Catherine Holland was born in Plymouth, Devon while her family lived on a boat, a 50' converted Naval Pilot vessel. The third of 4 children, she grew up to have 3 children of her own. She studied Human Psychology at Loughborough University, and then Rebirthing Breathwork, practising for 25 years. Following an horrific road traffic accident which crushed her leg, she became interested and trained in treating injuries. She later specialised in treating old ones, sometimes decades old. She recovered to take her bike test and currently rides a Honda Firestorm. She met her present husband while climbing in Derbyshire.
Her previous training in breath work led to her writing an introduction, now titled "Rebirthing Breathwork: The making of an Independent Adult". She believes that this training probably saved her life when she lost half her blood in the accident, along with her Vegan, whole food, 50% raw diet.
Catherine enjoys writing from experience, so her writing comes from working with people, their lives and lessons. Her writing so far has been non-fiction, intended to help people to help themselves in loving, living, parenting and changing their lives for the better. She is an inspiration to others and enjoys writing to express this. Her own journey to taking full responsibility for her life is shown in the progression of her titles.
She draws on her experience as a woman and mother, a Breastfeeding Counsellor, a Rebirther and an Old Injuries Specialist, an author and artist. Three titles come from her increased interest in raw food, including Raw Puddings.
Following a serious accident she trained to treat others with injuries. She successfully treated hundreds of patients with physical and psychological traumas, ranging from back and knee injuries, from skiing and lifting heavy weights, to road traffic accidents. Many following operations, some to avoid them. All had been in pain for many years. Her title Indestructible Soul describes her own near-death experience and inspired, deliberate recovery.
One useful series developed when she was treating old injuries is a key point reference of practical application for treating painful issues with your body. There are 7 sections, for Back, Neck, Knee, Hip, Shoulder, Hand and Ankle. with explanation about pain and the way it works, what its function in the body is and how we should use it, not numb it! There is one illustrated guide, for the back in PDF only. All these are intended to help you to treat yourself and your friends to get better, from painful problems day-to-day.
Catherine's biggest realisation of late has been that she regrets trusting other people's judgment more than her own, which side-tracked her from her love of art, and so at last she now focusses on creating artwork, a passion since childhood, and recorded in a book about colour and self expression: "As Colourful as I am".