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Education & Certification

 

Additional Training

 

Experience 

  • Facilitator, Writer, Artist - Laural V Wauters

  • Faculty Member - Hawthorn Institute  

  • Partner - True Nature Healing Arts Center

  • President/Creative Director - Infusion Inc. & Goltz-Seering

  • Creative Director - Goltz & Associates

  • VP Creative Director - Media Management Inc.

  • Art Director - Orde Outdoor

  • Art Director - UpCom Creative

  • Exec. Dir. Planned Parenthood - Kewaunee County

  • Family & Marriage Therapist - Kewaunee County

  • Developmental Disabilities Director - Kewaunee County

  • VISTA/Community Organizer - Decatur, Illinois

Community Leadership 

  • Organizer - B-local 

  • Vice President - NEW Arts Council

  • Vice President - Downtown Green Bay Inc.

  • Graduate - Leadership Green Bay

  • Volunteer - On Broadway Inc. - Historic Downtown Preservation

  • President - Wisconsin Ballet Theater

  • Volunteer - SAVE - Suicide Awareness Voices of Education

  • Board Member - Task Force Against Domestic Violence

  • Volunteer - Decatur Planned Parenthood

  • Volunteer - Eau Claire Free Clinic

Laural Virtues Wauters

Facilitator, writer, artist, mentor.

 

"By exploring the roots of our personal and collective stories, we gain a deeper understanding of ourselves. When we see ourselves as the creators of our reality we become active participants in the co-creation of our world". 

 

Laural was born in post WWII Germany and adopted by Americans working for the CIA. As a young child she felt a spiritual connection with trees that filled her with wonder and purpose. Laural moved to the United States at the age of seven and dreamt of becoming an artist and peacemaker.

 

Growing up in the 60's and 70's, Laural focused her dreams as an activist, community organizer, social worker and counselor, but her curious mind and artistic spirit ultimately led to a 25-year career in communication arts. 

In 1989, after her adoptive parents passed away, a series of mysterious phone calls began opening the door to finding her birth mother. In 1994 she was reunited with Karin, who told Laural she was "stolen" from her when Laural (Carmen Sylvia) was just a few days old. Karin explained to Laural that she was loved by both parents who were entangled in the secrets of Nazi Germany and the Cold War. Her parents had married in 1963, but unfortunately Laural's birth father had passed away. Within nine months of finding each other, Karin also passed away. Karin's dying wish was for Laural to uncover the truth and to write their story. Two years later Laural's mentor and friend died of suicide, he was also the sole proprietor of the ad agency she worked for. Her focus now shifted to becoming its president/creative director as well as an owner/partner. 

 

In 2001, the morning after 9/11, Laural felt a calling in her soul to untangle the shared roots of world belief. She sensed that all beliefs were originally inspired by nature, yet this basic knowledge was forgotten and in some cases forbidden. This wound of separation from nature and each other spoke to the core of her being. Laural's adoptive parents had been devout Christians, her father was Catholic and her mother was Lutheran. Laural was confirmed in the Missouri Synod Lutheran Church, yet dammed by its Minister for questioning Christian doctrine. Undeterred she searched for common ground.


In 2007 Laural left her career to follow her soul's calling. She immersed herself in the healing arts of the mandala, reiki and shamanic energy medicine. She continued researching the origins of world belief and its collective impact on the human psyche and uncovering the truth of her personal story.

 

Laural has written several books, facilitated hundreds of sessions, classes and retreats to help others reconnect with their inner truth. She has lectured on topics about the intersection of world belief and nature and how trees hold our personal and collective stories. 

In 2017 she and her husband of 40 years moved to the Pacific Northwest to live near their son and his family. Inspired by the trees surrounding her she created Tree Spirit Tarot and Tree Spirit Wisdom. She is also co-creating a series of children's books with Lanvi T. Nguyen

Bio: Laural is a graduate of the Four Winds - Healing the Light Body School of Energy Medicine, a Reiki Master and certified Mandala Facilitator via Dr. Judith Cornell. She holds two bachelor’s degrees in Social Work and Communication Arts. She is a mesa carrier in the Andean tradition, initiated by Adolfo Ttito Condori - Andean Altomisayoq.

 

Laural has written four books: 

Weblogs:

For more information contact: lauralwauters@gmail.com

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