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I am a trauma trained somatic practitioner who specializes in complex trauma, disordered eating & nervous system regulation. I have a degree in Psychology with an emphasis in Behavioral Neuroscience. I am also currently working on my second degree, a masters in Counselling Psychology. I have advanced training in the NeuroAffective Relational Model for Complex Trauma, Somatic Attachment Therapy, Inner Relationship Focusing, Attachment Theory, Polyvagal Theory, & Internal Family Systems. I also hold certifications in Intuitive Eating, Body Image in a Clinical Practice, Holistic Nutrition, & am a 500 hour E-RYT YACEP Yoga instructor. I am a multi-passionate practitioner who utilizes a combination of resources to help support clients through creating mental and emotional wellness. 

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Work with me and my team 1:1 to connect back to yourself, regulate your emotions, and start to understand that you make sense. Working together in a 1:1 capacity prioritizes your healing to offer you specialized and unique support that is catered to you and what you are needing in the healing process. Our 1:1 work is rooted in safety, curiosity, and respect in which we use both top-down and bottom-up modalities to slowly untangle the ways in which your past shows up in your present day life. Clients will learn how to add more secure attachment to their life, accumulate tools to ride the waves of their emotions, and begin to feel safe in their bodies so they can make empowered choices in their life. 

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Learn how to create more safety in your body so you can lead with more intention in your daily life. All of our courses are made for those who want to take a front seat in their own emotional healing. Receive all the nuggets of wisdom that Lauren and the team at The Simplest Self share during their 1:1 sessions without the time or cash commitment. You do have the capacity, are you ready to step into what healing could look like for you? 


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A big intention for this app was to make trauma-informed mental health resources accessible to all. In addition to movement and meditation, you’ll have access to a library of Somatic Resources & Psychoeducation videos.

We've curated a wide range of content for you, including over 50 yoga, meditation and movement practices;  Psychoeducation videos, such as Polyvagal 101: An Intro to Working with Your Nervous System to Heal Trauma, The Gut Brain Connection and An Overview of Attachment; A Library of Somatic Resources where you’ll find a number of tools for when you are in any state of the nervous system and you want to learn to build capacity to ride the waves of your emotions; our exclusive programs, 7 Days of Connection and 7 Days of Meditation & Yoga For Beginners which will help lay the groundwork and help you build a foundation for connection; and additional resources, including a list of Regulating Resources, Body Neutral Affirmations & Reminders, a list of movements for when you aren't sure what to do, access my Spotify playlist and more. New content uploaded monthly.

Whether you prefer to ease in with some sort of movement; or perhaps you’d like to start with some foundational nervous system education, there is definitely something here for wherever you’re at right now.

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Week 1 & 2: Nervous System 101 and Hygiene Practices

In these foundational weeks, we will dive into understanding the nervous system and its role in trauma. We'll explore how trauma affects the body and mind, and introduce essential practices for regulating your nervous system. You'll gain insights into managing stress, grounding techniques, and self-care practices to establish a solid foundation for healing.


Week 3: Attachment & Somatic Attachment 

In this transformative week, we will explore the profound impact of attachment on our lives and dive into the fascinating world of somatic attachment. Our relationships and early attachment experiences significantly shape how we relate to ourselves and others. By understanding and healing these patterns, we can cultivate healthier, more fulfilling connections.

Week 4: Interoception/Noticing

Interoception is the ability to sense and understand the sensations and signals within your body. These weeks will focus on enhancing your interoceptive awareness, enabling you to recognize and respond to your body's signals more effectively. Through guided exercises and practices, you'll develop a deeper connection with your body and cultivate self-awareness.

Week 5 & 6: Introduction to Parts Work

Our exploration of parts work will help you understand the various aspects of your inner self and how they may have been impacted by trauma. We'll delve into techniques and tools for identifying and engaging with different parts of yourself, fostering integration, and facilitating healing. These weeks will empower you to embrace your wholeness and build resilience.

Week 7 & 8: Somatics/Embodiment Practices

Embodiment is a powerful tool for healing trauma, as it involves reconnecting with your body and releasing stored tension and trauma. Through somatic practices, movement exercises, and breathwork, you'll learn how to safely explore and release trauma from your body. These weeks will support you in reclaiming a sense of safety and grounding within your physical being.

Week 9 & 10: Emotional Intelligence

Building emotional intelligence is crucial for trauma survivors to navigate their emotions and develop healthy coping strategies. We will explore emotions, their functions, and how they relate to trauma. You'll learn practical techniques for emotional regulation, resilience, and self-compassion. These weeks will empower you to cultivate a healthy relationship with your emotions.

Week 11 & 12: Gut/Brain Axis

The gut-brain axis refers to the bidirectional communication between the brain and the gut. We'll explore the fascinating connection between the two and how trauma can impact gut health. You'll gain insights into the role of nutrition, gut microbiome, and mind-body practices in supporting your overall well-being. These weeks will equip you with strategies to optimize your gut-brain health.

12 Weeks of Healing is a comprehensive experience designed to empower you in reclaiming your well-being and creating lasting change. Through personalized 1:1 coaching calls, rich educational content, and integrative practices, you will embark on a path of healing, growth, and self-discovery.

Whether you're seeking to understand the impact of trauma, develop practical tools for self-regulation, enhance your emotional intelligence, or cultivate secure and fulfilling relationships, our program is tailored to meet your unique needs. We believe in your inherent strength and resilience, and our experienced coaches are committed to providing you with a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental space for growth.


By joining our program, you will:

-Gain a deep understanding of the nervous system and how trauma impacts your mind and body.
-Understand your attachment patterns to feel safety in relationships. 
-Cultivate self-awareness through interoception practices, allowing you to listen and respond to your body's needs.
-Engage with parts work to foster integration and embrace your wholeness.
-Reconnect with your body through somatic practices, promoting healing and embodiment.
-Develop emotional intelligence, resilience, and self-compassion.
-Explore the fascinating connection between the gut and brain, optimizing your overall well-being.
-You deserve a life free from the burdens of trauma, and we are here to provide the guidance and tools necessary to support your journey. Join us now and take the first step towards transforming your life, reclaiming your power, and embracing a future filled with resilience, growth, and joy.


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Invest in yourself and embark on this transformative journey today.

Register now for 12 Weeks of Healing and empower yourself to feel safe in your body to feel empowered in your life. 


She welcomed all topics of conversation, from childhood experiences to current relationship roadblocks, and helped me connect all things to presence in body and honoring my intuition. In such a short amount of time Lauren has helped me move mountains. I have started feeding myself, finding alternatives to shutting down when my emotions are elevated, and have found a type of movement that feels good and doesn’t trigger fantasies of weight loss. At the heart of her program is connection, and I cannot recommend this course enough.

 TAYLOR

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"My time working with Lauren was nothing short of incredible. She created the most warm and loving space for me to talk all things body, and I felt safe talking to her about familial diet culture, emotional and physical traumas, present stagnancy, and escapism from my body. "

anonymous

The meditations were golden and freed up space in my mind to be creative. The yoga was chill and so yummy for the body. The modules were filled with content necessary to prime you for the journaling that followed. In 1:1s, I broke down barriers I had let fester for 7 years. Lauren guided each session with curiosity and respect. If you are looking to learn more, to challenge more, and to gain more- The Simplest Self is right for you.

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"Working with Lauren allowed me to process emotions in new ways, unlearn fused thought patterns, and challenge assumptions I had been making for years about my body and food."

The meditations were golden and freed up space in my mind to be creative. The yoga was chill and so yummy for the body. The modules were filled with content necessary to prime you for the journaling that followed. In 1:1s, I broke down barriers I had let fester for 7 years. Lauren guided each session with curiosity and respect. If you are looking to learn more, to challenge more, and to gain more- The Simplest Self is right for you.

ANONYMOUS

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"WORKING WITH LAUREN ALLOWED ME TO PROCESS EMOTIONS IN NEW WAYS, UNLEARN FUSED THOUGHT PATTERNS, AND CHALLENGE ASSUMPTIONS I HAD BEEN MAKING FOR YEARS ABOUT MY BODY AND FOOD."

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becky

I love who i am inside and out, and I respect my body. I learned how to respect and feel my emotions. I 1000% recommend this to others. This will get you thinking on a deeper level, and will help your personal growth so much. Lauren is so knowledgeable and she always pours her heart into her clients.

"I never thought that I would be where I am now. I went from being a person who had a vision in her head of what she thought she should look like, and I’m not this person who is just loving me for me."

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I love who i am inside and out, and I respect my body. I learned how to respect and feel my emotions. I 1000% recommend this to others. This will get you thinking on a deeper level, and will help your personal growth so much. Lauren is so knowledgeable and she always pours her heart into her clients.

Becky

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"I NEVER THOUGHT THAT I WOULD BE WHERE I AM NOW. I WENT FROM BEING A PERSON WHO HAD A VISION IN HER HEAD OF WHAT SHE THOUGHT SHE SHOULD LOOK LIKE, AND I’M NOT THIS PERSON WHO IS JUST LOVING ME FOR ME."

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