Laurel Miller, Founder of Guided Passage L.L.C.
Laurel Miller is a lifelong intuitive with a passion for energetic healing, art, astrology, tarot and birth work. She heard the calling to become a doula over 10 years ago and in 2012 launched Guided Passage LLC to follow that calling. She served over 50 families as doula and student midwife before experiencing pregnancy, birth and postpartum first hand.
The birth of her son in 2013 brought the importance of her healing practices to light. She suffered from a tremendous amount of postpartum anxiety, but used Placenta smoothies, Reiki and other natural healing methods to help get back on her feet. She recognized that it was time to refocus Guided Passage on offering the services that had helped her recover the Mind-Body-Spirit connection.
She attained Reiki Master certification in 2014 although she has been practicing energetic healing for many years. Over the last year working as a Master, her own unique style of healing has formed. Integrating card readings alongside the reiki, as well as the receiving of intuitive messages, sessions are insightful, powerful, but still leave clients feeling relaxed and recharged.
She is LGBT friendly, as well as has a long, passionate history with working with women, teens, children, and families; including working with refugee families and doing medical missions.
As a mother, reiki master and encapsulator: Laurel strives to be a strong, spiritual, skilled and compassionate witness to men, women and families. Healing people is her calling, passion and life. Her desire is to help you live with intention and encourage you to connect with you inner thoughts, feelings and desires.
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Kate's passion for birth is about the transformative moment of maiden to mother, or from the mother you were to the mother you will be. She believes that deep self care is the only way to truly heal our feminine wounds, and that placenta medicine is an important part of postpartum self care. She is the mother of a feisty and strong-willed 4 year old girl.
Kate Ditzler is a 2013 Master of Public Policy Graduate of the University of Michigan Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, and she happened to raise and breastfeed her daughter from 6 months to 30 months while doing it. Her Family Wellness Consulting Business, Practicing Empathy, works to change the conversation around motherhood and women’s leadership in the United States by coaching women to claim their power with self-compassion and collaboration. Ultimately, her goal is to bring policies like paid parental care leave to support families holistically.
Her former work includes a stint as a Community Organizer for homeless programs, an internship with the Institute of Women’s Policy research, and two years of service as an AmeriCorps member. She also worked with a 501(c)4 to Get Out the Vote in the 2008 election. She received her Bachelors of Arts in Social Relations and Policy with honors from James Madison College at Michigan State University.