medical expectation, excelling not only in her health and vitality, without the requirement of any surgery, but achieving a high standard of physical excellence as a talented Ballet dancer.

What is your favourite thing about working at The Pillar Practice?

I joined The Pillar Practice team after experiencing a transformation in my own health after a serious/personal health crisis, I’m not only proud to be part of the team of therapists here but also to be sharing the wonderful benefits of this technique with the world. Without a doubt, to be involved in delivering The Pillar Practice healing system to people, helping facilitate positive changes to their health and quality of life is a blessing. I feel honoured and proud to be working with the amazing group of therapists. 

Kathryn's kids at the beach.

Kathryn's kids at the beach.

What do you do to keep a balanced life?

With two daughters who do full time dance and honouring the busyness of this stage of our lives, I realise balance to me is ongoing and finding the magical moments of connection, finding the joy in a meaningful way and balancing with the fun. My life is very full with juggling my passions of being a wife and mother, a therapist and friend, daughter and sister etc. It’s important for me to have quality time with those I hold dear and I often restore a sense of balance with time at the coast with our family and time with dear friends.

What is your favourite food to cook?

In all honesty my love of cooking has grown into a love of my husband’s cooking. Brett is quite the chef. I do enjoy cooking warm hearty soul foods from India like, butter chicken, vindaloo, or a spicy dahl.

Kathryn and her husband Brett in snowy Europe.

Kathryn and her husband Brett in snowy Europe.

Where is your favourite place you’ve travelled?

Europe holds a special place in my heart, we had a memorable 7 weeks travelling throughout Europe with our three children a few years ago and more recently Brett and I celebrated our 20-year anniversary with a romantic trip to Europe.

Who are the most inspirational people in your life?

There are so many people through the years that have inspired me in many ways on many different levels, all contributing to the person I am today. From my parents love and devotion to one another, my many wonderful teachers, with special mention of the amazing Don Viney my Mentor, teacher and friend, whose brilliance as a Kinesiologist, far exceeded his time and to whom I will for ever be grateful. More recently at the risk of sounding corny I can in all honesty say that I am constantly inspired by the brilliance of David and PJ and the system of the The Pillar Practice that they have created.

What is one interesting thing no body really knows about you?

My father taught me to whistle songs long before l could talk.

What are your favourite quotes that inspires you?

‘That which is for you, shall never go by you’. Unknown

‘Be realistic, plan for a miracle’. Osho

Kathryn's family.

Kathryn's family.