About this Author:
Laura Khoudari is passionate about giving people the tools they need to heal from trauma and cultivate mental health and wellness. Her approach to strength training restores nervous system health, fosters a sense of safety in the body, and gives people the tools they need to process trauma so they may move beyond surviving and begin thriving. Her work has been widely recognized by the trauma and fitness community, and she has been featured on Buzzfeed, Upworthy, Outside Online, Medium, Tonic, and Girls Gone Strong. She is a certified trauma practitioner and personal trainer. Her holistic educational programs draw from body-based trauma healing modalities, neuropsychological models, psychodynamic theory, mindfulness practices, and exercise science. Laura’s practice grew out of her own experience healing from trauma, not just in therapy, but on the gym floor too. A lifelong student and writer, she is currently pursuing her Master’s of Counseling for Mental Health and Wellness at New York University. She lives in New York City with her family and two cats.