Ignite your creative identity and revolutionize your life

Hello! I'm Laura Thompson and I offer transformational stress reduction coaching. Come home to your Sat Nam - true self - for the benefit of yourself and others.
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I practice what I preach
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So... how does Breathing Space coaching actually work?

I’ll teach you meditation, yoga, and artmaking practices so you can thrive, not just survive.
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Schedule a call

Let’s talk about YOU in a free 20-minute consultation

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Set your goals

Together we can set intentions for personal growth and acceptance

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Participate in workshops

I will tailor meditation and expressive art making workshops to your needs and interests

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Feel empowered

You got this!

A woman with brown hair and a red shirt is sitting on the floor with her head resting on her knee focused and painting on the floor.

Participant making art in a mindful creativity class I taught at the wonderful Yoga Collaborative, Falmouth, MA, Feb. 2023.
Reaffirm confidence in your innate wisdom by using creativity as a healing practice. Improve your well being and bring resilience, balance, and calm to your life and others.

Whether you are an artist or not, we are all born with the capacity to be expressive, creative beings. But over the years, and particularly if you’ve been focused on work, family and other responsibilities, that creativity may have been forgotten or neglected. Even professional artists can experience burnout or creative blocks. Yet creativity is an important part of every human’s identity.

Examples of the challenges we work on:
  • Overcoming roadblocks from the past that no longer serve you
  • Achieving resilience in the face of adversity
  • Making changes that feel difficult, but are achievable with the right mindset
  • Realizing the critical self-perceptions that are keeping you from living your best life
  • Building confidence in your intuition and positive emotional intelligence
Leap of Faith, 2018. Oil on canvas, 36 x 36". Created following a meditation practice.

A short bit about me

Open yourself to new ways of experiencing and understanding your thoughts and feelings as I put to action my experience and training.

On the Horizon, 2022. Oil on canvas, 24 x 48". Created following a meditation practice.
On the Horizon, 2022. Oil on canvas, 24 x 48". Created following a meditation practice.

Abstract and symbolist artist

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Museum educator and curator

20+ years as MASS MoCA’s founding Director of Education + Curator of Kidspace

Student

For life

Meditation teacher

Trained and teach at the Kripalu Yoga and Health Center

Art educator

Doctorate in Education - Columbia University Teachers College

Mother of two teenagers

I love babies and cherish my sons!

Yoga practitioner

I love Kundalini and Hatha yoga!

Academic and author

Looking forward to teaching this summer at UMASS Dartmouth

Things we will do together

In Person or Virtual
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Individual Coaching

Learn to use meditation, yoga, and expressive art-making to tap into your intuition and subconscious, and practice life skills for personal growth, transformation, and relaxation.

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Group Workshops

Bring Breathing Space to your business, family, friends, or group to nurture connection, improve morale, and increase motivation and joy through meditation, yoga and expressive art-making.

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Special Events

Look for special events online or in your community hosted by Breathing Space

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Participants in Mindful Creativity at the Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health have said:

  • “I forgot I was creative and your workshop made me realize that I can be free to express myself.”
  • “You really live your values and you got me thinking about how I can do the same.”
  • “I was surprised at how emotional I got while simply sitting and paying attention. I felt my artwork really expressed how I was feeling.”
  • “Sadly, I am not creative at all in my everyday life; I came to this realization that I was missing this piece of my life and I want more.”

Join hundreds of happy people

"Your compassion, adaptability, and professionalism have made you a trusted partner. I know that you will continue to make a difference in the lives that you touch through your work."

Barbara Malkas
Ed.D.Superintendent of North Adams Public Schools

"I am so grateful for Laura’s creativity, wisdom, and generosity of spirit. She’s been a tremendous mentor and collaborator through our work on Care Syllabus, the Slow Symposium, and various course partnerships. Thank you, Laura — you’re a true visionary with a keen eye and big heart!"

Vicky Papa
PhD Professor of English, MCLA

"I didn’t realize you were practicing and teaching mindfulness but now I see that it’s been your practice all the way along in who you are and how you do things.  Thank you for all you’ve done to touch the lives of so many and to create a better world.  And thank you for dedicating your time to doing all of that now even more. You are remarkable and I’ve been very lucky to be able to work with you."

Diane Daily
Massachusetts Cultural Council

"Thanks for all you have done at MASS MoCA in creating the groundbreaking and important programs and processes that bring so much to people of all ages and walks of life to discover the many ways art can enrich our lives. I have always been so proud and motivated by your leadership and I think of Kidspace and the Education Department at MASS MoCA as home in ways I have never known by any other employment. I know full well that you will be spreading the enlightenment and joy that this world needs wherever you may go."

COLIN
MASS MoCA Gallery Teacher

"You are an inspiration! This is amazing and I wish you much success on your new adventure. I am thankful that I had the opportunity to work with you and be part of the legacy you have created at MASS MoCA. It’s been a true pleasure getting to know you and having your support."

Wendy Red Star
Artist

"I just want to let you know how grateful I am every day for the opportunity you gave me years ago. Not only did you save me from corporate malaise and provide me with a new career path, my time in Kidspace was the most meaningful time of personal growth in my life. I think daily of the many lessons and wisdom I learned under your tutelage."

Patrick
Former colleague

"You are a consummate educator, mentor and professional and it was such a pleasure to work with you at MASS MoCA." 

Mary Mix
Director of Education
Rockwell Museum, Corning, NY

"I'll be forever grateful that you welcomed me as an intern way back when, an experience that truly shaped my understanding for art and education, and the power of art to instill empathy, optimism, and a deeper understanding of the human experience. I deeply respect the work you've done." 

Jeff Gagnon
Program Director, CATA

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