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Karen Laing, IBCLC, AMT

Karen Laing is a Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) Teacher who has always been interested in the ways we care for each other. A former midwife, Karen founded Birthways over 20 years ago to support expectant and new families through the transition of parenting. It was there that she developed the Compass of Mindful Caregiving and other frameworks as she trained and mentored birthworkers.

She founded WisdomWay Institute with a mission to bring compassion, respect and equity into healthcare conversations and to support all caregivers with mindfulness-based training and certifications. In addition to holding retreats and authoring resources for healthcare improvement, she speaks nationwide on mindfulness, Relationship-Centered healthcare, and the art of showing up in caring relationships.