I’m an epigenetic nutritional therapist and mindfulness teacher who believes that small, simple choices have the power to change your life.
Self-care is more than just bubble baths and candles, it's an approach to vibrant living, and about creating a life that you don’t have to escape from.
Every day, we all make choices. Small ones, big ones, some that have an obvious impact on how well we feel, and others that don’t.
My life’s work is about helping people find what makes them BLOOM.
Stress and trauma made me very curious about how to live well and how to find a sense of peace and purpose within myself. Later as an adult when I experienced serious physical health challenges that traditional treatments weren’t able to fully address, I began a journey of study and recovery that would change my life forever.
I turned to mindfulness practices and the study of different spiritual traditions to help me manage the stress, anxiety, and grief I felt inside. I left my career path studying corporate law to immerse myself in nutritional therapy and epigenetics.
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.
Finding out what nourishes your spirit and mind is essential to the well-being of your body.
"When I first started studying Nutritional Therapy, doctors and healthcare practitioners on two continents were unable to help me heal..."
Seeking out nutrient-rich food and a deeper awareness of my own body did help me, and when I felt better, I wanted to shout what I had learned from the rooftops.
I started a small nutritional therapy practice, and then joined a larger practice in the Washington, D.C. area. As a nutritional therapist and nutrigenomic counselor, I gained several years of intensive clinical experience helping all kinds of individuals suffering from major autoimmune disease, allergies, cancers, hormonal imbalance and biotoxin illness, many of the diseases of modern life. I have also intensively studied with a Yaqui indigenous healer, which shifted my understanding of what was possible for human healing.
My work has been influenced by many disciplines including:
Traditional Chinese Medicine and the body’s energy meridians
The eastern chakra system
Eastern meditative practices
Mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR)
Traditional Central and South American plant medicines, as well as Medical Cannabis
Interpersonal and Jungian psychology
I have also worked as an executive and educator in the medical cannabis industry, educating doctors and patients on the healing power of this important healing tool, and the study of various plant medicines.
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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.
The Mind|Body Therapy™️ approach supports the healing of imbalance at the genetic and cellular levels.
Be You: Breathe for Nervous System Healing
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 or approach.
Even if someone eats the perfect diet, or engages in a great exercise or movement plan, they may still struggle to get to the deeper healing they crave.
This is where healing the nervous system comes in.
The body cannot change its state from imbalanced to balanced if its nervous system is programmed to be in a state of stress.
Breathwork is a simple modality that can allow people who are in states of chronic inflammation + stress, to quickly and easily access a gentle nervous system reset.
Many notice a dramatic symptom-reduction from this alone.
This is part of what makes the Mind|Body Therapy™️ unique.
Be Embodied: Eat for your
Hormonal and Adrenal Health
There is no one right dietary program or regimine for everyone. Our bodies are constantly changing, and what we fuel them with should respond to our current needs and state.
Supporting adrenal health is key for women who want to stay in balance while pursuing all of the things that make their lives meaningful.
Over 80% of women struggle with some kind of hormonal imbalance.
What we eat can drastically change the ability our bodies have to perform essential hormonal functions that affect longevity, cognition (brain power!) creativity, and fertility.
Healthy periods aren’t just about not having PMS and having the ability to conceive, they are a report card of a woman’s general health.
Understanding more about your cycle is a key aspect to healing and balancing it.
While PMS is common, it is not ‘normal’ or optimal.
There are natural and effective ways to find more peace and balance in your cycle and digestion, and these are key aspects of Mind|Body Therapy™️.
Meditation is a skill, and it can take time and practice to learn.
Often the people who most need the benefits of meditation are some of the least able to access it.
This is why part of Mind|Body Therapy™️ is simple breathwork practice, to make the benefits of meditation easy & accesible.
Gene Shape is an 8-week program for health and wellness practitioners, deep feelers, and wellness junkies that focuses on the ability to self-heal at a deep, genetic level.
The course will explore:
- Healing nutritional therapy
- Nervous system healing for stress + trauma
- Effective and safe detox techniques and lymphatic drainage support
- Deepening your relationship with yourself through meditative practice +breathwork
Due to the LIVE nature of this class, there are limited spaces available for practitioners, wellness students, and those who want to learn tried & tested methodologies to bring their healing to the next level.
Course Start Date: October 2022
Deep Nourish is an 8-week program that teaches you to cultivate presence, and the ability to self-heal at a deep, genetic level.
Experience personalized, epigenetic nutritional therapy:
- Targeted nutritional guidance for your unique body and genetics to heal and become your best self
- Private meditative practice coaching
- Access to medical-grade targeted nutritional supplements available only to practitioners at a discount
- Access to a library of customized digital content including recipes, meal plans, lifestyle guidance, etc.
- 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
- Concierge access to Lauren in-between and after sessions so you always feel supported
Spaces available on a limited basis in 2022.
"Another Wonderful Class"
"Lauren is a healer who begins with the premise of "You are loved beyond measure." You can feel her authentic compassion from the first time you meet with her. Our faculty team took the Gene Shape Class together and it was fantastic. Lauren was an excellent guide as she led us gently on our individual journeys - made up of small attainable steps towards daily practices of health and daily self-care. The advice and goals were attainable for us and everyone experienced results. Healing and health as a wholistic practice coming from a place of love and belonging what could be better?! Our team loved our time with Lauren and we are super grateful for the experience! I am sure we will be working together again in the future! I am going to send everyone I know with health issues- your way!"
- Karen Reavis Nystrom -
"There are so many take-aways and practices"
"Thank you so much for this amazing and liberating experience. I loved it. You are incredibly knowledgeable, and you frame things uniquely - in a holistic, creative, detailed, factual, and inspiring way - a great combination for learning and creating health and wholeness and healing in our lives. There are so many take-aways and practices that I will be integrating for weeks to come. I look forward to carrying forward all that you taught me/us. Thank you for sharing your wisdom and experiences!"
- Kathleen -