” I’m taking away that I need to be more vulnerable in my life to get what I need.”
When Katharine completed her therapy session I felt as though my body had been completely heard from head to toe.
I have been a body worker for years and there is always apprehension when it comes to allowing others to enter my dance-space. In this case, an immediate level of comfort and compassionate listening are the norm. Katharine’s number one priority is to create a safe environment for skilled touch to be experienced while utilizing various skills and innate manual interactive talents. I will say that when Katharine completed her therapy session I felt as though my body had been completely heard from head to toe. I find her to be someone that enters your space with respect and a true heartfelt healing desire.
Massage therapy can be very mechanical, routine and mundane at times, especially to the practitioner. I can sense when the practitioner is going through the motions. Katharine’s healing sessions are far from the once a month, glass of wine, chair massage. They are similar to how one feels upon seeing a deeply moving film. You leave the theater knowing that you were stirred at a deeper level. This is how the body should be treated and how I need to be addressed to truly let someone into my sacred space…
Ian L. Rubinstein, M.P.T., M.R.
Owner – Eclectic Physical Therapy
I’ve also been mindful of your posture and breathing suggestions, I plan to practice!
Hi Katharine, I just wanted to send you a thank you for today’s session. I felt so light and rejuvenated when I left, and it carried me through the day, and expect it to the coming weeks. I’ve also been mindful of your posture and breathing suggestions, I plan to practice! I’ve also been doing a lot of reading and practice with opening up and being receptive to my spirit guides, I felt a great deal of that during our session today too. So, thank you, thank you. I feel like you hit the reset button, and I feel great.
Anne (chooses to remain anonymous)
Katharine has a way of inspiring by example and her very direct and thoughtful questions.
I was privileged to be on the listening end and actively participate in a wonderful presentation that Katharine Gilpin created and presented, ‘Balancing BodyTalk’.
She started with group exercises to enhance our sensory recall, balance ourselves and boost our brains. But not the usual mental exercises I was used to. She had us make noises. You heard that right; noises. It cleared our heads (I’m not sure how clear the heads of the folks in other areas of the building were at that time) to make room for other experiences, thoughts and healings.
She shared a story about herself and her love for the theater with which she used to be professionally involved. Her passion at speaking to this came through loud and clear; I was greatly moved. This evoked in me certain things I had been passionate about as my younger self. Have I the nerve to do what Katharine is now doing; reigniting, retooling, refashioning and integrating her past love with her current expertise (healing sound and bodywork) to connect with herself and others in different ways?
Katharine has a way of inspiring by example and her very direct and thoughtful questions. I consider her a friend and an inspiration.
Creative Director Just Associates Graphic Design
Never did I expect to walk away from Katharine’s talk with a shift of energy and mind that made my fears of change completely vanish.
How fortuitous that I was able to attend Katharine’s presentation, ‘Changing your Mind About Change’!
The challenge I had been facing was being stuck in moving forward and reaching out to organizations; feeling intimidated and fearful.
In the process of Katharine’s relatively brief (40 minutes) presentation she guided us through a visualization which taught me how to move from being stuck and unable to move forward with a change in my business or life by shifting the feeling of fear to excitement.
Never did I expect to walk away from Katharine’s talk with a shift of energy and mind that made my fears of change completely vanish. Since the session with Katharine, I have reached out to several organizations and secured an agreement with one. I now see possibilities instead of road blocks, and feel free, ready to move ahead and so grateful!
Speaker, Trainer, Coach
Balancing BodyTalk Class:
“I attended a business meeting at which Katharine presented ‘Balancing BodyTalk’. Before involving us in the process, Katharine explained her personal journey in which she expressed extraordinary passion to help and improve the lives of others. Katharine’s care and love for others was very transparent to all of us. As she gently started to incorporate us into the exercise, I must admit I was extremely skeptical and reluctant to participate. Having a scientific background where everything has to be well studied and proven, I felt this was going to be an exercise in futility. Half way through the program I felt I needed to let go and let it happen (whatever that meant at the time). To my absolute surprise I felt calm, relaxed and deeply rooted! At the end of the exercise Katharine gave us statements to complete. I normally would have needed to write well thought out sentences but to my amazement “one word” was all I needed to finish the statements. This ‘Healing Intermission’ was captivating! Bravo Katharine!”
Eileen Bendiksen (Rph)
Thank you so much, Katharine for being that soul to help my soul to listen!
I am a testament to this woman’s amazing abilities. I was in chronic pain for eleven years. Through working with Katharine ten years ago, and changing my diet and exercise, I became able to not only live pain-free, but to take my healing to an accelerated level of instilling goodness within my daughters. I am now a Reiki Master and Yoga Instructor to children in California. Thank you so much, Katharine, for being that soul to help my soul to listen! Love you.
Kristen Kryss Cote
200RYT Yoga Instructor, Organic Esthetician
What’s Up with the Elephant? class:
“Loved this…brings forth the issues you want to address yet find yourself hiding from.
Katharine’s approach is gentle and fun.”
What’s Up With The Elephant? experiential event:
“Katharine was a great inspiration, she brought out the best in us.”
The experience is completely different in that it is really about unwinding and healing your mind and body.
I have such a busy life with my son, wife, work and friends; I never make time for myself. I have tried several massage spots that only work on your body. After meeting with Katharine I decided I would give her a try. The experience is completely different in that it is really about unwinding and healing your mind and body. We talked most of the time which I actually really enjoyed; it gave me an opportunity to vent my mind while my body was being worked on. I think often times we all get so caught up in the day to day that we do not make time for ourselves! I would recommend Katharine to anyone who self admittedly does not make time for themself and needs to unwind on a regular business!
Senior District Manager
Southern New England Region ADP
Uplifting Breathing class:
As a participant of Katharine’s ‘Uplifting Breathing’ class I was impressed by what a profound effect Katharine’s simple and gentle suggestions had on reducing my stress and body tension. Within a very short time I felt happier and more relaxed. I look forward to sharing these suggestions with my own clients.
Drumsinger A. Michelle
Sacred Sound Therapist with Gongs of Joy
I always leave Katharine’s office feeling recharged and rejuvenated.
I have been a client of Katharine’s for several years. I first became acquainted with her services as an adjunct to a nutrition and wellness program I participated in. After only a few sessions with Katharine I noticed that I had better range of motion and could move more fluidly and more comfortably.
Over the years, Katharine’s unique form of body work and massage has helped me heal from several injuries, including a rather significant back injury. Her approach and style allows my body to be in its best condition for self-healing, providing my mind and spirit an hour every month completely free from stress and anxiety. I always leave Katharine’s office feeling recharged and rejuvenated.
Katharine’s treatments have not only helped my body feel better but I am personally feeling much better and find myself able to tackle things I couldn’t cope with earlier.
I have been dealing with recurring problems and pains that have, through the years, culminated in such ‘pleasures’ as tennis elbow and sciatic nerve pain; I refer to these points as my ‘pebbles’ of pain. Katharine was recommended to me by a close friend who is well acquainted with healing bodywork as she is a certified Alexander Method practitioner. I reasoned that if Katharine was good enough for my friend, I would give her a try. I was, and am still, quite pleased with the results!
It was clear to me from when I first started regular healing sessions with Katharine that my ‘pebbles’ were pretty deeply stuck and that she was ‘getting at’ the issues surrounding the pain. Last week I could feel how they are now on the surface, which is a very positive thing as it means they are moving out. I strongly believe in the correlation of mind and body; my soul has been going through some painful things in the last year.
Katharine’s treatments have not only helped my body feel better but I am personally feeling much better and find myself able to tackle things I couldn’t cope with earlier. Healing is a long process and I am very grateful I met Katharine. Her touch is knowledgeable, comforting and helps me release things both physical and psychological. I feel protected and safe as I lie on the bodywork table under her healing, ‘listening hands’.
I believe in the magical healing powers of Katharine Gilpin as witness to the powerful healing changes in my life.
Do you believe in ‘Magic’?
Experiencing hands that have a magical healing power is something special to believe in.
My experience through many moons with Katharine Gilpin gives testimony to a professional healer who, through her gentle presence and healing touch, helped me to heal my body, mind and spirit.
As a cancer survivor with a long standing diagnosis of fibromyalgia, I attribute my regular sessions with Katharine to helping me remain off of medications and experiencing pain-free days.
“Yes”, I believe in ‘magic’ and healing powers that others have.
And “Yes” I believe in the magical healing powers of Katharine Gilpin as witness to the powerful healing changes in my life.
Carmen V. D’Aunno
Katharine’s Room ©2005, Estate of Paul Kahn
In Katharine’s room I do not hate and fear my body.
In Katharine’s room I like undressing. In Katharine’s room I crawl out of the shroud of my shame. I watch her watching me and drink encouragement from her eyes.
In Katharine’s room I shiver in my briefs. I lie on her table, and she covers me with a sheet. I pulse between relaxation and anticipation. My blood is like mercury, charting the temperature of my desire for Katharine’s touch.
In Katharine’s room I submit to her hands. I close my eyes. Like a cat I drowse in the lap of her care. My body opens to her like an old, locked diary, the spine cracking and the dry pages exhaling their secrets. She reads me with her hands.
In Katharine’s room I float. She is the salt mother. I am not afraid of gravity anymore. Katharine will support me.
In Katharine’s room I do not hate and fear my body. No longer does it seem my soul’s abusive spouse, the tyrant who stole my dowry of grace, who keeps me locked in the prison of my disability. In Katharine’s room I am happy to have this body that can feel her friendly heat. I am happy to let her sculpt me with her kindness and her hands. She remakes me into something close to beautiful.
In Katharine’s room I do not have to be only a talking head — all brain and tongue and greedy eyes. I do not have to talk at all. There is nothing to say. Words make categories — harsh lines between the spirit and the flesh, what is permissible and what must be forbidden. Katharine’s hands, sliding down my body, blur categories. I don’t want to decide what anything means. Katharine’s room is the Eden before there were categories.
In memory of my dear friend and former client, Paul Kahn
Poet, Playwright, Artist
The impact on my current situation is a sense of rejuvenation and clarity.
‘Standing Ovation Mindset Mastery Intensive’ appealed to me because I was experiencing a problem with confidence in my business knowledge after a 30 year Fortune 500 Career; and transitioning that knowledge into a marketable skill and product.
Since my work helps people get unstuck in their business building process, I was personally in denial that I could be stuck. Early on in the Intensive it became apparent I was in a place of subconscious uncertainty about my knowledge – unclear about what value I bring to my audience; literally questioning if I really knew what I was doing as a business leader and business owner.
As a result of completing Katharine’s ‘Standing Ovation Mindset Mastery Intensive’ I reconnected to a person I had either forgotten or buried; re-discovering a part of myself that was with me all along, that was fighting to resurface to demonstrate a deeper level of growth, confidence and balance. I discovered a richer connection to the person I truly am and how I manifest that connection through acknowledging my higher self and its purpose.
The impact on my current situation is a sense of rejuvenation and clarity. I am empowered to revitalize six packages languishing on my storage drive to bring them forward. My business has picked up with more uninitiated visits to my website and people I did not previously know are reaching out to me for services. My bottom line is positioned on a revenue growth trajectory. I can see that my success is assured as I pull each package together with renewed vigor and inspiration.
Ellen J. Harris
Founder and CEO Business-Accelerated® Company
Katharine’s techniques are eclectic – giving your body, mind and spirit exactly what it needs… Her insight is astounding and I guarantee you will leave feeling rejuvenated on every level.
I had an hour and fifteen minute session with Katharine that included time on the musical monochord sound table and a massage. The sound table was by far the most unique experience I’ve ever experienced!
Katharine’s intuition guides her in playing a personal musical improvisation that sends vibrations throughout the room and your body. The music clears your mind and brings your body into a deep state of relaxation. This is an experience I’d recommend to everyone. You do not need to understand the mechanics of the table; just sit back and enjoy the journey. You will be glad you did!
Following the sound table was one of the best massages I’ve ever had. Katharine’s techniques are eclectic – giving your body, mind and spirit exactly what it needs. Her demeanor makes you feel instantly comfortable, able to relax, let go and enjoy. Throughout the session you will feel the abundance of her experience and passion.
Receiving a sound healing/massage/bodywork session from Katharine feels as though you are being given a precious, intimate gift. Her insight is astounding and I guarantee you will leave feeling rejuvenated on every level. Thank you Katharine!
BNI Director, bniri.com
I highly recommend Katharine’s work as a way to break through any thing that might be holding you back from experiencing greater success in every area of your life…
My ‘Standing Ovation Mindset Mastery Intensive’ with Katharine was beyond transformational and helped me to move an issue that I didn’t even know was still there. I definitely felt the shift on all levels and spent the rest of the day in a wonderfully altered state. Within hours of completing my ‘Stage I Spotlight’ session with Katharine I unexpectedly booked $1000 in sessions for my own work that seemingly showed up out of nowhere. Since that time I have continued to experience a deepening in knowing my value and worth and greater ease in manifesting my desired results. I highly recommend Katharine’s work as a way to break through any thing that might be holding you back from experiencing greater success in every area of your life.”
Cayelin K. Castell
Co-founder of the Shamanic Astrology Mystery School
Creator of the Celestial Timings
My approach to difficult situations is calmer and accepting; it is what it is.
I have been a client of Katharine’s for several years. Like many people, I have problem areas caused by overuse or stress. I have found that the combination of massage, Reiki and sound therapy has really been useful in relieving these trouble spots. I am still amazed when the muscles release and the pain is eased. I always leave in a state of good energy flow and relaxation. I am lucky to have found Katharine and plan on continuing with this treatment.
I always feel as if I am treated as a relative. Katharine has taught me quite a bit about my body. I have a great deal of trust and faith in her extensive knowledge of her work. She listens to me. My self-esteem has improved. I am OK just as I am. I have learned new techniques of self-care. My approach to difficult situations is calmer and accepting; it is what it is. Katharine has helped me beyond massage. She has guided me to other forms of self-healing and cares about her work and her clients. I always feel that I can be myself. She creates a place of comfort and safety.
It was powerfully eye and heart opening.
During the ‘Stage I Spotlight’ session I was guided back to a specific event in my young life, age 16, where my reaction to a decision made for me, unknowingly became a seminal moment in my life. All future decisions and thoughts were tainted by this belief which I buried deep within. A belief I actually believed to be a truth. I was unaware that core belief existed until we traveled back from my current age, 60, and met up with it.
It was powerfully eye and heart opening. I felt safe enough, in the space Katharine created, to meet, dissect and transform that belief into a powerful, loving energy which now serves my highest and best.
I continue to feel and enjoy the subtlety of the process changing my life in an empowering and positive manner. Excellent transformation…Excellent!”
Diane Marie Ford
Certified Holistic Counselor, Spirit Medium
Founder/CEO Listen To Thyself with Diane Marie ford
I highly recommend working with Katharine to anyone who is looking to make long term permanent change in their belief systems to bring their work, personal relationships and life to a much higher level.
I just participated in Katharine’s ‘Standing Ovation Mindset Mastery Intensive’. It was amazing! Using her incredibly scripted process, and very evident high level intuition, Katharine led me quickly through a process that identified, changed and permanently rewired some of my long held limiting beliefs – from childhood! I had no idea how much these limiting beliefs were impacting my business offerings, the amounts I was charging for the services I provided and the boundaries I created both personally and professionally.
I received a huge personal shift and also very useful tools and affirmations to anchor these changes and continue to move things forward for me. I no longer feel “at the affect” of these energetic blockages – and, as even as things come up I am able to almost instantaneously self-correct so as not to repeat these patterns that have affected my energy productivity, wealth and success. As a result, my business offerings have become more clearly defined. My pricing has increased. My boundaries are clear. My productivity has increased. And, my clients are having breakthroughs as well as I change my ways of interacting with them and providing them better services.
Katharine’s process is uniquely brilliant and comprehensive – she is a gifted coach and facilitator. I highly recommend working with Katharine to anyone who is looking to make long term permanent change in their belief systems to bring their work, personal relationships and life to a much higher level. Thanks Katharine!
Founder and CEO Empower Your Brilliance
After over 20 years of receiving massages from her, I can say that I have never had a better, deeper, wiser massage, from any other massage therapist.
Katharine is an extremely gifted massage therapist whose ‘listening hands’ truly sense your body’s needs. From her many years of experience and learning, she brings a wide variety of tools to her work, including sound healing, subtle energy acupressure, as well as numerous and varied massage strokes geared to your body’s unique needs in the moment.
Katharine’s kindness and compassion allow you to relax into her capable hands to experience deep healing. She truly exemplifies a sense of commitment to her clients’ well-being. After over 20 years of receiving massages from her, I can say that I have never had a better, deeper, wiser massage, from any other massage therapist. I recommend her without reservation.
Dance Movement Therapist /Mental Health Counselor
Katharine’s ‘Standing Ovation Mindset Mastery Intensive‘ helped me to connect with my goals and stay focused on them.
Receiving coaching has been an ongoing and very valuable part of my life for the past 20 years. I recently had the good fortune to experience Katharine’s work in the form of her ‘Standing Ovation Mindset Mastery Intensive’. As an artist I am a highly creative person, but find that I can be easily distracted from doing what I set out to do. Katharine’s ‘Standing Ovation Mindset Mastery Intensive’ helped me to connect with my goals and stay focused on them.
I love Katharine’s creative and supportive way of exploring what can be uncomfortable and yet so very essential to one’s progress and expansion. I am surprised to see how MUCH value I am getting from implementing the tools she provided. Thank you, Katharine, for what you do!
Loba C. Chudak
Conscious Life & Success Coach, Alexander Technique Certified Instructor
Certified Money Breakthrough Method ® Coach
Visual Artist – Flutist – Performer
Katharine masterfully uncovered what was actually beneath that mask.
My ‘Standing Ovation Mindset Mastery Intensive‘ with Katharine was outstanding. She led me through my own confusion and supposition about where I was stuck creatively and in my business and helped me find a core piece I had never connected to my current challenges. Before we started I was sure I knew the place I was blocked and Katharine masterfully uncovered what was actually beneath that mask.
She used her own unique set of tools to help me ground myself in my new reality with an affirmative realization and message to myself. I know this process has deeply changed my ability to acknowledge my gifts and purpose in a way I have not done up until now. I’m excited to see what unfolds! I highly recommend working with Katharine. Her message is clear and with her help, I can now more easily listen to myself. Thank you for this profound work!
Certified Hand Analyst and Recovery Specialist
Certified Money Breakthrough Method Coach
Katharine creates a safe, non-judging environment in which to explore my assumptions, clarify my issues and develop strategies I can take home and practice.
She is a gifted healer who intuitively localizes the places in my body where I am ‘holding’ or am blocked. Sometimes these blocks are masked by other, more obvious discomforts, but Katharine often finds the underlying trigger points, which are the true culprits. She employs a number of healing modalities within her “toolbox” such as myofascial release, Reiki, cranio-sacral techniques in addition to different massage techniques. Katharine creates a safe, non-judging environment in which to explore my assumptions, clarify my issues and develop strategies I can take home and practice.
Especially unique to Katharine and what I find to be highly effective is Katharine’s use of sound as a healing modality. This approach is especially effective when I take responsibility for my own healing and intone with her; many times a stubborn muscle has relaxed following a minute or two of a sound or sounds at a certain frequency during the massage when it could not release with massage alone. I experience my massages with Katharine as a working relationship where she facilitates healing and I am free to participate as actively or as passively as I need or feel at that time. It is a safe and healing environment in which I can relax and tune into my own self and feel like I am doing something healthy to manage my stress and just reconnect with myself.
Without a doubt, I live a fuller life as a result of my healing work with Katharine; I feel centered and open in a way that I once only yearned for.
Prior to working with Katharine, I had been in more than two decades of psychotherapy, where I regularly did deep and great work. I worked with amazing therapists. I found, however, I could not access a part of myself that got in the way of my healthy functioning. Since I had already done a great deal of bodywork, I knew my deepest healing would occur by working with a massage/bodywork therapist who understood the effects of trauma. I feel incredibly fortunate and grateful to have found Katharine Gilpin.
Katharine’s skill in psychological process as well as her strength in doing deep emotional bodywork is phenomenal. My journey with her through the valleys of trauma and its effect on my system lasted more than five years. Katharine’s temperament is well suited to this work. She emotionally held me, while her hands would find the places in my body that were wounded. She helped me express very painful emotion. Consistently, Katharine was a steady and loving presence, so important in doing trauma work.
As a result of this work, I feel centered and open in a way that I once only yearned for.
I live a joyful life. It is now nearly six years since the time of my deep work with Katharine. The work we accomplished has sustained me. I still feel grounded, centered and joyful. Without a doubt, I live a fuller life as a result of my healing work with Katharine. The gratitude I feel toward Katharine and her incredible gift and skill is more than words can describe.
Anonymity Requested, LICSW
Katharine uses her mastery of many healing modalities for the optimum benefit of her clients.
Each session is a journey of self-understanding, new discoveries, emotional and physical support. Katharine uses her mastery of many healing modalities for the optimum benefit of her clients. She truly addresses body, mind and spirit.
I was broken, discordant.
Guided by Katharine’s touch, wholeness and harmony emerge.
My heartsong dances.
“Katharine showed us how to deal directly with something that you’ve been avoiding and that’s really freeing.”