The Faculty

Laura ShippLaura Shipp
Clincal Observation

Laura grew up in Suffolk and moved to London in 1998 to read a BA (Hons) degree in History and Politics at Goldsmiths College, University of London, having been inspired by her great aunt who attended there in the 1920s. In 2016 she relocated to Somerset where she now lives with her partner and cat.

Her interest in natural healthcare began when consulting a naturopath got to the root cause of seizures she had been experiencing for almost ten years. She was amazed by how dietary changes and naturopathic balancing techniques supported her healing. Four years later she retrained and everything she has learned has benefitted her personally: coaching, clinical hypnotherapy plus several other therapeutic modalities, kinesiology, nutrition and naturopathy.

Laura worked in corporate HR for sixteen years as a talent and leadership manager and is a fully qualified civil and commercial mediator and employment and workplace mediator, as well as being CIPD qualified (PG Dip Human Resource Management). She is accredited in five psychometric instruments and brings this into her understanding of psychosocial skills. Laura previously taught Evette Rose’s level 1 Metaphysical Anatomy.

Laura founded Courageous People Partners in 2018, Laura Shipp Wellbeing in 2019 and co-founded The Mind Body Gut Company in 2022. Working with clients both one-to-one and in groups she teaches Soma-Psych Alignment® and The Sunder Process™ as well as offering supervision to practitioners who want to integrate their disciplines.

Passionate about the naturopathic teachings of Mary Sharma, in working with the School Laura draws on an integrated approach of naturopathy, nutrition and kinesiology, together with various therapeutic models.

In her spare time Laura can be found building Lego (Snow White’s house at the time of writing). She is also a keen gardener and cook and is passionate about seasonal, local and organic eating.

  • Registered Naturopath, ND with Society of Naturopath
  •  Member of General Naturopathic Council
  • Member of Naturopathic Nutrition Association
  • Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council registered
  • Advanced Naturopathy Diploma (School of Health)
  • Advanced Nutritional Therapy Diploma (School of Heath)
  • Diploma in Systematic Kinesiology (Kinesiology Association)
  • Retained Primary Reflexes (Kinesiology Association)
  • Foundation Diploma in Herbal Medicine (School of Health)
  • Anatomy & Physiology Diploma
  • Pathology and Disease Diploma (School of Health)
  • Certified GAPS Practitioner
  • SIBO Doctor Approved Practitioner
  • Advanced Clinical Hypnotherapist and Master NLP Practitioner (British Institute of Hypnotherapy)
  • Specialised Hypnotherapy training including for IBS, menopause, chronic pain, trauma, and eating disorders
  • Adaptive Therapy for Autistic Adults
  • Practitioner Skills for Eating Disorders (National Centre for Eating Disorders)
  • Diploma in Eating Disorders, Disordered Eating and Neurodiversity (NEDDE)
  • Advanced Integral Eye Movement Therapist
  • Advanced Metaphysical Anatomy Practitioner
  • Dr Edward Bach Centre level 2 Flower Remedies
  • Professional Coach (International Coaching Federation)
  • British Psychological Society Ability & Personality test user
  • CIPD Advanced Certificate in Learning & Development

“Your gut is not Las Vegas. What happens in the gut does not stay in the gut.” - Dr. Alessio Fasano

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