Dr. Laura Stuve, Ph.D.
Dr. Laura Stuve is a PhD molecular biologist, an Adv. Certified BodyTalk Instructor, PaRama BodyTalk Practitioner and Adv. Certified BodyTalk Practitioner. She spent 25 years doing research in human molecular genetics in both academia and the biotechnology industry, before transitioning into BodyTalk. She received her PhD in Biochemistry from the University of California, San Francisco and went on to do a post-doctoral fellowship at Stanford, working on the Human Genome Project. She has directed numerous research projects focused on investigation of the genetic basis of human disease.
Laura's lifelong interest in alternative healing, Chinese medicine, dream interpretation and shamanism led her to discover BodyTalk in 2005. BodyTalk has helped resolve her major chronic health issues and inspired her to study, practice, teach and bring her research experience into the world of this transformative system of mind-body medicine.
Laura's passion is teaching BodyTalk and doing research. She teaches BodyTalk Fundamentals, Fundamentals Integration focusing on the physiology of the stress response, Module 6: Macrocosmic Bodymind, and BodyTalk Access. Laura has developed two new BodyTalk courses to leverage the recent major scientific advances in the microbiome and epigenetics into practical tools for BodyTalkers that really make a difference in the clinic. She worked with Dr. John Veltheim to develop and co-teach BodyEcology, a course on the recent research findings about the role of the human microbiome on health and the skyrocketing rate of immune disorders. Laura's latest course, Epigenetics for BodyTalkers, gives practitioners the tools to unlock chronic and stubborn health issues by working at the DNA level.
Laura's BodyTalk practice incorporates techniques from all of the Advanced Modules, Mindscape and the most advanced BodyTalk work from PaRama 2, that calls upon her unique background in genetics and epigenetics. She sees clients with a wide range of concerns at in Santa Cruz and is available for long distance sessions. She loves to work with both adults and children. Her BodyTalk sessions frequently call upon her detailed molecular background in combination with the multidisciplinary and intuitive approach of PaRama BodyTalk.