ONLINE • Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness: Practices for Safe and Transformative Healing
January 24–February 7, 2021
Sundays, 11:30 am - 1 pm Mountain Time
- $225.00 – Standard Tuition
Trauma is highly prevalent. Research tells us that 90% of us will live through a traumatic event, and some will develop debilitating symptoms in its aftermath. The COVID-19 global-pandemic has only increased our awareness about the psychological impacts of adversity and traumatic stress. Mindfulness is also increasingly popular. From online meditation programs to health care settings and grade-school classrooms, people are accessing mindfulness teachings in a variety of different settings.
In this three-part series, best-selling author and trauma professional David Treleaven, Ph.D., will explore the benefits and pitfalls of mindfulness practice when it comes to adversity and trauma. Through lecture, case study, and experiential practice, you’ll discover the reasons meditation can exacerbate symptoms of trauma, and specific modifications you can use to help leverage the power of mindfulness towards trauma healing.
This program takes place over three Sundays, with each session 90 minutes long. By the end of this series you will be:
- Aware of the reasons meditation can create dysregulation when it comes to trauma
- Prepared to identify symptoms of traumatic stress and tailor mindfulness practices in a trauma-sensitive way
- Informed about current empirical research regarding mindfulness and trauma, including evidence-based interventions you can immediately apply in your practice and work
- Equipped with the tools and modifications to help you work skillfully with dysregulated arousal, traumatic flashbacks, and trauma-related dissociation
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.