Mindfulness & Recovery
Laurie is a Mindfulness-based Interventionsist and Intergrative Mind-body Practictioner facilitating groups and working individually with clients somatically for unprocessed trauma for residential and intensive out patient treatments centers in the Los Angeles area.
Addiction Treatment Centers
Classes & Workshops & Intensives
Juvenile Detention Centers
Laurie facilitates Mindfulnes & Resiliency-based programs for Recovery from Addictive Behaviors, Addictions, and Substance abuse.
Mindfulness & Recovery
Weekly Support Group (TBA)
Recovering from addictive behaviors is a process that involves replacing old harmful patterns with new healthy ones. But first, we have to become aware of our patterns, when we get triggered, and discover what need is actually underneath the craving, and meet it in a way that can be truly satisfied. Recovery is a practice and we are not meant to do it alone. Learning to pause, manage emotions and cravings, feel more connected, and see the bigger picture is where Mindfulness is key!
Laurie holds a safe space for people to come together, share honestly, feel connected, and offers practical skills to help heal the core layers of addiction, alcoholism, codependency, and other compulsive behaviors through self-acceptance, self-compassion, and self-discovery.
Benefits of a Mindfulness practice:
Can manage anxiety, depression, and stress more effectively
Become able to live in the present moment, versus stuck in the past or projecting into the future
Become less judgmental and critical of self and others
Able to experience unpleasant thoughts and feelings without reacting to them
Reduces craving and the tendency to reach for something in order to feel better
Experience more calm and peacefulness in daily living
Develop greater self-awareness, self-acceptance, and self-compassion
In order to go far we have to start where we are!
Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention (MBRP)
Laurie is a trained MBRP Facilitator through the UCSD Center for Mindfulness and has over 20 years of experience working with people dealing with addictive behaviors.
The primary goals of mindfulness-based relapse prevention are:
1. Cultivate awareness of individual triggers and habitual reactions. Learn how to create a space/pause in what seems like an automatic process.
2. Change your relationship with discomfort. Learn to recognize difficult emotional and physical experiences and respond to them skillfully and effectively.
3. Develop a compassionate and nonjudgmental approach towards yourself and your experiences.
4. Create a lifestyle that supports both mindfulness practice and recovery.
Mindfulness-Based Relapse Prevention. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.mindfulrp.com/