BUNDLE: Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness (Book) + Personalizing Mindfulness Meditation Practice: Finding the Right Fit for Clients - Seminar on DVD

(3 hours and 54 mins)
David Treleaven and Willoughby Britton/ Joan Borysenko
PESI Publishing and Media 2018
ISBN 2467709190551

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Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness: Practices for Safe and Transformative Healing - Book

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 up to 20% of us will develop posttraumatic stress. This means that anywhere mindfulness is being practised, someone in the room is likely to be struggling with trauma.

At first glance, this appears to be a good thing: trauma creates stress and mindfulness is a proven tool for reducing it. But the reality is not so simple. Drawing on a decade of research and clinical experience, psychotherapist and educator David Treleaven shows that mindfulness meditation - practised without an awareness of trauma - can exacerbate symptoms of traumatic stress. Instructed to pay close, sustained attention to their inner world, survivors can experience flashbacks, dissociation and even retraumatisation. This raises a crucial question for mindfulness teachers, trauma professionals and survivors everywhere: How can we minimise the potential dangers of mindfulness for survivors while leveraging its powerful benefits?

Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness offers answers to this question. Part I provides an insightful and concise review of the histories of mindfulness and trauma, including the way modern neuroscience is shaping our understanding of both. Through grounded scholarship and wide-ranging case examples, Treleaven illustrates the ways mindfulness can help - or hinder-trauma recovery. Part II distills these insights into five key principles for trauma-sensitive mindfulness. Covering the role of attention, arousal, relationship, dissociation and social context within trauma-informed practice, Treleaven offers 36 specific modifications designed to support survivors' safety and stability. The result is a groundbreaking and practical approach that empowers those looking to practise mindfulness in a safe, transformative way.

Personalizing Mindfulness Meditation Practice: Finding the Right Fit for Clients - Seminar on DVD

As meditation practice is increasingly being integrated into psychotherapy, therapists too often see it as a one-size-fits-all remedy. But these practices actually include a range of tools that can be more effective when tailored to a client's history, personality organization, religious or spiritual orientation, cultural background, and presenting problems. We'll explore how to help assure the right fit among three different families of practices (categorized by Dahl, Lutz, and Davidson) to better address the problems clients present.

You'll focus on exploring:
* The different families of practice, including attentional approaches that strengthen self-regulation, constructive approaches that enhance emotional wellbeing and healthy thinking, and deconstructive approaches that lead to insight
* What kind of practices are most useful with various clinical issues, including stress-related disorders, addictions, trauma, anxiety, depression, and interpersonal struggles
* The distinctive clinical applications of concentration meditation, centering prayer, and mindfulness practices
* How to expand your personal understanding of meditation by directly experiencing a range of contemplative practices

Objectives
1. Explore the different families of practice, including attentional approaches that strengthen self-regulation, constructive approaches that enhance emotional well-being and healthy thinking, and deconstructive approaches that lead to insight
2. Explore what kind of practices are most useful with various clinical issues, including stress-related disorders, addictions, trauma, anxiety, depression, and interpersonal struggles
3. Explore the distinctive clinical applications of concentration meditation, centering prayer, and mindfulness practices
4. Explore how to expand your personal understanding of meditation by directly experiencing a range of contemplative practices

Joan Borysenko, PhD, is a Harvard-trained cell biologist, licensed psychologist, and spiritual educator. A pioneer in mind/body medicine and psychoneuroimmunology, she's president of Mind-Body Health Sciences, LLC and a New York Times bestselling author of 17 books. (April 17 2018)

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