Dr. Lori Leyden, PhD, MBA is an internationally known stress and trauma healing expert and uniquely qualified psychotherapist, author, workshop leader, inspirational speaker and humanitarian. After a near death experience, Lori developed The Grace Process, a transformative spiritual practice for heart-centered living. She is the author of The Grace Process Guidebook: A practical guide for transcending ego and engaging the wisdom of your heart and The Stress Management Handbook: Strategies for Health and Inner Peace available in English, Spanish, Arabic and Korean. Lori holds a doctorate in Health and Human Services with a concentration in psychoneuroimmunology, and a master’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in management. Dr. Leyden is an Accredited Certified Master EFT Trainer with the Association for the Advancement of Energy Therapies (AAMET International) and a member of the Association for Comprehensive Energy Psychology (ACEP).
Inspired by the resilience of orphan genocide survivors she works with in Rwanda, Dr. Leyden founded the non-profit Create Global Healing (CGH) and established Project LIGHT: Rwanda – the world’s first international youth healing, heart-centered leadership and entrepreneurship program. Project LIGHT is a new form of humanitarian aid nurturing our next generation of young people to heal, work and lead us into a peaceful future. She is the Executive Producer of When I Was Young I Said I Would Be Happy, a documentary chronicling the inspiring transformation of Project LIGHT Ambassadors. In only two short years they paid forward their healing to hundreds, from Rwanda to Sandy Hook, Connecticut.
When I Was Young I Said I Would Be Happy was a film festival winner at Moondance, Unspoken, New York Peace, Illuminate and most recently, was the lead film and Audience Award Winner at Anima, in Argentina where Dr. Leyden, sponsored by the US Embassy, presented the film to an international audience.
Dr. Leyden continues her work with CGH as well as partnering with Nick Ortner to head up The Tapping Solution Foundation’s Newtown Trauma Relief & Resiliency Project supporting those traumatized by the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy in Newtown, CT.