General Medical Practitioner | MBChB (South Africa)
In a world overflowing with dissonant beliefs pertaining to the factors that influence health and longevity, Kaylin is a Western-trained Medical doctor constantly seeking to understand varying disciplines of healing in order to find and embrace a collective harmony therein.
Kaylin’s deep sense of compassion and her calling to heal has led her through a wide range of experiences. After graduating cum laude with her MBChB from the University of Pretoria, and completing her medical internship in Johannesburg, Kaylin spent four years working at Zithulele, a rural district hospital in the Eastern Cape, where she managed an extensive variety of emergencies and conditions, from acute and chronic medical & surgical disease, to orthopaedics, obstetrics, paediatrics, and infectious disease, all within the context of limited support and resources.
Thereafter she moved to Cape Town, working as a medical officer in various government emergency departments, until she became a full-time trauma Doctor at Tygerberg Hospital.
The decision to move to the private sector was a challenging but a necessary step in order for Kaylin to practise integrative healing. This approach emphasises her core belief that the purely disease-based model of western medicine may often be disempowering to the patient, and discount both their bio-individuality, and the integral role that past traumas, current psycho-social circumstances, and lifestyle often play in creating and perpetuating chronic illness.
It is little surprise then, that she has found her home in HOUSE OF HOLISTIC HEALTH, comprised of like-minded practitioners who believe similarly in an integrative approach to medicine, and whose extensive multi-disciplinary knowledge provides an abundant resource to be learnt from and drawn upon, greatly supplementing the service she will provide to her patients.
As a Practitioner, Kaylin’s emphasis is placed on providing a safe space for people from all walks of life and building meaningful and lasting relationships with her patients. Through this she will create an extensive profile of all the nuanced features that paint the picture of their health, recognising that it is the unique combination of which that requires a tailored and individualised health strategy.
KAYLIN’S FAVOURITE BOOKS
THE PROPHET | Kahlil Gibran | 1923
A collection of 28 poetic essays that are philosophical, quasi-spiritual, and above all inspirational. Often defined by observers as ‘Wisdom texts’, I view this book as a masterfully written guide and reference for pursuing a life filled with kindness, intention, presence and a deep sense of connection with the world.
SAPIENS: A BRIEF HISTORY OF HUMANKIND | Yuval Noah Harari | 2011
An eye-opening insight into how Homo Sapiens have evolved over millennia to become the dominant species on our planet. Starting from the Stone Age up to the twenty-first century, the author paints a picture of history through the intersection of social and natural sciences.
A NEW EARTH: AWAKENING TO YOUR LIFE’S PURPOSE | Eckhart Tolle | 2005
A New Earth is a powerful guide and tool for recognizing the role the human ego plays in our perceptions and reactions, and how to transcend this state of consciousness that is largely ego-based, in order to reduce suffering in our lives.
THE GOD OF SMALL THINGS | Arundhati Roy | 1997
Winner of the Booker Prize in 1997, it is a beautifully written story about the childhood experiences of fraternal twins whose lives are destroyed by the “Love Laws” prevalent in 1960s Kerala, India. The novel explores how small, seemingly insignificant things shape people’s behaviour and their lives. (Wikipedia)
THE SUN AND HER FLOWERS | Rupi Kaur | 2017
“‘This is the recipe of life,’ said my mother, as she held me in her arms as I wept, ‘think of those flowers you plant in the garden each year, they will teach you that people too must wilt, fall, root, rise, in order to bloom.’” I have found myself returning to this book again and again. As a woman with my own past sufferings, it helps me to reflect and remind myself that my experiences, whilst traumatic at the time, have shaped me, and instilled in me a higher sense of empathy and perspective, allowing me to connect and help others heal through their own traumas.