In this daylong, we will be working with the traumatic responses in your body, which can inhibit your daily life through stress and anxiety. We will explore holding your trauma responses using somatic (body-based) skills and mindfulness meditation tools. Specifically the mindfulness practices of Loving kindness, Compassion, Sympathetic Joy and Equanimity will be used to help you free up your energy so you feel more settled, grounded, and calm in your everyday life.
Working directly with your body, you may begin to heal the trauma by discharging the unresolved traumatic energy that gets bound in the nervous system in a variety of ways -- as body constriction and emotional reactivity. These somatic and mindfulness tools offered in this class may help your nervous system to access its innate capacity to self-regulate.
Teachings are appropriate for meditators of all levels, as well as health care professionals. Continuing Education (CE) credit available. See below for more information.
1. Practice mindfulness meditation techniques to develop body awareness
2. Identify habitual response patterns that are linked to past traumatic events;
3. Recognize differences between fight, flight and freeze responses;
4. Utilize loving kindness and compassion as resources to work with trauma;
5. Utilize Somtaic Experiencing skills to release physical and emotional tension.
Young Adults (18-26) and Seniors (65+ with limited income) are invited to attend this day for $25.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.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.