Anywhere mindfulness is being practiced, someone in the room will likely be struggling with trauma. Are you prepared?
- Over the past decade, mindfulness has exploded in popularity;
- It is now being offered in a wide range of secular environments, including elementary and high schools, corporations, and hospitals;
- At the same time, the prevalence of trauma is extraordinarily high;
- The majority of us will be exposed to at least some type of traumatic event in our lifetime, and some of us will develop debilitating symptoms in its aftermath;
- In any environment where mindfulness and other practices, like yoga, are being practiced, there’s a high likelihood that someone will be struggling with traumatic stress
- What this means is that Mindfulness is more powerful when combined with an understanding of trauma.
Through lecture, case study, and experiential practice, you will leave the workshop:
- Understanding why meditation can create dysregulation for people who’ve experienced trauma and specific ways you can prevent this;
- Prepared to recognize symptoms of traumatic stress while offering mindfulness interventions;
- Informed about current empirical research regarding mindfulness and trauma, including evidence-based interventions you can apply immediately to your work;
- Equipped with tools and modifications to help you work skillfully with dysregulated arousal, traumatic flashbacks, and trauma-related dissociation;
- Understanding the relationship between individual and systemic forms of trauma, including responsibilities to educate oneself about power, oppression, and social context;