We had the good fortune of connecting with Laura Martinez and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Laura, what is the most important factor behind your success?
“The only things you can take with you when you leave this world are the things you have packed inside your heart”- Susan Gale
They say that art is an expression of who you are as an individual in the world. Art is our breath, our appearance, our energy, and our work. It is what we do with our time and what we create with our heart while living on this plane of existence. When creating my business and brand, it is central to stay true to my heart, logical and authentic self. As a clinician and shamanic practitioner, this means standing behind my work while creating a sacred space for my clients to heal. In my private practice, my mission is supporting others to become an expanded version of themselves. To rise above barriers or limiting beliefs placed on them. For clients to not only believe and trust themselves, but for them to discover and tap into their highest frequencies of self.
Yes, there are many ways to aid an individual in the transformation process. A shamanic belief is that we all have our own personal medicine and if we were to tap into this medicine, we would heal. Our personal medicine is completely unique to who we are and is coded into our DNA. My journey is to show people how to tap into their own medicine while creating an environment for them to dig deep within. In order to do this truly, I must live up to my own personal medicine and stay connected to my heart in this work. This is the belief that all is sacred- plants, animals, humans, and circumstance. It is that life is all one. The name of my private practice The Sacred Life- DFW Spirituality was named after the foundation that we are not disposable and if we live as if we were sacred, our lives will transform.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
In my private practice, I blend neuroscience techniques, clinical therapy approaches/interventions, and shamanistic healing practices into the session based on the client’s needs. What enthuses me most is the ability to use three very different angles to help a client transform. Common feedback I hear in session is that the client has never healed on the level of mind, body, and spirit and this has made a world of difference for them. Talk therapy can only get the client so far, at some point the client will have to engage in practices that can help them cope and become an expanded version of themselves when they are on their own without therapist or healer. In addition, sometimes traditional therapy can only reach a client’s conscious mind while the blend of techniques with shamanism can reach the subconscious mind. The subconscious mind is where many of our wounds are located.
The neuroscience perspective and interventions help a client re-wire their brain and discover brain-based coping strategies. The traditional therapy techniques blended with shamanism gives new meaning to sitting with a therapist. Blending these two pathways of healing gives the client a sacred transformational experience that they can attribute as their own. The ability to effectively blend these perspectives is what makes me most proud to be a contributor in this holistic field.
When I started this company in January 2020, I left the corporate world and made a leap of faith that my private practice would grow. All I had was trust. I did not want to advertise because there was faith that God and the universe would send me the right people that were meant to work with me. March is when COVID lock-downs began and through that process many individuals discovered there was much that they needed to heal from. Fortunately, clients connected with me and my private practice grew very quickly. Fortunately, there weren’t many barriers that arose that kept me in fear. For me there was deep conviction that leaving the corporate world was beneficial and that my mission needed to go in a different direction.
Today, I am grateful for that inner yearning to do something different. To be authentic to that spiritual tug meant it was time for expansion in my life. For anyone out there that is having an interior pull to change the direction of their life, just do it. Trust fully and know that there is abundance in this universe that you are included in. Never let fear of failure drive you- trust that you will find a way.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
First off, I completely love DFW and am so grateful the wind blew me here.
If this friend were visiting, I would take them to hike at Eagle Mountain Lake or take in the views of White Rock Lake. I would also take them to Sundance Square to listen to live music and hit up Cowtown at The Stockyards. We would go to my favorite art gallery Studio 101 in Fort Worth and have dinner at my favorite restaurant Hatsayuki. We would do yoga Sunday morning at Panther Island with FWC yoga and hit up Sunday Funday with a kayak on the Trinity River. We would have lunch overlooking the city of Fort Worth at Branch and Bird while listening to more live music. We would end the evening with a cigar at either Karma Cigar or Silver Leaf Cigar.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
Grateful for a life full of angels, teachers and mentors that have loved me and supported me. There are too many to name individually but the following were key contributors to my success:
First and foremost, my immediate family. My parents and my two brothers (and my dog!) have been constant sources of strength and encouragement. They see me fully and are constant sources of unconditional love. They are my true angels in this lifetime. Dr. Barbara Peavey and Dr. Frank Lawlis have been mentors that have been fine examples of professionalism and authentic care. They took the time to teach me what it is like when you work from the heart and use the power of your brain in your career. My DFW Spirituality meditation group members that gave me new purpose in the DFW area a and have encouraged me to strive for more and continue on my mission. Finally, my friends who have motivated me to stick with my passions and never doubted my potential.
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Photos by Carlos Garcia and Jordan Palmer