"One of the most intensely beautiful and powerful events I have ever experienced.
Lara has a true gift for bringing people together in peace, love and unity."
TRAINING & STUDIES
Song Therapy/Lament work
Certificate in Song Therapy Training with the Song Therapy Network, Somerset, UK. Virtual training, 2020. Ongoing.
Mentorship since November 2019 with Tuomas Rounakari, lament teacher and long term student of, and co-teacher with, Pirkko Fihlman, also known as the Grand Mother of Lament Singing in Finland.
Internal Family Systems (IFS)
Multiple courses with the Internal Family Systems Institute including Foundations of the IFS Model, IFS Treatment for Freedom from Trauma, Early Adversity, IFS & Anxiety, Depression, and Shame, and Healing Cultural Trauma with Internal Family Systems 2019-2020.
In-home hospice volunteer training with the Hospice of SLO County in San Luis Obispo, CA, 2019.
Certificate Program in Nonviolence Studies with the Metta Center for Nonviolence in Petaluma, CA, 2018
Focusing and Inner Relationship Focusing
Facilitator Level One and Two Focusing Training with Eugene Gendlin and Ann Weiser Cornell of The International Focusing Institute, 2014.
Restorative Circles Process Training with Cat Gilliam and John Cunningham in Portland, OR, 2014
Restorative Circles Process Training with Christine King in Santa Cruz, CA, 2013.
Workshop Facilitation/The Work That Reconnects
The Facilitator Development Program with Chris Johnstone and Jenny Mackewn in Bath, UK, in 2010. This 10 month training covered a wide range of earth-centered group facilitation processes, including Joanna Macy's The Work That Reconnects.
Residential Training in The Work That Reconnects with core teacher Joanna Macy at the Mercy Center. Burlinghame, CA, 2013
Emotional Freedom Techniques
International Accredited EFT Practitioner Trainings Level 1, Level 2, and Advanced Level 3 and Integrated Energy Techniques with EFT Masters Emma Roberts and Sue Beer of The EFT Center, London, UK, 2011.
Matrix Reimprinting Practitioner Training with the founder of Matrix Reimprinting and EFT Master Karl Dawson. Brighton, UK, 2011.
Nonviolent Communication (NVC)
Intensive International Intensive Training (IIT), a nine-day residential training with The Center for Nonviolent Communication with Marshall Rosenberg, the founder of NVC, and other CNVC Certified Trainers. Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2011.
Two-year Diploma training in Cognitive Hypnotherapy with the Quest Institute, covering a range of modalities including Ericksonian Hypnosis, Time Line Therapy, Gestalt techniques, and others. London, UK, 2009 - 2011.
Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) + Life Coaching
Master Practitioner training in NLP and Life Coaching with the Quest Institute, 2009 - 2011.
Dharma Practitioner Programme (CDDP)
Dharma Practitioners’ Programme, a two-year advanced course in Buddhist philosophy and practice offered by Bodhi College which provided an integrated approach to the study and practice of the Dharma, taught by Insight (Vipassana) meditation teachers including John Peacock, Stephen Stephen Batchelor, Christina Feldman, and Akincano M. Weber at Gaia House, Newton Abbott, UK. 2009 - 2011.