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Interview with Dr. Lawrence S. Conlan

Updated: Nov 30, 2022

You are the perfect starting point when meditating.

In this episode of the Beauty of Conflict, Susan and CrisMarie had a very introspective conversation with Dr. Lawrence S. Conlan, a meditator and chiropractor, about how he’s integrating the human experience within transcendental meditation at Passionate Ease, retreats where he shares teachings he’s learned himself from high masters throughout his life. We often think that meditating implies reaching for a spiritual state where we can disconnect from our bodies, but Lawrence explains why starting from being present in our breath, our bodily sensations, and our human experience can expand our perception and create space for grace within our lives. He discusses how using these approaches he teaches, you can look at trauma, ego, shame, and love with different eyes and have personal growth.

Tune in to this episode to listen to this conversation full of wisdom and learn how to connect with your soul starting from the things that make you human!

About our Guest - Dr. Lawrence S. Conlan

Lawrence brings 50 years of conscious inner work and how to bring the fruits of that into outer life. His journey has included being gifted by some long-term quality time with very high masters.

Lawrence Conlan received his chiropractor training at Cleveland Chiropractic College, Kansas City, Missouri. He graduated a Doctor of Chiropractic with Honors in 1983. He’s been practicing Network Spinal Analysis (NSA) since 1987 and an NSA instructor from 1989 to 2009. Lawrence has led transformational retreats for thirty-two years. He’s cared for thousands of clients, by helping navigate client awareness through habitual inner and outer defense posturing, delivering them to new levels of freedom at all levels of life. Lawrence taught for twenty years alongside NSA founder Dr. Donald Epstein, training both students and professionals. He’s provided service for about fifty Transformational Gates, and has cared for individuals from all walks of life. Adults, children, and infants from continents across the world, with all kinds of inner and outer conditions, have benefited from his care.

Lawrence also attended Seattle University on a baseball scholarship and served on active duty for 4 years as a Medical Service Corps officer. After his discharge in 1975 he studied to become a teacher of Transcendental Meditation, whereupon he taught the military TM before returning to the USA to teach TM in the Pacific Northwest.

Currently, Lawrence is Living in Washoe valley, Nevada in a spiritual community and offering online coaching and retreats called Passionate Ease.

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Key Take-Aways

  • How passion and ease are intertwined in our lives.

  • Why breath and sensations can be powerful tools in meditation and when dealing with trauma.

  • How to address reflexive patterns.

  • Why shame brings opportunities to get to know ourselves better.

  • How connecting with ourselves opens up space for grace and love.


  • Connect with and follow Dr. Lawrence S. Conlan on LinkedIn.

  • Explore the Passionate Ease Website!


CrisMarie Campbell and Susan Clarke

Coaches, Business Consultants, Speakers and Authors of The Beauty of Conflict

CrisMarie and Susan work with leaders and teams, couples in business, and professional women.

They help dysfunctional turnaround teams into high-performing, cohesive teams who trust each other, deal with differences directly, and have clarity and alignment on their business strategy, so they create great results.

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