Being a parent is one of the most challenging, humbling, and rewarding experiences of my life. Two of my best teachers are my children, Sequoia & Sean. They are my greatest inspirations and constantly help me to grow as a teacher, practitioner, and person.
— Laurie Cousins
 

In our sessions, Laurie has been a counselor, cheerleader, spiritual guide, referee and shoulder to cry on. Whatever role she plays, my family is always left feeling enlightened and grounded.
 -Family of Four

Laurie is a trained Mindfulness-based Interventionist & Integrative Practitioner who specializes in working with Families

  • Private Sessions in your own home for the whole family or at Laurie's office at the La Maida Institute

  • Mindful Parenting & Self-Compassion Classes, Workshops, Intenstives, and 8 Week Mindful Self-Compassion course  

  • Healing Families Through Connection Classes, Workshops, Intensives with Dr. Omid Naim at the La Maida Institute 

  • Mindfulness for Families Workshops, Classes, or Intensivies can be brought to schools, religious communities, non-profits, etc. 

  Laurie is the co-creator of this program and co-facilitates these groups with Dr. Danielle Denenney

Laurie is the co-creator of this program and co-facilitates these groups with Dr. Danielle Denenney

 
  Laurie is the family program advisor at the    la maida    institute along with where she has her private practice.

Laurie is the family program advisor at the la maida institute along with where she has her private practice.

Families face a lot of challenges in today's society: finding the right fit for your child/ren's education and extracurricular activities, the pressure of academic achievement, keeping up with social media and peer relationships, etc...and that is just for the children!  When do we parents get to enjoy our families? Or have "me" time? Many of us are over-scheduled, over-stimulated and over-tired. It is time to slow down, get out of automatic pilot mode, connect to one another and savor what is already here. How do we do this?  One way is through Mindful Awareness Practices