FAQ


I thought the advice was free. Why are you charging?

Any advice given openly on the website is absolutely free.  You only pay for confidential dialogue or personal services.

How much does it cost to work with Cathryn?

Each service has a unique price.  Please see the Services link for more information.  You can pay by clicking on the “Paypal” button at the bottom of the page, or click the “Book Now” button next to each service.

What if I don’t have any problems? I just want to talk.

That’s perfectly ok.

Is Cathryn a licensed Intuitive Coach?

Cathryn was formally trained as a Nationally Certified Re-creation Therapist. She met the strict guidelines required by the National Council for Therapeutic Recreation Certification (NCTRC) and became credentialed in 2001. Licensing is not yet required in the state of California where she resides. She refers to Recreation Therapy as “Re-creation Therapy” because the purpose of the RT process is to improve or re-create physical, cognitive, social, emotional and spiritual functioning (5 domains) in order to facilitate full participation in life. You can find out more about her training at

 http://nctrc.org/about-certification/ctrs-the-qualified-provider/

Cathryn also went to graduate school to earn a master of arts degree, and there she was formally trained in Counseling Psychology and Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT).  She explains: “An individual’s thought patterns affect every aspect of their life and in order to help the whole person, I wanted to be appropriately trained in this field.  I believe my education and experience in all 6 domains gives me the ability to work with a wide variety of clients, which online coaches trained only in one field do not have.”  You can find out more about her graduate training here:

Counseling Psychology – http://go.argosy.edu/general/master-doctoral and her MFT – https://www.brandman.edu/arts-sciences/ma-psychology-marriage-and-family-therapy

        Cathryn also studied the effects of a person’s thought patterns and The Law of Attraction as a student of:

        Earnest Holmes and The Science of Mind                 http://scienceofmind.com/what-we-believe/

        Esther and Jerry Hicks            http://www.abraham-hicks.com/lawofattractionsource/index.php

        Wayne Dyer             http://www.drwaynedyer.com/

        Mike Dooley             http://www.tut.com/about/mikedooley/

 

How did she develop her Intuition?

Cathryn was born highly intuitive.  She was also formally trained in the field of Intuition at Intuitive Way, located in Walnut Creek California.             http://intuitiveway.com/

She is also studied Intuition as a student of:

        Carolyn Myss               https://www.myss.com/cmed-caroline-myss-educational-institute/

        Francesca McCartney, PhD at Intuition Medicine University     http://www.intuitionmedicine.com/academy/founder.htm

        Sarah Wiseman              http://www.sarawiseman.com/

Can I stay anonymous when receiving intuitive coaching?

Absolutely! When you sign up we do not ask you for your full name or contact information. You can pick a “nick name” which will identify you in the system.

 

What can I expect when working with an intuitive life coach?

You can expect to confront issues that have been holding you back and preventing you from creating a reality you love to be in. As uncomfortable as confrontation can be, it’s often necessary for healing. Recognizing your issues, strengths, and weaknesses is the first step to wholeness and can provide invaluable guidance while on the path to living the life of your dreams.

Intuitive coaches typically work with the energy you project to resolve your deepest issues. They use intuition to sense your blockages and help you root out the source of your pain. They can then assist you by guiding you through the process of introducing new habits, thoughts, and beliefs that support the life you want to live. By healing these issues and altering your consciousness, you can open yourself up to love and the abundance of opportunities that life has to offer.

Here at AskCathryn.com, Discussions/Opinions/Advice will be focused on solutions.  You will never be scolded or judged.  This is a safe place to talk about anything.

While in graduate school Cathryn was trained as a professional counselor.  She tends to use an eclectic approach when working with clients, drawing from her many years of education and experience.  See the FAQs for more information on her training and experience.

Studies that show online coaching is effective:

There are many advantages to online coaching, such as cost and time savings and increased flexibility when choosing the time for learning. It can all be organized through email, discussion groups, chat rooms and visual tutorials.

http://literacy.kent.edu/coaching/information/Research/NHS_CDWPCoachingEffectiveness.pdf

We encourage you to do your own research before signing up. Internet-based coaching fills a void for those clients who have transportation issues or disabilities that prevent them from getting to a face-to-face coaching appointment. It is also appropriate for those clients who feel awkward or extremely uncomfortable sharing their personal issues with someone they just met. There is also a degree of anonymity and privacy that face-to-face coaching cannot match. However, there is no way we can guarantee effectiveness. That’s why those of us at AskCathryn.com set up the introductory/trial period. That way you can try our services with no risk to you.

More info about Personal Training:

What can I expect during a training session?

There will be an initial evaluation where you can discuss what you would like to achieve. You will fill out a health and fitness history questionnaire which will help Cathryn determine your current condition and experience with certain types of exercise. If nutrition is one of your concerns, she will discuss eating styles and come up with a plan that you both agree will work for you. There’s usually enough time left in the first session for a mini work out.

All sessions include a full body cardio warm-up, stretching, a weight training routine focused on a particular body part, an abdominal routine, and final stretching.  To prepare for your session:

  • Please wear comfortable clothes and good sturdy shoes that have arch supports.
  • Leave jewelry at home.
  • Always have fresh purified water with you during the workout.
  • It’s good to eat a small, nutritious meal at least two hours before your scheduled session.
  • You can eat as soon as you are hungry, after your appointment.
  • Your phone must be turned off and ignored for the entire session (usually 1 hour).  Better yet, leave it at home or in your car.  This is time to take care of yourself and be completely focused on YOU.

The types of clients Cathryn has trained in the past:

  • Women…throughout their pregnancy
  • Other personal trainers wanting a fresh routine with updated techniques
  • Police officers getting ready to apply for the SWAT team
  • Teenagers applying for a job at the FBI
  • Bodybuilders needing to heal an injury
  • Every day people (like Cathryn) wanting to get in shape

What is your refund and/or cancellation policy?

Cathryn’s ultimate goal is to help you.  You can try one session and see if this service is right for you. If things don’t feel right and you cancel after your first session (the “trial period”) you pay nothing. Use this time to get to get to know Cathryn. If you feel you’re not progressing just cancel (it’s easy!) and pay nothing.

We’d hate to see you go!  But, if you need to cancel an appointment, please call or email at least 24 hours in advance. Otherwise you will be charged a cancellation fee of $25. If you cancel less than 8 hours prior to your appointment, you will be charged 50% of your appointment fee.  If you simply need to reschedule with Cathryn,  call or email 24 hours in advance so we can change the dates on her calendar. If you cancel less than 2 hours before your appointment, you will be charged the full appointment fee.

        Any refund due will be returned in the same payment method as originally paid.

What if I want to change or stop receiving services?

This is very easy to do.  Just call or email us, tell us what you want us to do (change, cancel, etc) and those changes will be made within 48 hours.

How do I know if this process is right for me?

The best way to find out is to sign up for the trial period at no risk to you. If there is anything that interferes with your happiness or prevents you from achieving your goals, we may be able to help.

Cathryn’s Book:

Excerpt from Cathryn’s future book:  The Evolution of Me

Have you ever seen a butterfly emerge from a cocoon? Or a baby being born? How about someone healing themselves physically, spiritually, and emotionally when doctors couldn’t? In the following pages, you will read about my emergence, rebirth and resurrection from devastating illness. I will share with you how abuse, abandonment, addiction, depression, fear, and isolation can lead to disease. I will tell you what it’s like to hit bottom over and over again and I will reveal the lessons I’ve learned and the techniques I’ve used to climb up out of the muck and start over. You will travel with me on a path from darkness to light. You will learn how strength of character, personal integrity, and honor can give you the power you never imagined possible. Using intellect and faith in yourself, and Spirit as armor, you will have the tools necessary to overcome any obstacle. By learning from my mistakes, and how the universe works, you will possess the unwavering capability to create whatever you desire, whether it be health, love, or money. If you or someone you love is experiencing darkness right now I’m here to tell you, there is a way out.

This… is the Evolution of Me.

Expected publishing date:   2018