Laura Shook: Laura Shook Guzman obtained a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from The University of Texas in Austin and a Masters degree in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis on Marriage and Family Therapy from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California. With 20 years experience working in multidisciplinary settings in the USA, Sweden and Canada, she combines her passions as a community activist, feminist, healer and entrepreneur to advocate for strength-based perspectives in the field of mental health and personal well-being. In her clinical work, Laura combines psychodynamic and developmental approaches with a body-oriented modality Somatic Experiencing® , a naturalistic approach to healing the effects of trauma and loss. Laura is a member of Austin IN Connection, an organization devoted to providing transformative ideas about relationships, parenting, and psychological well being to professional communities and to the public, rooted in the field of interpersonal neurobiology. She also has a passion for supporting social conscious business and in 2008, launched Soma Vida, a Wellness Coworking Community in Austin, TX, committed to offering leadership, empowerment and accessible workspace for both emerging and established female entrepreneurs.