Lori Leyden PhD, MBA, is an internationally known stress and trauma healing expert and uniquely qualified psychotherapist, author, workshop leader, inspirational speaker and humanitarian. 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.
Inspired by the resilience of orphan genocide survivors she works with in Rwanda, Lori founded the non-profit Create Global Healing and established Project LIGHT: Rwanda – the world’s first international youth healing, heart-centred leadership and entrepreneurship program. She is the Executive Producer of When I Was Young I Said I Would Be Happy, an award-winning documentary chronicling the inspiring transformation of Project LIGHT Ambassadors.
Lori established the first US community-based, trauma healing project based on EFT/Tapping. She now leads Rapid Response Trauma Relief and Resiliency Services operating in Rwanda, Australia and the United States.
With her unique brand of heart-centred humility, humour and grace, Lori finds the miracles that are possible out of tragedy and has brought comfort, peace and hope to thousands around the world.