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Pawan Bareja

Pawan Bareja, PhD has practiced Vipassana meditation since 2001. She is a graduate of the Spirit Rock Teacher Training, a Buddhist Ritual Minister and a Community Dharma Leader at Spirit Rock. She has taught classes and daylongs on healing trauma using mindfulness at Spirit Rock, San Francisco Insight, EBMC, and Esalen. In her private practice as Trauma Resolution Practitioner, Pawan works with a diverse population of clients and teaches mindfulness meditation. For the past 18 years, Pawan has been a senior assistant at Somatic Experiencing trauma healing trainings and has traveled to India to teach this work to professional care providers.

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March 20, 2020 - A Teacher’s Trauma Resolution Journey

What we want in our healing process is the ability to face life’s challenges—like a blade of grass thrashed by the California storms, you bend when the storm comes, but when it passes, you rise back up again. This is not a rejection of suffering, but an intimate relationship with it. To end the suffering of trauma, stress, or anxiety requires the same patience and persistence that we bring to our meditation practice. When we are in moment-to-moment relationship with suffering, we learn to let go of clinging and stay open to what is present.

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