Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness
Facilitating mindfulness in trauma-informed way
What is Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness?
It has been increasingly recognised that mindfulness meditation can stir symptoms of traumatic stress - directing the awareness to one's internal experience, thoughts and sensations can bring up flashbacks, trigger dissociation or dysregulation for people with unitegrated traumatic experiece. Mindfulness is more powerful when combined with an understanding of trauma.
Trauma sensitive mindfulness, practice built on understanding how trauma impacts one's physiology and experience, supports individual adjustments of the practice, offers choices, prevents retraumatisation and expands the window of tolerance while facilitating with the core elements of mindfulness.
"Think of trauma as an injury and meditation as an exercise. Sometimes, we need modifications to an exercise to build strength and heal.
That’s trauma-sensitive mindfulness.”
- David Treleaven -