Beloved author and healer Cathryn Taylor, respected worldwide as the “Mother of Inner Child Work” for her seminal Inner Child Workbook (Jeremy P. Tarcher, 1991) and integrative healing process, passed away unexpectedly on May 11, 2022, during a short visit to the hospital after not feeling well, leaving family, friends and the Twin Cities holistic community in shock.
“She had so much love to share and will truly be missed by all,” said Kim Eisen, a Life Breakthrough Coach, Master of EFT and one of Cathryn’s closest friends and colleagues. “What I’ll remember about her was her tireless energy. And one of the things I appreciate and will never forget about her was that she never made you feel wrong for feeling the way you felt.”
Cathryn was a transformative integrative healer who helped people resolve tension, trauma and conflict related to relationships with others — and with the inner child — by addressing the body, mind, heart and soul.
A Nebraska native, Cathryn worked in the San Francisco Bay area before coming to Minnesota in the 1990s. She was licensed as a Marriage and Family Therapist and Alcohol and Drug Counselor. She was trained as a Personal Life Coach and was a certified practitioner of Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy, Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT) and Tension and Trauma Release Exercises (TRE®). She also acquired training as an Akashic Records Consultant to provide the soul’s perspective on issues needing resolution.
She published several other books and recorded a series of lectures and YouTube videos on the stages of recovery, issues of the children within, and holistic healing. Cathryn coordinated The Edge’s Blog Talk Radio podcasts for many years.
Cathryn ran a marathon at age 55. She was extremely connected to her dogs: Max, who traveled the country with her in an RV and was the subject of her book Maximized; and Kelly and Avery, dogs that were always by her side or waiting for her in the car.
Cathryn was preceded in death, among others, by her brother John, with whom she had a strong connection and established a dialogue following his passing that became her book, I Think…I Like You Better Dead.
Survivors include her husband and soulmate Arthur, her stepchildren, siblings, nieces and nephews. Cathryn was especially close to her niece and namesake Cathy, nephew Sean, godchild Lily and great-nephews Taylor and Thomas.
The family is planning a Celebration of Life around her birthday on June 9. Details will be forthcoming.
Watch Cathryn Taylor’s Interview with The Edge!