Trauma is a fact of life. It does not however, have to be a life sentence.
Trauma disrupts our attention, so that we are constantly on alert for danger or withdrawing and shutting down to avoid overwhelm. Mindfulness group training offers a vital new pathway for the cultivation of safety and the building of renewed attention and connection. This fresh attention can then be used now - to build energy, to nourish oneself, to learn, to make connections with family and friends.
You will be supported by the relationship with the teacher and by the group. And there is no need to share your trauma story or history. Much of the transformation comes by way of practice; you can work with the teacher to find practices that help you to find more calmness, non-reactivity and clarity. This course is designed to complement your existing therapy or support system, providing you with invaluable tools to navigate the complexities of your healing process.
Our team has been offering MBSR for veterans over the past 4 years with good results. Here is some of what they said: