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Be YOU.

 
¬†Mind|Body Therapy‚ĄĘÔłŹ

 

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Find Balance

Be YOU.


I’m a psychedelic medicine practitioner, nutritional therapist, and epigenetic scientist who believes that the realms of science and spirit can be united for the balance that we need.

 

Every day, we all make choices.

Some that have an obvious impact on how well we feel, and others that don’t. 

 

My experience taught me that many of the challenges we face today are not because there is something wrong with who we are, but because of the way that we are living.

 

Unhealed trauma and pain can dictate the story of our lives from the beginning to the end if we let it.

 

These things are usually somewhere at the bottom of the jar of a chronic illness that we can't seem to heal, or life pattern we can't seem to shift.

 

Unfortunately, this is common and considered normal.

 

But it is not optimal. 

 

 You can bring peace and balance into your daily routine and create the vibrant health and well-being you've always hoped was possible.  

"When I first started studying nutritional therapy eleven years ago, doctors and healthcare practitioners on two continents were unable to help me heal..."

 

I took that as an invitation to become curious about the deeper reasons why I was unwell. 

This led me on a decade-plus journey; spanning countries, cultures, and disciplines.

My healing ultimately came from inside me.

My illness was my undoing and my initiation.

 

 As a nutritional therapist and nutrigenomic counselor in private practice in the Washington, D.C. area, I gained years of intensive clinical experience supporting individuals with autoimmune diseases, allergies, cancers, hormonal imbalance, and biotoxin illnesses; the diseases of modern life and excessive stress. 

I began to see a pattern, that damage to the nervous system from traumatic experiences could deeply impact the ability to heal.

The integration of mindful body awareness strategies and psychedelic therapy proved to be powerful tools for deep and lasting personal growth and change for others and myself. 

As the world moves rapidly towards a mental health landscape in which psychedelic therapy is an active part of the clinical discourse, I have actively sought out mentorship and collaboration with respected thinkers and healers in the field.

I have also intensively studied with a Yaqui indigenous medicine person, which shifted my understanding of what was possible for human healing.

 

My training includes: 

  • CMED Institute, Sacred Contracts Jungian Archetypal Psychology workshops, archetypal consultant education, 2012-2015¬†
  • Epigenetics and Nutrigenomics, Functional Nutritional Therapy (CPD, NTP, MA), London, U.K. 2013-2016
  • Western herbalism (CPD) 2015, London, U.K.
  • Certified Reiki Master (CRMT) 2016-2017, MD
  • NES MiHealth Certified Practitioner Training in the MiHealth PEMF (Pulsed Electromagnetic Field) Bioenergetic medical device treatment and administration. TN, 2017¬†
  • The Brain: Nutritional Perspectives & Considerations, Biotics Research Professional Seminars, MD, 2017.¬†
  • Mindfulness Meditation Teacher Certification Program created by Jack Kornfield and Tara Brach, Washington, D.C., 2018.¬†
  • NCBIAM Clinicians Course, Strategies For Working With Clinical Anxiety, Washington, D.C., 2018.¬†
  • Mastering Functional Blood Chemistry, Apex Energetics Professional Seminars MD, 2018¬†
  • The Neuroendocrine Immunology of Environmental Triggers, Apex Energetics Professional Seminars, MD, 2018¬†
  • Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) certifications for PTSD
  • Healing, Safety & Transformation with Psychedelics: A 6-month mentorship intensive with Micah Stover, a trauma therapist, and psychedelic guide, integrating the MAPS protocol with Mexican indigenous practices, 2022
  • Mentorship with Panamanian indigenous healers on tropical herbalism and non-psychedelic plant medicines, Bocas del Toro, 2022
  • The Shalem Institute Spiritual Guidance Program, continuing education for pastoral counselors, clergy & mental health care providers with resources and experiential support, Washington, D.C. 2018-2019
  • MAPS Psychedelic Fundamentals, 2023
  • IFS Immersion: Integrating Internal Family Systems (IFS) Across Clinical Applications, 2023
  • CYBIN‚Äôs EMBARK, an open-source, patient-centered psychedelic facilitator training, USA, 2023
  • Somatic Experiencing (SE International), Early 2024¬†
  • Apprenticeship with the Yaqui teacher and indigenous wisdom advocate, Lench Archuleta of Windspirit Teachings, Arizona, 2010-2023¬†

 

My work has been influenced by many disciplines including:

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine and the body‚Äôs energy meridians
  • The Eastern chakra system
  • Eastern meditative practices, including work with Tara Brach's Insight Meditation Society¬†
  • Holotropic Breathwork and the work of Stanislav Graf
  • Self-acupressure and bodywork techniques such as¬†Therapeutic Tremmoring, EFT/Tapping, and EMDR
  • Breathwork practices including the Wim Hoff Method
  • Family Constellations/ Constelaciones Familiares healing approach
  • Traditional Central and South American plant medicines
  • Cannabis medicine and education, as the director of education and outreach for a large, US-based medical cannabis company
  • Interpersonal and Jungian psychology and the work of Caroline Myss (CMED)
  • The work of Gabor Mat√© and Bren√© Brown

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Be Balanced: Understand Your Body 


Epigenetics shows us that our genes are not
prescriptive, telling us how we necessarily have to or will be, but descriptive, meaning they tell us a story about what our bodies have experienced.

What we eat, drink, breathe, feel, think and do all have the power to shift our genes & our reality.

 

In my clinical work, I use nutritional therapy, or food as healing tool, in conjunction with other awareness practices to heal the body from the inside out.

Our work together focuses on adrenal and amygdala function, which are some of the main biological regulators of addiction and other negative habituated behaviors such as stress eating or compulsive work patterns.

These organs are so relevant to the healing or balance of almost any condition. 

The Mind|Body Therapy™ÔłŹ approach supports the healing of imbalance at the genetic and cellular levels.

Be Embodied: Heal the Nervous System with Neuroplasticity & Ceremony

 

So many of the individuals I have worked with over the years come to alternative therapies after trying lots of different things.

They have typically seen multiple practitioners and tried more than one diet, medicine or approach. 

Even if someone eats the perfect diet, engages in a great exercise or movement plan, leverages shadow and growth work, goes to therapy, takes medication, and gets enough sleep...

They may still struggle to open to the deeper healing they crave to feel more safe and connected to themselves and others.

This is where healing the nervous system becomes essential, as it regulates the way we manage stress, how perceive the world, and even our immune system function.

The body cannot change its state from imbalanced to balanced if its nervous system is programmed to be in a state of stress. 

Using ancestral and psychedelic medicines and teaching tools can allow people who are in states of chronic inflammation and disease related to stress, C/PTSD, substance use disorders, and healing from traumas and relational wounds to access a profound nervous system reset within the appropriate container.

 

Be Integrated: Bringing It All Together

 

There is not a singular healing program for everyone. 

Self-care is more than just bubble baths and knowing when to take a mental health day, it's about creating a life that you don’t have to escape from.  

As an epigenetic nutritional therapist, mindfulness teacher, and psychedelic guide, my main practice segment for the last 10 years has been helping people to manage psychoneuroendocrinogical imbalances from a holistic perspective. 

This means: I help individuals understand how their nervous system health and past traumas affect their brain, their hormonal balance, and their ability to feel vital and balanced in life.

It is important to look at the nervous system in conjunction with endocrine, digestive, and detoxification systems, etc., to deeply heal. We are systemic beings, who operate best when we look at the whole, not just parts.

This is part of what makes  Mind|Body Therapy™ÔłŹ unique. 

Most psychedelic and plant medicine practitioners focus on psychedelic mental and emotional work and neglect physical health features like nutrition, genetics, and immune health. 

But when it comes to integrating the transformational healing that comes from psychedelic work, a solid foundation of physical health is the proper ground to stand on.

 

Psychedelic medicine is not a magic pill.

 

It is an opportunity. 

 

Working with these tools is part of a healing procedure that includes additional support to be truly effective.


This is why part of Mind|Body Therapy‚ĄĘÔłŹ is simple breathwork practices, healing food, and¬†psychedelic medicine tools to

 re-open the critical learning periods in the brain and make change easy & accessible. 

 

1:1 Program

 

Highly personalized individual wellness container facilitated- digitally for ease and convenience to match your schedule and lifestyle needs.

Ideal for those who cannot travel due to work or personal reasons. The ability to space out healing sessions and coordinate them with the rhythm of your life. 

Ideal for those who have already utilized therapeutic tools or other wellness methodologies and are looking for additional support or to tie it all together:

 

 

  • Personalized wellness assessment that supports digestive, hormonal, immune, skin, nervous system, and psychological health

  • Thorough preparatory structure to build trust and safety and coaching on various psychological tools and practices that support psychedelic work.

  • Private meditative practice coaching and supportive, deep integration container for support after the retreat

  • Offered digitally for ease and convenience in a Zoom format¬†

  • Safe access to healing medicines that are sustainably produced or have undergone proper testing and/or other healing tools that facilitate deep shifts & quantum leaps in healing and personal consciousness¬†¬†

  • ¬†Access to a library of customized digital content including recipes, meal plans, lifestyle guidance, etc.

  • Targeted nutritional and supplement guidance for your unique body and¬†genetics¬†to heal and become your best self, focusing on adrenal and nervous system health¬†

  • Access to medical-grade targeted nutritional supplements available only to practitioners at a discount

  • Access to functional labwork panels to understand more about your health, as well as interpretation of these or past lab results with Lauren¬†

  • Guidance on other alternative therapies tailored to help your body find healing such as self-lymphatic drainage techniques, functional movement modalities, and private referrals

  • Coordination with other care providers or prescribers as needed to support holistic wellness and care

  • Concierge access to Lauren in-between and after sessions so you always feel supported

 

Currently booking for November 2023

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1:1 Program
 

 

Deep Nourish is a customized program designed to utilize the best of modern allopathic science, and ancient plant wisdom to restore balance to the body and spirit.

This is an intensive retreat format for individuals or practitioners working with psychedelic medicines, targeted to heal nervous system imbalances, such as chronic PTSD or burnout.

An unforgettable opportunity to do healing work in the birthplace of these therapies, in the ecological biosphere of the Yucat√°n in Tulum, Mexico:

 

  • Personalized wellness assessment that supports digestive, hormonal, immune, skin, nervous system, and psychological health

  • Thorough preparatory structure to build trust and safety, coaching on various psychological tools and practices that support psychedelic work

  • Private meditative practice coaching and supportive, deep integration container for support after the retreat

  • Offered in-person in Tulum, Mexico

  • Safe access to healing medicines that are sustainably produced or have undergone proper testing and/or other healing tools that facilitate deep shifts & quantum leaps in healing and personal consciousness

  • Intensive retreat format with daily integration, workshops, and education on development and wellness tools that support your healing and continued evolution

  • Four intensive body and energy work sessions with local Mayan indigenous practitioners to complement the healing work

  • A healing Temazcal ceremony and visits to local cave natural mineral pools or cenotes

  • Access to a library of customized digital content including recipes, meal plans, lifestyle guidance, etc.

  • Targeted nutritional and supplement guidance for your unique body and¬†genetics¬†to heal and become your best self, focusing on adrenal and nervous system health¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬†

  • Access to medical-grade targeted nutritional supplements available only to practitioners at a discount

  • Access to functional labwork panels to understand more about your health, as well as interpretation of these or past lab results with Lauren

  • Guidance on other alternative therapies tailored to help your body find healing such as self-lymphatic drainage techniques, functional movement modalities, and private referrals

  • Coordination with other care providers or prescribers as needed to support holistic wellness and care¬†

  • Concierge access to Lauren in-between and after sessions so you always feel supported

     

Currently booking for Jan-Feb 2024

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