Katharina Hirsch, CBP, CBI was born in Berlin Germany and moved to the United States (California) in 1976. Her background includes a degree in psychology, therapist training with Arthur Janov at the Primal Institute in Los Angeles, and 20 years' experience in the art world as a motion picture make-up artist. Integrating her expertise, Katharina has lectured and led workshops in communication and self-exploration through art around the US.
After relocating to the Pacific Northwest in 1989, Katharina obtained her Instructor Certification from the Oregon College for Oriental Medicine (OCOM) in 1995 and opened the Qi Gong Studio of the Healing Arts on Vashon Island. Her teaching certifications include Soaring Crane, Jade Body and Turtle Longevity Qi Gong.
Katharina discovered the BodyTalk System in 1999. She was deeply impressed with Dr.John Veltheim and intuitively understood the significance of the BodyTalk System at once. Katharina became a Certified BodyTalk Practitioner (CBP) and was instrumental in bringing BodyTalk to the West Coast. In 2001 Katharina advanced to the level of Certified BodyTalk Instructor (CBI). In 2003 she was voted Senior Vice-President, IBA board. Currently she is a member of the Advisory Board and trains instructors thoughout the United States.
As a Certified BodyTalk Practitioner in Seattle Washington, her private practice has successfully addressed a wide variety of physical, mental and emotional disorders, including:
Throughout her life, Katharina’s intention has been always to actively work towards creating a more human and supportive world for
children and adults alike.