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.
Lifting Heavy Things
HEALING TRAUMA ONE REP AT A TIME
In this innovative title, celebrated trainer and trauma practitioner Laura Khoudari brings a fresh approach to healing after trauma, using strength training as an embodied movement practice. Compassionate, witty, and fastidiously researched, Khoudari’s debut Lifting Heavy Things is a breakthrough title that will empower and inspire readers to develop resilience and build emotional and physical strength through working out with weights, while mindful of the ways that trauma can compromise the well-being of the mind and body.
Press, Awards, and More
We’re delighted to announce that LifeTree Media will be publishing strength trainer and trauma practitioner Laura Khoudari’s first book. Lifting Heavy Things is scheduled to be released under LifeTree’s Best Book program on May 25, 2021.