The Center for Well Being of Austin - austin, tx
The Center for Well Being of Austin life coach & retreats
“Knowing our Truth does not necessarily equip us to live it." 
Kate Bares-Cochrun 



The Center For Well Being
The Center for Well Being of Austin offered me the amazing opportunity to know the truth about myself. Taking that opportunity transformed my life. I'll be eternally grateful to this organization and the work of Kate Bares-Cochrun.

Barbara Koonce
Austin, Texas

Barbara Koonce
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R&R has lent itself to the strongest, deepest soul connections I have experienced with human beings. In those moments, I have known God. That would be the bottom line for me. 

Laurie
Austin, Texas
David McCall
Taking the first step toward spiritual growth and/or healing is the gateway. I've found so many answers through my work at the Center…answers to questions I didn't even know I needed to be asking! Most amazingly, I have found friends who accept me and celebrate the gifts I have to offer, and who are committed to a lifestyle of integrity and truth. People I can learn from and share with!

David McCall
Austin, Texas

An incredible weekend with incredible people!
— Shane Meyers, Austin, Texas

What an amazing experience R&R is! To be welcomed with open arms into this community has been a blessing. Not only have I resolved some misconceptions of myself, I have made long-time friends who are on this wonderful journey of life with me. Thank you, Kate!
— Kasi Chapman, Austin, Texas

This weekend changed my life! Not a magical fix but a reminder of who I can be.
— Mindy Tyler, Georgetown, Texas

Here I am! Lovingly, honestly and unapologetically true. Thank you, Kate.
— Alexis Garcia, Austin, Texas

 
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I highly recommend all the seminars and classes offered by The Center for Well Being in Austin. The founder, Kate Bares-Cochrun is an amazing individual. The tools I learned in her classes and retreats have been a catalyst for permanent change in my life. I started working with Kate about 9 years ago and the tools and insights have been amazing. Thanks Kate and The Center of Well Being, I am very grateful for your presence in my life. What can I say, You Rock!!

Dr. Robin
Austin, Texas
Emmett
The Center for Well Being holds wonderful retreats and classes that gave me the opportunity to live life with a healthy, new perspective and focus. And the process is fun and transformational at the same time!

Emmett Skiles
Linda Newsom

I commanded the universe to answer that universal question of all questions "Who Am I?" when I was 23 yeas old. I felt guided to read books, and attend classes and workshops on all methods of personal growth. I discovered that I was a compilation of experiences bound by shame, guilt, survival, and blaming, as well as, joy, love, and ecstasy. BUT, I still was not personally fulfilled! For me, R & R is an incredibly spiritual, gentle, loving experiential journey into the discovery of Self communication, where I remembered how to tap into MY truth and My desires. R & R provided a safe place to practice a variety of methods for getting answers to My questions from within myself. Answers that I could Trust!

Linda A. Newsom
Austin, Texas



Kate is an amazing coach and Healer. She continues to guide me with spiritual and emotional concerns. Kate has an ability to see past the facade of my ego and reaches into the depths of my soul to see just what it is that is surfacing and helps to shed light on the transformation process that is at hand. Her workshops and healing circles are the most powerful and life transforming groups that I have experienced. Thank you Kate! Tara Davis, Austin, Texas

Tara Davis
Santa Barbara, California


Jodel ManningI wanted to take a minute and thank you for all that you have done for me!! It is so amazing, I am helping others now get in touch with their true self too, their heart and soul!

Lately, I have had several people comment to me on how I have touched them. It is so great living in your true self, in love!!



Thank you. You are doing amazing work and I thank you!

Jodel Manning
Austin, Texas


Amazing...Inspirational...heart-warming...spiritually uplifting... supportive.. I could go on forever expressing what a wonderful experience the Release & Renew program was for me. The knowledge that I gained from the weekend, such as, communication techniques and understanding feelings and emotions, has redirected my thinking about the truths in my life and it has changed my outlook and focus for my future completely.  Kate Cochrun is a truly unique and special individual. Her ability to see insideall of us to help guide us towards discovering our truths for ourselves is a real gift. I will cherish the blessing I have received from her in offering this emotionally awakening experience. Thank you Kate. I will honor this program by doing my best to live in my truth... 

Stacey Hurst,
Austin, Texas


I want to tell you how much my experience at R&R has changed me, and how grateful and blessed I am to have been there with you and your gifted wisdom. As the week has gone on, I realize each day how it truly is working in my life. It flat out surprises me every day to "feel" the process working. Since realizing how powerful, worthy, capable, Lovable, and many more, I am, I have no desire to drink! It is truly a miracle. You gave that to me, and I am eternally grateful. I "decide", I "choose" every day, to be all the things I thought I was not. Again, a Miracle!
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I still have to practice every day "being" this way, especially when chaos is around, but find it easier. I could go on and on, but will stop and just say Bless You!

H.K.
Austin, Texas


Lori Reynolds I've read many personal growth books and been to many workshops and seminars. I love Kate and appreciate all the work she does to help others on their journey. She is a very special person with the kind of patience and understanding to really make this work. I've seen her work miracles in helping people learn about themselves in many courses over the years. I've made many true friends through the work she does. The "family" is a wonderful support for whatever challenges I'm going through. I'm comfortable sharing in the safety of the group. Kate and The Center for Well Being of Austin family are a blessing to us all! If you haven't had the experience yet, what are you waiting for?  There's a whole lot of life that you are missing out on!

Lori Reynolds
Pflugerville, Texas

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Cheri Lemons
I know that all the work I have done so far is now integrating in ways that I was not capable of before. A lot of awareness coming in---really fast right now. I so appreciate you and the amazing work you do to support us all in becoming more, becoming closer to ourselves and for letting go of those residual issues of each of our sorted pasts.


Cheri Lemons
Austin, Texas


Denise Bletzacker-BaresThe challenge continues to be about me standing in front of me and being totally comfortable, renewed, and honored. To know that I am the best thing that ever happened to me, for me. I love how this "work" has not only changed my life, but taken it to another level that I previously didn't even know existed. Now I spend more time looking forward to what comes next no matter what it looks, feels, tastes like. To understand that there is joy even in my sorrow, that there is peace even when someone departs from my immediate circumstance. To understand that I am the light in my life. My soulmate.

Absolutely nothing in my experience (life) thus far can compare to the euphoria of finding me. Thank you for being on my journey with me.

Denise Bletzacker-Bares
Austin, Texas

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Rick BusbyWhen I first came to The Center for Well Being of Austin in 1998, my "truth" was buried deep beneath a lifetime's worth of caretaking others, codependent relationships and false beliefs about myself. I did not even know what my truth was independent of my relationships with others.

Working through The Center, I discovered my truth. Kate Cochrun's fearless guidance provided the encouragement and support necessary to dive deep into my soul to find my truth and then...stand in it.

Today, I am actively and reverently engaged in leading the creative life I have denied myself for far too many years. I am learning to care for myself and to allow my own dreams to live and breathe; I am creating healthy, interdependent relationships, and I am learning to integrate my truth into my daily life. In short, I cannot overestimate the importance of my experiences through The Center for Well Being of Austin in facilitating my spiritual and creative growth. In fact, I can't even imagine being in the space I am today were it not for the courses offered there. The experiences have been priceless and I am forever grateful. Without hesitation, I recommend The Center for Well Being of Austin to anyone sincerely interested in discovering and living their truth!

Rick Busby
Austin, Texas


When I first heard about the R & R retreat I was very skeptical but a remnant of hope prevailed. The moment I entered the room I felt a nurturing presence and I knew the moment I was waiting for had come. Kate welcomed each one of us with open arms and the warmest of smiles. As our journey was underway there was an opening up of my spirit and a cleansing began. Exactly like the restoration of an old house. I learned, or shall I say, was reintroduced to the real me, not this dastardly evil disappointment I believed I was. There is so much more I could say but time and space would not allow.  Suffice to say R & R is a priceless sacrifice to those who have invested more time and effort in beating themselves up or allowing others and circumstances to do so. Nothing has to stay the way it is..... A miracle can and will take place...but the magic of the moment is yours to reach for and experience........Blessing to you Kate !!!!!

Cathy R. Black
Austin, Texas.


If it were not for The Center for Well Being of Austin and Kate, I would not be the person I am today. That person is more secure and confident than she ever has been in her entire life!

I have participated in numerous Release & Renew workshops, as a “newbie”, as a “reviewer”, and as an Assistant and each has been very powerful. Not once have I ever regretted doing the work, for if I had not done it (and continue to do it), I would not know that I am truly surrounded by love and the light of God. That I am Love and Light, always!

I have taken Letting Go (twice) and Life in Balance (twice) and have learned something new each time. And the Advanced R&R is unbelievable!!! And to think, I almost didn't take that course — it was incredible!

I have made many new friends along the way whom I consider my family. Each and every time I sign up for a class or workshop, it is amazing that exactly the right group of people show up and the experience becomes even more powerful.

Thank you Kate for showing me a better way to live my life! You are a blessing and your gift(s) are worth more than words could ever say or convey.

If you want to find peace, love and light in your life…PLEASE do the work that The Center for Well Being of Austin has to offer. You won’t be sorry!      

Adriane Daniel
Austin, Texas

Marnie Long

Thank YOU for choosing this path and being willing to keep facilitating...you change lives. What an AWESOME weekend...I feel so much lighter!! THANK YOU for helping me re-find my skin I left. I truly feel, today...peace. Thanks for doing what you do.


Marnie Long
Austin, Texas


The Life in Balance Coaching Series has been a wonderful experience for me. This class woke me up to my unconscious habits that were perpetuating the things I was dissatisfied with in my life. Each week a new exercise demonstrated the fact that there were choices I could make to change my habits, thoughts and perceptions that were hindering my ability to achieve personal goals. Additionally, I felt great benefits from just sitting in the circle with this group of people. After a few minutes of class my mind would focus, I would feel calmer and by the end of the class I usually left with a sense of serenity and renewal.

Mare Bruno
Austin, Texas



My name is Christine Arnold Nelson. I have been blessed to experience three courses at The Center for Well Being of Austin. Each of the courses gifted me with aNelson huge piece of myself -- a greater understanding of myself, a deeper love for myself, and an openness to what the universe has to offer me. I think they have also helped me develop my own spirituality -- something beyond organized religion. Just a deep faith that there is "something" out there guidin my life. And, I almost forgot, I did attend the Letting Go course. This shed the light on all the codependent behaviors that I thought I had let go of. I love Kate Cochrun. Simple as that. She exudes a strength and vulnerability that I find mesmerizing. I respect her ability to guide those who want something more out of life and to let go of those who decide that they are not ready. For those of you who have experienced other work, you will find Kate's methods gentle and individualized for your own growth and healing. Take care and God Bless.

Christine Arnold Nelson
Austin, Texas

Marc Millican
I remember how petrified I was when I first walked into the course room. I had absolutely no idea what the hell I was doing or why I was doing it. Looking back at the experience, I am amazed at how the energy was calming and it made me feel completely at home and secure. Over the next 3 years of doing this work I am amazed and humbled by the people that I have met and shared this work with.

No matter what my expectations are, they have always been exceeded and the experience has always been exactly what I needed to take my next step. It has made me appreciate this perfect creation of life we all participate in. It has been a tough but wonderful journey and I am blessed to have had such a wonderful guide to let me find and take this journey down my own path without telling me what to do or how to do it.

Someone who has given me the tools to take responsibility for my own journey and get the most out of it. As much as the "JUST DO IT" logo has been so over commercialized, it does fit so well. You do not have to justify it or have an agenda or even know what's going on...JUST DO IT and trust yourself and your journey and it will take care of itself!

Marc Millican
Austin, Texas


Kristen Braun I cannot even begin to explain the impact this weekend had on me. I have never witnessed such a powerful and collective shift. I, too am humbled and stunned and not altogether recovered from the shock of it all. I feel like my mouth is hanging open. I fully get that there is immeasurable power at work in our lives.

It was a beautiful experience and I thank you. Without your willingness to trust, we wouldn't have had that. Without your courage to stand in the face of all that swirling energy, we wouldn't know such love and capacity for ourselves. All of our work and our efforts were possible because of your efforts. What an amazing, cooperative beauty! I appreciate each of you. I love and honor you wholeheartedly.

Kristin Braun
Austin, Texas

Kristen Braun
Well I too would like to let you know that I appreciate you very much. I know that I wouldn't be able to have the type of relationship I have with Kristin without being an active member of the work that you do.

Thank you for your willingness to share this work with us and the rest of the world. I will continue to do my best and make as many retreats as I can.

Allen Smith
Austin, Texas


720 degrees!!!!! That's the best way to sum it up. That is exactly how far around my life has turned in the in the last ten and one half months since I first met Kate and was introduced to The Center for Well Being. 

I've been through the R&R course once and even assisted one occasion after that, and granted...I had to make the journey, but I give a huge amount of credit to Kate and The Center for Well Being of Austin for the support, guidance, and LOVE that helped me make the changes in my life that I've made. For the first time that I can recall....I can HONESTLY say that I am actually HAPPY!!!  For anyone debating on whether or not to take the R&R course....and wondering whether or not they can afford it....my words to you....."you can't afford not to" My life has become so much more full since my involvement with all the wonderful people I shared my life with through the course, that I urge anyone and everyone to "Just do it"!!!! 

Kate, I Love you and I appreciate you helping me see the things I needed to see, so that I could end up where I am now. I thank you from the top of my soul and the bottom of my heart. 

Brian J. Pousson
Austin, Texas.
    

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I am so grateful for every last experience, every person who has been a catalyst for this amazing journey towards the freedom I so crave in this life. These moments are the most precious to me...and so thank you...too...for being here, right now, for me, on my way.

Gabriela R.
Austin, Texas


I've been meaning to drop you a line just to let you know how GREAT things continue to be between Dean and I! It has been ABSOLUTELY AMAZING at the transformation and the love that has been rekindled!!! I can't think of one single complaint that I have as all I can think of is how incredibly blessed I am to have married such a WONDERFUL man, and I wouldn't trade him for anyone. So, MANY THANKS to you!! I pray that I might be open so that the Lord could use me to impact other people's lives, the way you have. How AWESOME to know that people's lives are changed because of your willingness and openness to be a vessel for God to work thru you! What greater purpose in life could there be??

Lisa Blackman
Austin, Texas

Kathy Lawson

Wow, what can I say? It was an amazing weekend. We laughed, we cried, we shared more with each other than we have in a very long time. I feel so calm and relaxed right now and know that I am loveable and full of love for myself. Kate, I thank you so much for guiding me to this place of peace.

Kathy Lawson
Forth Worth, Texas


I highly recommend the R&R courses. I participated in R&R a few weeks ago. Anyone can benefit from this course. Young and old, male or female. The best thing I found is that there is no script or doctrine to follow, it's all in you. I am now on my way to being a more fulfilled person. I've been to many seminars and retreats that get you all pumped up and within a week I'm resorting back to old ways. The tools I've gained here are powerful and for life. The people in the Center have a great ability to guide you on your journey to find your truth. I always had a feeling about some of my truths and beliefs, but never before have I been able to uncover them. Now I know where to dig!


Thanks Kate, and to all your assistants, Thank You!

Frank C.
Austin, Texas


Gary D.A most profound experience...looking deep into yourself, it is a journey of self discovery...a beginning of making sense of who I am, accepting who I am and asking myself, "where do I want to go next?" It is also about healing a "wounded heart" and taking control of one's life through learning to counter balance self defeating behavior. Conducted in a safe, caring, healing environment, I highly recommend it to those ready to venture into the discovery of self. 

Gary DeIorio 
McAllen, Texas

All I can say is it was the best thing I ever did! I learned so much about myself andKathleen Garrett it has changed how I look at my life now. The tools I have come away with I use every day, and what a difference they make! I have met and made new friends and feel I am in such a loving, caring, supported circle of wonderful people.

I have also taken the Letting Go and Life In Balance classes. The tool box just keeps growing and things really start to click.

If you really want to see a difference in how you feel about yourself, life and relationships, I highly recommend getting to know Kate and participate in some of the wonderful sessions The Center for Well Being of Austin Offers.

Kathleen Garrett
Austin, Texas

Judy Nettles
I've been doing this work with Kate for the last 10 years and I attend an R&R once a year just for maintenance! It is easy to get off balance and this is a course that is proven to get you back to center. My whole family (kids included) have done this work with Ms. Kate…we all recommend it!.

Judy Nettles
Austin, Texas

 

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