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Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness: Theory and skills to make meditation safe and effective for trauma survivors


Anywhere mindfulness is being practiced, someone in the room will likely be struggling with trauma.

Are you prepared?

Presenter: David Treleaven

 

2-day workshops in Sydney (4-5 May) – Melbourne (7-8 May) and AUCKLAND (11 – 12 May 12).

About the workshop
From elementary 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 posttraumatic 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 minimize the potential dangers of mindfulness for survivors while leveraging its powerful benefits at the same time?

Designed for wellness professionals, this two-day workshop–led by author and trauma specialist, David Treleaven, PhD–will equip you with the tools you need to offer mindfulness in a safe, effective, trauma-sensitive way.

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.
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.

” Becoming Trauma-Sensitive: The Professionals’ Path to Making Meditation Safe and Effective for Trauma Survivors ” by visiting author and trauma specialist, David Treleaven PhD.
Anywhere mindfulness is being practiced, someone in the room will likely be struggling with trauma. Are you prepared?
Designed for wellness professionals, this two-day workshop will equip you with the tools you need to offer mindfulness in a safe, effective, trauma-sensitive way. There will be lecture, case study, and experiential practice.

CPD Hours: 
This event counts as 13 hours of category A CPD for PACFA’s membership renewal requirements

For full details regarding the event please go to the website.


Date
11/05/2019 - 12/05/2019
Time
9.00 am - 5.00 pm

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