Meet Bronwyn Katdaré, "Coach Kat"
M.A., B.S. (Hons)
See me on the Global Conscious Health Summit 2.0
Integrative Nutrition Health Coach
Plant-Based Nutrition Educator
Soul-Centered Life Coach
Energy Health Counselor
Akashic Records Consultant
Kundalini Awakening Yoga Teacher
Electromagnetic Frequency (EMF) Field Practitioner
If you are interested in my education credentials, take a gander at the "My Qualifications" page.
My Journey: I've had a keen interest in physical fitness and in what I ate since childhood. By the age of 10, I became a vegetarian because I loved animals and never wanted to see them hurt, and later transitioned into a gluten- and grain-free whole-food plant-based vegan lifestyle due to health and environmental reasons. I was a cheerleader for over a decade, ran distance track, and participated in, as well as led, military science expeditions. I was an athlete!
I grew up the child of an alcoholic father and an emotionally neglectful narcissistic mother. After decades of enduring and suppressing emotional and psychological abuse and trauma from childhood and sexual assault in my teen years, I was left submissive, untrusting, introverted, and fearful of everyone and everything. Surprisingly, I also had a strong will and an attitude of fierce independence.
During my junior year of college, I experienced my first of several deep and tortuous “nervous breakdowns” from the pressure of getting all A’s, having a romantic relationship with a cheater, and sharing an apartment with a psychologically abusive roommate. I literally lost my way. One day while walking across campus, I couldn’t remember where I was going, how to get to my car, or, really, where I was or what year it was. I experienced a stress-induced physical health crisis (now diagnosed as Hashimoto’s thyroiditis) that halted my planned Army career as well as my major in Kinesiology (Exercise Science). After losing my military-based scholarship due to my health status, I gained 20 lbs in a weekend and another 20 on top of it, numbed out, transferred colleges, and grasped every educational opportunity I could find that might make me feel whole again. Because above all, I knew I was smart and had always felt rewarded by learning.
During grad school, my anxiety and depression were at an all-time high and I started experiencing episodes of dissociation from parts of my body. This usually happened in high-stress classes, when speaking with men, and if the topic of sexual abuse was ever broached.
The tipping point came when someone I trusted held a gun to my head and led me through a harrowing night. I just didn’t have the tools to process this in addition to everything I had been through in my life. Benzodiazepines hardly helped anymore. (Happy to say, I no longer use them).
It was at this time, that a dear friend introduced me to Reiki as a way to temper stress and anxiety. As emotional blocks were diminishing from the Reiki, I started to see the world differently – in full color – and started to “feel” where I had protected myself with numbness. I wanted more of this and became a Reiki practitioner and a started my journey as a Shamanic healer so I could continue to heal myself and bring healing to others.
This discussion would not be complete without bringing up my eating habits. I was “dieting” by the time I was 11 and “dieted” my way down to 85 lbs by 8th grade, eating somewhat healthy veg foods mixed with rubbish.
As an adult, although I was vegan, gluten-free, and a teetotaler, I had a wicked sweet-tooth! Sugar was my addiction. Sugar was my drug of choice. It was my energy booster. My friend. My misery. I did not love myself; in fact, I loathed myself. Sugar helped me feel good. It helped me feel less lonely when I was in a relationship with someone who was never around physically or emotionally. Ironically, sugar gave me the crash I needed in order to sleep. I stuffed down emotions with brownies. Sometimes I would binge on every sweet thing from cereal to cake. It was never what I really needed and, eventually, I started not to get “high” from sugar anymore so I plummeted.
The effects of emotional trauma, stress, and toxins accumulated and settled into my body, wrecking havoc with my hormones and my microbiome ("the gut"). The autoimmune thyroid disease (Hashimoto's thyroiditis) left me up and down and clouded with brain fog. I was diagnosed with chronic anxiety and PTSD, seasonal affective disorder and depression, leaky gut (from food sensitivities and sugar), overactive bladder (from stress), atherosclerosis (from stress), arthritis (from food sensitivities and stress), and malabsorption of nutrients leading to malnutrition (from leaky gut). I held stress in my skin, my internal organs, and in my muscles - I was a mess!
I had enough and decided to take back the power over my own health and started questioning the doctors who were not listening to me (but who had done a brilliant job of mucking up my body and mind). Why weren't doctors addressing the underlying CAUSE?! Simply, my dear, it's not what they're trained to do. Intuitively, I understood my body better than doctors ever would. I also knew I could heal myself by really listening to the messages my body had given me. By doing my own research, acting on what I learned, receiving "alternative" healing as well as therapy, and following the guidance of my intuition, my mood lifted and symptoms faded.
Although I was “doing the work” in all areas of my life, some of it was just gloss. My body was well-adapted at holding the score until I went on a dogged pursuit of breaking through the trauma-energy blocking my path to health and freedom. This final episode resulted in having a heart attack at a young age.
That heart attack was my beacon on a foggy night. In an instant, the blocks were literally gone! Since then, my overall health not only improved but optimized and my inner wisdom radiated through every part of my life. I was able to become a distance runner again; clear the brain fog and regain the ability to focus my attention for long periods of time; cleared the systemic inflammation so that I lost weight and boosted lean muscle; optimized my thyroid hormone levels to an optimal range thereby halting Hashimoto's symptoms; learned ways to relax and dive into my own intuition, open my energy channels, and disentangle myself from limiting beliefs. I learned to love myself.
After much study and learning to repair and manage my health issues, my career focus shifted, circling back around to the truths I lived passionately and wanted to share to help others: vegan nutrition, detoxing from pesticides/chemicals/metals/EMF, medical intuition, Shamanic and Reiki healing, and Kundalini yoga. I am conscious living proof of how these tools can transform your life!
They each helped me weather the toughest storms, the fears, the ugly thoughts about myself and brought me the strength – the power - to kick sugar addiction once and for all; to connect with, trust, and act on my intuition; and for the first time, to hold a sense of peace deep within myself. The Cardiologist said if not for my lifestyle, the heart attack would have been so much worse and I would not have been able to bounce back as quickly and with as little intervention as I did.
I was inspired and empowered to change my story and I am here to help you change yours!
As a coach, I put the POWER back in YOUR hands.
You've read a little about what I've overcome. Are you curious about how health coaching can help you?
Take the next step and become a success story!
Let’s talk. Schedule an Health Clarity call with me today.
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Health Coaching Can Transform Your Life
Bronwyn Katdaré is a certified Nutrition, Lifestyle, and Functional Medicine Health Coach. As a health coach, I work intuitively to unify body, mind, and spirit. This is done by taking an integrative approach to all aspects of a balanced and healthy life. A curated blend of therapies and programs focus on the prevention of chronic conditions and powerful self-healing through the integrated lens of whole-food plant-based nutrition, elimination of toxins, proper sleep and stress management, ancient wisdom, and experiencing connection and joy in all areas of your life. These approaches are woven with healing at the levels of soul and energy:
Reiki, Shamanic healing, Akashic Records, and Kundalini Awakening Yoga.
Together, we work on the reconnection of body-mind-and spirit because they are all one – if one is disconnected, there is an imbalance in the entire system. Many women have dissociated from one or more of these aspects, feel completely out of touch, stop feeling entire parts of their bodies, stop going deep and in touch with their true selves, and they begin cutting off others because it’s easier than getting to know them. My work as a coach and healer transforms physical, emotional, and spiritual dis-ease caused by disconnecting from various parts of yourself. Bronwyn Katdaré Health Coaching works with women who want to untangle and free themselves from coping mechanisms, belief patterns, and physical illness triggered by adverse experiences and discharge trauma energy from the physical body. Women can then tune into themselves so they can work with their own intuition to optimize their health and wellness.
"I help women like you who gave away their POWER and struggle in their lives due to DISCONNECTION - disconnection from your body, mind, spirit, and intuition. I help you regain FREEDOM: freedom from what weighs on you physically, mentally, and spiritually; freedom from feelings of being stuck; freedom from the fear of chronic disease. Through the integration of mind, body, and spirit healing modalities, you'll have a safe space to peel back the layers of physical dis-ease - first, through proper nourishment and lifestyle adjustments and then through the unearthing of the root cause of imbalance. When you begin to restore connections between yourself and Nature, your power and intuition regenerate. You begin to live with passion and compassion...and thrive in every area of your life!" ~Coach Kat
There are so many dimensions to health and healing. Here are some aspects we'll work on:
Chronic Conditions Created by Inflammation (some are quite surprising!), especially Toxins and EMF
Weight Issues, Sugar Cravings, Elimination Diets, and Detoxes
Whole Food, Plant-Based Vegan Lifestyle
Confidence Creation and De-Bunking Limiting Beliefs
Diving into the Causes that Create Physical, Emotional, Mental, and Spiritual Struggle
Anxiety, Stress, and Burn Out
Energy Healing Practices Designed to Compassionately Balance Your Entire Being (Shamanic Healing, Reiki, Kundalini Yoga)
"My coaching includes the traditions of Kundalini yoga and Shamanism as well as the arts of medical intuition and energy healing
but it is grounded in the science of Functional Medicine and whole-food plant-based nutrition. Using these modalities, we align your Truth, Vision, Purpose, and Inner Peace." ~Coach Kat
Dig Into the Deeper Causes of Illness & Ways to Heal
The body has an innate wisdom and ability to heal (if given half a chance).
Placing conditions on life and health creates expectations and disappointment. Discover how placing conditions on your life is linked to illness or struggle and articulate patterns that are preventing healing.
Improve Sleep, Energy, & Creativity
How is your sleep (or lack of sleep) affecting your health?
Sleep deprivation results in: weight gain; increased risk of chronic disease; increased risk of accidents, errors, and injuries; a decline in cognitive function; and increased anxiety.
Get in touch with your natural rhythms to increase your sleep, energy, creativity, and productivity, and improve your mood.
Toxins: Product, Environment, & Electromagnetic Frequency Fields (EMF)
What part do chemicals play in the way you feel?
What "invisible" factors lurk inside and outside of your home that cause "mystery symptoms"?
Unblock, detox, and energize from the inside-out.
Relish Digestive Ease & Enjoy the Benefits of Whole Food Plant-Based Nutrition
"The most common irritant is the most common nutrient." Explore the root causes of digestive distress and work together to remove the most common causes of inflammation in your body. Make changes to eat what your body loves and is good for your health.
Discover an approach that does not dwell on measuring calories, carbs, fats, and proteins. Clean eating is making choices of fresh, unprocessed foods in a rainbow of colors that span the five tastes.
There is no deprivation because every food consumed nourishes your body.
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Address the Root Causes of Stress & Anxiety to Emerge Resilient & Vibrant
Radiate inner and outer beauty. Feel more vibrant and full of energy. Be strong and graceful. Boost mental clarity.
Envision what you value most from your well-being to motivate specific goals and actions that move you closer to where you want to be. Together, we will rewire your beliefs and behavioral patterns.
Learn to Rewrite Your Story, Be Confident, & Truly Love Yourself
Does stress cause you to overeat?
What things in your life drain your energy and leave you feeling depleted and exhausted?
Build a foundation of mindset shifts that attend to every area of your life by nourishing and celebrating your wins - helping you feel lighter, more confident, and happier.
"Coach Kat, Thank you so much for your out-of-the box recommendations! It opened up some insights into the last few years of my life. I have been baking new recipes. Thank you so much for our conversations and suggestions. Your suggestions were perfect in my case. I am so happy that you chose this path, you are a natural coach. Many thanks, peace and blessings on you & your work. ”
— Dr. M. McKale
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