Shadow Work: A Path to Psycho-Spiritual Wholeness

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Date(s) - 10/19/2019
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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In the cultural process we sort out our God-given characteristics into those that are acceptable in our society and those that need to be tucked away.

Whether we like it or not, when hidden or pushed down long enough, these parts begin to take on a life of their own and make themselves shadow workknown by way of our relationships, recurring problems and patterns and addictive habits, physical symptoms and illness, world events, and countless other ways. Positively, our shadows also hold the most beautiful and “golden” aspects of our being we have yet to take ownership of.

“Owning” the shadow- accepting it as part of one’s self- is seen as the first stop toward wholeness, the best a human being can strive for.

For all lovers of personal development and some good old fashioned psychological grunt-work (truly, the worthwhile human-shaping kind), I’m confident you’ll love this class. For therapists and lay people alike. It’s firmly rooted in the depth psychological tradition and taught accessibly.

Join nutrition, eating psychology, and depth-oriented counselor, Laura Burkett Gutierrez for a 2.5 hour workshop exploring the architecture, healing, and life-enhancing quality of shadow material. Please bring a notebook and an open mind.

Location: Cascade Yoga Studio, Grand Rapids, MI

Date: Saturday, October 19th 2019

Time: 1pm-3:30pm

Cost: $35

Space is limited. Register for class through Cascade Yoga at this link or call 616-464-1610 to pay/register over the phone

A Class on Carbs that will make you feel GOOD

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Date(s) - 09/19/2019
7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

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Unlike a lot of carb classes out there that aim to instill fear, sell products, or convert readers or listeners to a specific dietary theory, I’m presenting new material that will help you feel clear and grounded, by addressing some of the most common client concerns I hear about:


This well-rounded and empowering class will help you feel more well-informed about the carb debate and more clear about the next right move for you personally with your diet.

Location: This 75-minute class was offered remotely via tele-conference and the recording is available to listen to via phone through December 15th.  After registering, you’ll receive a call-in number and PIN. Do find a quiet comfortable space, a charged or plugged in phone, and have a notebook handy if you’d like.

Price: $25

You can register here:

Nutrition for Black-and-White Thinking

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Date(s) - 06/09/2019
4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

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I’m happy to announce another learning opportunity for those near and far.

I’m speaking on behalf of one eating psychology challenge that trips many health conscious people up:

Black-and-White Thinking

Black-and-White Thinking is a habitual way of thinking that directly and indirectly leads to:goodbad


I’m telling you, once this issue is worked with directly, people feel much more freedom and space to eat nutritiously and enjoy pleasurable foods, and trust that their body will respond positively.

I’ll be teaching you nutritional principles and practices that gently and effectively reduce black-and-white thinking, help you feel happier about your eating, and teach you what likely contributed to this polarity in the first place (a little deeper than meets the eye)

This class is for anyone who struggles with strong categorizations around eating and may not have an alternate way forward they feel they can trust.

To me this is a CORE lesson for many people, a foundation in which healthy eating, bodies, and relationships w/food are built.

Like other community classes, this class will be taught in a private Facebook group, you’ll be a part of and can comfortably watch and participate from home.  I’ll be send out simple instructions on joining the FB group a week or so before the class begins.


Cost: $25

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Empower Your Eating: 6 Week Journey to Healthy Body Image (online study)

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Date(s) - 04/15/2017 - 05/20/2017
12:00 am

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Finally get the eating and body image education you never got when you were younger.  Empower your Eating is a 6-week online program that teaches the psychology of healthy body image and nutritional freedom.  For any health-conscious woman that still finds herself struggling and longs to feel more confident and free and enjoys study at-home study at her convenience.

Check out the program HERE and arrange your start date with Laura

Prefer one-on-one work?  Reach me here. 



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Date(s) - 03/08/2013 - 03/15/2013
12:00 am

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