I'm Lora Solomon
A Nurse Practitioner with over 30 years of healthcare experience.
It is my mission to inspire, teach, and mentor you as you transform your wounds into wisdom. I offer group classes, workshops, courses and private consultations.
I'm Lora Solomon
Nurse Practitioner with over 30 years of healthcare experience.
It is my mission to inspire, teach, and mentor you as you remember you are whole which I do through my service through group classes, retreats, workshops, courses and private consultation.
In my career I have seen many scientific advances, but I have also seen many aspects of the health care system stuck in a dysfunctional model of symptom management.
Throughout my personal and professional life, I have witnessed first hand the misery and loss that result from poor health.
The week before my 17th birthday, I experienced a violent assault at the hands of a family member.
Given that my family members were leaders in a church, the assault was kept secret and I was not given the opportunity to receive help. Three weeks later, I attempted to take my own life. Even though I eventually escaped the dangerous environment, the experience had scarred me mentally, emotionally, and physically.
FOR DECADES, I STRUGGLED WITH A PUZZLING LIST OF CHALLENGES
Anxiety, depression, chronic pain, suicidal thoughts, reproductive issues, self-destructive relationship patterns, addictive and risky behavior. Although I sought help on many occasions, the root cause was never identified or properly treated. My younger sister suffered with anxiety, depression and drug addiction. She was treated with a long list of prescription medications, but her mental emotional and physical health declined. She died at age 44, leaving a 4 year old daughter behind.
Given that I spent several years of my life getting a higher education in conventional western medicine, I naturally pursued every modality that conventional medicine offered for my symptoms. Like you or someone you love, I experienced the ineffectiveness, expense, side effects, frustration, and hopelessness of that approach.
In my work as a nurse practitioner, I came to see that although my story is unique, the treatment that I received was “standard of care”. I also came to realize that almost all chronic illness (physical or mental) is the body saying “no” because one has unconsciously suppressed their authentic “no” in order to survive. Self protection and survival programming conditions the nervous system, resulting in a loss of resilience leading to natural progression of imbalance, dysfunction and eventually disease.
In seeking to regain my own life and health I experimented with many different ancient wisdom traditions and alternative approaches over a period of several years. After benefiting greatly from them, and coming to understand how being stuck in “survival mode” drives disease I had to find a way to share this knowledge.
Throughout my career, I have met thousands of people who have lived or are currently living with similar histories and situations. Those who seek help from the system but are only handed a bottle of pills after a rushed office visit. I know that although pharmaceuticals can be helpful for acute illness, they cannot reset the nervous system to send a message of safety required for the body and mind to heal.
As a Nurse Practitioner I have practiced in the areas of internal medicine, psychiatry, cardiac intensive care, emergency medicine, functional medicine, brain focused wellness and bio identical hormone replacement.
My education and certifications include:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing UNC Charlotte
Masters of Science in Nursing UNC Charlotte
Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
Institute For Functional Medicine Certified Provider
I bring my personal and professional experience along with my passion for combining ancient wisdom traditions with modern technology. My goal is to remind you that no matter what has happened, your whole, true authentic self remains intact. Your life experiences have never touched the core of you.
This unique approach invites you directly into feeling your pain, finding your power, and fueling your purpose. If you are ready to be free of your victim story, then you are in the right place!
© 2022 Lora Solomon • Charlotte, NC.