About Us

Dr. Laura Calderón de la Barca is a psychotherapist, linguist, cultural analyst, co-author of 9 books. A tireless explorer of life, she has lived in Belgium, Austria, England, Australia and Canada in addition to her native Mexico, where she currently resides. In addition to therapeutic work with individuals and couples, Laura’s passion is collective healing. In her words:

“My passion for collective trauma integration began with my own experience. Through being a Mexican mestiza, of brown skin and mixed origins, half indigenous, half Spanish, I inherited a sense of defeat that I initially thought was personal, and through a deep and long process of healing, revealed to me its collective nature. I went from not being able to speak in front of 8 people, to being able to speak to thousands of people, and being able to make a profound difference in the lives of others, both in my country and in many others. I currently support individuals, couples, groups and communities to find deep love within themselves, transform and flourish.

I am inspired by the vision that others do not have to go through the same path I took, which was long and arduous, to become who they really are: they can benefit from what I learned, and have a much smoother path and deeply compassionate and warm companionship on this challenging journey of healing wounds we didn’t even know we had.

On my own path I left no stone unturned: My training went from more cognitive approaches such as narrative therapy and systemic family therapy, chaos and complexity theories, through more somatic-integrative work such as trauma therapy, dance and movement therapy, hypnotherapy to spiritual practices based on connecting our heart, body and environment, with the Light that sustains life on our planet. I have brought together the experience and gifts that each of these resources bring, and in the cauldron of my own body, emotions, mind and soul, I have allowed the self-organizing principle of life to weave them into this healing practice that I love, and that adjusts as I attune to the person or group of people I relate to.

My life is an expression of my heart, my joy and my courage. If you want that for yourself, your relationship or a collective you are a part of, welcome to this adventure!”

Literature and Linguistics at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM, 1992-1997), where she obtained her degree with an honorary mention for a thesis on bilingual indigenous literature.

Diploma in Narrative Therapies (1999), which shaped her understanding of identity and how it can transform through narrative means.

Masters Degree in Language Studies at the University of Lancaster in England (2000-2001), specializing in Critical Discourse Analysis, applied to psychotherapeutic discourse, where she obtained the degree with Distinction.

PhD at the University of Western Sydney, in Australia (2004-2007), under the direction of Prof. Bob Hodge, a semiologist specialized in the use of chaos and complexity theories for the study of social phenomena and humans. Her thesis, a therapeutic session for Mexico, was approved without corrections by the synods.

In 2008-2012 trained as anger management specialist with Moose Anger Management, where she led groups for men, for women, trained others, and integrated a deeper understanding of the role of shame in out-of-control anger.

In 2008-2016 Integral Intuitive Psychotherapy with Robert Augustus Masters, PhD, and his wife Diane Bardwell-Masters at the Masters Center for Transformation. This efficient and deep modality of therapy constitutes the basic platform of all the current work of Terapia para Mexico.

Since 2016-ongoing, she trained and now works with Thomas Hübl, taking part in the Pocket Project for Collective and Intergenerational Trauma Healing, assisting in the Timeless Wisdom Training and other courses, and participating in, interviewing and hosting the Collective Trauma Summits in 2019, 2020, 2021.

Since 2016-ongoing, she trained and now works with Thomas Hübl, taking part in the Pocket Project for Collective and Intergenerational Trauma Healing, assisting in the Timeless Wisdom Training and other courses, and participating in, interviewing and hosting the Collective Trauma Summits in 2019, 2020, 2021.