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Sharing My Story; How I Know This Girl Came To Be

Updated: Apr 26

Profile picture of Kate seated on a window ledge, looking into the camera smiling

Hi I'm Kate,

I wanted to share a little bit about what led me to where I am today and why I'm so passionate about the work I offer.

It was my personal journey that led me to working in wellbeing and specialising in Sound Healing. As a child, I suffered from extreme anxiety and chronic IBS; the doctors tried to give me pills, which I refused to take, so I just lived with these symptoms for years. No one looked into the root cause of why I was suffering from anxiety at such a young age. Looking back now, I can see clearly that all my symptoms were linked to childhood trauma, I was living in ‘survival mode’ and my nervous system was taking the hit!

When your nervous system is in flight or flight mode, your rest and digest system doesn’t function properly, hence why my digestion and IBS was so bad. I also developed Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and didn’t have a menstrual cycle for 10 years.

For many years, I believed that I was ‘broken’. I’ve always felt different to other people but never really understood why. The symptoms of IBS, PCOS and anxiety went on late into my 20s and I was convinced I had to ‘fix’ myself and rid myself of these symptoms. I didn’t want to live my life feeling that way, or to rely on medication or other ways of numbing the pain, so I sought ways to feel empowered and to find a better life. My journey has been one of self-discovery - seeking out happiness and finding my purpose.

Finding compassion

It has taken a long time for me to be compassionate towards myself and to find the best tools and practises to help me with my everyday life. I learnt that there isn’t a magic pill that heals you and all your worries disappear, but I did discover many holistic practices (one of these being Sound Healing) and therapies that have supported me throughout the years.

One of the hardest things has been acceptance, accepting my anxiety and finding ways to manage it, rather than letting it define me.

The search for fulfilment

My career path has reflected my search to find fulfilment in a way that would also support others and contribute to the greater good.

I started out in the corporate world, as a project manager for various branding agencies. There, I found I wasn’t really helping anyone, which felt unfulfilling and so I moved on to find something more meaningful.

I then found a great love of fitness and studied to be a personal trainer. I loved supporting people one-to-one, combining therapy with training, helping to problem-solve and nurturing relationships. I kept my clients for years and became part of their lives. I realised though, that fitness was just a small part of a healthy lifestyle, I wanted to help people to have a healthy mind too, so I continued to search further.

In 2014 I started exploring meditation and Breathwork techniques and subsequently began working for a meditation company, then a yoga retreat centre on their well-being programmes. This is where I was introduced to sound healing and got my first taste of singing bowls.

Sound healing took my meditation practice to a whole new level. The crystal singing bowls accelerated my ability to meditate, dropping me into a beautiful, floating dream state, where I lost track of time and space.

I became fascinated with sound as a tool for meditation, especially combined with other practices I’d learnt over the years.

Finding my purpose

Knowing how much holistic practices, including Sound Healing, had helped me over the years, I wanted to support others to find the right tools to help improve their mental wellbeing. So in 2021 I set up my own business, aka I Know This Girl, so that I could offer a more enriching holistic self-care experience to others.

That brings me to where I am now. I’ve found my purpose. I didn’t want to let my past define me or hold me back and so I committed to a life of learning and evolving. I’m now using my experience to help others to overcome their anxieties and trauma, to find their power within and to feel in control of their lives.

None of us are ‘broken’ we just sometimes need support, tools and guidance to find our way.

Kate knealing on a rug holding up a Crystal Singing Pyramid, connecting with the sounds

I hope you enjoyed this article. If what I've shared resonates with you in any way, or if you’d like to understand more about any of the topics covered above, please let me know by leaving a comment below, or dropping me a message here.

I'm always happy to share more or arrange a chat at any point.

You can read more about the business and my mission via my about page.

Thanks for reading.

Kate xxx


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