In this workshop, Laura will teach you to analyze stress patterns and understand how your stress response is triggered You will learn what steps can be taken to get out of the downward spiral of the flight-or-fight response, and you will experience using the labyrinth to invoke the relaxation response and reset.
This course includes a guided visualization. Here is a note about that from Laura:
"I use this visualization before I begin a sacred practice, or before entering the labyrinth. I sometimes find it beneficial to repeat it at the center of the labyrinth. Following a labyrinth walk, I return to the tree image, ground myself again and then visualize the ball of light in my heart expanding until I am enveloped by a golden egg or golden sphere. This is an image of protection. Checking to make sure the egg or sphere is grounded, I add roses or other protective symbols around it, setting the intention of sending all non-beneficial energies back to their source with love. Whenever I start or end my day with the visualisation, I complete it with this protection step. This is an adaptation of a meditation technique I learned while training with Hans Andeweg, co-founder ECOIntention and author of In Resonance with Nature, and an energy clearing practice I learned while training with Lena Stevens, co-founder of The Power Path."
With passion for myth and metaphor, Laura curates wisdom journeys and immersion experiences in Portugal’s mystical landscape. Laura is co-founder of EarthShamans, a SoulCollage® facilitator, and teaches Energetics of Art with Ubiquity University Wisdom School. She is trained in Sacred Landscapes, Intuitive Feng Shui, and the Personessence™ System of Understanding People. Laura holds both an M.A. in Wisdom Studies and a B.A. in Chemical Engineering.
Originally from the US and having worked in Silicon Valley for over ten years in high tech operations and management, Laura moved to Portugal to pursue her dream of an integrated life lived as a sacred journey shared with others. Now informed by more than ten years of immersion in the Portugal ecofield, Laura uniquely blends depth of experience, keen curiosity, and genuine open-heartedness as she facilitates wisdom journeys and pilgrimage experiences into Portugal's place-based myths.
Laura first met the labyrinth in 2001, on an Advent Quiet Day in Santa Cruz, California. Since that day, Laura has been a Labyrinth Enthusiast. She has served with Veriditas as a small group facilitator in Chartres, and teaches qualifying workshops and Labyrinth Facilitator Training in Europe.
Laura speaks English and Portuguese and lives near Lisbon with her husband and son, and their two dogs.