I’m Cat Raincock
I’m your typical girl-next-door Londoner, Women’s Mentor, podcaster, and author. Obsessed with: celery juice, my dog, and yoga pants. Helping women everywhere live life as their true selves.
I didn’t always have this life: the amazing family, beautiful home, fulfilling career… in fact, just 6 years ago my life looked and felt very different. I was newly married and had two kids but I felt empty. Despite ticking the boxes that society told me would equal happiness, I felt lost, stuck, overwhelmed, underwhelmed and desperately wanted more from life.
Was this it?!
Becoming a mother aged 35 was the catalyst and yet not the cause of my life’s undoing. Despite a childhood in which like many little girls, I dreamed of marriage, babies and the perfect London home, when I gave birth to my son in 2012, I experienced what I can only describe as “a slow melt down.”
My daughter’s birth two years later confirmed what I had, on some unconscious level, already known – that beneath the desire to present a perfect picture of domestic bliss and adoring motherhood to the world, unhealed pain was threatening to cause an explosion in the carefully curated life I modelled.
“It was a feeling of intense overwhelm which never went away. By busying myself making gluten free, organic muffins and attempting to embody maternal perfection, I had managed to distract myself from the powerlessness which was all encompassing.”
The turning point came when my husband began seeing a life coach to help him to take transitional steps in his career. Whilst that might have been his motivation, what he received was an insight into the childhood wounds preventing his own trust in his capabilities. I must admit that had he not taken the first step towards therapy, I might never have followed his footsteps into exploring the suffering which had come to underpin my life as a wife and mother.
Six years on, I am committed to encouraging women to cast off the social and inherited shackles which numb and prevent us from honouring what we feel. Disconnecting us from our own peace, health and liberation.
“So many of the women that come to me, arrive with physical symptoms. Through our work together, we discover time and time again that it is the belief systems born in childhood and buried deep down, which manifest themselves in the body. It is only through the unearthing of these deep-seated beliefs that we can free ourselves from the desire to be perfect which society subjects us to.”