Kate Browning is a former midwife and a Registered Nurse, Integrative Energy Healer, psychotherapist, and psychologist in training. She has worked in a variety of health care settings for over 20 years as a clinician, consultant, educator, clinical supervisor, teacher, and lecturer, and is now the co-ordinator of Langara College's Integrative Energy Healing program.
Kate's areas of particular clinical interest include psychodynamic, emotion-focused, somatic, sensorimotor, and energetic approaches to the resolution of trauma, depression, problem substance use, anxiety, panic, eating disorders, emotional regulation and relational difficulties, and relationship problems in couples. Kate also incorporates mind-body approaches to support whole-person wellness in childbearing and new parenthood, particularly after difficult pregnancy and birthing experiences. As well, she assists front line caring professionals at risk for vicarious trauma and burnout to attain personal and professional resilience, renewal, and connection to purpose. Kate also engages subtle energetic processes to help manage chronic pain and to support healing from illness and injury.
Kate is lecturing and clinical faculty at both the UBC School of Nursing and Langara College's Integrative Energy Healing and Strategic Resilience for First Responders programs. She is certified in Core Addictions Practice for British Columbia health care providers and in Strategic Resilience for First Responders, and is earning certification in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy. Kate has studied movement and psychodrama in trauma recovery with Dr. Bessel van der Kolk and Licia Sky, energy psychology practice with Dr. David Feinstein, and couples therapy with Drs. John and Julie Gottman. In 2016, she was the recipient of a unique grant from the St. Paul's Foundation to bring Integrative Energy Healing to acute psychiatric inpatients at St. Paul's Hospital, where she has also run an energy healing-based wellness clinic for mental health program staff since 2015. For Vancouver Coastal Health's community-based eating disorders program, as an energy healer and nurse Kate serves as a VCH consultant and educator overseeing student-delivered Integrative Energy Healing care for patients of that program. Kate is currently enrolled in the California Institute for Human Science's PhD program in clinical psychology, and is also apprenticing in core shamanic practice.
Kate is interested in the ways the body and its subtle energies can be engaged as a resource in healing and achievement of optimal wellness and personal potential.