ONLINE • The Window of Tolerance in Meditation: Working Skillfully with Adversity and Trauma in Meditation Practice
David Treleaven, Ph.D
April 17, 2021
- Sliding Scale – $60.00 to $75.00
How can we skillfully work with trauma and adversity in meditation practice? When should we stick with discomfort, and when should we back off? And are there tools from trauma therapy that allow us to access the full benefits of meditation practice.
In this SMC program, acclaimed writer, educator, and trauma professional David Treleaven, PhD, will answer these questions through the Window of Tolerance: a model from neuroscientist Dan Siegel that has powerful implications for meditation practice. The Window of Tolerance is a practical roadmap to understanding the impacts of stress and trauma on the nervous system, and which practices will help you increase your resilience and well-being over time.
By the end of this session, you will be:
Confident in identifying non-verbal signs of traumatic stress in mindfulness practice
Equipped with specific tools and modifications to help you work skillfully with the nervous system in meditation
Prepared to practice mindfulness in a way that supports resilience and well-being
David Treleaven, Ph.D., is a writer, educator, trauma professional, and author of the acclaimed book Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness: Practices for Safe and Transformative Healing. David focuses on offering mindfulness providers the knowledge and tools they require to meet the needs of those struggling with trauma. Through workshops, keynotes, podcasts, and online education, he is closely engaged with current empirical research to inform best practices. David is currently a visiting scholar at Brown University and has worked with a number of organizations including The Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute developed at Google, University of Massachusetts Medical School, The Center for Contemplative Mind in Society, the Institute for Mindfulness South Africa, the UC San Diego Center for Mindfulness, and the Mindfulness Training Institute of Australia and New Zealand.