Becoming Trauma-Sensitive with David Treleaven: Making Mindfulness and Meditation Safe for Trauma

Becoming Trauma-Sensitive with David Treleaven: Making Mindfulness and Meditation Safe for Trauma

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From schools to psychotherapy offices, mindfulness meditation is an increasingly mainstream practice. At the same time, trauma remains a fact of life: the majority of us will experience a traumatic event in our lifetime, and some will develop post-traumatic stress. While this may appear to be a good thing—trauma is an extreme form of stress, and mindfulness is a proven stress-reduction tool—the reality creates a complex challenge.

Emerging research suggests that mindfulness interventions can help or hinder trauma survivors, raising a crucial question for mindfulness educators everywhere: How can you be prepared to minimise the potential dangers of mindfulness for survivors while leveraging its powerful benefits at the same time? 

Designed for wellness professionals, this webinar—led by author and trauma specialist, David Treleaven, PhD—will introduce you to the principles of trauma-sensitive mindfulness. Through lecture, case study, and experiential practice, you will leave the webinar:

  • Understanding why meditation can create dysregulation for people who’ve experienced trauma and specific ways you can prevent this;
  • Prepared to recognise symptoms of traumatic stress while offering mindfulness interventions; 
  • Equipped with introductory tools and modifications to help you work skillfully with dysregulated arousal, traumatic flashbacks, and trauma-related dissociation. 

Whether you’re a beginning or veteran practitioner, anyone engaged in offering contemplative practices will benefit from this webinar, including therapists, coaches, and meditation, classroom, yoga, or religious teachers.

Notes

  • A certificate of attendance can be provided.
  • This workshop will be offered online, via Zoom.