Compassion is my Compass

Ever since childhood, I’ve been naturally inclined to help and serve others in a heart-felt manner.

I am empathic and enjoy listening to and supporting others in a caring and compassionate way. While living in Colorado in the late 1980s, I took an ‘Introduction to Therapeutic Massage’ class at the local community college. The instructor told me she would recommend me to any school I applied to! My dream was to go the Boulder School of Massage Therapy so I took a weekend trip to visit the school. When I learned I would have to devote 100% of my time to school, and that they did not offer financial aid, my dream of attending ended.

Over the years I’ve had many types of psychic readings and each time I was told I am a healer. Hearing this was always a nice reminder. However, when I became a Chaplain at Unity of Sedona and trained in Prayer, Counseling and Hands-On-Healing, I found that helping others using Hands-On-Healing felt good and very natural for me. Often I would be told, “Your energy is so nice,” or “Thank you, I feel so much better!” In reality, I simply put myself aside and allowed love to come through. I thanked people for allowing me to serve them and reflect their own inner beauty.

Then, in 2015, my good friend Helena suggested I take some Reiki classes. She also told me about a CranioSacral Therapy class at the Arizona School of Integrative Studies (A.S.I.S.). She was planning to attend and I learned that through their coursework, I could earn a certification.

On the first day of the CranioSacral Therapy Level I class, Helena was my partner. As I worked with her, I experienced sensations I’d never felt before. They were deep, profound and beautiful. I believe the experience was Oneness. I felt as though I was in a different dimension, flowing with an expression of love. CranioSacral Therapy was something I felt so connected with I could no longer hold back. Finally, I felt I knew how I could help others with healing.

Because my life experiences include the darkness of being bullied, raped and domestic abuse, I feel deep love and compassion for anyone who has been traumatized by others. I can connect deeply with them, on a level that cannot be described. I’m present for them, holding space without judgment or expectation, so they can experience and process healing.

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Laura provides sessions in two convenient locations in Sedona,
in West Sedona and at Gateway Cottage Wellness Center which is located in Uptown Sedona.
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Teachers

Heidi Wilson, BA, ABOT of Fluid Healing – “Riding the Wave, Touching Stillness CranioSacral Work with a Biodynamic Perspective” Levels I II, III and IV through Arizona School of Integrative Studies (A.S.I.S.).

Heidi Wilson, BA, ABOT of Fluid Healing – “Riding the Wave, Touching Stillness” CranioSacral Work with a Biodynamic Perspective” Level V with Heidi as a CEU provider.

Judy Richter, LMT, RMT of Pure Light Therapies – “Pure Light and Reiki Therapy” Levels I, II and III.

Resources

Michael Kern, “Wisdom in the Body”

“At our very core there is a state of pure, unfabricated being and stillness, the place of our deepest nature. This essential ground state is underneath all our individual traits, our personality and all our doing. It is our being. There is no separation between the practitioner and patient. There is no coming or going. Therefore, there is no treatment. This is the zero point field referred to in quantum physics – a vibratory field of stillness that holds all potential energy. We may catch glimpses of this ground of dynamic stillness if we deeply quieten ourselves, dropping our awareness into the source from which all our activities emerge. This state can be experienced as something that is universal, beyond the duality of subject or object. It has no defining characteristics or qualities. Consequently there are no words or concepts that can adequately describe it. At this level of our being there is no conditioning, just the presence of peace, luminosity and stillness. Many spiritual traditions refer to this realm as our fundamental and primordial state. Healing can occur instantaneously as our form becomes touched by this deepest level of being. This is an enigmatic and powerful event. It may be felt as a sense of grace and merging with the infinite. In this state, an interchange can take place between our stillness and our form. Inertial forces dissipate into stillness and more energy rhythmically manifests from stillness. This is like having a foot in both worlds – the world of form and the world of the infinite. Or, we may even have an experience of total immersion in the stillness. When we emerge from this experience, something has changed – for we never come out in the same way that we went in. We become touched by our own deepest nature.”

Hugh Milne, “The Heart of Listening, A Visionary Approach to Craniosacral Work”

“As a person moves into a meditative state, his cranial wave begins to synchronize with his breath. When the breath meshes with the cranial wave, it is not simply an interesting physiological event – there are profound changes in the inner world of the dreambody. It is a time of deep harmony. The heart comes home. A person living in tune with his cranial wave is at one with himself and his world, free of inner dissonance. He feels deeply nurtured, not by any external source, but by his Self. Reaching this state, he can begin to live in accordance with the ebb and flow of an ancient inner tide”

‘Non-Doing’ by Ryan Hallford, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapist

“In deep biodynamic experience, we are not attempting to correct anything, for we do not know what really needs correction. No matter how much training you have, you can’t really know the details of what needs to happen for that depth of correction to arise. That information, if important, is given to us when or after the correction occurs. We are not anticipating anything specific to occur, for anticipating something denies to the moment it’s inherent freedom. We have no right to do that. We have the ability, but not the right if we want to be of utmost service to the client. We are not spacing out or fading out of consciousness. We are not holding judgments about the client’s situation based on our own personal or broader social beliefs or norms. Those will act against the deep service of the client.”

The Way of Mastery

“All forms of healing are merely contexts created by Love through a mind that has accepted healing – a context that would give the mind that perceives itself as unhealed an opportunity to choose differently.”

Marianne Williamson, A Return to Love: Reflections on the Principles of “A Course in Miracles”

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”