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 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 minimize 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 recognize 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.
- Certified, qualified MBSR and MBCT teachers or teacher trainees;
- Other mindfulness based programs teachers;
- Therapists teaching meditation or other contemplative practices;
- Coaches teaching meditation or other contemplative practices;
- Yoga teachers teaching meditation or other contemplative practices;
- Religious teachers teaching contemplative practices.
David Treleaven, Ph.D. is a writer, educator, and trauma professional whose work focuses on the intersection of trauma and mindfulness. He is author of the book Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness: Practices for Safe and Transformative Healing (W. W. Norton, 2018), which was acclaimed by Rick Hanson as “a rare combination of solid scholarship, clinically useful methods, and passionate advocacy for those who have suffered from trauma.” He’s lectured on trauma-sensitive mindfulness at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), the Center for Mindfulness at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and the Omega Institute in New York. Trained in counseling psychology at the University of British Columbia, he received his doctorate in psychology from the California Institute of Integral Studies and is currently a visiting scholar at Brown University.
- Dates : Friday, January 15th, 2021, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm (time zone: Europe / Brussels).
You are on a different time zone? Have a look at this site or that site to find what time that suits you.
- Format : online, with Zoom. 48 hours before the webinar, we will send you an email through Evenbrite with the Zoom link. Please, make sure to check your spam email box, just in case!
- Language : the seminar will be taught in English, with French consecutive translation.
- The workshop will be recorded. By registering, you agree for the recordings to be used by the Institut Pleine Conscience for pedagogical purposes.
- Registration fee to the webinar:
- basic fee: 70€ + VAT + ticket office fee
- supporting fee: 100€ + VAT + ticket office fee
- Cancellation policy:
- Reimbursement up to 1 day before the event. Beyond this limit, no reimbursement. Please, note that the ticket office fee are not refundable, whatever the date is.
48 hours before the webinar, we will send you an email through Evenbrite with the Zoom link. Please, make sure to check your spam email box, just in case!
Technical aspects to access the visioconference room
- You may find information on this page (in French), which includes the links to local phone numbers you can use to join the room by phone if needed.
- We encourage you to use a computer, this is a wonderful opportunity to see each other. Please, make sure you have a camera and a mic.
- Please, note that we are not able to offer any technical support, as we’re not technicians. The above page will guide you to all the online support. We strongly encourage you to test your connection already now, as well as to test your computer and your access to Zoom , so you can feel at ease once the webinar will start.
- Stable internet connection
- if you would like to check the speed of your internet connection, you may chick this site or this other site, the requested speed to use Zoom is 1,2 à 1,5 Mb/s for a good quality (check details here). If you notice a slow connection, you might want to disconnect your video camera.
- an ethernet cable between you modem and your computer will offer a more stable and powerful connection than the wifi. If you use an ethernet cable, make sure to disconnect the wifi on your computer.
- Computer (or iPad or similar – functionalities are limited compared to a computer)
- make sure that your computer is connected to the power supply to avoid to run out of battery during the session.
- make sure that you are sitting in front of your capera. It would be great if you could keep it on during sessions.
- please check the light so we can see you.
- having headphones with a mic will help you to hear well and will help us to hear you well.
- Download Zoom on your computer: it’s free.
- Check: David Treleaven’s website: site
- See: David Treleaven conference freely accessible “The truth about trauma and mindfulness: discover the risks trauma survivors face when practicing mindfulness“
- Read: David Treleaven’s book “Trauma-sensitive mindfulness – Practices for safe and transformative healing”
In partnership with:
- Leuven Mindfulness Center, KUL University, Belgium
- Center For Mindfulness, Irland