Laura Berg is a College Professor and Therapist with specialties in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) and Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). She is an award-winning parenting expert and author of the book The Baby Signing Bible (Avery/Penguin), which has sold over 40,000 copies.
Laura is currently working on a self-help book, Thriving Life, How to Thrive in Life After Surviving Trauma. (HCI Publishing). The primary purpose of this book is to provide the reader with a selection of methods they can use to start living a healthy and happy life.
Laura believes we need to treat mental health like we do physical health. If we want to lose weight or get in shape, we do it with diet and exercise, changing our eating habits, adding new exercises into the mix, and trying new recipes. Once we reach our target weight or our ideal shape, we don’t stop our healthy eating or exercising. If we did, we’d go back to the way we were before changing our lifestyle and eating habits. You need to continue exercising and eating well to continue the benefits.
The same idea should apply to how we deal with our mental health. There is not a one-time, quick fix. Instead, this is something we’ll need to work on throughout our lives. Laura believes if we accept this idea, then we’ll embrace a life-long journey of healing and be gentle with ourselves when we need an emotional top-up from time-to-time.
When you decide to get in shape, the first several months are difficult because the bulk of the work is during this time. Once you get to the point where you are happy with your physical shape and size, that body becomes easier to maintain. The same goes for our mental health. It’s hard in the beginning getting to the point where you can accept and be happy, but once you get there, the maintenance will be much easier.
Laura, a trained educator and therapist, has spoken to audiences all over the world. Laura talks about overcoming depression and mental illness. She motivates audiences with her stories of fighting through struggles to find success and happiness in life. Laura is especially interested in teen mental health. Teen anxiety, depress and stress has become an epidemic.
Laura’s stories delight and motivate audiences. Her talks are hilarious, moving and inspirational and they transform audiences. Her charisma and compelling stories leave her listeners wanting more.