" Laura is a highly effective professional coach with a clear sense of purpose and deep desire to help others. Her coaching approach is strength-based. grounded in her solid professional experience, while supporting her client's self-direction. When you interact with Laura, and especially within a coaching partnership, you walk away with a renewed clarity of what you bring to the table and how you can make a difference."
- Elmer Castro, MPS
Leadership & Team Development, Master Trainer
" Laura is an amazing person and an awesome coach! She takes the time to really get to know you and what you're aiming to achieve. Her process to facilitate self-exploration and personal growth is extremely valuable and I highly recommend it. I had heard of mindfulness coaching before but didn't fully understand what it was or how it would provide value to me. I thought it may be for people who were going through problems and needed professional help. After experiencing this type of coaching, I can see how it can be beneficial to anybody as everybody has the opportunity to grow. Going through this process has helped me identify and clear some baggage I didn't even realize was there. If you are even considering coaching but are not sure it's for you, I highly recommend at least connecting with Laura and having a consultation. It will be well worth your time."
- Kenny Harper
Marketing Advisor, Speaker, Author of Amplify Your Business
"I've tried many things, and mindfulness seems to be the only thing that helps me calm down and be less stressed. My colleagues have noticed the change and say that I am easier to talk to. I am now noticing cues from my body that alert me about my stress response. I know how and when to walk away and take care of myself. I feel better about my clients and I can see what they are going through. I am more empathetic and I am feeling more accomplished at the end of the day."
- Senior Vice President
"I was introduced to Laura Bennett and I felt an immediate spark of shared purpose. Her background fascinated me – a military leader turned midwife turned Mindfulness teacher – and I got right away that she had a clear sense of self, and a call to serve. I listened to that gut instinct and invited her to join me on an adventure to build a Mindfulness Program for our company and our community. Laura and I crafted a 13 week Mindfulness program that was open to the community. Each class was written and led by Laura, and each week, she shared valuable lessons and tools that made the concepts of Mindfulness accessible. I personally gained so much from Laura. Her methodology is deeply rooted in science and supported by data; yet her approach is nurturing, inviting and comforting. Laura has so much knowledge to offer any individual or organization, and I look forward to seeing all the ways in which she will leave her mark."
- Rachel Roberts , Founder & CEO
Oyl + Water Marketing
“I had no idea how valuable weaving Mindfulness into my daily life would be. until I started attending Laura’s evening classes this past summer. Laura masterfully defines and explores various aspects of Mindfulness, talks through how what we think and believe effects our bodies and how it can effect the functions and processes of the body, and provides a practical roadmap to weave more Mindfulness into all aspects of your daily life. If living an authentic, purpose driven, and passionate life are your mission, Laura Bennett’s Mindfulness classes are not to be missed!”
- Julie Mizrachi-Gaines, CEO
Abundant Solutions, Inc.
"Laura Bennett was extremely helpful in teaching how mindfulness and emotional intelligence affects our personal and social competency in the world we live in today. I highly recommend taking the teachings Laura offers to heart and applying them to your daily practice.
Finance Project Manager, Web.com
" Laura is a dedicated and compassionate executive coach, trainer, advisor and community leader. She integrates her knowledge and experiences to deliver truly impactful and relevant strategies to individuals and organizations that encompass the mind and body as well as evidence based psychology to speak to the whole person. As a recipient of Laura’s coaching, I can say Laura provides the perfect balance of compassion with forward moving guidance to help her clients reach not only their objectives, but to become the best version of themselves. Her authenticity and wisdom bring an invaluable quality to the coaching relationship. Her insights, honest feedback and genuine caring for me as an individual has allowed me to work through tough situations in a space that is safe and productive As a peer, I trust and value how Laura integrates her energy, expertise, and her genuine caring for people, to bring about positive change in the lives of those she works with including her business community, veterans, and first responders. Without hesitation I recommend working with Laura to bring about amazing positive possibilities for your future. Simply put, Laura changes lives."
- Nancy Friend-Schnurpel, ACC, SPHR
Human Rresources Director, OneSight; Executive & Organizational Coach, Grace Bradley
"Working with and being around Laura Bennett is a pleasure. She has a naturally calming, authentic aura that invites you into an elevated space. She is professional, sincere, and genuine. Her knowledge and teaching of mindfulness allow beginners and advanced practitioners alike to benefit from her guidance. I am grateful for the opportunities I have had to work with her."
- Abigail Patterson, PsyD
"Laura is an excellent teacher and it is clear she practices what she teaches. She readily adapts knowledge to the audience and has an intuitive way of connecting with the students. Even though it has been a couple of years since we worked together in mindfulness training, I still use these practices daily. Setting my intention for the day first thing is one of the best skills I learned. I often come back to that for guidance when the day unfolds in unexpected ways. It serves to help control my thoughts which ultimately changes my responses. Letting go of 'stories' and preconceived expectations improves the outcomes with my co-workers and patients.
Formal mindfulness practice helps me to observe my thoughts and situations with fresh awareness without judgment. The informal practices I learned bring new energy, clarity and focus when I stop to breathe for a moment or pause to acknowledge gratitude. As a nurse practitioner, I use informal practices to ground myself in the present moment as I approach each patient. As I give them more focused attention, I have a deeper connection with my patients and am able to discern nuances I might miss if I were distracted.
Keep doing what you are doing, Laura. This work is much needed in our world where people act unkindly to themselves and others as they disregard their own personal needs and lack awareness of the needs of those around them. Your voice is strong in this arena and I am thankful to have had a chance to work with you. It has made a lasting improvement in my personal and professional life."
- Melanie Hayes, FNP, APRN
Occupational Health Nurse Practitioner
"Learning mindfulness under the tutelage of Laura Bennett has benefited every area of my life, both business and personal. The skills you take away from Laura’s teaching are relevant, easy to remember, and easy to put into practice. I would recommend Laura Bennett to everyone who is interested in being more present, calm, less stressed and able to walk through life with more peace with whatever the situation may be."
- K. J. French *
Shining Stars Applied Behavior Analysis Corp.
"Through Laura's training I have learned techniques that I can best describe as allowing me to 'reset"' Through short mindfulness exercises, I have been more successful in recovering from one stressful event or decision before moving to the next. This has allowed me to start fresh with the new task without allowing negative feelings from the previous task to have an impact on the next task. Results include the ability to relax away from work and carrying less stress away from the office. This will undoubtedly improve my personal relationships. I also find the exercises of reflecting on the good events of the day gives me a more positive outlook on the accomplishments of the day and a more optimistic start on the next day. Overall, I believe that the learned practices keep me from allowing stress to mount. Instead, I feel that I am more successful by practicing mindfulness after each event so I am only feeling the pressure of a single event and not days or even weeks worth."
- Colonel Joseph Wells,
Undersheriff Putnam County Sheriff's Office
" Laura has been a pleasure to work with and is extremely knowledgeable in the field of wellness and resiliency. As a law enforcement officer I've benefited personally and professionally from my work with Laura. Laura's passion for her work is made evident by the dedication and energy she brings to each interaction. It has been an extremely valuable experience working with Laura."
-Major S. Surrency
"I am learning to be more aware of why I react the way I do when interacting with other people and/or tasks. I am also able to return to a more neutral place so I can better determine how to proceed through difficult situations.
The benefits of Mindfulness-Based Resilience Training are always improving. I feel I can communicate with other people with a higher level of awareness in both, my personal and professional life. It is easier to take time to listen to what others say and understand that what they are saying has value to them. Good listening skills help with getting others to feel like they are being recognized as a valued human being.
I recommend MBRT to everyone I know. I am a firm believer that this training can help everyone regardless of where they are at this point in their lives. It is a great way to be more aware and appreciate all that surrounds us.
MBRT has been very useful to me. Before starting the practice I found it difficult to explain the way I sometimes felt. With the use of MBRT I am able to find clarity or at the very least start the process of understanding. I love the fact that you can practice anywhere you are without the need of any expensive equipment. You just need to stop for just five minutes, although I always prefer more, and just clear the mind and quiet the voices."
Detective, Putnam County Sheriff's Office
"Mindfulness-Based Resilience Training has helped me in many ways. When I start to feel anxious and or start to worry I can now control it by taking a step back and taking 5 to 15 minutes to find a quiet place and practice mindfulness breathing. I can regroup myself to deal with whatever might be thrown my way. I’ve learned I don’t have to be perfect. I’m not taking the stress of work home. The body scans at night are absolutely amazing because they help me fall asleep and relax faster, which has also helped me regain patience needed for parenting my children. Laura helped me to learn my body and feel the anxiousness or stress coming on. I can control it now.
Things are going much better for me now. I have regained control of my body and how it is feeling. I know when stress is coming on because i can feel and control the tensions. I’ve regained the joys of all my senses and can enjoy walks and nature and different smells that someone in a busy life may tend to forget to enjoy from time to time because of rushing. I enjoy more time at home without worrying about work."
Law Enforcement Professional
"I tell people that if I hadn't gotten anything else out of this training, it was worth it just learn how to let go and better connect with my kids. I love my kids. I am the proudest father you'll find. But, sometimes it can be hard to let go of what I just dealt with and be fully there for my family, especially when it involves children."
Special Operations, Drug Crimes
"The techniques and exercises I have learned from Laura's training have allowed me to greatly reduce my stress and refocus my energy in a more productive manner. I wish I would have learned this 20 years ago!"
- Lt. George Traber
Law Enforcment Watch Commander
"I found that the [mindfulness based resilience] training helped in me managing my stress levels at work and home. I'm not as drained at the end of the day and enjoy my free time more sense I have more energy. I have been able to handle dealing with [certa relationships] without having my anxiety level rise as much as it has in the past. I still have trouble with this one but now have tools to help calm myself down and react to each situation in a more positive way.
I didn't notice how guarded I had because of people over the years. Or how negative my responses to people had become. This training has helped me see the negative changes in my life and seeing them I have been able to start changing them. As a result to that I can now see more of the positive in others instead of just negative.
I'm more relaxed both at home and work. My ability to focus on tasks and change from one task to another more fluidly has improved. I'm not as short-tempered since taking this training. And when I feel myself becoming irritable or anxious I recognize it and can choose to react differently. This has made my communication with others much more enjoyable. The awareness of my responses to things at home and work and the choices I make to respond differently have really lessened my anxiety and stress levels."
- T. B.
Law Enforcement Professional
"Skills from Laura's training have improved my focus, patience, and sleep. Meditation has helped reduce my worrying. My focus has increased and I have fewer “squirrel” moments. It is easier to focus now, especially after meditation. I don’t seem to have as many sleepless nights. Meditation before bed or after I am awakened by calls makes it easy to get to sleep. I also think my people skills have improved. I pay a lot more attention to how and why I am reacting to things others say or do. Paying attention to how and why I am reacting before I respond helps me not react emotionally.
Since Laura's training, I am sleeping again. I am less distracted in my interactions at work. I pay much more attention to how my daughter reacts to me and try to make her more aware of how and why she is reacting. Being able to see how I am reacting before I respond makes it a lot easier to not say the things that shouldn’t be said. I find a better (less hurtful/angry) way to speak if I need to speak at all."
Putnam County Sheriff's Office
"The biggest change I see and feel through Mindfulness-Based Resilience Training is the ability to remain quiet and think before I speak, to actually stop and listen to others, and to review my answer before speaking, It makes me listen more carefully and understand what is being said rather than responding in a hurry to what I think is being said.
I am able to "breathe" my way through difficulties rather than become upset, nervous, etc, Anyone would benefit from Laura's training if allow themselves to fully participate, and I want to encourage anyone to take this training. I am so grateful for it. It has and will continue to be useful in my personal life as well as my job."
- Julie Johns
Putnam County Sheriff's Office
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