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After more than 40 years practicing psychotherapy and coaching, Dr. Laurie Weiss had no intention of starting a new phase of her career. Then a colleague helped her resolve her persistent, hypersensitivity to noisy places, using an amazing new technique. She was astounded that he did it in just a few minutes, while standing on the sidewalk outside a restaurant, using only words.
Dr. Weiss was so intrigued with this recently discovered tool that she and her husband, Dr. Jonathan B Weiss, went to Nova Scotia, Canada, to learn to help their clients make important life changes in a fraction of the time, and with a fraction of the pain ordinarily associated with psychotherapy.
Four years and considerable studying later, they became the only Certified Master Logosynthesis® Practitioners and Basic Trainers in the United States.
Being innovative was nothing new to Laurie Weiss. Encouraged by her parents to be independent, at age 14, in 1954, she talked the local druggist into hiring her as his first delivery girl! As a teenager, Dr. Weiss read science fiction stories about how ordinary people could do extraordinary things and was determined to find the right teachers to help her learn to do those things too.
Living in Chicago, she traveled the United States and Canada as a Senior Girl Scout and decided she wanted to live in Colorado. She became fascinated by science, won awards, was invited to work in a medical laboratory and apprenticed as a medical technician.
She met her husband-to-be about a week after she transferred to the University of Colorado. The Weisses returned to Chicago for his graduate work where she supported them as a laboratory technician until she was encouraged to use her skills to teach science.
Again she became fascinated by something new, the best-selling book "Games People Play," as a tool for classroom management. In 1969, they moved their young family to Colorado to introduce Transactional Analysis in the Denver area while continuing to study and teach and develop their own work.
Their first book, "Recovery from CoDependency: It's Never Too Late to Reclaim Your Childhood," sold 40,000 copies. Acclaimed by John Bradshaw as the only psychotherapists who used a true developmental approach to Inner Child work, they taught at Addiction Recovery conferences for several years.
Laurie Weiss has long believed that ordinary people can learn to help themselves solve all kinds of problems if only they have the right tools. Through her teaching and writing, she has specialized in making those tools accessible to anyone. She is known for her expertise in writing in a way that makes complex professional information usable by ordinary people.
At different times throughout her career she has developed expertise in and taught:
• Science Teaching in grade school
• Using Transactional Analysis in the classroom
• Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy
• Codependency Recovery
• Developmentally Based Psychotherapy
• Feminist Therapy
• Ethics in Psychotherapy
• Relationship Development (and Healing)
• Personal and Business Relationship Communication
• Rapid Stress and Anxiety Relief (Logosynthesis)
She earned an MA in Psychology and a Ph.D. in Health and Human Services while practicing, writing and raising her family. She is certified as a Teaching and Supervising Transactional Analyst, and Master Certified Coach.
She is the author of eight books, several ebooks and numerous articles. Her work has been translated into German, Chinese, Spanish, French, Portuguese.
Married in 1960, both Drs. Weiss have traveled extensively, teaching in 13 different countries. They have two children and five grandchildren.
They love mixing business and pleasure and have enjoyed visiting with professional colleagues and friends around the globe. Lately, they have discovered the delights of learning publishing and internet marketing while cruising with friends and colleagues.
They live and work in Littleton, Col. USA.