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About Laure

I want to live in a world where people are kind.

“Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle.” ~ Plato

Hi, I’m Laure.

I’ve always been a seeker, a helper, an includer.

I’m naturally good with kids. They are instinctively drawn towards me, and I appreciate their natural “no filters” way of being.

I even worked full time as a nanny for several years.

I teach mindfulness to children because I wish I had those skills while I was growing up.

Laure teaching mindfulness to children

My Story

From the outside looking in, my childhood was idyllic. I grew up in a small village in France amidst a one-of-a-kind karst spring and beautiful old architecture. Since 2006, I now live in Vancouver, Beautiful British Columbia Canada.

But like many children, I wasn’t happy. I don’t remember a lot of playing – I do remember a lot of pressure: homework, chores and constantly being told that what I was doing “wasn’t good enough; I could do better.”

In our culture, unkind comments were considered “jokes” – but what the adults saw as humour, children, (especially sensitive children) took seriously. I was surrounded by anger and sadness and often physically punished.

Because I had no tools to cope, the emotions I felt became trapped in my body as trauma.

For the past 20 years, I’ve tried many healing modalities to overcome this trauma.

When I discovered mindfulness, I not only discovered a way to heal my life – I discovered a new way of BEING – and I discovered my life’s calling.

Time heals.

I’m not quite as mad at my childhood anymore. As I grew up and learned about trauma and healing, I realized that we all have trauma from our childhood. Each generation passes trauma to the next. When we recognize this, it puts things into perspective and makes it easier to forgive our caregivers and ourselves.

I am now grateful for my past experiences because they made me the person I am today and led me to my calling. I am also grateful to my parents for teaching me about kindness, altruism, inclusion, and resilience. Through their examples, I also inherited a drive to be independent and a love of entrepreneurship.

All children deserve kindness and opportunities

I strongly believe that all children deserve kindness and opportunities – and that mental health shouldn’t only be for people who can afford it.

I’m on a mission to have ALL children understand and practice mindfulness. Because when that happens, we will have a much better and kinder world.

In service of my mission, scholarships are available for schools or kids who can’t afford my program.

As a way for me to ask for forgiveness/reconciliation, I donate my online program to First Nations.

I also use my business as a vehicle for giving back by donating a portion of my sales to support these Not-for-Profits:

  • Indian Residential School Survivors Society
  • Backpack Buddies: Feed hungry kids across BC
  • Covenant House: Vancouver’s homeless and at-risk street youth
  • Gabor Mate: The Wisdom of Trauma
  • CNIB: Assisting Canadians who are blind or living with vision loss
Mindful children

Relevant Training

Currently training to train all audiences in schools including teachersCertified Mindfulness Teacher Training with MindfulSchools* (300 hours)

May to June 2021Mindful Communication (NVC) (16 hours) with MindfulSchools*

March to April 2021Mindful Strong Emotions (16 hours) with MindfulSchools*

Oct 2021Mindfulness in the Classroom (16 hours) with MindfulSchools*

Sept 2020Mindfulness Foundations (16 hours) with MindfulSchools*

June 2020Mindful Self-Compassion (30 hours) with Center for Mindfulness Studies

June 2020Mindfulness for children 3 to 5yo with Mindfulness for Children, Australia

May 2020Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR), Vancouver, Canada

July 201910 day Silent Retreat (100 hours), Merritt, Canada

May 2018The Science of Well-being with Laurie Santos (19 hours) with Yale University

Sept to Dec 2017Yoga Teacher Training with Karma Teachers (200 hours), Vancouver, Canada

May 201510 day Silent Retreat (100 hours), Merritt, Canada

*About MindfulSchools

MindfulSchools transforms school communities from inside-out. They’ve trained over 60,000 teachers and educators who have impacted over 3 million children worldwide. For more information: https://www.mindfulschools.org

My strengths

Fairness 0
Kindness 0
Includer 0
Self-Regulation 0
Curious 0