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Cost: $TBA (Suggested Donation)
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Our trauma-sensitive meditation class is designed to help people of any experience level and trauma history to practice meditation in a comfortable, safe, and healing environment.
Our drop-in meditation sessions are open to all. For people new to Trauma-Sensitive Meditation, we encourage you to contact us with any questions or concerns prior to attending a drop-in session for a short orientation.
We highly recommend attending a 4-week Intro to Trauma-Sensitive Meditation workshop, available quarterly. Details and registration below.
why Trauma-Sensitive Meditation?
TRAUMA-SENSITIVE MEDITATION MATTERS
Meditation and mindfulness is an essential skill for practicing the kind of awareness that allows for meaningful and successful therapy. However, for people with trauma, meditation can trigger symptoms that are unwelcome and potentially harmful.
Most people cope with traumatic experiences by finding ways to divert themselves from feelings that, at the time they occurred, were too overwhelming to feel. When we sit and breath in meditation, we often begin to break down some of the coping skills that have kept those overwhelming feelings at bay.
The keys to a successful meditation practice for individuals who have experienced trauma are:
An awareness that trauma exists in their system.
A safe place in the body and/or mind to fall back on when trauma symptoms emerge.
Good communication with a person of trust.
A practice that is adaptable to one’s current needs.
Just because meditation can be difficult for people who have experienced trauma does not mean that it can’t be an important and useful tool for healing.
At Mend Therapy we teach people with trauma to practice meditation with the confidence and safety they need to make the best possible use of this powerful tool in their own healing practices.
We offer regular drop-in meditation (link to Meditation Weekly Drop-In) sessions as well as an Introduction to Trauma-sensitive Meditation (Link to Workshops & Events) class for anyone looking to learn more about working with trauma through mindfulness and meditation.
Intro to Meditation
2019 Workshops Begin
February, May, September
February 20, 27
March 6, 13
$120 for 4 workshops
Intro to Meditation
Please call 612.254.1626 or fill out the form to register. We will email you within 2 days to answer questions and provide additional information on payment and details about the next available workshop.