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.
Webinaire in replay
- To watch on the IPC’s webite www.pleine-conscience.be, on a page that will be sent to you after registration.
- Language : the webinar is taught in English, with consecutive translation in French.
- Registration fee to the webinar:
- basic fee: 38€ + VAT + ticket office fee
- supporting fee, to support the IPC and in the dissemination of its programs: 60€ + VAT + ticket office fee
- Cancellation policy:
- No reimbursement.
As soon as you’re registered through Eventbrite, you will receive an automatic email to access to the webinar in replay. Please check you spams box!
- 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”