I’ve been working in the field of Energy Healing for over 30 years.
The first time I received a professional Energy Healing session was with Ken, a Polarity Energy Therapist. I was shocked and thrilled to feel these strange electrical sensations of energy coursing through my body.
In that session, my heart opened, my crown chakra opened and I entered a euphoric spiritual state and later came to learn it was a kundalini awakening. I was so expanded I could see auras everywhere. This temporary transcendence revealed a potential I never knew possible. It was after that experience I knew I had to learn this modality, so off I went to Polarity Energy Therapy training.
That was the early ‘80s when terms like Energy Healing, Chakra Clearing, Reiki, etc., didn’t exist. I was thrilled by the impact of my training and so continued studying any and every body/mind modality I could get my hands on. I became a licensed massage therapist so I would have a legal right to incorporate hands-on energy healing touch.
One day, I went to a workshop where Energy Healing was used to release emotional and psychological blocks. This work opened me up to the core of my issues in a way that years of psychotherapy had never reached.
My understanding of energy healing and its relationship to my beliefs, my childhood traumas and how they were playing out in my adult life finally made sense. I began to heal, transform and grow into the kind of person I knew had been locked away with me. That my happiness was no longer dependent on a relationship was an unexpected gift of this work.
The emotional processing and transformational work with my clients profoundly deepened. With decades of professional mind/body and energy healing training, intense and lasting breakthroughs were now a regular occurrence for my clients.
I wanted to better understand how to help my clients integrate the psychological shifts with their physiological changes so I earned a Master’s Degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from San Diego University of Integrative Studies .
This MFT masters degree in combination with my Masters of Arts Degree in Theatre from the University of Miami, helped me merge the creative and healing arts and provided the foundation for the developing the Lionheart Institute of Transpersonal Energy Healing in 2002. During the next 16 years, till 2018, I trained hundreds of therapists, teachers, and students to become professionally certified in Transpersonal Energy Healing Therapy
The next enormous challenge...
I went through a life-threatening illness. In 1999, I was diagnosed with congestive heart failure, no known cause. It certainly was not due to my healthy lifestyle I had diligently maintained for twenty years. I became a grateful heart transplant recipient in 2001. As a result, I have a passion and deep respect for both western and complementary medicine.
I wrote four books about the interconnection of body/mind/energy healing:
The Exceptional Actor: The Seven Step System to Charisma, Chemistry, and Magnetism
Taming the Restless Mind: The Best Meditation Secret on the Planet
The Exceptional Practitioner: Transpersonal Energy Healing - an ebook and video course
Laura’s New Heart: A Healer’s Spiritual Journey through a Heart Transplant.
My joy is helping clients dive deep into the core of their being where true healing happens.