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Learn About Caterina and Koru Self Development

Caterina (also known as Catherine) has an interest in personal development stretching back over many years. It was her passion for people, the desire to bring out the best in them, and support them in their quest to live the life they desire, that led her to train in transformational therapy. She specialises in using holistic health methods to help people develop empowered lives and to achieve their true potential.

As a teacher, Caterina is motivated by a desire to bring excitement, fun and humour to the experience of learning.

Koru Self Development clinic is based in Hamilton, New Zealand,  but clients can also speak with Caterina from anywhere in the world on Skype, Zoom or Facetime.

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Caterina can provide the following

Learn Reiki – Usui/Holy Fire® Reiki, Levels 1-3

-Reiki treatment –  to create  relaxation and assist physical, emotional, mental and spiritual mindfullness.

Hypnobirthing – Calm Birthing with Hypnobirthing – childbirth preparation classes and skills to empower mothers towards a calm and gentle birth experience.

Hypnotherapy to assist in many area as directed by the client, to promote wellness and positive self  development

Plan and facilitate training sessions for your group or organisation

Public speaking engagements on subjects relating to  personal growth/ development and the benefits of using wholistic and mind body therapies.

Caterina has developed her own unique style, integrating several of the above modalities into a session, according to the clients needs.

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Caterina is the founder of the Waikato Reiki Centre.  a committed Reiki practitioner and teacher of Reiki at all levels who offers classes year  round in Hamilton, NZ.  She is trained in Traditional Usui Reiki to Reiki Master Teacher level and has completed advanced Reiki training in Usui / Holy Fire® III Reiki Master Teacher/ practitioner and Karuna Reiki® Master Teacher/practitioner levels with William Lee Rand from The International Centre for Reiki Training in USA, More information on Holy Fire® Reiki at http://www.reiki.org/   


She is a Registered member of Reiki NZ and the Reiki NZ Waikato representative. www.reiki.org.nz/  and is  also a founding member of Reiki Waikato which was created  as a regional group with a global focus aiming to create and facilitate events in the Waikato for all Reiki practitioners to gather together to learn and grow.” …She runs a regular evening Reiki share group in Hamilton. This group is open to all Reiki practitioners and students and allows the opportunity for professional development as well as to give and receive Reiki. 


Calm Birthing With Hypnobirthing

In 2010, Caterina trained in HypnoBirthing®, The Mongan Method, which is affiliated  with the HypnoBirthing Institute, USA.   In 2014, Caterina developed her own very comprehensive Hypnobirthing course called Calm Birthing with Hypnobirthing.  This course allows flexible teaching schedules for busy couples and is suitable to New Zealand women.

These Calm Birthing with Hypnobirthing courses are very popular.  As local midwives are noticing the difference this training has made, many are recommending  mothers attend. Private Calm Birthing with Hypnobirthing Childbirth Education classes run throughout the year to teach parents techniques to assist them to have a calm and positive birthing experience.   Caterina teaches classes in Hamilton NZ. 

If you would like to talk with Caterina or have her to talk at your antenatal group on the benefits of Hypnobirthing, please be in contact.  Caterina is now fondly being known as “The Baby Lady”.

The Virtual Gastric Band (VGB)

Caterina is trained and a registered practitioner in the Sheila Granger – “The Virtual Gastric Band” technique which is assisting many clients become the size and shape they desire.  More information on the success of this programme on http://www.sheilagranger.com/

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Caterina trained in 2009 to Senior Clinical Hypnotherapist level  with Grant Boddington, formally the director of Hypnosis NZ and currently the director of Hypnotherapy New Zealand.  http://www.hypnotherapynewzealand.co.nz/  Caterina enjoys helping people make positive changes in their lives.  Many issues can be treated successfully using hypnotherapy. 

Life Coaching & NLP

Caterina is also an accredited life coach with New Insights (UK).  To complement her Life Coaching, Caterina has completed training  as an NLP practitioner.  She enjoys helping people to set and achieve their goals to live the life they desire. 

Training Programmes

Caterina gained a Certificate in Training Practice whilst living in Scotland and is able to plan and facilitate training programmes for private groups or organisations.