Portrait of two young woman of color whispering to her friend outsideWHAT PEOPLE

Cathy, I am sleeping so much better these days. I don’t even remember the last time
I took a sleeping pill… pretty awesome. You and the Thriving Now Team are in
my gratitude journal every day!


Cathy has taught me, by her example, to release some prejudices I [didn’t know] I had about body types, and that freedom has spread mysteriously to many other subtle (usually unconscious) beliefs about various groups of people, as in “all millenials are self-absorbed”.  As a result I have pretty much given up generalizations about people, and that has been such a gift.  Thank you, Cathy, for down to earth courage and insight.
                                                      —Dave Bryant, Brocton, NY 


“With her gifts of compassion and insight, Cathy creates a safe place where feelings, memories and traumas can surface. Just the way she asks questions is an art form in itself —heartfelt questions, gentle in spirit, yet profound in their power to get to the core of issues. Cathy offers unconditional friendship and support and respects a client’s truth.  Her care and concern remind me of one the most touching examples of female friendship in the Bible: Naomi asking her daughter-in-law Ruth, “How do things stand with you, my daughter?” Cathy asks then listens with a patient, open heart.  During an inner-tapping session with Cathy, I feel energy shift. I reconnect with parts of my younger self, release trauma and learn to be my own best parent, mentor and friend.”
                                                                                                            —Paula Graham

“Working with Cathy has been a milestone along the road to a more loving, forgiving and enjoyable life. My one-on-one EFT sessions with her have been Amazing. She’s the Sherlock Holmes of EFT Coaches…finding the core clues that have been affecting your life and helping you release them. I’m truly grateful.”
                                                            —Dr Rick Neal

Cathy & Business Coaching

Working with Cathy Vartuli, of the Intimacy Dojo, has been exceptionally useful. Her passion for helping those of us who are working in or creating sex-positive businesses is palpable, yet not overwhelming. She has the amazing ability to gently guide me through a topic where I feel stuck, frustrated and incapable, to a place where the item is well along its way, and I feel like I can actually do it on my own. In general, her kind approachability coupled with her expertise make her a great coach and/or mentor, and I am honored to have had the opportunity to work with her.
                                                      —Gwyn Isaacs, The Sex Fairy Godmother, from Earthly Desire

Cathy is a wonderful mix of patient & gentle
while still firmly rooted in tangible reachable
goals. She listens, hears, and collaborates
with me on solutions to the blocks & challenges.
She helped me create strategies for
long & short-term goals,
and was a joy to
work with along the way.
                                                      —Ilya Parker


I first met Cathy at Sex Geek Summer Camp. I felt immediately how strong, in control, safe and approachable she was. By the way she spoke, and how comfortable she was, I thought this was always Cathy! I went to one of her teachings… she spoke of how telling our stories can help others.  She told us her story. I remember sitting there with my mouth open and my eyes wet – how could this beautiful awesome person have ever felt negative or unhappy with herself or her life? What a testament for all of us – she dedicates her life to sex education, inclusion, helping others find themselves, teaching… ETC…. She is amazing!!  You’re beautiful Cathy, have inspired me to be a better me, and a better person!
                                                                                  xoxox Bunny of Sybian.com


When I first started my business with Tapping I got a ton of support about various topics that Cathy and Rick would sent out via email.  I found Cathy to be so warm and passionate.
                                                  —Rosemarie K Lanchester


Emotional Freedom & Abundance Coaching

You’ve been a lifesaver and I pass you on every day it. Your voice and languaging around loving and accepting ourselves and all parts give me courage and hope to find even more freedom and strength to push past old boundaries and find safety to risk a little more – and live and love lots more!!


Cathy, you have inspired me many times these years. You are so brave and vulnerable to share your story so often about how, in the depths of shyness and loneliness you rose up and became a shining light helping many people, including me. Every time I worked with you I became braver and more courageous. You helped me learn to say NO, you helped me learn to stand up for myself saying those scary words most of us are afraid to say, having those difficult conversations. Teaching me that most people feel shy and uncertain, that it wasn’t only me helped me walk up to people and introduce myself.  Never in a million years did I think I’d have the courage to do that. Yes, I was awkward but you taught me/us that most people are and it is okay. Telling me “You Rock Jean” always put a smile on my face and I started saying it to myself. I loved hearing you tell us during each call how courageous we all are to be on the calls and willing to learn and grow. So thank you for being YOU and for being so willing to share your vulnerabilities and pains to help others grow. YOU ROCK!
                                                      —Love Jean Mills, River, NC


Her ability to be present, to understand and to gently reassure are incredible!
                                —Norene Simmons


Cathy has opened up her home many times
hosting various events that has given me the
opportunity to connect with likeminded
individuals and expand my community.
Having a safe space to be open, safe and
heard in a very authentic way. I appreciate
Cathy’s directness, clear communication and
years of experience.
                                              —Jaime McEwen, Southbay, CA


Thank you so much, Cathy. The program you did with the primitive brain and our individual sessions were really helpful. You are truly lovingkindness personified.

                                  —Vickie Hoover, Ohio


Cathy is one of the bravest and most authentic people I know. She is so honest about working through her own challenging experiences, which makes her relatable. A lot of coaches aren’t relatable and that makes all the difference when venturing into the realm of self-improvement. I highly recommend Cathy’s services!


I know Cathy from her online work and have never met her in person.
The most striking thing for me, is how much I feel connection and
sincerity from her. I never feel like I am talking to someone I have
not met, and I never feel like I am one of many anonymous clients on
the web. I always feel connected. Cathy has been willing to be
vulnerable in sharing her stories and struggles, her sadness and
fears, as well as her wins and the joys in her life. she has also
reached out to me personally when she saw that I was struggling,
offering information and caring and wisdom.

Also, I have been on phone calls when Cathy leads the tapping,
and I am amazed at how intuitive she is and also brave and willing
to ask icky questions and respond with so much understanding
and compassion.

I think Cathy makes the world a better place.
                                                                          —Heather Victoria, B.C. Canada


 Cathy has been a warm heart & a kind spirit whom
I have had the privilege of connecting with at some of
the events that have been held at her house.

Thanks, Cathy, for providing a healing and safe space
for us to all grow!
                                        —Andrew Jones


Although I haven’t personally reached
out to you, I very much enjoy reading
your emails and take courage in your
wisdom. Thank you so much.
                                                      —Coralie, Melbourne, Australia


Cathy is a warm, caring, kind, loving, funny, compassionate, generous, understanding, brilliant woman who through EFT and coaching has guided and encouraged me to let go of pain, trauma and limits from the past as she gently nudged me toward a richer, fuller and happier life. I really thought that I needed to clear everything and be perfect before I could venture out into the world and risk being seen. I am not perfect and probably will never be but venturing out and doing things I had longed to do but was afraid of turned out to be so much easier and more satisfying than I ever expected with the aid of Cathy’s intuitive knowing of when to push and when to just listen. I trusted Cathy to help with my pain and she made me feel safe enough to do the work. It has been my good fortune to have worked with her and my honor to call her friend.
                                                                          —Connie B.


Really helpful and gifted at EFT, thanks Cathy!


I’ve attended a number of Cathy’s webinars and
found them very helpful. She’s a great teacher
because she shares very vulnerably from her
own experience. That allows me to connect
with her and to trust what she is saying.


“Her compassion and loving personality,
so clear with her scripts.”


Cathy, we met only once but your warm, open, loving energy stayed with me. It is rare to find good people in this life so every time I do I’m humbled by the experience.


“Working with Cathy is always a joy. She is soft-spoken, nurturing, intuitive, and incredibly intelligent. I love the way she works with the inner child and makes them feel safe, then brings them out the other side of their hurt, fear, and self-blame.”
                                                                        —Judy Whitcraft


“I have worked with several EFT Practitioners, including a couple of the Masters, and it takes a lot to really impress me, yet I have never seen ANYTHING like the work Cathy does with inner-children! It’s literally mind-boggling, both having her work on me and observing her work with others. She eloquently lasers into past trauma and facilitates major healing time and time again like it’s no big deal. Before you even know what happened a huge energetic weight has been lifted and you feel so much lighter. I don’t know how she does it but her sharp intuition, brilliantly honed tapping skills, compassionate spirit, and fierce dedication to doing her own work are some of the qualities that make Cathy and her application of EFT so extraordinary.”
                                                                      —Joan, Washington State 


“Compassion. Intuition. Insightful Questions. These are three qualities that make Cathy an INCREDIBLY talented tapping coach.  Cathy has a wonderful gift of intuition and asks just the right questions to uncover the specific issues. Her warm and compassionate heart comes through with every tapping session, especially in the challenging and difficult emotional issues. She’s very skilled at keeping the person on track and gently directing them back to the issue at hand.

With Cathy’s extensive understanding and experience in tapping on the Inner Child, she brings a loving, caring, and very skilled intuitive approach. She was able to move me through many challenging issues with these techniques. While working with Cathy, it is very apparent that she is well-read and has done extensive research on numerous issues. She is able to see the big picture and piece issues together while offering a different insight and understanding.

I am extremely grateful to have the privilege of working with Cathy over the past two years. I would recommend her to anyone who is ready to take personal responsibility for their growth and well-being, and to anyone who seeks a kind, compassionate, and highly intuitive coach to assist them on their journey.”
                                                                            —Karen Lebron


Is it possible to see the unseen? Yes, with the right process and the right technology… in the right hands.

My co-host for many of the Thriving Now Team workshops, teleclasses, and private forums is Cathy Vartuli, who is a scientist* skilled in the use of technology to analyze man-made structures (integrated circuits) down to the atomic level. To accomplish this feat she and her team carefully peel away layer after layer until they can shine a focused beam of energy upon the part of the circuit that may have a disruption or block or weakness.

How apt I find it that in her skilled use of EFT, she helps clients peel away layer after layer until they get to their previously hidden core issue. Then she softly yet directly focuses energy upon the issue and not only helps it to shift but also helps her clients gain insight in the process.

Cathy demonstrates the finest qualities of a coach… which includes being a student first and a teacher second. Her intuitive and energetic gifts are well-developed, and I find that she consistently is able to reflect back to her clients (including me) deep truths about the state of our emotions and beliefs and the movement of energy in the physical body that are difficult to see on our own. I am very pleased to have her as part of the Thriving Now coaching team.
                                                                                        —Rick Wilkes
* Cathy has a PhD in Material Science and Engineering and a Masters of Sciences in Physics.


“I’ve seen many beneficial changes in my life since I started tapping; my house is neater and less cluttered, and I’m much more relaxed all the time, and I handle unexpected news much more easily than I used to. 

The most visible change I’ve had has been the result of a private session I had with Cathy Vartuli. During a team call, I had asked for assistance with a surgery scar that had healed, but was still bothering me. Even though it had been 6 months since my surgery, the scar was still very itchy, tight, burning, and bright pink. The surgeon said it had healed properly, and that if the symptoms persisted, he could inject steroids directly into the site, which would eventually provide relief, but was a very painful procedure. Cathy asked a question about the scar, and I was surprised by the intensity of the emotions I felt regarding my surgery experience. When I tried to tap on the experience by myself, I was overwhelmed by the emotions, so I decided to have a private session to work through the issues.

During the session, we tapped on a variety of issues…the shock of the surgery, the emotional shock of being told I had skin cancer, the fact that I really did miss the pieces of skin that were taken, acknowledging that loss, the change to my appearance because of the surgery, the sorrow I felt over the possibility of not being around to see how my son turns out, some old, stored energies related to the deaths of my grandmother and neighbors…all sorts of things came up! As we tapped on the various issues that arose, I felt different forms of release taking place, with all of them providing greater and greater relief. I had 2 surgery sites; one on my leg and one on my neck…the one on my neck was the bothersome one. During our session, I felt a large release of energy come through the scar on my leg, and I also felt very bubbly and happy overall by the end of our time.

The next day, the scar on my neck went through some sort of shift…I had sharp stabbing pains, and about a half hour of extremely intense itching. I felt that the injury was sort of restructuring, tapped on it, and it did eventually subside.

The day after that, it seemed to me that the scar was starting to fade.

A week later, Cathy sent me a follow-up email to see how I was doing. That same day, with no prompting, a friend of mine that I see a few times a week commented that the scar on my neck had practically disappeared. I had thought so, too, but wasn’t sure if I was imagining it until someone else said the same thing. I had already experienced some wonderful gains through EFT, but this experience really stood out for me due to the very practical application, and the visible results.

Thanks so much to Cathy for the direct help, and to Rick Wilkes for starting Thriving Now. It’s been a perfect fit for me.”


“Oh Cathy, let me say first that you are a Goddess.
(Well, of course we all are, but you stand out as a
goddess among goddesses.) I downloaded a buttload
(technical term–and particularly appropriate here) of the
Body Image calls to my iPod and have been listening to them
and tapping along when I can, virtually tapping at other times.
There is so much intuition, wisdom, and love there. I feel like
I’ve processed about 10 years worth of therapy. Sometimes
a specific scene or issue of my own will come up, and
I’ll stop the iPod to tap on that and have had some
great breakthroughs.

Before I found ThrivingNow, I did a lot of surfing on
different EFT sites and practitioners looking for a place that
I thought would provide good support. What you and Rick
are offering is so accessible, usable, and affordable. Oh yeah,
and most importantly–effective. I am just blown away that
for under $50/month I have access to so many resources
and just how excellent those resources are. Thank you so
much for all of your wonderful work.”