Laura facilitates on-site and virtual wellness workshops and programs in corporate or school settings, to improve health, happiness and productivity.
These interactive, results-oriented workshops facilitate active learning to help participants make better food and lifestyle choices. All workshops include recipes and fact sheets so participants can keep learning and implementing effective techniques long after the workshops conclude.
Sample Workshop Topics:
Healthy Eating 101 - Revolutionize how you think about food as nourishment! This workshop helps participants breakdown some major nutrition myths, understand what kinds of foods are best for specific dietary and wellness needs, and provides easy strategies for sustaining healthy eating.
Boost Your Immune System - This workshop provides health strategies to enhance the body’s immune function. This engaging workshop encourages interactive participation, with a question-and-answer segment following the presentation.
Beating the Sugar Blues - The growing number of people with diabetes and obesity is crippling our communities and workforce, not to mention health insurance costs. The average American consumes 30 teaspoons of sugar every day, without even realizing it. This workshop helps participants understand why they crave sugar and teaches simple, effective steps to break the sugar habit.
How to Have More Energy - This workshop offers strategies for boosting energy levels the healthy way, including how to improve sleep and incorporate exercise and movement into busy lifestyles.
Sustainable Eating – This workshop helps conceptualize the link between our diets and our ecosystem. One of the most important ways we can protect the environment is by thinking about what foods are best for both our bodies and our planet. This workshop covers tips for reducing your carbon footprint from farm to fork.
Plant-Based Living - This workshops covers the benefits of a plant-based, whole foods lifestyle, (for those who have chosen such a path,) and shares practical tips on how to cook and eat with plants without feeling deprived or overwhelmed. Amazing, delicious recipes will be shared for everyday meals as well as holiday celebrations, along with tips for eating out or traveling while following a plant-based lifestyle.
For information about availability, workshop fees, and on-site group or contact Laura.
Laura is a Certified Health Coach, recognized by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners with a professional background in food and nutrition security and agricultural policy. She practices a holistic approach to health and wellness, looking at how all areas of life are connected: stress, sleep, energy levels, and so forth. She works with clients to develop a deeper understanding of the food and lifestyle choices that work best for each person and implement lasting changes that improve energy levels and promote balance and well being.
Here are some concepts that define her approach to nutrition:
-The concept of bio-individuality is that each person has unique food and lifestyle needs. One person’s food is another person’s poison. Positive changes need to be made based on unique needs, lifestyle, preferences, and ancestral background. This requires a personalized, holistic approach to ensure success.
-It’s easy to overlook all of the things that contribute to our sense of nourishment and fulfillment. It’s not just the food we eat, but all of the other factors present in our daily lives. Healthy relationships, a fulfilling career, regular physical activity and spiritual awareness are essential forms of nourishment. When these other areas of life are balanced, what you eat becomes secondary.
-As a dedicated environmentalist and strong believer that the natural world is our greatest teacher, Laura emphasizes the importance of local and organic produce, whole grains, high-quality proteins, plant-based fats, and water. She can introduce you to some of the healthiest foods on the planet and teach you how to find what’s healthiest for your specific needs.