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Collaborative Navigation of your Health and Wellness 



For almost 20 years, I've had a thriving private practice in Livermore, CA primarily using CranioSacral Therapy as well as offering virtual sessions, coaching for practitioners, and holding Embodied Intention Groups. 

I’d like to share why I chose each of these words Collaborative Navigation of Your Health and Wellness.


Collaboration is the keystone to creating change.  Being in partnership with one another is vital as it takes us out of loneliness and makes us accountable for moving toward change. The first step is to define the results we intend to gain from working together. This collaborative approach is foundational to CranioSacral Therapy; as therapists, we follow the lead of the inner knowing or wisdom of our client to form a partnership. For 30 years I have worked to hone the essential skills of listening through all my senses, especially through my hands to achieve effective collaboration. Through embarking on the journey together, we ride the challenges and share so much joy once the results appear. 


Navigation is the process of following through on the desired results. The path is usually not a smooth straight line. Most times there are bumps or challenging experiences and/or patterns that may blockade change. Change comes from navigating the intertwined relationship of the physical, emotional, and spiritual aspects of ourselves. The process can be messy and unclear, yet the results come and often they surpass expectations.  


Of Your: Not to be dismissed are these two little important words placed in the middle. Each person I work with is the owner and coordinator of his or her own care. When you achieve health and wellness, you own the results. 


Health is found when we feel a state of balance, and keep an equilibrium within ourselves and with the social and physical environment around us. Even if there is a medical diagnosis, our health does not suffer when we maintain stability within ourselves. 


Wellness can be described as moving from surviving to thriving, which requires actively making choices towards a healthy and fulfilling life. Wellness is found through the act of practicing healthy habits.

I believe there is a solution to any intention or result we can imagine achieving. 

Frequently I’m asked what my role is in helping people. In short, my answer is “I can help people who want to deepen their relationship with their physical bodies by supporting them through skilled touch, my therapeutic presence, and an inquiry to discover together the source of the discomfort.”

I am delighted that you have arrived here on my website! Please read my Disclaimer and take your time in exploring the content and information that I’ve created over the years of my practice. Say in touch with me and signup for my monthly newsletters.

From my hands and heart,

Kate Mackinnon, CST-D



Although Kate Mackinnon is a licensed Physical Therapist in the State of California, she does not provide any physical therapy treatments or other licensed health care services as an Alternative Healing Arts Practitioner in her Collaborative Navigation of Your Health & Wellness practice. Therefore, it is not to be construed that the services of Kate Mackinnon and/or the events, classes, programs, or products offered on this website are the practice of physical therapy, medicine, psychotherapy, or any other licensed health care practice. The services she offers on this website are not licensed by the State of California. Under Sections 2053.5 and 2053.6 of California’s Business and Professions Code, Kate Mackinnon can offer you her services as an Alternative Healing Arts Practitioner, subject to the requirements and restrictions that are described fully therein.  Please refer to the Disclaimer for further information. 

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