After over 40 years practicing psychotherapy and coaching, I had no intention of starting a new phase of my career. In fact, before a colleague used Logosynthesis to end my overreaction to loud events in just a few minutes, while standing in a parking lot, I was planning to retire, content with a long career as a relationship communication expert.

My husband/business partner and I were so intrigued with this recently discovered tool that we just had to learn more. We were thrilled when we found we could help our clients make important life changes in a fraction of the time, and with a fraction of the pain ordinarily associated with psychotherapy.

Now, ten years later, we are both Certified Logosynthesis Trainers and Master Practitioners. And now, in addition to a 7-book Secrets of Happy Relationships Series, and several very popular books on psychotherapy, codependency and personal growth, I can offer you two exciting books on Logosynthesis® for rapid anxiety relief using only words.

My first major book, Recovery from Codependency, co-authored with my husband, Jonathan B. Weiss, Ph.D., stated:
“This book is written to help end the cycle of child abuse, in which the abused child grows into an Adult Child who passes the abuse to his own children. Our purpose is to help create a world in which each child is treated with love, honor, respect and appropriate limits.”

I would now add that all my work is directed toward creating a world where each person is treated that way.

That means helping as many adults as possible heal from their childhood wounds. Adults who experience joy instead of pain can avoid passing on the wounds they experienced when they were small to anyone else. My hope is to contribute to having safety and appropriate nurturing for all of us.

My professional background also includes a Ph.D. and certification as a Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst, International Transactional Analysis Association and Master Certified Coach, International Coach Federation. My work has been translated into German, Chinese, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Arabic and possibly Russian.

Personally, my personal life has been intertwined with my professional life since I started working with my husband in 1970. We have 2 children and 5 grandchildren. Married in 1960, we have traveled extensively, teaching (and playing) in 13 different countries.

Just for fun, here are a few little-known facts about me.

I went indoor skydiving for the first time at age 67 and zip lining for the first time at age 75. I have been blessed by elephants in India, walked on hot coals, visited Camelot, flown over the Pyramids, and spent an afternoon at the sex temples at Khajuraho where I learned more possible sex positions than I can possibly remember.

“Laurie has been recognized as one of the Top Relationship Coaches by Coach Foundation.”