Catherine Dowling is one of the leading writers in the field of breathwork psychotherapy. Her book, Rebirthing and Breathwork: A Powerful Technique for Personal Transformation, is essential reading for students of breathwork therapy and has attracted thousands of readers to breathwork as their path of spiritual and psychological development.
Catherine is a former president of the International Breathwork Foundation in addition to being a founder and former chairperson of the Irish Rebirthing Psychotherapy Association and co-founder of the Federation of Irish Complementary Therapy Associations.
As the author of influential articles on the training of therapists, she was one of the developers of the International Breathwork Training Alliance, a standard setting body for breathworkers based in Wisconsin. She developed the nationally accredited Rebirther Training Program for the training of therapists in Ireland and was a member of the Irish Department of Health’s national working group on the regulation of complementary and alternative therapists. She was also a consultant to the Irish Health Services Executive on the issues of suicide prevention and residential child care.