Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness

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5060 Shoreham Place

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San Diego, CA 92122

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Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness

Dr. David Treleaven will be leading this workshop specifically for MBI teachers (MBSR/MBCT/MSC).

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 mindfulness-based program teachers, this one-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;

  • Informed about current empirical research into the relationship between trauma stress and social context;

  • Equipped with tools and practices to help create trust and safety for people practicing mindfulness;

  • Prepared to incorporate language the evokes a sense of choice and agency for individuals and groups practicing mindfulness;

  • A framework of practices enabling one to work competently across social difference.

About David

David Treleaven, Ph.D., is a writer and educator working at the intersection of mindfulness and trauma. He is the author of the acclaimed new book Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness (W. W. Norton), and founder of the Trauma-Sensitive Mindfulness (TSM) Community — a group committed to setting a standard of care within mindfulness-based practices, interventions, and programs. Through workshops, keynotes, podcasts, and online education, David focuses on offering mindfulness providers with the knowledge and tools they require to meet the needs of those struggling with trauma. He is passionate about connecting his audience with on-the-ground experts, and is closely engaged with current empirical research to inform best practices. David’s website: https://davidtreleaven.com/

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Saturday, September 14, 9:00 am-5:00 pm

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UCSD Center for Mindfulness (5060 Shoreham Place, Suite 330, San Diego, CA 92122)

Registration Fees

General Registration: $85

General Registration with lunch: $100 (vegetarian and non-vegetarian sandwiches available for those who pay for the lunch option)

Space is limited. For inquiry, please contact Noriko Harth at nmorita@ucsd.edu.

Nearby Hotels

Here is a list of a few hotels near our Center. You can search a hotel elsewhere in San Diego as well. (Please note we do not have any special hotel discount arrangement with any of the hotels listed below.)

Best Western Golden Triangle Inn

5550 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92117

book.bestwestern.com

(858) 560-4551

California Suites Hotel

5415 Clairemont Mesa Blvd, San Diego, CA 92117

californiasuiteshotel.com

(858) 560-0545

Residence Inn San Diego Central

5400 Kearny Mesa Rd, San Diego, CA 92111

marriott.com

(858) 278-2100

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