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Anywhere mindfulness is being practiced, someone in the room will likely be struggling with trauma. 

This workshop will help.

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. Trauma is an extreme form of stress, and mindfulness is a proven stress-reduction tool.

However 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 health professionals and meditation practitioners, this two-day workshop - led by author and trauma specialist, David Treleaven, PhD - will equip you with the tools you need to offer mindfulness in a safe, effective, trauma-sensitive way.

Through lecture, case study, and experiential practice, you will leave the workshop:
  • 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;
  • Informed about current empirical research regarding mindfulness and trauma, including evidence-based interventions you can apply immediately to your work;
  • Equipped with tools and modifications to help you work skillfully with dysregulated arousal, traumatic flashbacks, and trauma-related dissociation. 

This workshop is open to  ~

  • Health professionals (psychologists, psychotherapists, counsellors, social workers, doctors, psychiatrists)
  • Allied health professionals (physiotherapists, health educators, yoga teachers)
  • School teachers 
  • Anyone else offering contemplative practices (in yoga or religious contexts)

This event will provide 13 CPD points.

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Testimonials

“I now see things through a new lens. We can use mindfulness as a tool to help us with trauma. And when we look at trauma, we must look at it as systemic. This is groundbreaking. David’s work is informing the way I’m able to talk about mindfulness and trauma. I am bringing the principles and specific practices he outlines to my work in an intentional way, so that it becomes the new way I do things.”

—Grace Helms Kotre, MSW
Certified Mindfulness Instructor and founder of Power to Be

“Over the past 20 years I’ve seen people making assumptions about universality and safety of practice. I’m always looking for ways to send the message to be mindful that some students are really suffering. David’s work brings that message to the forefront of what we’re doing and empowers mindfulness teachers to be prepared, responsible and more effective than ever before.”

—Carrie Bergman
Associate Director, Center for Contemplative Mind in Society

Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness: Theory and skills to make meditation
safe and effective for trauma survivors

Featuring trauma specialist David Treleaven, PhD

THREE WORKSHOP DATES AND LOCATIONS TO CHOOSE FROM



SYDNEY
Saturday, May 4 - Sunday
May 5, 2019
9am to 5pm

$550
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MELBOURNE
Tuesday, May 7- Wednesday
May 8, 2019
9am to 5pm


$550
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AUCKLAND
Saturday, May 11 - Sunday
May 12, 2019
9am to 5pm


$550
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LIVE STREAMING
Saturday, May 4 - Sunday 
May 5, 2019
9am to 5pm
 

$275
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Live Streaming
When you purchase a livestream ticket to the workshop you’ill be able to watch the workshop online in real-time as it is being delivered. You can do this from any device, anywhere in the world where you’re able to get an internet connection (of a speed that allows you to watch youtube etc). The live stream is of a high quality and is great for people unable to attend the workshop in person.

On Demand (for 72 hours from time of upload)
The workshop will be made up of a number of segments, and as each segment of the workshop is completed, it will be saved and made available for on-demand viewing. These files will be available for 72 hours from the time they are uploaded. This means that you can watch the workshop at a time and a pace that suits you, and you will not be inconvenienced by time zones.




CONTINUING EDUCATION - LEARNING OBJECTIVES


The following are more detailed learning objectives for any continuing education application. Please let me know if you’d like more information:

  • Identify, in detail, the range of possible experiences that can arise from meditation practice, particularly in the context of mindfulness-based interventions
  • Understand why meditation practices may be experienced as challenging, distressing or impairing for people with a history of trauma
  • Practice experiential strategies to promote nervous system regulation, such as titration and pendulation
  • Integrate contemporary research regarding the self-regulatory benefits of meditation practice with the physiological mechanisms of post-traumatic stress
  • Learn how to recognize symptoms of traumatic stress, including dissociation, in meditation environments, respond to them utilizing specific trauma-informed modifications, and develop curricula and interventions that actively prevent re-traumatization
  • Describe standards of trauma-informed practice with respect to the MBSR environments, including the impact of one’s physical setting
  • Integrate an analysis of oppression and social context into a trauma-informed framework to work competently across social difference.
  • Reflect on and articulate the relationship between individual and systemic forms of trauma, including responsibilities as a mindfulness teacher to educate oneself about social context and culture
  • Learn how to incorporate language the evokes a sense of choice and agency for mindfulness participants which supports trauma-informed practice
  • List and locate additional resources related to curriculum guidelines, teacher competencies, screening instruments, trauma, social context, and mental health first aid

David Treleaven, PhD


David Treleaven, PhD, 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 offered workshops 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. 












Drawing on a decade of research and clinical experience, David shows that mindfulness meditation―practiced without an awareness of trauma―can exacerbate symptoms of traumatic stress. Instructed to pay close, sustained attention to their inner world, survivors can experience flashbacks, dissociation, and even retraumatization.

Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness offers answers to this question. Part I provides an insightful and concise review of the histories of mindfulness and trauma, including the way modern neuroscience is shaping our understanding of both. Through grounded scholarship and wide-ranging case examples, David illustrates the ways mindfulness can help―or hinder―trauma recovery.

Part II distills these insights into five key principles for trauma-sensitive mindfulness. Covering the role of attention, arousal, relationship, dissociation, and social context within trauma-informed practice, David offers 36 specific modifications designed to support survivors’ safety and stability.







“This is essential and fascinating reading for meditation teachers, mental health 
practitioners and all those who have suffered from trauma and want to engage on a meditative path in a wise and healing way."
—TARA BRACH, Ph.D., author of Radical Acceptance and True Refuge

A seminal work of outstanding scholarship, Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness: Practices for Safe and Transformative Healing is impressively informative, exceptionally well written, organized and presented so as to be of enduring value for both academia and the non-specialist general reader with an interest in the subject. Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness is a critically important and unreservedly recommended contribution to community, professional, college, and university library.
— MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW


Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness: Theory and skills to make meditation 
safe and effective for trauma survivors

Featuring trauma specialist David Treleaven, PhD

THREE WORKSHOP DATES AND LOCATIONS TO CHOOSE FROM



SYDNEY
Saturday, May 4 - Sunday 
May 5, 2019
9am to 5pm 

$550
REGISTER NOW
 
       MELBOURNE
Tuesday, May 7- Wednesday 
May 8, 2019
9am to 5pm 

$550
REGISTER NOW
 
      
AUCKLAND
Saturday, May 11 - Sunday 
May 12, 2019
9am to 5pm 

$550
REGISTER NOW
 



If you would like to watch from home via live streaming  for $275 register your interest here.








SYDNEY

Saturday, May 4 - Sunday May 5, 2019

9am to 5pm


$595

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Mindfulness Training Institute - Australia & New Zealand (MTI)