About Leaning into feeling

How I became a Holistic Wellness Coach and Fertility Coach


Hello, I'm Laila. I live in France with my husband Richard.  


Over 5 years we had fertility treatment to try to have a baby.

Frustration, disappointment, loss, grief, isolation and emptiness were part of our journey. It took falling apart and putting the pieces back together to realise how important compassion and kindness are on any kind of journey.  

I began my healing journey with the help of energy work, detoxing, gut health, qi gong, mindfulness, stress reduction, breathwork, meditation, sophrology, grounding, affirmations, self-talk, forest bathing, image cycling and more. Over time, I gently peeled back the layers of self-preservation and came back to my heart and emotions.


Not wanting to stand still a moment longer, I made the decision to leave behind my career as a creative writer to become the kind of holistic practitioner that I would love to have.


I trained in the holistic practices that resonated with me the most: integrative nutrition, mindfulness-based stress reduction, neuro-linguistic programming, sophrology and mind-body connection. All with the objective of developing an integrative mind-body-spirit approach to helping others reconnect with their emotions.

In 2019, I launched my coaching platform and named it Leaning into feeling. As a Holistic Wellness Coach and Fertility Coach, I specialise in emotional well-being and feel-good practices. I create space for my clients' hearts on their wellness or fertility journey.


I begin by working with my Heart to Heart Technique focused on all things feelings. This technique is the beating heart of what I believe in: that our emotions matter. Then I go on to intuitively combine different holistic coaching practices to develop wellness and fertility coaching programs tailored to each person's unique journey.



  • Certified Holistic Health Coach (through Institute for Integrative Nutrition)

  • RNCP Level III Sophrologist

  • NLP (neurolinguistic programming) Practitioner

  • MBSR (Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction) Practitioner

  • Fertile Body Method Practitioner (through Sjanie Hugo Wurlitzer)

  • 15-year career as a creative writer

  • MBA in international marketing

  • BA (Honours) in French language and literature 


If you have any questions that would help you decide if my coaching sessions or retreats are right for you, please send me an email at



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I am not a doctor or a psychologist. The support and guidance I give in one-on-one coaching sessions and at retreats is not intended to replace a medical professional's medical care and treatment. My work with you cannot and will not diagnose or treat any medical problem. Anything I share is based on my personal experience only. For any healthcare decisions, advice from a medical specialist should be sought out.