Dr. Laura Batson, ND, MSc
Specialty: Women’s health, digestive concerns, weight loss, hormone balance; therapies including acupuncture treatments.
Dr. Laura Batson, ND is a licensed naturopathic doctor who welcomes clients of all ages, genders, and health concerns. Dr. Batson completed her 4-year naturopathic medicine degree from the Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine in Toronto, where she also completed a 12 month residency in the Adjunctive Cancer Care unit at the Robert Schad Naturopathic Clinic. Her prior education includes a degree in Biology from the University of Western Ontario, and a masters in Holistic Science from Schumacher College, UK.
My journey to become a naturopathic doctor began not long after reading the following passage from a complementary and alternative medical text:
“In ancient and indigenous healing systems, medicine was not about the putting of things into the body but using external resources to help stimulate the internal resources of the body. The body heals itself and maintains it’s own health.” – source unknown.
My approach is holistic: mind, body and spirit. I believe healing comes from within and my role is to provide the external resources and safe space to facilitate your healing journey. My goal is to gain an understanding of the underlying causes of your health concerns. I then combine modern medical science, together with traditional healing therapies, to create a treatment plan that addresses the underlying causes of your concerns. Therapies may include holistic nutrition, herbal medicine, Traditional Chinese acupuncture, and coaching in mind-body medicine including guided imagery and meditation.
I am passionate about education and creating spaces for people to learn in “nonlinear” ways. This passion leads to part-time faculty positions at the Ottawa Institute of Holistic Nutrition, and the Compass Centre for Self-Directed Learning. It has also lead me to art-making, performing spoken word poetry, exploring the nonlinear language of my soul, and studying the science of chaos and complexity. These interests culminated into a book Curvature: The Science and Soul of Nonlinearity, which I reference for offering group-based workshops in the community. For further information please reference Dr. Batson’s professional website at www.NonlinearMedicine.com