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Dr. Laura Botero (DACM) (RSMT) (RSME) (SEP) Doctor of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine (Pacific College of Oriental Medecine). Dipl. O.M. (NCCAOM). Registered Somatic Movement Therapist. Register Somatic Movement Educator. Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. Tamalpa Practitioner. Certified Traditional Doctor by the Wayuu native tribe. 

I am currently based in Colombia, South America, and the founder of Sobretierra Somática. Born in a country that was being torn apart by war, violence and addictions, it has been my life journey to explore the depths of these creatures: the whys, the whens, the hows, and especially, how their wounds are healed. 


I graduated from Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, earning a Bachelor’s degree, a Master’s degree and, later, a Doctoral degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. I had the opportunity to work for a programme for women with disabilities at NYU Langone Hospital in New York City, at Rady Children’s Hospital, the UCSD Cancer Research Institute, the Pacific Beach United Methodist Church clinic for the homeless and underserved in San Diego, California, and at the Family Resource Center at Emma, in Asheville, North Carolina. 


I have specialized in the use of Chinese medicine in the treatment of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety, panic and depression.    


I was a awarded a scholarship by THE FOUNDATION FOR HUMAN ENRICHMENT, D.B.A. SOMATIC EXPERIENCING® TRAUMA INSTITUTE. And an  ARTCORPS scholarship by THE TAMALPA INSTITUTE which is an internationally recognized nonprofit organization that offers expressive arts training programs for healing, education, and social transformation.  


"... and in the world, in conclusion,

everyone dreams what they are,

although no one understands it. "

Pedro Calderón de la Barca, 17th Century

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