What My Clients Say

I had vertigo and didn’t know what was causing it, even after conventional medical tests. Through Kate’s Kinesiology I found out that the causes were complex, both mental and physical. I found out there were also aspects of my lifestyle which were causing the condition.Unlike conventional medicine where I would have tests and be given a pill to treat the symptoms, instead I learnt techniques for physical, mental and emotional self-care. I no longer suffer from vertigo and I’m feeling much better generally. I have much more vitality and my mind is much clearer as well.

Becky Landry

Customer service representative, Cork

Kate’s whole approach was brilliant – straightforward, no rubbish, not airy-fairy. She got straight down to what was going on for me and I left knowing what I needed to do.

Sean Lyons

Boat Sales and Repairs, Crosshaven Co Cork.

I have been going to Kate for going on 7 years now. She has always been there to help me find clarity and strength through troubled, unclear times. From pregnancies and homebirths, to business coaching, to personal/life goals. I always leave a session with Kate feeling empowered with practical steps to take. I couldn’t recommend her highly enough. In fact I have recommended her to many friends.

Richael Connelly

Mother, County Cork

Kate is an excellent kinesiologist who gets to the heart of issues very quickly. She is very intuitive and also gives very specific feedback and steps to take. Kate is warm and open hearted and I always feel very safe is a session with her. I would highly recommend kinesiology with Kate

Aoife Spillane

Sound Therapist, County Cork

I would like to thank Kate Kalin for sorting out my organisational deficiencies and improving my decision making capacities so as to make it possible to do this book at all. I thank Kate also for delving into the motivational foundations of this Irish academic and helping to change them.

‘Contemporary Theory of the Public Sphere’ written by Pat O’Mahoney.

Sociology Lecturer, UCC, Cork.

As an advanced PhD candidate facing the daunting task of moving beyond the safety of reading and research and into the terrifying domain of actually writing my dissertation, Kate’s help is indispensable. In helping me to access the underlying reasons for why I’ve chosen to do what I’m doing and clarifying to myself how I intend to do it, Kate instilled a level of confidence and motivation to proceed with my writing. By developing a focused strategy to meet targets and maintain focus by means of a personally adapted coaching framework I am now overcoming blockages and have the support I need to complete my PhD. I would highly recommend Kate to post-graduate students of any discipline.

Richard Milner

Sociology PhD candidate, University College Cork

Thank you Thank You Thank you Kate, I highly recommend this lady, I am so grateful for how she helped my beautiful special daughter. When I brought her to Kate, we were very stressed, Jess had become so withdrawn and we just did not know how to help her. With Kate’s help and lots of love and amazing kinesiology, she helped Jess cope with her anxieties. Jess has been diagnosed with ASD [Autism Spectrum Disorder] but is doing awesome now, Love always xxx


Marlene Griffin

K2C Martial Arts, North Gate, Cork City.

I really enjoyed my sessions with Kate. She helped me to clarify and solve some issues that had been bothering me for a long time. Kate helped me to look within myself for the answers. It was amazing how saying things out loud to Kate, in answer to her questions, made me able to really listen to myself. I also ended up exploring other avenues of interest which I had not considered before being coached. I want to thank her sincerely for all her help.

Tara O’Donoghue

Speech Therapy Student, Cork, Ireland.

Kate Kalin trained and worked with me at the Performing Arts Company, New Plymouth over a period of four years from January 1992-1995. Kate used her drama training as a vehicle for the personal development and life skills that we taught.Kate trained in accelerated learning techniques, stress management, anger management, coping with grief, conflict resolution, goal setting, group process, creative imagery, relaxation and discipline methods. During this time we also produced two plays annually as part of our student’s personal development programme.Kate took over my work when I left the Performing Arts Company and continued to develop creative drama programmes for personal development and later programmes for industry based (professional actors) training. Kate also trained in Educational Kinesiology (Edu-K) which uses movement to activate the brain and improve both academic and personal performance. We used Edu-K to overcome learning difficulties, increase motivation and confidence and for learning and unlearning patterns of behavior.While working for the Company Kate engaged in numerous workshops in the Drama field including mask-making, mime, clown, puppetry, voice, storytelling, to name a few. She also trained with Dr. Jean Houston on developing the full potential of humanity. Kate has also trained in the following physical disciplines as part of her actor training: Tai Chi, Yoga and Tae Kwon Do. She uses this training along with Edu-K when warming up her students.As a Personal Development Tutor Kate was required to train formally and complete Adult Learning and Teaching papers. These were completed extra-murally while Kate worked full time. She wrote drama modules for her company as New Zealand moved in the N.Z Qualifications Framework and the Company was required to move into a more industry based programme. This was precise work which required evidence of all standards achieved. She also held the company together and kept the course on track when its Managing Director was ill.Kate has many skills, high integrity and the courage to grow. She is ever ready to learn in any situation and does not get stuck in old patterns. I can confidently recommend her for anything she may wish to undertake, as not only will she give it her best, but I know she will succeed.I have known Kate since 2002 and I can say she has an open heart, a clear head and a courageous soul.

Helene Young

Educational Kinesiologist, Personal Development Facilitator, Workplace Support Chaplain, Marriage Celebrant, New Plymouth, New Zealand.

I went to Kate because I had huge difficulty sleeping. She definitely turned it around. She made an incredible difference. I’ve always had lovely contact with Kate and I’ve recommended her to people. Those who went got great relief also.

Mary O’Connell

Retired, Blackpool Cork City.

Kate has a lively and enquiring mind with an astute and insightful approach to learning. She has a personal integrity which informs all aspects of her work. Kate is a determined and single-minded person who will not be daunted by a challenge. Kate Kalin has worked with the Outreach Department of Graffiti Theatre Company on a part-time basis since 2000 as a facilitator and director. Because of the variety of organisations who make use of our Outreach Department our facilitators need to be confident and flexible. Kate has a wide range of experience in facilitation and is confident in her workshop delivery. Kate will ensure she is fully prepared and that she has researched her target group and the subject matter completely. She is sensitive to the needs of each group she encounters.

Geraldine O’Neill

Outreach Director, Graffiti Theatre Company,(Theatre in Education Specialists) Cork City.

‘Voices of Cork’ choir were very fortunate to find Kate. It was decided that the group would benefit from classes to help with stage presence, improve their self-esteem and foster personal development.Kate had a deep knowledge of her subject and enormous experience of working with adults with all sorts of personal challenges. She proved to have all the skills to help the participants improve themselves in every way. At the same time she made the sessions fun. She had the flair and imagination to pick up on ideas suggested by the participants and facilitate them to develop these ideas into very effective dramatic scenes. These became part of the very highly acclaimed ‘Sounds of Cork’ show performed at the Cork City Hall as part of the Cork Capital of Culture celebrations.Every member was involved. Many of them had developed sufficient self-confidence to act and speak in front of an audience of over 1000 people and the remainder provided reliable back up. Kate was the sole director of the dramatic input and she worked closely with Musical Director Padraig Wallace to produce a very polished show.

Angela Nicholls

Manager, Voices of Cork, Cork City.

I started seeing Kate over 2 and a half years ago when I was in a very very low place. According to society’s measure I had all that you need to “be happy”: an extremely supportive husband, 2 gorgeous young children, just moved into a brand new house and full time employment in one of the world’s top companies. Yet I was near burn out suffering from intense headaches that no other therapy could help me heal and my GP was pushing me to take medication that would numb the pain temporarily. My life to that point had always been to look for the deeper meaning and find the cause rather than treating the symptoms and I had a strong feeling of needing to break the cycle of replacing one addictive behaviour with another. At that moment in life I met the wonderful Kate who helped me start this journey of experiencing my emotions rather than wishing them away or suppressing them and that admitting vulnerablility actually means strength. Thanks to Kate’s amazing therapy I am in the process of learning that all my feelings are a part of me and the acceptance of them results in accepting myself and has increased my self-worth tremendously. Through her and practicing my Homeplay, I found the will to live again and even better the ultimate fulfilment: the courage to potentially setting up of my own business and sharing what I have come to see is my gift and contribution to our community.

“I came to see Kate 2 years ago. I had very bad chronic fatigue and Fibromyalgia and was bed bound most days. The session was different to previous sessions of kinesiology that I had had. I felt very comfortable with Kate, and found her presence very calming and reassuring. In the session we explored the root of my illness, and childhood memories that had been contributing to it. It was one of those ephinany moments where things start to make sense. It changed how I viewed myself, helped me heal my inner child and opened my mind to the power of memories stored in the body. I have attended a lot of different holistic therapies for fibromyalgia and found the session particularly good because it went straight to the heart of the issue. Since the session I have continued my holistic journey and 2 years later have finished my degree and am on holidays in Rome, traveling on my own. I would highly recommend Kate to anyone who is exhausted from trying to ‘figure out’ why they are sick, especially those diagnosed with psychosomatic illness” 

Sophie O'Regan Cobh County Cork.

My daughter appeared to be suffering from acute anxiety, wasn’t sleeping and also suffered from a severe tic (head spasm). We had been discharged from hospital after being told there was no treatment and we would have to live with it. After our first visit to Kate the improvement was dramatic. Within two days there was a huge improvement and she started sleeping well. After three treatments and one with me she is back to normal. She loved her visits to Kate and we both looked forward to it. I would highly recommend Kate to anybody, child or adult.

Anita Twohig

Mother, Cork City

I found Kate very intuitive about what’s happening emotionally and physically. She is able to read the body and gain access to the subconscious mind very clearly and calmly. I gained a huge release of emotional stress, peace of mind, a sense of relief. I was unblocked emotionally and physically.

Alex Kingston

Secondary Teacher and Counsellor Deerpark School,Cork.

I have known Kate professionally for the past five years, and have referred numerous clients to Kate’s clinic to complete their healing at the physical level of the body, as an adjunct to counselling therapy. All of my clients reported back positive experiences in working with Kate, and also shared how her unique techniques and interventions not only affected them in a deeply positive manner, but also seemed to speed up their rates of recovery. I would have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Kate as a therapeutic professional.

Michael O’Brien

Clinical Manager, Pieta House, Waterford

The kinesiology session with Kate was excellent. I found Kate to be very astute. She confirmed some things I had half guessed and also addressed other areas I wasn’t aware of. The work was accurate and very helpful.

Louise George

Yoga Teacher and Counsellor, Douglas, Cork.

I am a sound engineer and musician and work on many different projects at the same time. Going to Kate helped me to focus on what was important, to coordinate the different projects and to prioritise the work to be done. She also helped me to push myself to get things done. It’s always easy to say “I want to do this and that” but actually doing it is a different story. Kate helped me to feel really good about myself because I now realise that I can accomplish goals that I set myself.

Christian Martin

Engineer/Musician, Heart Strings Cork, Cork City, Ireland.

Kate Kalin’s coaching techniques have been the catalyst for a huge leap forward in my approach to my work and how it is done. During the time she worked with me I uncovered pitfalls in my methodology that I did not know existed. These problems were hidden and yet Kate made them obvious. Using a process of self-investigation, I discovered my strengths and weaknesses.She led me through a series of illuminating exercises, allowing me to think in ways I normally would not. In this way I found out what was driving me to succeed, what was holding me back, and how to circumvent the obstacles I had placed in front of myself. She also guided me towards a new work practice which is more efficient, more productive and much more likely to succeed.Without Kate’s help I don’t know how I could ever have completed the work I set myself. Having worked with her, I now feel able to achieve my aims comfortably. My goals are clear and realistic, and my outlook is much more progressive and focused.”

Adrian Scanlan

Writer/Comedian, Snatch Comedy, Cork City, Ireland.

It was my great pleasure to meet Kate Kalin in 1995 and observe a truly creative and dedicated teacher at work. Kate is that rare individual who has a strength of purpose and clear focus in her own life, yet the ability to empathise and sensitively lead people toward their own goals of personal achievement. I have only admiration for the results I saw her achieve.
I was one of a number of part-time tutors who spent 1-2 hour sessions of specialist tuition with the students. But it was Kate who helped the students relate these subjects to their own lives, to develop their own purposes and address their own needs. Kate’s ability to communicate at levels deeper than merely verbal is extraordinary and it was deeply moving to observe students gradually change from sullen to openness, from uncommunicative to positivity and from scruffy to clean and attractive.The focus of the course was drama and yet to allow that to come to fruition the students had to master their own life skills first. But as the year progressed and improvisatory work led to a written play, so the students’ sense of purpose became evident in acting and all background skills of stage management and design. Audiences appreciated the final performances, the product, but most had little awareness of the huge process which had built that production and it was Kate Kalin more than any other staff at the Performing Arts Company who achieved this result.

Gabrielle Barr

Director and Teacher, The Voice Studio, New Plymouth, New Zealand.

Kate is a beautiful, passionate person whose heart is fully into giving everything she can from her vast reserve of energy, skills and experience. Since working with with Kate I am far more creative and assertive. I am able to cope with criticism now that I am more aware of my good points. I feel free to express my emotions and so am able to communicate more powerfully. I have become more mentally flexible and open minded. I am much more motivated, self-aware, balanced and patient. I am also more reliable, punctual, focused and organised. I am very excited about this stepping stone to the great adventure which is my future.

Dave Holland

Actor, New Plymouth, New Zealand.

Kate Kalin is a truly gifted, connected, compassionate healer. I started going to her when I suffered a sensory neural sudden hearing loss and went deaf in one ear. Losing my hearing has been a truly life changing experience, and I am grateful to have been supported by Kate. It has been two years since then and I have experienced sessions with Kate both in person and online and both are amazing, healing, uplifting and supportive experiences. Being in Kate’s presence is always divine. Having the option to work online has made it possible for me to engage more regularly and easily in the process as I am a lone parent. I have worked through countless different blocks physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually. Through the sessions I have deepened my communication with, and understanding of, all that my body is showing me. My work with Kate has not only helped me but also my daughter, and thanks to her support we continue to grow and thrive. I highly recommend Kate Kalin to anyone who is suffering if they are open and willing to learn the true cause of their suffering.

Deirdre Ryan MscEd

Literacy consultant, Community Organiser, Womens' Empowerment Facilitator, Music Teacher., Deerpark, Cork City

Our teenage son suffered from anxiety and panic attacks. Kate created a safe environment for him to deal with his condition, his concerns about his studies and some personal problems he was having. The muscle testing she used to gather information about what was causing his anxiety suited him because he didn’t like to talk much.Kate gave him the confidence to believe he was capable of succeeding. She also addressed his diet and nutritional needs to help with mental resilience. Tom (not his real name) was able to manage his anxiety and he ended up getting much better results in his exams than was anticipated. We were all delighted with the outcome.

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Since I trained with Kate Kalin I am able to handle stress in positive ways and am far more confident about presenting myself to people. I am less afraid and reserved and have more access to my internal and external resources. I am now able to understand how my brain processes information, so that when I am stuck I can kick-start my brain and get motivated again. After working with Kate I feel that all goals are achievable, now that I have the knowledge of processes to help me to get there. I have been opened up to my own possibilities and feel very positive about my life and future.

Kirsten Corrigan

Teacher, Stratford, New Zealand.

I couldn’t believe my heart palpitations were gone after only one session and I was far more relaxed and happy in myself. I’d recommend Kate for everyone. Everyone needs her skills these days.

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I found Kate’s work helped my 21 month old daughter physically and emotionally. It is difficult to find a service that offers support to people at such a young age, especially when dealing with emotional stress in toddlers, and Kate took my concerns seriously and treated them sensitively. Something has lifted in my daughter and the practical guidelines that I was given have helped me nurture her in a way that is more suited to her specific needs and in turn is helping her grow happily every day. I found the session especially important as my daughter is too young to communicate precisely what her needs are and through Kate’s work we could easily identify where she needs more love and support.

Bethan O’Riordan

Psychotherapist, Blarney, County Cork.

Kate offers a very professional, excellent service. I got relief for a shoulder repetitive strain injury by doing just one session with her.

Steven Reen


I went to visit Kate because I felt anxious and overwhelmed with trying to run a business and my conflicting desire to be a full-time mum, I am expecting my third baby. Kate was so helpful in putting me in touch with myself again, which helped me to feel stronger in myself and to be able to make strong life decisions.Kate was highly practical and from my initial meeting with her she came to facilitate a management meeting at work. This resulted in clear direction for the business with everyone knowing their role. I can’t speak highly enough of Kate and her skills. I have since been to her three times and will not hesitate to return to her for help with any challenges I may need help with in the future. I am also planning to bring my 3 year old daughter to her.

Richael Mulvihille

Business Owner and Mother, Joop Cafe

Kate helped myself and my husband focus on the important issues in our relationship. She helped us become aware of communication challenges between us and the need to resolve them in order to progress as a couple. Kate made us face up to our financial situation. She put us in the right frame of mind to deal with our financial dilemmas. We are now prioritising our finacial security. I used to feel alone in my worries, but after being coached my husband and I are now working together as a couple to overcome these financial challenges.

C Murphy (pseudonym)

Bantry, Co. Cork, Ireland.

Working with Kate Kalin helped me to become more confident and able to maintain my self-esteem even in adverse situations. I have become a better listener – to others and to myself. I have become more reliable and punctual. Kate’s process helped me to become more organised and much more motivated. Instead of becoming demoralised as I did in the past, I am more able to solve problems. I now have pride in myself and in what I do.

Tammy Thomson

Actor/Musician, New Plymouth, New Zealand.

Kate worked with a group of physically disabled adults in our organisation. She demonstrated an ability to encourage and motivate the participants from an early stage of the process. Each meeting generated much excitement among the group. She asked our service users what themes were important to them and then found ways of discussing and raising these issues through drama. Kate involved service users, staff and volunteers in devising and acting out sketches. Kate continues to visit the service users as she has a great rapport with them. She demonstrated the ability to bring issues alive for them and empower them to express themselves creatively.

Katherine Donovan

Training and Development Manager, St Laurence Cheshire Home, Cork, Ireland.

In the spring of 2007, I availed of Kate Kalin’s Life Coaching expertise. Working with Kate helped me to move forward personally and professionally in my life, as she helped me to:

  • Clarify my values
  • Organise my time
  • Become more positive in my thinking and speaking
  • Generate motivation
  • Achieve my goals
  • Grow as a person

During our sessions, Kate showed a great ability to listen and give very helpful feedback. Furthermore, she was very careful to unearth my values rather than impose her own. I am very grateful to Kate for her life-coaching expertise, and would recommend her to anyone who wishes to make more of their lives.”

Noel R. Marian

Composer, Cork, Ireland

Kate is just lovely to work with. She has a wonderful kind and compassionate nature and is very skilled at what she does, I was amazed at how spot on she was! We uncovered so much in our first session and I am looking forward to our next. I already feel like progress has been made and feel very lucky to have Kate as a guide through these challenging times. We could all benefit from a session with Kate!

Yvonne Redmond


DISCLAIMER: Kinesiology is not a substitute for medical treatment or diagnosis. If you are having symptoms that require medical attention see your GP or health professional first. Katie Kalin does not claim to diagnose or cure any specific disease or medical condition. She works with the whole person to re-balance you for your chosen goal. Goals may include optimal healing, physical or mental health, personal development, learning with ease, stress management,  life-work balance, or general wellbeing.