Education & Certification
BSW - Bachelor of Social Work - UW Eau Claire
BA - Communication Arts - UW Green Bay
Energy Medicine - The Four Winds - HLB School of Energy Medicine
Mandala Facilitator - Dr. Judith Cornell/Rajita Sivananda
Usui Reiki Master - Donna Marie Levy
AODA Counselor - Certification
Marriage & Family Counseling - Certification
Additional Training & Teachers
Hampeq & K'anchaq Mesa - Adolfo Ttito Condori - Andean Altomisayoq
Ancestral Healing & Negative Thoughtform Unraveling - Betsy Bergstrom
The Shaman's Mesa - Jose Luis Herrera
Shamanic Journeying - Sandra Ingerman
Soul Retrieval - Ana Larramendi
The Plant Person Relationship - Isla Burgess
Dreamwalking - Toko-pa Turner
Ayurveda & Herbalism - Tyler Virtues Wauters
Dreaming with Jung - Dr. Robert Moss
Connecting with your Mesa - Teri Nehring
Soul Proprietor (artist, storyteller) - Seven Earthly Virtues llc
Faculty Member - Hawthorn Institute
Owner - True Nature Healing Arts Center
President/Creative Director - Infusion Inc./Goltz- Seering
Creative Director - Goltz & Associates
VP Creative Director - Media Management Inc.
Art Director - UpCom Creative
Exhibit Specialist - Outer Limits Studio
Exec. Dir. Planned Parenthood - Kewaunee County
Family & Marriage Therapist - Kewaunee County
Developmental Disabilities Counselor/Coordinator - Kewaunee County
VISTA/Community Organizer - Decatur, Illinois
Activist - B-local - Protecting a historic site from Walmart
Vice President - NEW Arts Council
Vice President - Downtown Green Bay Inc.
Volunteer - On Broadway Inc. - Historic Downtown Preservation
Graduate - Leadership Green Bay
President - Wisconsin Ballet Theater
Board Member - Domestic Violence Center of Brown County
Volunteer - SAVE - Suicide Awareness Voices of Education
Member - Task Force Against Domestic Violence
Volunteer - Decatur Planned Parenthood
Volunteer - Eau Claire Free Clinic
Laural Virtues Wauters
Laural encourages us to be the creators of our reality by healing our personal and collective stories. She weaves nature, history, science and belief with art and storytelling to awaken our inner wisdom. She empowers us to explore our internal and external landscape by holding space for us to dive deep within our shadows and our truth. She encourages us to be active participants in the co-creation of our world.
Bio: Born in Frankfurt Germany, Laural felt a spiritual connection with trees that inspired her to wonder. At the age of seven she traveled to the United States with her adoptive family to a rural fishing village along Lake Michigan. Growing up in the 60's & 70's Laural transformed her wonder into activism. She advocated for women’s rights, civil rights and the rights of the disabled. She worked at Northern Colony, an institutional community for severely and profoundly developmentally disabled children and adults. She volunteered at the Eau Claire Free Clinic and taught life skills at the Career Development Center. In 1976 she joined VISTA as a community organizer in the housing projects of Decatur, Il. Laural moved back to Wisconsin as the Developmental Disabilities Counselor/Coordinator in her hometown, where she also provided emergency intervention services for people struggling with mental illness, abuse, addiction etc. She established the county's first Planned Parenthood Clinic. Laural loved being a family and marriage counselor, but was disillusioned by the growing dependence on medications and bureaucratic rules within the mental health industry. Her curious and creative nature led her back to school for art, and a 25-year career in communications.
After both of Laural's adoptive parents passed away, she received the first of several mysterious phone calls. Laural traced these calls back to Germany and her biological grandmother. Eventually Laural was reunited with her birth mother Karin, who had named her "Carmen Sylvia", meaning guardian tree. Karin shared the heartbreak of how Laural had been forcibly taken from her, and how after she married Laural's birth father they desperately tried to get Laural back. Unfortunately Laural's father died before she could meet him and Karin passed away within nine months of Laural finding her. As Laural began piecing her life together, amidst the sadness and confusion, her friend and mentor died from suicide. Laural was asked to become the President/Creative Director of the 42-person ad agency he created. As a way to heal, she and the agency helped launch the first nationwide educational campaign on the link between depression and suicide.
During this time she lived on 40 acres of forested wetlands with her husband and son. As caretakers of this sacred land she was reminded of the enchanted trees that touched her soul. This spiritual connection helped her share the stories of the Oneida Nation of WI and its people. She created educational campaigns on the impact of rainforest deforestation, the importance of backyard habitats, a comprehensive recycling programs and more.
The morning after 9/11, Laural felt called to untangle the shared roots of world belief. Inspired by the work of Carl Jung, who identified trees as the archetype of the human psyche and mandalas as the archetype of wholeness. Laural dedicated her spare time researching the roots of religion from 40,000 BCE to present day, seeking the "one in all".
In 2007, Laural left her career to study the healing arts of the mandala and indigenous energy medicine. She traveled back to Frankfurt Germany to connect with her roots and the trees of her childhood. She visited the Smoky Mountains to stand on the land of her birth father. As she unwound the sadness and confusion that haunted her, she stepped into the love and compassion that truly defined her.
Laural is a perpetual student who enjoys expressing herself through art, words and actions. She is mesa carrier initiated by Andean Altomisayoq, Adolfo Ttito Condori. Laural is a graduate of The Four Winds School of Energy Medicine founded by Dr. Alberto Villoldo. She was certified as a mandala facilitator, mentored directly by the late Dr. Judith Cornell (Rajita Sivananda) at Mount Madonna in Watsonville, CA. Laural holds two bachelors degrees in Social Work & Communication Arts.
Laural has written the following books:
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