Becoming Trauma-Sensitive: Making Mindfulness and Meditation Safe for Trauma Survivors
September 4–6, 2020
Note: This program is being rescheduled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see updates about SMC’s response to the pandemic here.
This weekend workshop will introduce you to the theory and practice of trauma-sensitive mindfulness. Through lecture, case study, and experiential practice, you will leave the workshop prepared to recognize symptoms of traumatic stress while offering mindfulness interventions, and trauma-sensitive modifications you can apply to your teaching and practice. Whether you’re a beginning or veteran practitioner, anyone engaged in offering contemplative practices will benefit from this workshop, including therapists, coaches, and meditation, classroom, yoga, or religious teachers.
David Treleaven, PhD, is a writer, educator, and trauma professional whose work focuses on the intersection of trauma and mindfulness. He is author of the book Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness: Practices for Safe and Transformative Healing (W. W. Norton). Trained in counseling psychology at the University of British Columbia, he received his doctorate in psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies and is currently a visiting scholar at Brown University.