of my coachees
“Without this coaching, I certainly wouldn’t be as strong in life.”
Dear Cathy, I admire you a lot. I don’t need any more convincing. I admire the power you’ve achieved by changing as an HSP and also through coaching. Read more
I’m really happy I’ve taken this step. I can really see my personal growth. I’m working hard on my change. Change isn’t easy, it involves resistance. Without you, I couldn’t have walked this road. I really needed, and still need, this support. This way I can grow to be the best version of myself. Everyone benefits from this. I really advice taking this step. Do it, so you don’t have to get over-stimulated because of the influences of television, other people, movies, etc.
I’ve entered the course because:
1. I knew you’d work from love and you’d support us in a powerful way.
- I wanted to change and couldn’t go on this way. I had to empower myself.
There’s no better way to do this than with someone who’s been there herself! I know your mother, who personally told me this was something for me! She was right, haha! You’re a gorgeous and strong person. Just thinking about you, feels great! Your support, assignments and drive give me the power to grow!
Thank you, sweetie!
“From problem to possibility”
Getting up in the morning at the beginning of a new day, wasn’t an easy job for me to do. As an HSP, I knew I had a lot of stimuli coming my way.. Read more
To me, these were hurdles and barriers that drained all my energy and robbed me of my sense of joy in life. This happened every day, again and again. By living my life in a mindful way and not building stories around what happens, I now feel empowered. I get up in the morning and surrender myself to the fun, interesting events and challenges that are coming my way. I don’t judge the situation I’m in. I just let the moments flow.
“Now I can see HSP as a gift.”
I’ve become a completely different person than I was 4 months ago. My world, from which I had banned all impulses, now has become much more open and beautiful again. Read more
I can now grab chances that are in front of me again, I can cope with excessive stimuli more and more every day, I’m increasingly more aware of everything that’s happening around me. I notice things sooner, I can cope with them, I find room and I move on. I feel strong and powerful. I can now see HSP as a gift: a gift I should grab with both hands and that I should keep developing.
I now create peace and balance. I don’t go out looking for happiness. I choose to create my own happiness. I feel happy with the tools and experience Cathy has offered to create even more happiness. Four months ago, I started the group programme with Cathy, full of hope and with great courage. I was curious and at the same time very anxious about the unknown, afraid of new things and scared of judgments. Panic was leering around the corner. Very soon I started feeling at ease with Cathy and also the universe had handed me a great group op people to walk this process with. There was room for understanding, trust, recognition and a lot of support every time things got difficult or things didn’t exactly go my way.
Cathy is a woman with so much experience and a tremendous amount of motivation to learn from new experiences in everyday life. With tons of enthusiasm, she shares these experiences. Cathy chooses not only to grow, but to let other people grow as well. A lady with great spirit from the top of her head, all the way down to her pinkie toe. It hasn’t been an easy programme at all. It was a process full of stumbles, falling down, crawling and getting up again. Sometimes even staying down for quite some time, but ALWAYS picking up the ball again and starting anew.
No excuses anymore, coming from our reptile brains (which we now know so much about!). I’ve fought against the mirror being held up so many times. Every time this happens, I win a little sooner and I become a little stronger. Every day I’m a better version of myself and I’m proud of that. I’ve already come a long way, taken a lot of turns and I am looking forward to building the rest of my life the way that I want it to be. I’ve gotten new insights I’ve never had before. And with these insights I go on to the next level. My gratitude toward you is huge, Cathy. You’re not only our coach, you’re an example to us. A huge thanks and a lot of success with everything you’ll achieve. Your ideas are great. Thumbs up!
“A heavy weight off my shoulders.”
All my life I’ve had the feeling I’m not good enough. I only felt good enough when I was doing something for other people. I put my own needs aside every time. Read more
I came from a marriage in which I always had to take care of everything. I seemed to carry the responsibility for managing the household, the kids and the house all by myself. I started wondering; I can take care of everyone, but why isn’t anyone taking care of me? Why do I always have to cross my own boundaries? Why doesn’t my husband ever do this? Am I not good enough?
I could see that other people just got to be themselves and be happy and that they didn’t have to adapt all the time. I was so sick of all these responsibilities I had to carry alone + adapting to everyone.
I started fallowing the programme because I was in a new relationship for several years already and we were talking about moving in together. But I had this gigantic fear for things to become the same as they were during my marriage. I didn’t want to make the same mistakes. I can now be myself, accept myself and I don’t have to adapt all the time.
Also, I learned how to set boundaries. And that I’m already enough. Now I accept myself exactly the way I am.
“Proud to have quit smoking!”
Cathy, at the end of June 2018 I was present at your event. I immediately related to everything you talked about that night. And so, I decided fairly quickly to enroll into your programme.. Read more
“Proud to have quit smoking!”
Cathy, at the end of June 2018 I was present at your event. I immediately related to everything you talked about that night. And so, I decided fairly quickly to enroll into your programme.
Now, at the end of the road, I can see the many things I’ve processed during this course and how much I’ve grown already. I’m not quite there yet, but I can see clear changes and I can see the steps I’ve already taken. I’ve even quit smoking! I didn’t even see that coming, and now I’m so proud of myself!
The biggest/ most important thing I’ve learned, is being conscious about how my sensitivity operates, realising when the reptile brain is taking over, how I can implement what I’ve learned, and how to be close to myself again. I’ve been able to integrate this into all aspects of my life and I’ll take this along with me for as long as I’ll live.
Throughout this programme I’ve also met like-minded people that live nearby. Of course, they were already there before, but now I’ve been able to allow them into my life as well. Even from my fellow groupmates I’ve learned a lot. I found a great deal of recognition with them, learned from them, but also gained a sense of belonging. I’m grateful they’ve come my way and oh how I’m proud of each and every one of the for the progress they’ve made!
Looking back on the last few months, it’s great to see what I’ve already achieved and where there’re still some room to grow. The burden of being an HSP, which I felt completely dominated by at the beginning, has lessened tremendously! I now experience HSP as a power! I’m not in my head as much anymore and I live from the heart. I feel more comfortable in my own skin. I experience more peace and balance and I’ve got more energy left at the end of the day! I now live life according to my own conditions and I don’t specifically need other people’s approval for that. Although it’s still nice when others hand me a compliment and get inspiration from the example I’m setting when I say: “Put yourself first!” I’m especially grateful for what I’ve achieved and I’m glad to have met you. You made me take this big leap for myself.
Also, I want to thank you for the choice you’ve made to help others. You’re going to get through to a lot of people by doing this! I thought it was inspiring to see that you’re not afraid to share your own vulnerability and that I got to witness your own personal growing process. I think you’re a good coach who’s honest and sincere. I would definitely like to keep in touch with you, even if it’s just to learn a bit more from you.
I wish you all the best, happiness and love for the future!
Cathy pushed through to my core. I got to meet Cathy Spaas about a year ago on an event that was organised by a mutual friend. Read more
Cathy pushed through to my core.
I got to meet Cathy Spaas about a year ago on an event that was organised by a mutual friend.
“The teacher who walks in the shadow of the temple, among his followers, gives not of his wisdom but rather of his faith and his lovingness. If he is indeed wise, he does not bid you enter the house of his wisdom, but rather leads you to the threshold of your own mind.”
(Kahlil Gibran, 1927)
Her presentation was a feast of acknowledgement and recognition, something I had been searching for years. I didn’t hesitate long and immediately started my own personal journey. For this programme, Cathy had taken all the time we needed and kept in touch every two to three weeks so there was plenty of time to overthink and reflect on the provided subject matter and practice material.
Along the way, Cathy has shown to possess a special combination of respecting someone, but at the same time pushing through to their core. To me this was a clear wake-upcall.
As a highly sensitive and highly gifted visual thinker, the pieces of the puzzle are finally in place. Primarily I started this programme for my own personal growth, but I’m convinced it has made me stronger in my practice on a professional level as well. I look forward to connecting Cathy to my practice in the future again.
“Accepting who I am.”
When I got to meet you during my search for other HSPs, I would’ve never thought that I’d have gone through this process with you… Read more
But I’m so glad I did! With your help, I got to know myself better, I stopped to think about things that matter most and above all I learned how to listen to what it is that I need for myself. That was one of the most important steps in accepting myself. I’m so proud you’ve helped me on this. You’re a marvelous person and I wish you all the best.
“Releasing and trusting.”
I can still recall how I started this process: with a lot of insecurities, a storm of thoughts and expectations in my head and also a lot of fears. Read more
“Why am I this way? Why do I behave this way? Why can’t I get it all together? Why do I feel this way? I can’t do this!”; the list went on and on. The most important progress I’ve made so far, is that peace of mind is a possibility for me again. I’ve regained control over my own thoughts and emotions, I understand myself better, I get why I react in a certain way, I get why some things are harder than other things. I’ve become aware. And this makes all the difference in the world to me!
I’ve found peace and trust again. I’ve let go of the high expectations I’ve set for myself. There’s room for this, and to me that’s great progress. The videos and the homework offer the guidance I need to consistently push through. Also, the option of re-watching these videos when I need them, is a huge advantage to me.
The assignments and thinking exercises come at exactly the right time, also your feedback during the calls is exactly what I need to take things one step further again. I’m challenged to step out of my comfort zone a little every time. At my own pace. The majority of these exercises and tools, I’ve integrated into my everyday life, because they really work.
In conclusion, I feel that there’s a lot of change happening and that I’m on the right track!
“Living instead of surviving” Thanks to Cathy this has become my reality! The many questions I never got answers to, are slowly becoming clear. Read more
The only real search was the search for “me”. By integrating the many videos and exercises of the group programme on a daily basis, life feels light again! I’m at peace and I’ve learned how to cope with over-stimulation. The presence of Cathy means so much! She offers support, a sympathetic ear, advice at hard times, the right feedback… I never felt alone. We were on this path of growth together! Thank you, dear Cathy for being the person you are and for doing what you do! Thanks to you, I’m alive again!
“The dark night of the soul.”
I’ve had my fair share of low points and seriously challenging periods. As an HSP I lived them twice as intensely. Wow. From my education I got the idea that I could never do anything right. Read more
As an artist, I wanted to explore the world. But I couldn’t fulfil my passion. I got too many setbacks to endure. When my grandfather left us last year, that really got to me. It hurt losing my soulmate and letting my godfather travel further on his journey. It became overwhelming.
After this, I took a year off to help my partner. Up to the point where I had given myself completely. And nothing is a coincidence. You come across it through social media; getting to discover Cathy Spaas. Weeks before that, I had episodes of crying over the fact that something had to change in my life. It took me some days to pick up the courage to call Cathy for more info. That phone call had just the right hint of powerful catchphrases to push me over the threshold. That is how I started my journey as a ‘coachee’ around Christmastime 2017.
I’m grateful I can share this. My way of reacting towards the people around me, now comes from a place of tranquillity. The way I can balance out events now, is beautiful to experience. Week by week I’m regaining my passion in this life. My arts and music. Making people wonder and marvel. I can finally let the language of my HE-ART speak.
I’ve noticed that this programme includes just about everything. Down to the bone, it’s super and beautifully shown, very peaceful and serene by Cathy, my coach. Thanks to the workbook I’m making progress week by week. My soul rejoices. This inner work has strengthened me. And because of this I find myself in a relaxed mood.
I used to get angry over the consequences of the past (HSP), but now I can put things into perspective. I can now honestly admire myself for the progress I’ve made. And yes, life’s a lot more beautiful now, on this friendly earth’s crust.
Life didn’t go as I had expected. I lost myself. I lived other people’s lives. As I was taught. So, I began to search for my true self. Because the pieces didn’t fit anymore. I just couldn’t find my calling. Where had this energetic, imaginative, vibrant and colourful man gone? Hence this coaching programme.
Now I tell stories with my tunes through ‘sound healing’. I’m picking up the inspirational brush, colour and canvas. My painting, sounds and poems are a mirror for the spectator. This is so lovely to share. Colleagues are taking me along. Expositions are moving again. Exhibitions are taking shape, and so on.
I now have a different perspective on life. A renewal in myself. I erased the old information and have rewritten in new ink. Thank you, Cath Spaas. I believe in positive beauty. Even in vulnerable and fearful times. I believe that 1 + 1 = 11. Being one with your true inner self.
Be happy, even if you don’t know why. Find the courage and power that it’s there. Continuing in a meaningful way and working on your goals. This journey is highly recommendable to shape your own path. It made me capable of putting love into my company. I quietly close with this quote: “If bad things come in small packages, there’re big things happening everywhere!”
“Insecurity and over-stimulation”
I’m Caroline and I’m a highly sensitive person. I started the “Cathy Spaas”-programme to get closer to myself and to learn how to cope with things in a better way. For 10 years I had been searching for answers, but I couldn’t find them. By meeting Cathy Spaas as an HSP-coach, a new world has opened up to me. Read more
Finally, I knew who I was and I realised that I’ve got a great gift that I could turn into my power.
I used to feel insecure quite often, especially in crowds and when I was in a new environment. I’ve often avoided these places because I knew I would get over-stimulated. After years of experiencing this I realized I was feeling the emotions of others and that these feelings weren’t really mine. I didn’t want to do this anymore.
Now I’m open to staying who I am, finding peace, experiencing balance and to being the confident woman that was always inside of me. I haven’t been in this programme for very long, but I can already see I’ve grown a lot on many levels. For example, not taking over as many of other people’s emotions and staying true to myself.
“An investment that pays off in the long run”
Cathy… I can’t even begin to describe how much you’ve contributed to my transformation. On an energetic level, you offer accessible yet very effective exercises. Read more
You leave room for insights and give us a push in the right direction, which we definitely need, in order to grab life with both hands and to embrace it with all of our hearts. Joy of living and responsibility go hand in hand with you. I’m still grateful to myself every day for going on this journey that can bring us towards the wonderful world of HSP together.
Cathy takes sensitivity seriously. She offered me the tools and the push in the right direction to make HSP my power!
“Hard work pays off.” Through LinkedIn I came across Cathy. My gut had a positive feeling right away. We had an exploratory meeting, just from nothing. I had never done that before. Read more
Getting my good night’s sleep back and stopping my train of thought. Those were the goals in our collaboration. If you never try, then you’ll never know. And so I took on a 13 week programme with Cathy. HSP in the highest degree, that’s how it felt.
After 4 sessions and hard work, I already had restful nights. Just by applying simple tools that everyone can execute. That’s how I got close to who I was again, without putting others at distance. It’s all about finding the courage to take steps and to keep practicing.
Suddenly things start going your way again, and you’re at peace with yourself. I didn’t have to deny who I was, not once! I learned to see things from a different perspective. The right thoughts, the positive approach. Not endlessly losing myself in the search of the ‘WHY’.
Living in the NOW and feeling good about yourself. Empowering yourself with a whole lot of light and love. Thank you, Cathy. Very often I still use your recording, your remarks, your tips. Being a man it’s not always easy to open up. That you’re open to growth and that you’re working towards progress is exactly the strongest side of being human.
Cathy, continue doing what you’re doing and keep helping a lot of people find happiness in living as an HSP. lot of love and light,
Insecure and powerless
At the moment I met Cathy, I had the feeling life was something that just happened to me. That I had lost control over many things. It often made me feel so small. Read more
I learned how to develop a clear vision and to integrate new things step by step. Things I chose for me and things I did for me! I started feeling more powerful and it became clear I was the one at the wheel. I didn’t have to make big changes… By taking small steps for myself, I got more resilience, patience, passion… but a above all… love for myself!
With this force, I got more energy, a more relaxed connection to my kids, a better bond with my husband. Cathy showed me the tools that worked. But this aside, she could read between the lines and focus on the most important aspects which we worked on together every time and created to much beauty.
My line of thought and my power are completely different than a few months ago. I can truly advice everyone to learn how to love yourself. Because that connection comes from a great force that makes EVERYTHING achievable with kickass flair!
“Finding myself again”
I feel that I’ve taken a giant mental leap again. I’ve made a lot of progress and I’m vibrating at a higher frequency. It’s a wonderful feeling. Read more
It’s like from now on, I’ve gained momentum. Now I’m really choosing to stay here at this level. And because it’s such a wonderful feeling, to me it’s also simple to reach back to this when I’m off track for a while. It even feels like an addiction. Now it seems simple, but I couldn’t do this a few months ago.
I finally feel like the Isabelle I was 20 years ago. Now it is hard to grasp that I had lost myself this way. How was this even possible? I’m really fond of the law of attraction, manifestation and creation. I haven’t been working on this for long, but I’ve manifested some things already. It’s crazy.
I really believe in all this, so this also works like an addiction. So, I can’t wait to get into this about this even more.
Meanwhile my morning exercises could still improve and also my eating pattern. But I’m working on it and I’ve learned to accept that it’s OK for now. Whoa, that feels great! I can’t wait to finish the programme because I’m curious what’s next.
Cathy, you’re doing a great job. I hope a lot of people will meet you and that day will experience this shift as well.
“Everyone’s worth it”
When I started my process with Cathy, I was mostly under the influence of limiting convictions that I perceived as truths because of the circumstances I used to be in. Read more
Like e.g. “I’m not good enough.” or “I’m not worth it.”. It sounds like a cliché, but yet I had taken this on as my reality. Purely because there were always people who knew better and were more capable than I was. (which says nothing about my own ability, but that’s how I projected things.) And because I wasn’t open to more than this, my sense of anxiety kept me trapped in these familiar toxic habits.
A previous group programme with another coach had already provided me with plenty of insights, but there was still too much room for me to hide. Because there just isn’t enough time to give everyone in a group the same amount of attention. Especially not if you’re a person who avoids being in the spotlights and who speaks last because then there’s only a limited amount of speaking time left.
This is why I chose the one-on-one programme with Cathy. Here, there was no room for me to hide. And so, I started this programme textbook style; with the right amount of courage and truthfully… already a few changes! But then my reptile brain kicked in on overdrive. My ‘toddler brain’ (as it’s called elsewhere) preferred sticking to old familiarities, however bad these might have been. Cranky, screaming and yelling for attention when it doesn’t get what it wants. I relapsed. Hard… I consistently rebelled against all changes.
Although I said I was willing to go forward, I didn’t really put in my full effort and so nothing happened. Well… that’s how it seemed to me, but there was definitely some progress. And luckily Cathy pointed this out to me time and time again. She was happy for me and the spark ignited something in me. She stayed close and kept believing in me, which made me believe in myself again.
Meanwhile, I’ve finished my 13 sessions. I’m not quite there yet, but I’m stronger, happier and I’ve got more energy and resilience in life. And I’ve got tools that really help me and that I’m applying as we speak! My reptile brain is definitely still there, but I’ve learned to put things into perspective more. And when I notice I’ve dropped the ball again, I just know I can bounce back from this and this gives me peace and trust.
So, if you’re stuck at work, or if your personal life isn’t as stable as you’d hope… If you know all there is to know about this subject matter, but you don’t implement what you’ve learned… It’s no use! Cathy and you will look for ways that will help you practice on things that are currently holding you back. She helps you in a soft, yet firm way to push through your resistance. Because feeling resistant, means you’re learning. And she only needs half a word to really get you, simply because she’s been there, in that position. Just take the leap! Good luck!!!