Just Pause

Doula & Energetic Treatments in NYC & the Hamptons


About Me

My name is Laura Hayward. 

I have been learning and practicing Reiki all my life. My father is a Reiki Master in England, and I followed in his footsteps, becoming a Reiki Master myself when I moved from London to New York in 2017.


I am passionate about birth and like to bring Reiki into my work as a HypnoBirth Doula. I find that this helps with pain management, brings a state of calm, and balances the energy in the birthing room.


In addition to this Energy work, I also incorporate the healing power of animals and nature into my practise with Animal Assisted sessions.

My wife and I live in the Hamptons, New York, with our cats, dogs, chickens and horse.

"Those who bring sunshine to the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves"

James M. Barrie

Just Pause

Reiki & Shamanic Energy healing for humans and animals, at home or distance

YourCherish _  Birth Kim Stolz & Laura  Hayward _  Birth Photographer New York _ Long Isla

Just Paws

Animal Assisted sessions for adults & children with cats, dogs, horses or chickens


(It's) Just Birth

Doula services and childbirth education throughout pregnancy, labour and beyond


Laura's presence is both dependable, rooted and fiery. You feel immediately at ease and drawn in. Her energy work with Reiki and Sound Healing has shifted me into a higher vibration, feeling aligned and inspired. I also find her insights into other healing avenues to explore have been completely on target and supported me on my path in ways that are still unfolding.

Jessica Forsythe

​I was looking for some type of energy work but had no idea where to start. Laura’s card truly landed in my lap and I am convinced it was not by accident. Completely new to reiki, I had no idea what to expect but entered my first session with an open-mind. Instantly upon meeting her, I felt at ease and comfortable. Laura is calm and welcoming with a warm smile and great sense of humor. I left my first session with a sense of calm I had not felt in a long time. It is hard to explain to others, but all I knew was my body craved more. I will continue to work with Laura, in-person and remotely to dive deeper into this practice and trust her completely to know what my body is needing .

Rachel Cook

I could have not asked for a better first experience with Reiki! I didn't know quite what to expect, but Laura's calm and focused energy was reassuring from the moment I walked in the room. I left the session feeling lighter and more relaxed. I definitely want to make this a regular part of my self care routine.

Erica Britton

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Sagaponack, New York, 11962

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