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Laura Toop 

Location: Tumbridge Wells, UK 
Company Name: Bridging the Gap 
AMPLIFY-Level Speaker 
Phone Number: +447989321091 
Distance willing to travel: Anywhere in the UK 
Face-to-face or virtual?: Both 
Expertise: Health & Wellness, Leadership, Marketing & Sales 
Speciality Topics: Grief, Loss, Trauma, Eating Disorders, Addiction 
Event Types: Charity, Conference, Networking meeting, Panel, School / College / University, Workshop 
Fee Options (face-to-face): Ask for pricing 
Fee Options (virtual): Ask for pricing 
Becoming a widow, before time, is one of the most overwhelming, isolating & angst-ridden experiences one can go through. 
The world, as you know it, no longer exists. 
Your feelings of safety & security are gone. 
Your future, your dreams, are in pieces. 
Losing your health & your career, as well, as I did, only heightens those feelings. 
Finding purpose and passion for life and living again is possible. 
Have I found it easy? No. 
Have I wanted to give up? Yes, many times. 
But, 5 years on, I have created a place in which I wish to belong, which feels safe, offers me joy, again, so, I know it is possible. 
This is a journey I did not expect, certainly so early in life, it has not been travelled alone, the difference that made the difference, for me, was the support of others, and discovering that even in my darkest hour, I was not nothing, and that was a good enough place to start. 
My professional training (NLP, CBT, Person-Centred Therapy, Hypnotherapy for health & healing), coupled with my lived experience of bereavement, loss & grief, gained within both the personal & corporate environment, offers a unique insight into creating purpose and a passion for life, beyond the pain of loss and grief. 
You are never alone, together is always better. 
Recommendations and Testimonials: 
Before talking with Laura, I felt completely lost in my grief, didn’t know where to begin with trying to make this new life work. I just kept getting hit by waves of such sadness and despair. 
I now feel more positive about moving forward, I feel I have the starting blocks on which to build my new life upon. 
Also feel so grateful to of found Laura, who continues to be an amazing support" 
~ Kerry P. 
“Before we spoke, my mind was so full of questions and I could not make any clear decisions. 
Laura has the ability, to ground you, and help take yourself out of the picture, so that you can see clearly which path to take. 
Once we had worked through all my worries, questions plus some additional questions that Laura threw in, I knew which direction I needed to go. 
I sometimes wonder, where I would be without those conversations? 
We all need a Laura in our lives!” 
~ Becky S. 
“Before working with Laura, I was incredibly stressed about what I should be doing with my life. The pandemic has heightened it, but in reality, this is something I have struggled with for many years. 
I struggled to see how I could transition, and I genuinely felt feelings of helplessness. Laura has helped me with clarity...on both my mindset and on how I connect with others. 
She has been a constant help over the past few months, and I thoroughly recommend her to anyone who feels stuck and cannot see the wood for the trees.” 
~ Simon H. 
"You are a fantastic listener. You never judge or look down at me. 
You have always given me respect even though you don't know me from Adam!" 
~ Liz M 
“You care, understand and encourage. You are 100% committed to help people through their journey and stay with them through the good and bad times” 
- Kerry O’B 
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