Laura L. Griffith Garland, PhD

Shaman & Life Coach

Holistic Coherence Life Coach

Charleston, SC
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License, Credentials & Experience

Dr. Garland has been helping people for 12 years
Bachelor of Science in Engineering Physics
Universitas Washingtoniana
Integrative Nutrition Health Coach
Institute for Integrative Nutrition (IIN)
Shamanic Reiki Master
Olympic Mountain Earth Wisdom Circle
Reiki Master Teacher
Foundry and the Spring Center for Healing Energies
Doctor of Philosophy
Washington University

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Initial consultation
Free initial consultation.
15 Minutes   •   FREE

Shamanic Reiki Healing - 1 hr
This is the basic Shamanic Reiki session. If it's an initial session, it will include a Power Animal Retrieval. Otherwise, Shamanic Reiki can include removal of energetic intrusions, complete removal of unhealthy attachments, clearing of energetic blockages, reattachment of grounding, clearing of auric field, and a shamanic healing journey.
60 Minutes   •   $125

Reiki - 30 Min
This is just a standard reiki session for clearing and cleaning your chakras and energy field.
30 Minutes   •   $45

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Shamanic Healing

Practice Locations & Hours


Charleston
2366 Ashley River Rd, Ste. # 8, Charleston SC 29414, United States
Tue: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wed: 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thu: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Fri: 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sat: 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Learn More About Laura L. Griffith Garland, PhD

About me

How I approach working with clients may be fairly unique. I am a trained scientist and engineer. I am a veteran, having served as a United States Naval Officer for over six years. I am also a trained Shaman and Reiki Master/Teacher. This dual background allows for a unique perspective.
I have a Ph.D. in Earth and Planetary Sciences from Washington University. I also have a Master's of Arts in Teaching Math and Science from Washington University. My undergraduate degree is a B.S. in Engineering Physics with a minor in mathematics from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University.
While studying for my Doctorate, I worked with a Lakota shaman for three years. I have a full year-and-a-day training as a Wiccan. While in the Navy, I worked as a Lay Chaplain for the Naval Consolidated Brig.
In addition to working with the Lakota shaman, I have also studied with the Foundation for Shamanic Studies and completed training as Shamanic Reiki Master. Realizing that many clients were struggling with their nutritional balance, I completed training as a Health and Nutrition Coach with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition.
After teaching nuclear physics for the Navy I couldn't just stop teaching, so I currently continue to tutor math and science, after previously teaching high school math and science locally for eight years. I fully believe in our spirit and in a divine source, but I am not a follower of conspiracy theories. I follow the science and my Spirit Guides.

My Philosophy of Care

When I work with energy in your body, it’s not just some vague concept for me. I actually understand the biophysics of Reiki. When I do Past Life Retrievals or Soul Retrievals, I carefully consider the quantum dimensions of the work. When we do meditation together, and I ask you to enter the quantum field, I’m asking you to become a creator of your world from the perspective of the underlying principles of the Universe. I practice "Lauraism" and I want to help you find your -ism for yourself.

What You Can Expect On Your First Visit

On a first visit, we'll talk a little about what is currently happening in your life, and we'll talk about some of your past. I may bounce around topics a bit as my Guides help me form a more complete picture of who you are and what would work best for you.
We'll also get some "real" work done in that session. Whether you need a Soul Retrieval, are there for a Past Life Retrieval, or are just needing a good Shamanic Healing session, we'll get to the heart and begin your journey forward.

My Inspiration

I've always felt and seen things that others didn't seem to be able to experience. By the age of four, I stopped talking about it because people looked at me strangely. When I was 16, I would burst into tears for no reason, but the odd thing, if I turned a particular direction they'd stop or get worse. It was like a homing beacon. The summer I was 20 I read books by Mercedes Lackey. She seemed to know what the heck I was going through. If someone's hurting, I need to help. It's what I do.


Practice Details

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Individuals
Group Sessions
Pets/Animals
Ages works with
Teenagers
Adults
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Laura L. Griffith Garland, PhD Answers
Here's a very different approach to dealing with Raynaud's. I developed it after an extreme fever when I was five. However, once I became attuned to Reiki, I have found I can heat my hands whenever I want. It has helped immensely. My feet are still occasionally problematic, but when I remember to focus the Reiki on my feet; they warm up.
Laura L. Griffith Garland, PhD Answers
No, they are not same. EMDR is a technique that uses alternate-hemispheric stimulation of the brain to cause a disruption of the automatic circuit that is being triggered and fired as a result of past trauma. The disruption of the circuit in the brain causes the neurons to "unwire" so that the pathway no longer fires when you are exposed to the stimulus. In other words, you don't react automatically to situations that used to trigger you. You can remain calm and composed. Hypnotherapy is a process that has a client go into a trance. The therapist then makes suggestions and talks directly to the subconscious of the client to effect changes in their behavior. The two techniques together make for powerful transformations for clients.
Laura L. Griffith Garland, PhD Answers
Hi Tyler. Hypnotherapy can be a good tool for working with difficult issues from the past. Given that you're wanting to also work with traumas, it would be important to make sure that your hypnotherapist specializes in trauma work. Depending on where you live, some states allow hypnotists to advertise as hypnotherapists, but they are not actually trained in therapy -- just the hypnosis. Hypnotherapist can use several approaches in dealing with past trauma. The therapist may use it to desensitize you or to help you completely recall buried events or to give you suggestions to help you overcome those events. Most likely some combination of all of that would be used. This kind of treatment tends to work best in conjunction with EMDR therapy and NLP. The EMDR is excellent at desensitizing the event, and when used in combination with hypnosis and NLP the event can be completely reframed and removed as a source of negative influence in your life.





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