Hi, I’m Laurie Works (she/her/they/them).
I advocate for change, but change with heart. I want to be in this world with presence, to truly see people as they are.
I am a mass shooting survivor, healer, and community organizer in Colorado Springs, CO. I’ve spoken at TedXJacksonHole, and my writing been featured on Huffington Post and Scary Mommy. My passion for resolving trauma within the body led me to create Resilience Yoga, a yoga modality specifically tailored to survivors of trauma.
Currently, I am pursuing a Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling at the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. My goal is to become a body-focused counselor serving survivors of trauma. I have also had the honor of receiving the NBCC Minority Fellowship for Addictions, which requires me to gain experience and knowledge in working with transition-age (17-25yr old) marginalized youth.
[Disclaimer: What I tell are my perceptions of my story, and do not reflect the views of my family or other allied organizations with which I am involved.]
If you want to contact me outside the blog, you can contact me using the contact form on that page, follow me on Twitter – laurieworks, or follow me on Instagram – healingembodied.