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Being Present in the Body: Using Mindfulness to Work with Trauma (A Day for People of Color)
Pawan Bareja
Sunday, August 17, 9:30am - 5:00pm
Community Meditation Hall
$25 - $108 sliding scale, plus a donation to the teacher(s) Add $5 at the door. Please bring your lunch. Code PC2D14.
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This daylong is open to all self-identified people of color with all levels of meditation experience, including beginners.

Bring a Friend for FREE when you register.

Bridging the gap created by unresolved trauma allows for a space where calm arises and anxiety dissipates. Mindfulness helps us recognize the influence of past traumatic events which inhabit our daily life, here and now, through response patterns of stress and anxiety. In this daylong we will use body-based Somatic Experiencing® skills that help free up our frozen survival-based energy, so that we may feel more alive, settled and grounded in our everyday life.

Working directly with our bodies, we begin to heal old trauma wounds by discharging the unresolved traumatic energy that gets bound in the nervous system in a variety of ways. This is often exhibited as body constriction and emotional reactivity. Our nervous system is innately resilient and with the right tools is able to regain its capacity to self-regulate.

This daylong will offer the participants tools that blend the unique qualities of a mindfulness meditation practice with the skills of autonomic regulation utilized in Somatic Experiencing®, a trauma healing modality created by Dr. Peter Levine.

Teachings are appropriate for individuals as well as health care professionals. Continuing Education (CE) credit available. See below for more information.

This workshop is designed to help health care professionals:

  • Practice mindfulness meditation techniques to develop body awareness.

  • Identify habitual response patterns that are linked to past traumatic events.

  • Recognize differences between fight, flight and freeze responses.

  • Utilize mindfulness as a resource to begin to work with traumatic responses.

  • Utilize Somatic Experiencing skills to release physical and emotional tension.

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Online Registration for this event is available until 12 noon one business day before the event. If you can't attend, see our Cancellation Policy.

Volunteer/Work Exchange opportunities, as well as full or partial Scholarships, may be available for this program. For more information, please contact the Volunteer Coordinator at volunteering@spiritrock.org or (415) 488-0164 x224.

Scholarships are not available for events listed as “Benefits.”

Even if you have been to Spirit Rock before, please review Daylong Programs at Spirit Rock for useful information about what to wear, what to bring, how to get here, and more.

Continuing Education (CE) Credit: 6 CE credits available for MFTs, LCSWs, psychologists and nurses from SRMC-SCRC for $45. Prepayment available on website. For more information, see Continuing Education (CE) Credit.



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