personal and collective change through

     dishabituation, improvisation, play

     embodied mysticism

     interpersonal somatics

     neuromotor health

current private offerings

bottom-up: body

embodied rehearsal space

experiential nervous system work

(very) top-down: soul

Akashic Record readings and clearings

intuitive development

The Anatomy of Liberation

Why anatomy? Liberation is not without structure. Liberation is not a field in which "we" meet without "them." Ending oppression means creating a new structure that will ultimately support all within it. While we may equate liberation with freedom, it is a freedom within a framework of interdependence and inter-relatablility, just like nature.

Anatomy speaks not only to structure but also to the body as blueprint and base for all change, as map and playground and feedback machine, as the most intimate structure individuals create with patterns. The physical body can represent and enact all other bodies: social, political, ancestral, ecological.

Anatomy is layered and complex, and our understanding of it is ever-evolving. It is the science of living tissue, of what can be seen and what cannot. There is no part of the body that functions in isolation. Personal and collective suffering thrive on a destructive cocktail of individualism, intellectualism, and independence. We have elevated the self and the mind above all else. It's time to occupy the body, to develop a keen awareness of ourselves as infinite nesting dolls of patterns of relationship, from the cellular to the universal and back again. We are part of the network, and we are the network.

We change patterns in order to change structures, from the micro level at the personal body to the macro level at the planetary body. Top-down methods of change are necessary, but they remain ineffective and incomplete if the patterns of behavior within the structure have not altered. Without bottom-up change, it's likely that time will recreate the same oppression in a new form. We see this play out in myriad ways at every level: smoking cessation jumpstarting new addictive behaviors, remarrying but having the same fights, hiring new staff but maintaining toxic workplace culture, an inability to integrate those euphoric retreat feelings back into your daily life, or new governments via vote or coup who turn out to be as corrupt as their predecessors.

To change the structures around us, we must alter the patterns between us. Embodiment is essential. Embodied action is unstoppable. Speaking our truth is important. Conflict fluency is powerful. Personal sovereignty is beautiful. Collective liberation is why we are here.
 

 

I am a collaborative facilitator of interpersonal somatics, neuromotor health interventions, energy work, expressive arts, and theatre for social change. I use curiosity and play to encourage demechanization, establish safety, and navigate risk.

 

I work privately with individuals, couples, and families, as well as in group classes and workshops, both in-person and online. I also offer short-term professional mentorship and consulting if the need is a fit for us both. I am definitely not a therapist, and none of my work is therapy nor a replacement for therapy and other mental health treatment.

I draw from non-profit experience in advocacy and spiritual care for vulnerable populations (street youth, terminally ill children, adult foster care, hospice care), ten years of private practice in this work, my personal process of ritual creativity (exhibited visual artist, published songwriter, performer), my own practice of spiritual ecstatics, and a wide base of training and education (some of which is listed below).

BA, sociology, University of Georgia

PGDip, psychosocial health intervention, public health education and advocacy

Neurodevelopmental movement therapy, RMTi, levels i/ii

Neurosensorimotor reflex integration, MNRI® Method, Stress and Immunity

Intuitive counseling and energy reading, Johnson/Hess

Clown training, Cal Clown, Escola de Clown

Violence prevention and conflict intervention for children, Kornblum

Theatre for Living seminar intensive, David Diamond

Theatre of the Oppressed, Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Certified Autism Movement Therapist®

 

Certified practitioner, Safe and Sound Protocol

Feldenkrais movement and Linklater voicework, Actors Academy Finland

Rhythmic balance/auditory/visual exercises for brain-body integration, Bal-A-Vis-X 

Movement for dementia prevention, WiseMotion Method

Neuroscience of embodied collaboration, WiseMotion Method

Dance for neurodegenerative disease, WiseMotion Method

Polyvagal-informed sexual trauma coursework, Indiana University

Applied ecopsychology and eco art therapy, Project NatureConnect

 

 

images of my work, 2011-present

Large scale weaving
Embodied Voicework for Girls
Mark-making and Movement
Somatics for Couples
Embodied Voicework for Girls
Somatic Session
Somatic work for families
Expressive Painting workshop
Conscious Singing for Men
Sacred Voicework for Women
Sacred Voicework for Women
Mark-making and Movement
Grounded in Love: somatics for couples
Family somatics
Family Move: somatics for families
Sacred Women's Circle
Large scale weaving
Embodied Voicework for Girls
Mark-making and Movement
Somatics for Couples
Embodied Voicework for Girls
Somatic Session
Somatic work for families
Expressive Painting workshop
Conscious Singing for Men
Sacred Voicework for Women
Sacred Voicework for Women
Mark-making and Movement
Grounded in Love: somatics for couples
Family somatics
Family Move: somatics for families
Sacred Women's Circle

"Laura is a force of grace, light, and deep wisdom. I have had the pleasure of working with her over the past few years. Through Laura's loving and empowering guidance, a new found liberation was unlocked inside me. I highly recommend working with Laura if you are looking to unlock your voice and message to share with the world. If you already found your voice, I believe she can help you soar even higher."

-Janet-Lee Ropas

 

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