I have a private practice working one-to-one, in groups, and online with clients from all over the world, guiding others to un-cover possibilities and paths to life. I am a member of the International Association of Counselling Hypnotherapists, a Compassionate Inquiry Practitioner, a Master Practitioner of NLP, a Humanistic Neuro-Linguistic Programming Practitioner, and a helper with ceremonial medicine. Following both modern therapeutic methods as well as Indigenous modalities, I help others to un-cover what they come to know. The focus of the healing process is the restoration of relationships that have become out of balance. As a counsellor, one is a supporter in a shared experience of learning and growing, with assessments usually being completed by the person being helped. I use questions, storytelling, humour, modelling, and proven methods to raise your awareness of your wholeness and interrelationships within life. I use the healing power of hypnosis for connecting within ourselves: spiritual, mental, physical and mental. I use a two-eyed approach of both Ericksonian and Indigenous knowledge when using hypnosis.
Overall, as I work with people of every conceivable background, I look forward to hearing your truth. I help with all impacts of Trauma, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Grief and End of Life Acceptance, Life Transitions, Personal Crisis, and living life with one’s true essence and purpose.
A PERSONAL NOTE
On a personal note I also draw from over 26 years of professional experience as an adult educator, global trainer and consultant, and entrepreneur coach. My personal journey, like you, includes growth both by default as well as by design, and inspires me to continue to learn from knowledge keepers in meditation, shiatsu training, qi-dong, nature, ceremony, and overall how to live life from old knowledge into the present day. I look forward to meeting you.
In private sessions, you will be given a conscious and deeply supportive space to turn your attention inwards so you can find your own innate awareness and wisdom. You will be supported to use these resources to bring profound clarity and freedom to areas of your life where you have experienced physical, emotional, mental or situational limitations. The only thing needed for this work to be effective is a readiness to take a good honest look at whatever seems to be holding you back. In the willingness to stay present and tell the truth about what is arising, it is possible to clearly see (and let go of) your own patterns that are keeping you ‘stuck’. Truly these sessions are about supporting you from wherever you find yourself to be. We will use a mix of modalities including mindfulness meditation, enneagram coaching, clinical hypnotherapy and self-inquiry to allow you to discover your own ability to heal, as well as your own capacity for clarity, peace and freedom.
Laura Shaw, BEd, MA, C.Ht
Meditation teacher ~ Mindfulness/Self-Inquiry Coach
“I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being.”
— Hafiz of Shiraz
Integrative * Holistic * Intutive
Certified Counselling Hypnotehrapist
Reiki Master & Teacher
ThetaHealing Advanced DNA Pracitioner
Ancient & New Healing Approaches to Wellness
We each have entered this life with innate strengths to support our journey on earth. Our weaknesses bring us to challenges; when faced they help each of us to develop our greatest strengths. Within the process we become our own hero. We learn to turn our attention inward toward our personal “Deep Inner Knowledge and Wisdom.” Each of our challenges provides an opportunity to 1) seek understanding, 2) to grow in wisdom, and 3) to deepen our inner subtle physical, emotional, thinking, spirit, heart, and wise body connections.
As your counsellor I use an integrative approach to healing. Working with you and following the guidance of your heart. I create a compassionate and safe healing space for your personal transformation, healing and growth. A sacred healing space is opened to create a climate that supports your continued exploration, growth and development; through all of life’s transitions and challenges. I am an experienced agent of growth, change and development, with 20 years of experience in family, couples, individual, group, and team work.
I have special interest in the following specialities: pycho-spiritual interventions, life transistions, relationship issues, co-dependancy, and supporting clients as they make choices to imporove their quality of life.
Issues I have experience in: Addictions, addiction recovery managment, relapse trigger managment; Increasing emotional intelligence; transgenerational healing; life coaching; personal empowerment; holistic growth and development; parenting; relationships; pregnacy, prenational and postpartum; spiritual growth and development; Stress and anger management; and women’s issues.
As a Counselling Hypnotherapist, I am internationally certified through IACH and a graduate of Orca Institute.
My formal education includes a Master’s of Science in Clinical Psychology, with an emphasis in Wellness; including course work in Addictions, Grief & Loss and various modalities of Relationship and Family Psychology. In 2010 I studied at the Essene Healing, Health & lifestyle practices at the Essene Garden of Peace.
Other certifications include:
Advanced ThetaHealing® DNA practitioner, Reiki Master & Teacher Trauma & Crisis Intervention for Addictions
With a recent move to British Columbia, I am in the process of working toward registered professional counsellor certification in BC, Canada. My supervisor is Diane Auld, R.P.C, HT of Vancouver, BC.